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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…

Grand Forks County extends face mask mandate

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — People in Grand Forks County will still be required to wear face coverings in many public settings even though Gov. Doug Burgum is dropping a statewide mask requirement effective Monday. Grand Forks Health Officer Dr. Joel Walz says the order goes into effect Monday as the state mandate expires. The order requires masks in indoor businesses…

Minnesota face mask makes Time Magazine’s 2020 best invention list

Breathe99 designed a B2 mask they say filters 99% of common contaminants and reduces filter cost and waste by half.

This is the lastest model of the B2 mask.MINNEAPOLIS – A Minnesota Company is recognized by Time Magazine as having one of the best inventions of 2020. The idea to design a mask came years before the pandemic hit when Max Bock-Aronson was studying abroad in Singapore in 2013. “I started to notice that when I would go on runs…

Gov. Burgum issues mask mandate & capacity requirements

NORTH DAKOTA – Gov. Doug Burgum announces new measure to slow the spread of Covid-19 in the state. They include a State Health Officer order requiring face coverings to be worn in indoor businesses and public settings and outdoors when physical distancing isn’t possible. The order begins Saturday, Nov. 14 and ends on Dec. 13th. Those exempt from wearing face…

MN governor would like to see mask mandate in ND & SD

After announcing bars & restaurants will close at 10 every night starting Friday, @GovTimWalz is concerned Minnesotans will go to ND & SD. He’d like to see both states get mask mandates. Walz also praises Gov @DougBurgum for what he’s done with testing and contact tracing apps. pic.twitter.com/zyrJPNDib4 — Austin Erickson (@AEricksonKVRR) November 10, 2020 MINNESOTA – After announcing bars…