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MN Governor’s Fishing Opener in Otter Tail Co. postponed to 2021

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – (FOX 9) The 2020 Minnesota governor’s fishing opener has been postponed to next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Governor Tim Walz made the announcement during his daily briefing on Wednesday. The event was originally set to take place in Otter Tail County from May 7-10, but will instead now be taking place from May 6-9 in…

NDSU teaches students importance of Coronavirus information

FARGO, N.D. – With the recent changes in society to keep people safe from the virus, some educators are not only shifting how they teach but what they teach. For a part of NDSU’s Biology department that means making sure that the disease’s most viable spreaders don’t endanger the most physically vulnerable. They say that with more information, young people…

Fire tears through home near Gardner, ND

GARDNER, N.D. – A fire destroys a house and shed near Gardner, North Dakota, about 30 minutes north of Fargo. The call came in around 3:00 Tuesday afternoon and crews from Gardner, Hunter and Fargo responded. Three people live in the house and were home when the fire started. They were able to get out safely. The cause of the…

House Passes $2.2T Rescue Package, Rushes It to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has given near-unanimous approval to legislation designed to prevent the economy from collapsing and rush resources to overburdened health care providers and struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic. The unprecedented $2.2 trillion relief package passed the chamber by voice vote Friday after an impassioned session conducted along the social distancing guidelines imposed by the…

Senate Passes $2.2T Coronavirus Aid Plan, House Votes Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a mammoth $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic, an unprecedented response amid record new jobless claims and mounting evidence that the economy is in a recession. The unanimous Senate vote late Wednesday came despite misgivings on both sides about whether it goes too far…

West Fargo Police rescue man from arson fire

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Police display an intense act of heroism during a fire call. They where called to 108 C street where a man had started a fire in another homeowner’s garage as he made threats to shoot the police. Officers made the difficult decision to run into the flames to rescue the man. They are being treated for…

White House, Congress Agree on $2 Trillion Virus Rescue Bill

The Senate is likely to pass the measure Wednesday afternoon.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both political parties have reached agreement on a $2 trillion measure to rush aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgently needed measure is the largest economic rescue measure in history. The Senate is likely to pass the measure Wednesday afternoon. In…

Tokyo Olympics Officially Postponed to 2021

The IOC says the games will be held “not later than summer 2021.”

TOKYO (AP)–The Tokyo Olympics have been officially postponed until 2021. The International Olympic Committee along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organizers have decided that the Tokyo Games cannot go ahead as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus outbreak. The IOC says the games will be held “not later than summer 2021” but they will still be…

Minnesota has 1,700 Frozen Samples Waiting on Coronavirus Testing but Tests are in Short Supply

Walz says he is hearing the same thing from other governors.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9)–Governor Tim Walz says he is deeply concerned there is not enough testing available in Minnesota for officials to combat the coronavirus outbreak. As of Wednesday, the governor says there are 1,700 frozen, untested samples waiting to be tested for COVID-19. In recent days, state officials, along with other leaders around the country, have said the…