Author: Chris Howard

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…

Metro Leaders Sign Emergency Coronavirus Declaration

While North Dakota still has only 1 confirmed case, F-M Leaders are preparing for the wide spread impact the virus is having on the nation.

FARGO, N.D. — City and county leaders signed an emergency declaration on Monday regarding the coronavirus Pandemic. “What the government is realizing, is that we aren’t flattening out. What we are going to do is what needs to be done in our community to keep our community safe,” said Mayor Tim Mahoney of Fargo, “Obviously a case will come when…

Fargo Marathon ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ That Run Will Go On

FARGO, ND – The Fargo Marathon is still on schedule to launch in May, even with the fear of the Coronavirus cancelling events around the country. The marathon will be beefing up their first aid stations and common areas with more portable hand washing stations and extra hand sanitizer. The marathon will also be actively cooperating with government officials when…

Clara Barton students’ art turns into $1,000 donation to Fargo pet daycare

FARGO, N.D. – Fourth graders’ art projects at Clara Barton Elementary are bringing in a big donation, and it’s all going to a good cause. South Bark, a pet daycare, collaborated with the students and turned their artwork into greeting cards, tote bags, and T-shirts. Half of the proceeds were then donated to the Husky Hutch program at Clara Barton….