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North Dakota Health Dept. changes mask guidelines, MSUM drops requirement

FARGO (KVRR) – The North Dakota Dept. of Health is changing its mask guidelines in accordance with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last week, the CDC said people who are fully vaccinated can resume activities indoors and outdoors without wearing masks. The guidelines say that the risk of being infected or spreading COVID-19 once fully vaccinated is…

MSUM celebrates spring graduates virtually

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – MSUM is celebrating its spring semester graduates virtually. The commencements began Thursday and will continue Friday. Graduates from the College of Arts & Humanities and College of Business, Analytics & Communication were celebrated Thursday afternoon. MSUM officials say hosting smaller ceremonies and using an online meeting format allows graduates to see the faces of the students,…

MSUM Official Goes to Vigil for Daunte Wright

A vigil for Daunte Wright being held at the North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (KVRR) — An Minnesota State University Moorhead official joined others at a vigil for Daunte Wright. “While this didn’t happen in Moorhead, being a part of MinnState the system-wide, it felt imperative to come down,” MSUM Director of Diversity & Inclusion Jered Pigeon said. A vigil for Daunte Wright being held at the North Hennepin Community College…

Vigil at MSUM honors those recently killed in Atlanta shootings

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Eight candles sat side by side at the MSUM Campus Mall Wednesday afternoon; each one representing a person whose life was recently taken during the Atlanta shootings. “It’s really bothering me and I just feel really angry towards what happened. Look at those innocent victims,” said Dr. Gongjun Shi. Shi is an NDSU research specialist and…

2021 Spring Commencement: MSUM To Be Virtual

Also Plans for Concordia in Moorhead, NDSU & UND

FARGO-MOORHEAD-GRAND FORKS, N.D. — For a second year, MSUM will hold its spring commencement ceremonies virtually. President Anne Blackhurst says large in-person gatherings are still not allowed under guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and the governor’s Executive Orders. MSUM will host four college-level virtual ceremonies May 13 and 14. Smaller ceremonies using a meeting format will allow graduates…

Update: Black Student Union responds to racist propaganda at MSUM

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Decals promoting a white supremacist group were found on the Minnesota State University Moorhead campus Monday night. In an email to MSUM students and staff, MSUM President Anne Blackhurst said the stickers were similar to those that have been posted on other campuses in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Blackhurst said the decals were found “at several MSUM…

NDSU & MSUM Encourages Spring Break Travelers To Exercise Caution

As NDSU and MSUM prepare for Spring break, the Universities are encouraging travelers to take the necessary safety precautions

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – As spring break approaches for NDSU and MSUM, the schools are encouraging anyone traveling to exercise caution, taking the precautions many have become familiar with over the last year: social distancing, mask wearing, and hand washing. But for travelers, it’s even more essential. “If you’re going to go out of town and travel for spring break,…

MSUM Musicians Use Ice-Made Percussions For Outdoor Performance

The half-hour concert was part of the University's "Why Not Winter Wednesdays," a series of outdoor events in the winter months

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – The middle of February brings frigid temperatures to the area. It might be too cold for most outdoor activities but on the campus of MSUM, Dr. Kenyon Williams wanted to find something that could get people outside. “About five years ago, I was watching on Facebook some videos of people performing on frozen lake ice in…

Political Science Expert Breaks Down Former President Trump’s Acquittal

Trump stands as the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice in the House and acquitted by the Senate.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — As former president Trump is acquitted of charges in causing insurrection at the U.S. capitol. A Political science expert breaks down what’s next for the country. “You had a president that two times activated the party in the majority of the house, the Democratic party that they felt compelled by his actions to go through impeachment…