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Out of this world meteor sightings dazzles northern part of the continent

"It was seen as far in Canada all the way down to Fargo, North Dakota, Minnesota that area."

FARGO, N.D. – Reports of meteor sightings have dazzled people throughout the northern part of the continent, including here within our community. The American Meteor Society has reported a total of 32 sightings of what they say is a fireball soaring through the night sky. “It was seen as far in Canada all the way down to Fargo, North Dakota,…

Essentia Health plans for public vaccination

Essentia Health is expecting to receive a vaccine allocation and begin public vaccinations for North Dakota residents 75 years and older the week of January 18

NORTH DAKOTA — Essentia Health will be notifying patients who live in North Dakota in the coming weeks to let them know when they are invited to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Essentia Health patients are encouraged to sign up for MyChart which will be the primary method of notification. Once you receive your notice via MyChart, you’ll be able to…

Essentia Health may acquire CHI in North Dakota, Minnesota

FARGO  – Fargo and Duluth-based Essentia Health and CommonSpirit Health have signed a letter of intent for CommonSpirit-owned facilities operating under the CHI brand in North Dakota and Minnesota to join Essentia Health. The deal would include CHI St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck and 13 critical access hospitals, along with associated clinics and living communities now operated by CommonSpirit…

Charges announced in large drug operation on Native American reservations in ND

Investigators are calling it "Operation Blue Prairie"

NORTH DAKOTA — Twenty six people are charged in what is being called an unprecedented drug distribution enterprise on Indian country in North Dakota. Operation Blue Prairie is the investigation into a large drug ring taking place on North Dakota’s Spirit Lake, Turtle Mountain and Fort Berthold Indian Reservations since 2015. “It was the objective of this conspiracy to target…

Local members of Congress react to insurrection at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON — Politicians from both sides of the aisle across Minnesota and North Dakota took to social media to condemn the actions of those who stormed our nation’s Capitol. Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach of Minnesota wrote: “Respectful disagreement is fundamental to our democracy. The violence that we’re seeing, especially toward law enforcement, is unacceptable.” Sen. John Hoeven and Congressman Kelly Armstrong of…

North Dakota leaders discuss returning to in-person learning with CDC experts

Strategies include usage of masks, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection, hygiene etiquette, and contact tracing

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, Superintendent Kirsten Baesler and school board members meet with CDC and Brown University officials to discuss strategies for returning to in-person learning. They are looking at three key indicators, including the number of new cases per 100,000 people and percentage of positive COVID tests over the last 14 days. They’re also looking…