Morning headlines: NDSU, MSUM end mask mandates – INFORUM

Here is your InForum Minute for Monday, March 7.


North Dakota State University students line up to take pictures with the masked bison statue on campus during orientation day on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Fargo. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum

MOORHEAD — Two universities in the Fargo-Moorhead area will no longer require masks in indoor settings.

Minnesota State University Moorhead ended its face covering mandate for indoor public settings on Friday, March 4, and North Dakota State University announced it will stop requiring masks in classrooms as of Monday, according to their websites.

Professors at NDSU may still require masks in their classes. NDSU previously made masks optional in indoor settings outside classrooms. Full story here.

Enclave to begin demolition of south Fargo Kmart next week for senior housing, commercial redevelopment

Heavy construction equipment is queued up on the north side of the Kmart building at 2301 S. University Drive on Thursday, March 3. West Fargo-based developer Enclave plans to start razing the 60-year-old big box store next week, company officials said.

The Forum: Helmut Schmidt

FARGO – Demolition will begin next week on the former Kmart big box store on South University Drive, making way for 88 units of low-income senior housing, and commercial and retail development.

Heavy construction equipment is parked just north of the 60-year-old building, standing ready to rip down the walls at 2301 S. University Drive.

West Fargo-based developer Enclave is in charge of the Kmart demolition to prepare that part of the site for senior housing. Full story here.