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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…

“I don’t have any idea why I was fired.” Fergus Falls surgeon issues statement after termination

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR) — A  Fergus Falls surgeon who recently had his practice discontinued by the Lake Region Medical Board after comments he made at a school board meeting has issued a statement saying he does not know why he was fired but that he is thankful for the community’s support. Dr. Jeff Horak, who was contracted to practice…

Fargo School Board votes down motion to end mask mandate

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In a 7 to 2 vote, Fargo School Board members decide not to update the district’s policy to recommend masking versus mandating them. A discussion over recommending versus mandating masks in Fargo schools was brought up two weeks ago by Board Member Jennifer Benson. At this week’s meeting, she continued to advocate for parents who want…

Parents rail against GF Schools’ mask mandate, one claims it’s against Nuremberg Code

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – After protesting the district’s mask mandate at Century Elementary School Monday morning, people get heated arguing against it at a Grand Forks school board meeting. Parents and others speaking called the requirement “adult level bullying.” One man compared the board’s actions to being against the Nuremberg Code of principles for human experimentation at the end…

Masks recommended, five days of in-person learning approved for Moorhead schools

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – The Moorhead School Board has approved the district’s Safe Return to In-Person Learning Plan for the upcoming school year which includes an indoor mask recommendation and five days a week in-person learning. The plan was passed during a special meeting Wednesday. Face coverings will be required on buses to comply with federal mass transit mandates. The…

Fargo Board of Education censures member who hasn’t worn a mask at meetings

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Fargo Board of Education votes 6-2 to censure Member Jennifer Benson for refusing to wear a mask during meetings. She claims the mask policy is illegal. Benson argues she isn’t an employee of the district and the board cannot ask her about her medical history to provide an exemption to the rule. “You have said…

Fargo Board of Education votes down ending Smart Restart guidelines

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In a special meeting the Fargo Board of Education votes five to four against ending North Dakota Smart Restart guidelines in schools for the last two days of classes. Some members no longer wanted masks to be required citing Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney saying Covid-19 is virtually untraceable in wastewater and the city no longer having…

Fargo School Board postpones vote on ending a portion of its mask mandate

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Fargo School Board votes to postpone a motion to end the district’s mask mandate on elementary playgrounds and outside physical education classes at middle and high schools to its May 11th meeting. The measure was brought up by Board Member David Paulson during the meeting which isn’t usually procedure. He wanted the change to take…

Resignation of West Fargo teacher investigated by police accepted

Ronald ThompsonWEST FARGO, N.D. – The West Fargo School Board unanimously accepts the resignation of a business education teacher being investigated by police. Ronald Thompson announced his intent to step down Tuesday after police served him a warrant. The board had to take action on his resignation to make it official. Thompson was a teacher at Sheyenne and West Fargo…

Fargo School Board changes Woodrow Wilson High School to Dakota High School

Board members made the decision at Tuesday's School Board Meeting

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — What has stood in Fargo as Woodrow Wilson High School for years is now Dakota High School. “We know we’re giving the school a new name because we have to, but beyond that, why? What are we really hoping is going to happen as a result of a new name?” asks Fargo School Board President Rebecca…