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Facebook Gives Us All Something To Do While We're Social Distancing

  I know I’m grateful for little distractions to entertain me for a few minutes when we’re supposed to be social distancing. My social media feeds were filled with little cartoon versions of my friends this weekend. Facebook launched a new avatar feature. You make a little cartoon that looks like you, or not if you want, and you can…

MSUM Faculty Hosting Public Forum On Monday Evening To Discuss Cuts With Public

The Meeting Starts At 5pm On Monday.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM Faculty Association is hosting a public forum Monday night on the recent decision to cut 11 majors and numerous staff positions. The meeting is meant to give people the chance to voice their opinions on the cuts and also for the staff to report their findings. Association President Matt Craig says they will be meeting with…

West Acres Extends Temporary Closure, Unsure of Re-Opening Date

FARGO, N.D.–Officials at West Acres have decided to extend the temporary closure of the mall again. The mall was set to open on April 30, but after extending the closure even further, mall officials say they are not prepared to set a new re-opening date. West Acres posted a release on their Facebook page explaining the extended closure. They say,…

Fargo Company Launches Billboard Egg Hunt

FARGO, ND — iDIGITAL Advertising, a local Fargo company is putting a new spin on the Easter egg hunt. It’s encouraging neighbors to support local businesses that are being negatively impacted by COVID-19 while getting out of the house all while safely social distancing. On Saturday, April 11th, and Sunday, April 12th from 12:00PM – 5:00PM each day, iDIGITAL encourages…

Prom 2020: Picture Perfect, 6 Feet Apart

Central Cass teens take prom pictures even though event isn't happening due to pandemic

CASSELTON, N.D. — Two Central Cass students didn’t let COVID-19 stop them from getting dressed up for one of high school’s most memorable nights. The junior prom was set for last night and even though it was canceled, Morgan Olson and her date Chance still put on their formal wear to take some of the traditional pictures. Six feet apart,…

ND Woman Creates Facebook Group For Solidarity Against The Coronavirus

The Page Has Over 200 Thousand Members And Continues To Grow

FARGO N.D. — People across the valley are sharing their solidarity across social media against the coronavirus. The Facebook group #a world of hearts has over 200 thousand followers and continues to grow. The creator of the page says she never thought it would get this big. “I just think it’s a really great way for people to stay connected,…

Bismarck Woman Diagnosed With COVID-19 Speaks Out After Viral Video

The 21 year old uploaded the video to Facebook to raise awareness among her peers.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Alicia Rich is a 21-year old who after being diagnosed with COVID-19 decided to make a video on Facebook that ended up going viral about how dangerous the virus can really be for some. “I’m shocked. But, I’m glad I’m getting the message out and you know, letting people know that anyone can get it. Yes, I’m…

American Living In Italy Shares Her Experience Living Under Quarantine

Her uncles live in Casselton, North Dakota and keep up with her latest Facebook posts about living in Italy.

ITALY,- Audrey Adams has called Appiano Gentile, a small municipality just 22 miles northwest of Milan, home for the last 7 years. She is originally from Nebraska with family members in Casselton, North Dakota who keep up with her Facebook posts about living under quarantine in Italy. “As a mom of three children myself, life was like it would be…

State Lawmaker Blames Political Opponents For Anti-Islam Posts On Facebook

Rep. Jim Kasper of Fargo says his account may have been hacked

FARGO, N.D. — A Republican state lawmaker from Fargo says he doesn’t know how two anti-Islam posts appeared in his Facebook feed. Rep. Jim Kasper says his account may have been hacked by political opponents. Kasper posting an apology on his personal page to those who can see his posts. He says he has about 4,000 Facebook friends, most of…

North Dakota Democrats Urge Resignation Over Fake Omar Photo

Democratic senators wrote a letter Thursday to the Minot Republican.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota Senate Democrats have joined the call for state Sen. Oley Larsen to resign his leadership position in the wake of his Facebook posts targeting a Muslim congresswoman. Democratic senators wrote a letter Thursday to the Minot Republican asking that he relinquish his position as president pro tempore. Their letter comes after Larsen sent an email to his…