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Early enrollment is down at NDSU, MSUM

FARGO (KVRR) – First day enrollment at North Dakota State University is down from last year. Around 12,400 students were enrolled as classes began Monday. That is down around three hundred from 2020.  The first year class and the number of students transferring to NDSU are both up 8%. Minnesota State University Moorhead is also seeing a drop in students.  The total count for…

Face Masks Required Indoors at UND Starting Monday

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Just days after UND President Andrew Armacost said he wasn’t mandating face masks this semester, there has been a change of course. As classes begin on Monday, a face mask requirement is now in place for all indoor spaces at UND including classrooms, academic buildings, hallways, administrative buildings and Chester Fritz Library and other spots. It…

MSUM kicks off Welcome Week

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Minnesota State University Moorhead kicks off the start of a new school year with Welcome Week. The university is welcoming in dragons as they get settled into their dorms ahead of classes beginning Monday. To make the transition easier and more enjoyable, the university’s Dragon Move-In Crew, which includes students, alumni and President Anne Blackhurst, helped…

Mask mandate returns to MSUM

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Effective Monday, Minnesota State University Moorhead will require all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to wear a mask in indoor public settings. MSUM says COVID-19 transmissions in Clay County have reached the substantial risk level, and says guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health require indoor masking. The masking requirement will remain in place…

Face coverings, vaccinations not required, but encouraged at MSUM

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Minnesota State University Moorhead says there are no plans to require face coverings when students return for the new academic year.  The policy is different from the University of Minnesota, which has an indoor mask requirement, regardless of vaccination status. In an email to students, MSUM says its policy is subject to change if new guidelines…

Former MSUM Softball Players Speak Out About Former Coach

Former players state claims of verbal and emotional abuse while under her leadership

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR)  — “It’s just something that started off weird because i never had been treated like that before,” said Ashley McCance. This tweet made by Lexie Kennedy, a former softball player at MSUM, gives a different insight to why former softball coach Amanda Reckamp resigned from her position. “At the end of my season along with a couple…

Rabbits escape from Moorhead home

"We got a couple reports of anywhere between six and 20 rabbits that were running loose in people's yards just north of MSUM campus."

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — A local rescue is warning the public to be on alert for up to 20 domestic rabbits on the loose in Moorhead. “We got a couple reports of anywhere between six and 20 rabbits that were running loose in people’s yards just north of MSUM campus,” Kritter Krazy Exotic and Reptile Rescue Founding Director Tasha Gorentz…

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…