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MN Dept. of Health has new method to contact trace COVID-19 cases

It's hoping to eliminate time spent by contact tracers making repeated calls by sending out a text

MINNESOTA – The Minnesota Department of Health is trying a new method for COVID-19 contact tracing and case investigation. It will send a text to those who have tested positive and their close contacts. Itwill say a case worker from a state, local or tribal health department will be calling to discuss COVID test results or potential exposure. It will…

Department of Health warns Minnesotans about COVID-19 contact tracing text scam

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The Minnesota Department of Commerce and Minnesota Department of Health are warning the public about text scams related to COVID-19 contact tracing. Contact tracing is used to slow the spread of the virus by contacting infected individuals to determine who may have been exposed. Those individuals are then contacted and told to watch for symptoms and self-isolate. Officials…

Grand Forks CodeRed Alert System Changes Numbers

Starting today, the number for the CodeRed alert will change to 76993

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Grand Forks city officials want you to know about a change in the CodeRed alert system. Starting today, the number for the CodeRed alert will change to 76993. These alerts come from the city of Grand Forks and are ways emergency services can get messages out to the public quickly and efficiently. These messages include…

Statewide Text 911 Service Now Online in Minnesota

Dispatchers at all of the state's 104 dispatch centers have been trained on the technology

  MINNESOTA — A statewide service allowing Minnesotans to send a text message to 911 during an emergency is up and running. “Text-To-911” will be especially beneficial for people who are deaf or unable to speak during a crime. To use the service, a person would type 911 in the number field and then type the nature of the emergency…

Sheyenne High School Teacher Resigned Over Allegations of Sex, Drugs and “Conduct Unbecoming”

The report stated Doster was drinking with her 18-year-old former students and was highly intoxicated and had trouble standing on her own. KVRR's Erin Wencl contributed to this report.

WEST FARGO, ND —  A West Fargo teacher resigned hours before the start of school on August 29 for an investigation involving alleged sexual conduct with a student/former student, providing alcohol to minors and having alcohol in her classroom. The school district’s personnel file on Elizabeth Doster reveals the investigation began August 9th after a student and parent informed a…

Two Men Arrested After Exchanging Text Messages Over a Woman

Police said they showed up with a handgun

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Two men were arrested in Moorhead after what police said began as a text message exchange over a woman. Lt. Tory Jacobson said 22-year-old Eddie Darden of Dilworth and 22 year-old Kyler Kleppe of Mayville threatened a man working at a construction site and they were challenged to come to the location. He said they showed up…

Woman Arrested After Crash Near Jamestown

Leaan was not injured in the crash

JAMESTOWN, ND — The woman involved in a rollover crash in Jamestown has been arrested. Jana Leean, 20, is in custody for suspicion of DUI after she called 911 Saturday morning and reported she had hit a parked vehicle and rolled her car. She allegedly told police she was reading a text message on her phone, which was laying on…