MASKS

Fargo Public Schools drops mask mandate during after hours events

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – Face coverings will no longer be required in school buildings during non-instructional hours in the Fargo Public School District. Superintendent Rupak Gandhi says the decision was made following discussion with Fargo Cass Public Health and the State Department of Health. Gandhi says that while masks will continue to be strongly recommended during after-school hours for various meetings…

DGF schools to require face coverings starting Monday

DILWORTH, Minn. (KVRR) – Beginning Monday Nov. 8, face coverings will be required inside Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton schools. School officials say the mask mandate is temporary and will expire on Sunday, Nov. 21.  The announcement was made in an email to parents and on social media. “In collaboration with DGF School Board, District Leadership and DGF Health Services, this temporary transition to…

People Rally To Support Local Surgeon After His Termination

Dr. Jeff Horak served the Fergus Falls community for 15 years

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR) — “He obviously had and still has the community supporting him,” said one speaker. Dozens have shown up today here at N.P. Park in Fergus Falls in support of Dr. Jeffrey Horak, Horak was a surgeon in this community for 15 years before being terminated because of some comments at a school board meeting. “You know…

Mask Mandate In Fergus Falls Stirs Mixed Emotions

Dozens of Parents Packed Kennedy Secondary School To Express Their Feelings About The New Mask Mandate For Pre- K Through Sixth Grade Students

FERGUS FALLS, MINN. (KVRR) – Dozens of parents from the Fergus Falls school district gathered today at Kennedy Secondary school to express their feelings one way or another on the new mask mandate for kids in Pre-K through 6th grade. Parents wanted to know why this age group, medical officials and superintendent Jeff Drake explained it was due to the…

School board meeting over mask mandate gets physical

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) – Tensions at a suburban Twin Cities school board meeting over a new mask mandate escalated to a physical scuffle. The Eastern Carver County Schools announced Monday that all students would need to wear a mask through at least the middle of next month because of a rise in coronavirus cases. At a meeting Monday night in…

Watch: Fargo School Board member facing recall vote receiving national media attention

FARGO (KVRR) – Fargo School Board member Dr. Tracie Newman has been getting national media attention regarding her support for students to wear masks to prevent COVID-19 from spreading in schools. Newman, a pediatrician, is one of four board members being targeted by a recall effort.  She was recently profiled by the Wall Street Journal and has appeared on CNN…

Fargo School Board discusses if it will continue mask mandate

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo School Board is discussing whether to continue mandating masking in schools. During a work session, members discussed what mitigation measures should be implemented when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Board members talked about whether to make masking optional, for parents to decide if their child should be masked or to continue following…

Commissioners approve new Cass County mask mandate

FARGO (KVRR) – On a vote of  3-2, Cass County Commissioners have reinstated a mask policy for members of the public and county employees. The mask mandate was approved Monday evening.  Commissioners Jim Kapitan, Duane Breitling and Mary Scherling voted in favor of the mandate.  Commissioners Chad Peterson and Rick Steen oppose the mandate. The policy will remain in place…

People protest vaccine mandates at Sanford Health Medical Center

Sanford Health Medical Center, Fargo

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — People protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates saying they should have a right to choose. Those against the COVID-19 vaccinations and mandated face coverings gathered in front of Sanford Health Medical Center hospital to protest what they call their rights to personal freedoms. Protesters say the intention is to bring awareness of people’s right to question and…