Author: Chris Howard

1,600 People File For Unemployment in Cass County

Nearly 6,000 people have filed for unemployment in the state of North Dakota, and the number is expected to rise as we reach the peak of this pandemic.

FARGO, N.D. – The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought about one of the worst workforce impacts in the history of the United States. We now have official numbers on the impact it’s leaving on North Dakota. Nearly 6,000 people have filed for unemployment in the state of North Dakota, and the number is expected to rise as we reach the peak…

LIVE: Sandy’s Embraces Technology and Home Deliveries During Pandemic

WEST FARGO, ND – Every morning at 4 AM, Jamie Tate, a manager at Sandy’s Donuts, comes in and begins his shift by processing tons of orders that have piled up over night for delivery. This isn’t unusual, as Sandy’s usually delivers to many businesses around the metro. But this time the donuts aren’t going to businesses, they are going…

Cybersecurity Experts Warn Of Increased Coronavirus Related Phishing Attacks

FARGO, N.D. – Cyber security experts are warning people to be extra vigilant online, especially now that they are working remotely from home. With millions of Americans working from home, it’s important to take extra steps to protect the data of yourself and your company. Employees should make sure to avoid sharing any sensitive information over an unsecured video connection….

Minnesota Begins Crackdown on ‘Pandemic Profiteering’

To date, the Attorney General's Office has received more than 300 price-gouging complaints on goods and services deemed essential.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is starting his crackdown against what he calls ‘pandemic profiteering’. The Attorney General’s Office began its enforcement efforts immediately after the Governor signed an executive order banning price-gouging on essential goods and services during the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the Attorney General’s Office has received more than 300 price-gouging complaints on goods…

HOM Furniture Closing Retail Locations until April

The decision came after the CEO decided it was the responsible thing to do to set the tone that the Coronavirus needs to be taken seriously.

FARGO, N.D. – HOM Furniture is temporarily closing all of their locations across all five states they operate in today. The decision came after the CEO decided it was the responsible thing to do to set the tone that the Coronavirus needs to be taken seriously. The retail locations include HOM Furniture’s sister stores Gabberts and DOCK86. Customers can still…

Meal Services for Students in the Red River Valley

FARGO, N.D.–Fargo and West Fargo Public Schools will provide free meals for kids while schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The meals will be provided through a drive-through or walk-up process at certain school sites. Cold breakfast and lunch meals will be available  at five schools in Fargo, and nine in West Fargo until supplies last. Children up…

West Fargo Schools says serving meals to students amid Coronavirus is critical

WEST FARGO, N.D. – West Fargo Public Schools is offering free breakfast and lunches to anybody in the community under the age of 18. Grab and go breakfasts and lunches containing prepackaged sandwiches, fruit, snacks, and milk will be available until Friday. The meals can be picked up during 30 minute windows starting at 11:00 AM and ending at 12:30…

Coronavirus Causing Blood Donation Shortage Nationwide

FARGO, ND – The coronavirus is taking it’s toll on a lot of industries, including one that saves lives. Blood donation facilities are currently facing a nationwide shortage. It is due to the spread of the coronavirus and new CDC guidelines forcing blood drives to cancel and discouraging people from coming to facilties to donate. Vitalant says people shouldn’t be…

Government Encouraging People To Stay Away from Bars & Restaurants on St. Patrick’s Day

Bars like Dempsey's and Blarney Stone had people lining the bars, seat to seat, not following the advice of the CDC, the mayors, or Governor Doug Burgum.

FARGO, ND – With a new case of Coronavirus popping up in Cass County, some may wonder if it’s the right idea to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at one of the many bars in Fargo and West Fargo hosting parties and celebrations for the holiday. “The CDC, whether it’s the federal government, or state government, we are trying to keep…