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Casselton Congregation Says Goodbye To Old Martin’s Lutheran Church Building After Over 80 Years Of Service

The new church will have an open house on July 8 from 6-8 and hold it's first worship service on July 12 at 9:30 a.m.

CASSELTON, N.D. — Outside the Martin’s Lutheran Church, people are walking in to take their seat for one final service. As this congregation of hundreds are saying their final prayers for this old church building that’s been around for decades. “Both my children were baptized here, both were confirmed here it’s just those memories and fortunately we are able to…

Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd Hosts Talk About Inequality And Racism

Some of the churches involved include Good Shepherd, Grace United Methodist, Our Saviors and Relevant Life.

MOORHEAD MINN. — Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd and church leaders are talking about inequality and racism. The mayor took questions over Facebook Live about advice and question on how to help solve issues they see around the F-M area. Judd says the region faces multiple challenges but through unity we can overcome any obstacles. He encourages people to get more…

Battle Lake’s Bethel Lutheran Church Moving Forward After Fire

A group of churchgoers are fundraising to help in the rebuilding effort

BATTLE LAKE, Minn. — The winds of change are blowing hard at Bethel Lutheran church in Battle Lake as the congregation packs the parking lot for Sunday service. Behind Pastor Todd Hylden lies the charred remains of the century old church on the hill which burned last weekend. “There were a lot of wonderful memories that went down in flames…

Church Destroyed By Fire Near Ashby, Minnesota

The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal

ASHBY, Minn. — Dalton Fire Department responds to a fire at Bethel Lutheran Church near Ashby Saturday night. They arrived to find the church fully engulfed in flames. The structure collapsed before the fire was extinguished. The fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal. Categories: Local News, Minnesota News Tags: Ashby, BETHEL LUTHERAN, Church, minnesota, STATE FIRE MARSHAL

Gov. Tim Walz loosens restrictions on places of worship in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn — Gov. Tim Walz and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis reach an agreement to allow places of worship to open at 25% capacity in Minnesota. They must adhere to physical distancing and public health guidelines. The executive order, signed by Walz Saturday, goes into effect Wednesday, May 27th. Under the order, places of worship can…

Trump deems churches ‘essential,’ calls for them to reopen

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he has deemed churches and other houses of worship “essential” and is calling on governors to allow them to reopen this weekend despite the threat of the coronavirus. He says: “Today I’m identifying houses of worship — churches, synagogues and mosques — as essential places that provide essential services.” Trump made the announcement…

Churches vow to hold services & not adhere to Gov. Walz’s capacity guidelines

MINNESOTA – Some Catholic and Lutheran churches in Minnesota are planning to resume in-person worship services as early as Tuesday. That is in spite of Governor Walz’s executive order limiting congregations to 10 people. In a letter to Walz, Catholic Bishops of Minnesota say churches will operate at 33% capacity and will continue to make any necessary adjustments to safety…

Fargo Church Becomes Caroling Caravan For Seniors Stuck At Home

The drive-thru service only lasted a handful of minutes but what most important Pastor Dan says is making sure those watching from the windows that they care.

FARGO , N.D. — A caravan of carolers in their cars circled up around the Edgewood Vista Senior Living Facility in Fargo. Living Waters Pastor Dan Dorfeld says the little rain isn’t going to stop this mobile congregation from belting some sound. “The weather is going to knock it down a little bit but whoever shows up I think it’s…

Public Masses to Resume in Fargo Diocese May 4

Masses will continue to be livestreamed.

FARGO, N.D.–Public Masses in the Diocese of Fargo will resume on May 4 with restrictions in place. Public Mass was initially suspended on March 17 due to COVID-19. Masses have since been livestreamed on the Fargo Diocese website and will continue to be livestreamed for those who are sick or vulnerable and cannot attend. Anyone looking to attend Mass must…

CVS Gives Free Easter Treats To Community Organizations

Across the country, CVS Pharmacy is donating over $5 million worth of seasonal treats

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — CVS stores in Minnesota are providing some spring cheer and Easter candy to several community organizations. They donated seasonal treats over the weekend to families at Detroit Lakes Crisis & Resource Center. The company also gave donations to churches and YMCA groups. Across the country, CVS Pharmacy is donating over $5…