WDAY First News anchors Drew Trafton and Se Kwon get you caught up on everything you need to know for Tuesday, Sept. 14.





Headline story: Fans attending the UND men's hockey game against Penn State in Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, who are age 12 or older, will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the game to be admitted.

Bridgestone Arena announced the policy — effective for all events at the venue — will go into place on Oct 2. It will stay in place through at least Nov. 15.

The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game between UND and Penn State is scheduled for Oct. 30 in the home of the NHL's Nashville Predators.

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Bridgestone Arena says guests under the age of 12 will be permitted to enter the arena if they wear a mask at all times while inside the venue, or if they present a printed or digital negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test administered by a healthcare professional within 72 hours prior to the event that includes their name and the date of the test. Click here to read more.

2021 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game. UND vs. Penn State in Nashville.
2021 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game. UND vs. Penn State in Nashville.

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Company to study Fargo's tax breaks for developers, businesses

The RDO Building is one of the multiple developments in downtown Fargo that have received property tax breaks.  R.D. Offutt Co. / Special to The Forum
The RDO Building is one of the multiple developments in downtown Fargo that have received property tax breaks. R.D. Offutt Co. / Special to The Forum
The city of Fargo has hired a company to study its property tax breaks for developers and businesses and compare them to other cities in the U.S.

Assistant City Administrator Mike Redlinger said the Maryland-based firm TischlerBise is an expert in analyzing tax breaks such as Fargo's Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District and Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) programs.

The two economic development programs, along with the Renaissance Zone program, are used frequently for new housing and commercial developments in the city as well as for companies looking to build or expand their facilities and add jobs.

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NDSU community provides input on next president; search committee meets Tuesday

From left, North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott and AGB Search consultants James McCormick and Janice Fitzgerald  listen to a student explain what they want to see in the next North Dakota State University president during listening sessions of their presidential search ib Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at the NDSU Memorial Union.
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From left, North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott and AGB Search consultants James McCormick and Janice Fitzgerald listen to a student explain what they want to see in the next North Dakota State University president during listening sessions of their presidential search ib Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at the NDSU Memorial Union. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum

Consultants for the North Dakota State University presidential search have started to gather information on what people would like to see in the school’s next leader.

Faculty, staff and students gathered Monday, Sept. 13, at the NDSU Memorial Union to tell a consulting firm and higher education leaders what a search committee should consider when hiring a replacement for University President Dean Bresciani. The State Board of Higher Education asked Bresciani to step down from the post by December 2022.

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Family HealthCare launches mobile clinic to meet patients 'where they are'

Inside, the 40-foot long mobile clinic has space for dentists and physicians to do exams, immunizations and procedures.
Inside, the 40-foot long mobile clinic has space for dentists and physicians to do exams, immunizations and procedures.Ryan Longnecker

It's bigger than most moving trucks, and Monday, Sept. 13, crews at Custom Graphics started to vinyl wrap Family HealthCare's new mobile medical clinic.

Inside, the 40-foot long mobile clinic has space for dentists and physicians to do exams, immunizations and procedures.

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Fargo's first home fully restored after over 40 years of effort

People look around Fargo’s First House after the reveal of its restoration on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at Bonanzaville USA in West Fargo.
Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum
People look around Fargo’s First House after the reveal of its restoration on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, at Bonanzaville USA in West Fargo. Alyssa Goelzer / The Forum

Fargo's first home, complete with a few fairly fresh white oak logs from northern Minnesota, has been restored.

The more than 40-year effort to refurbish the home was marked with a celebration at its home in Bonanzaville on Monday, Sept. 13, with descendants of the family that lived in the home the longest — the Henry and Mary Hector family — on hand for the occasion after helping finance the project.

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