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Fargo School Board Meetings held virtually, woman claims move was made to silence public

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo School Board meetings are now being held virtually due to some participants not wearing face masks. According to Board President Rebecca Knutson, some attendees and participants at recent meetings had not been following protocols including wearing masks inside district buildings. The decision to move meetings virtually was made at the last Governance Committee meeting. A…

Parents rail against GF Schools’ mask mandate, one claims it’s against Nuremberg Code

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – After protesting the district’s mask mandate at Century Elementary School Monday morning, people get heated arguing against it at a Grand Forks school board meeting. Parents and others speaking called the requirement “adult level bullying.” One man compared the board’s actions to being against the Nuremberg Code of principles for human experimentation at the end…

West Fargo School Board approves mitigation measures based on COVID-19 infections

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In a six to one vote, West Fargo School Board members approve a plan outlining steps to be taken if COVID-19 infection rates rise in schools within the district. Unlike Fargo and Moorhead Public Schools, West Fargo does not require masks. “Please don’t take our freedoms and our choices and our rights as parents. I…

Concordia College announces masking & vaccination plans

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Concordia College has new Covid-19 vaccine and masking policies beginning Monday, Aug. 16. The college strongly encourages employees and students to get their shot. Students in college sponsored travel of two days or more are expected to be vaccinated. Professors and instructors may require masks to be worn in classes, labs and studios unless an accommodation…

What are the COVID-19 policies on local college campuses this fall

What are the mask and vaccination policies as the 2021 semester is set to begin.

FARGO, ND (KVRR) — Students are headed back to campus this fall including MSUM, NDSU, UND and Concordia. What are the mask and vaccination policies as the 2021 semester is set to begin. At Minnesota State University Moorhead, vaccinations are not required but are strongly encouraged. MSUM is offering incentives for students and employees who share why they got vaccinated….

Fargo Board of Education censures member who hasn’t worn a mask at meetings

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Fargo Board of Education votes 6-2 to censure Member Jennifer Benson for refusing to wear a mask during meetings. She claims the mask policy is illegal. Benson argues she isn’t an employee of the district and the board cannot ask her about her medical history to provide an exemption to the rule. “You have said…

Walz to end Minnesota’s mask mandate following CDC announcement

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz will sign an order Friday morning ending the state’s mask mandate to follow Centers For Disease Control and Prevention guidance on face coverings. Minnesotans who aren’t fully vaccinated are strongly recommended to wear face coverings indoors. Businesses and cities can still make their own mask mandates. However, masks are still required…

Fargo School Board postpones vote on ending a portion of its mask mandate

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Fargo School Board votes to postpone a motion to end the district’s mask mandate on elementary playgrounds and outside physical education classes at middle and high schools to its May 11th meeting. The measure was brought up by Board Member David Paulson during the meeting which isn’t usually procedure. He wanted the change to take…

Burgum vetoes transgender sports & mask mandate bills

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has vetoed a bill not allowing transgender girls to compete on girls’ teams in public school sports and another banning state-issued mask mandates. In a letter to Republican Speaker of the House Rep. Kim Koppelman of West Fargo, Burgum said the transgender sports bill assumes North Dakota does not have a…

Man Accused of Assaulting Menard’s Worker Over Masks, Hits Officer With Hammer

HUTCHINSON, Minn. — A man accused of assaulting a Menard’s employee in Hutchinson, Minnesota on Wednesday, also drags an officer and hits him in the head with a hammer. Police say the 61-year-old suspect hit the Menard’s worker with some lumber after a mask dispute. Police responded and a “slow speed pursuit” began near the Hutchinson Mall. The man stopped…