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Can businesses require customers to wear face masks?

Face mask requirements have posed a problem for some who claim a medical disability prevents them from wearing one

FARGO, N.D. — For many businesses, reopening during the pandemic brings along safety concerns for both shoppers and employees. “Research shows that wearing a mask is one of the best ways to prevent spreading COVID-19, and then that way, if we’re protected and our customers are protected, that helps us keep our doors open,” says Erica Sponsler, co-owner of Game…

Tesla Supercharger Stations come online in North Dakota

For the past couple of years traveling in a Tesla across North Dakota and even to Minneapolis, has been a process requiring careful planning and precise timing using whatever charging port was available, and sometimes other peoples homes.

FARGO, N.D. – Nearly three years ago, Elon Musk tweeted “You can now drive anywhere in the US using the Tesla supercharger network.” But he forgot about one state: North Dakota. “I joined Twitter on that tweet to tell him that we still exist,” said Brian Kopp, a North Dakota Tesla owner. For the past couple of years traveling in…

West Acres Farmers Market opens up for the season

The Markets will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am- 5pm, and Saturday from 9am- 3pm.

FARGO, N.D. – The Market at West Acres is open again this season and operators hope COVID-19 doesn’t lower their chances to see many returning faces. Only Bill Erbes Farm was at the market on Tuesday, but in the coming days many more vendors are looking to take up shop at West Acres. The proceeds from The Market go to…

Recount for West Fargo School Board election to continue Tuesday

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A recount for the West Fargo School Board election began at 10:30 Monday morning, but staff members weren’t able to finish reviewing the ballots. Cass County Election Coordinator DeAnn Buckhouse says the group will reconvene Tuesday morning. Ballots are reviewed manually by county employees and ran through a scanning machine. Eight candidates were in the West…

Recount in Gardner, ND City Council election yields same results as initial count

Both Carey Hanson and Patrick Nelson are still sitting at eight votes each

FARGO, N.D. — Several Cass County employees spent the day recounting ballots for three local elections, including the race for Ayr mayor, Gardner City Council, and West Fargo School Board. A tight race isn’t the norm for local elections in the small city of Gardner; a town of nearly a hundred people just 25 miles north of Fargo. “There’s basically…

Red River Zoo celebrates Father’s Day with free admission for dads

Free Father's Day admission has been a tradition at the zoo for years

FARGO, N.D. — “We usually fly a kite if it’s windy enough. We have lots of sleepovers and go camping.” That’s how 9-year-old Caelin Motherway usually spends time with her dad, or best friend, as she calls him. But on Father’s Day, a trip to the Red River Zoo was the way to go. “Dad ordered us tickets last night…

Three States Do Not Recognize Juneteenth As A Holiday, Including North Dakota

Gov. Doug Burgum did proclaim Juneteeth Celebration Day in North Dakota on Friday

FARGO, N.D. —  North Dakota, South Dakota and Hawaii are the only states that do not recognize Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, as a holiday. Republican Gov. Doug Burgum did proclaim Juneteeth Celebration Day in North Dakota on Friday. Democrat Shelley Lenz, who is running for governor, says it is time to make it a holiday. In a statement,…