Author: Austin Erickson

MN, ND & SD Covid-19 cases & deaths update

NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA – North Dakota has 10 new coronavirus deaths and 952 new cases. Two deaths each are from Cass and Dickey counties. One person with the virus died in Foster County. North Dakota has more than 8,300 active Covid-19 cases. That’s 270 fewer since Wednesday. 302 people with the coronavirus are hospitalized. That’s five more…

Kelby Krabbenhoft out as Sanford Health CEO

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sanford Health announces its Board of Trustees and CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft have agreed to part ways. Krabbenhoft has lead the company since 1996. The health system says he “built the organization from a community hospital into the largest rural non-profit health system in the country, now spanning 26 states and 10 countries.” “Kelby’s impact on the…

Vikings place Thielen on Reserve/Covid-19 List

EAGAN, Minn. – Straight off the Vikings’ heartbreaking 31-28 loss to the Cowboys, Minnesota announced wide receiver Adam Thielen has been placed on the Reserve/Covid-19 list. On its website, the Vikings say “The reserve/COVID-19 list category was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an…

Walz expected to announce pausing fall & winter sports on Wednesday

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Governor Tim Walz says he will announce restrictions on sports in Minnesota on Wednesday. Walz expects to pause all high school and club games for fall and winter seasons. That would mean football and volleyball, which are in the playoffs, could see an early end to their seasons. Walz says he’s seen the same spread of…

Gov. Burgum issues mask mandate & capacity requirements

NORTH DAKOTA – Gov. Doug Burgum announces new measure to slow the spread of Covid-19 in the state. They include a State Health Officer order requiring face coverings to be worn in indoor businesses and public settings and outdoors when physical distancing isn’t possible. The order begins Saturday, Nov. 14 and ends on Dec. 13th. Those exempt from wearing face…

East Grand Forks High School moved to distance learning

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. – The East Grand Forks School Board voted 5-1 to move high school students to full time distance learning for two weeks beginning November 23rd. Superintendent Mike Kolness and Polk County Public Health Director Sarah Reese also wanted the middle school to move to distance learning. The school board voted 3-3 on that motion. You can…

Fargo mayor drafting executive order on bar & restaurant capacity

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney tells KVRR he expects to release an executive order requiring bars and restaurants to adhere to 25 percent capacity and have customers wear masks either on Thursday, November 12 or Friday November 13. Mahoney says if businesses don’t comply, they risk losing their liquor license for a couple of days. The decision to…