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Moorhead Public Library offering no-contact curbside delivery amid pandemic

The program is also available at the Detroit Lakes, Crookston and Barnesville public libraries

MOORHEAD, Minn. — For libraries across the metro, being open to the public goes beyond lending people books. “The services don’t stop just because the building’s closed,” says West Fargo Public Library Director Carissa Hansen. Although they can’t provide all services they did before their buildings were shut, librarians are still trying to reach community members while maintaining physical distancing…

Essentia Health offers in-home testing, Mayor Mahoney pleased with social distancing improving

Mayor Mahoney discussed one of the main issues he sees in the city.

FARGO, N.D.- Essential Health started offering in-home testing for the coronavirus on Friday. “While this is an important milestone, the testing materials are still in limited supply, so we’re utilizing these guidelines to meet the needs of our most ill and high-risk patients,” says Chief Medical Officer at Essentia Health, Dr. Richard Vetter. The amount of time to get results…

Fargo & West Fargo Unveil “Stay Home Save Lives” Directive

With this new directive, they hope people can be "North Dakota" smart when leaving their homes.

CASS COUNTY – “This is not, never leave your house order, instead, I’m trusting each of you to be “North Dakota smart,” says Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney. Stay Home – Save Lives is the directive of both Fargo and West Fargo leaders. “People are smart. They can do the right thing, and this is really a request for them to…

Coyotes Make Themselves At Home At Bonanzaville

Wildlife officials are assessing the situation

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A pair of coyotes are making their home in an abandoned building at Bonanzaville in West Fargo. The critters were spotted on surveillance cameras roaming the village and checking out their new digs. Wildlife officials are assessing the situation. A staff member believes they may not have a way to get out of the village. Categories:…

West Fargo Parks District Hosts Window Easter Egg Hunt

The event was meant to bring the community together when COVID-19 is keeping so many people apart.

WEST FARGO, N.D. – The West Fargo Parks District has a special event going on to help spread some cheer and joy before Easter. They encouraged resident’s to hide Easter Eggs in their windows and doors as part of a scavenger hunt for parks district employees. The event was meant to bring the community together when COVID-19 is keeping so…

West Fargo school resource officers continue providing support to students virtually

School resource officers, or SROs, provide support to students, parents and staff members

WEST FARGO, N.D. — On a typical week day, school resource officers would be walking the halls of their assigned school, interacting with students and staff members. “Their job is really to build relationships with students, with their admin teams, with their schools,” says West Fargo Police Sgt. Derek Cruff. “They really become a part of that team at every…

Coronavirus Pandemic Prompting People To Grow Their Own Food

Michelle Casias created a group on Facebook called Garden Swap and Community Garden of Fargo and West Fargo

FARGO/WEST FARGO-, Michelle Casias of Fargo says she decided to grow a vegetable garden in her home in case there is ever a food shortage due to COVID-19. “I decided that I would grow a garden because we’re finding in my work related job that there’s going to be some food shortages, so I wanted to prepare for my family,”…

Distance learning in full swing for students across Fargo-Moorhead

Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead school officials discuss how teachers are utilizing technology to connect with their students

FARGO, N.D. — When Minnesota and North Dakota officials decided to close schools due to the Coronavirus, educators across the metro scrambled to put together a plan of how to move forward. “The last two weeks have not been easy, but they have been a very meaningful learning opportunity for all of our staff, and that’s teaching through our instructional…

Charges Filed Against Man Involved in West Fargo Fire

Police are looking for 44-year-old Marty Johann

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Charges have been filed against the man involved in a West Fargo garage fire last week and a warrant is out for his arrest. Police officers and firefighters responded to the fire at 108th C Street on March 25th. Forty-four-year-old Marty Johann was inside the burning garage. The report says Johann told officers he would shoot…

West Fargo Teacher Does “CoronaRap”

Elementary teacher says he posted video online to make others smile

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Sometimes during tough times, it’s the little things that can make someone smile. That’s what one local teacher is hoping. Derek Hutchinson is a fourth grade teacher at Eastwood Elementary School in West Fargo. He switched the words of “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X to fit the current situation where schools are closed and…