Coronavirus-MN

COVID-19 By The Numbers April 5, 2020

FARGO, N.D. — The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota is approaching 1,000, with five more deaths. Governor Tim Walz is now requesting a major disaster declaration from President Donald Trump. He will present his State of the State address Sunday at 7 p.m. The state has 935 confirmed cases, up 70 from Saturday. Clay County is up…

Lakes Country Fishing Shops Prepare For Opener Amid COVID-19

The State DNR Says People Can Still Go Out And Fish But To Follow Guidelines Like Staying Close To Home, Not To Go In Large Groups Outdoors And To Follow Social Distancing.

LAKES COUNTRY, Minn — Fishing shops across Minnesota are at a stand still for people hoping to be able to walk into stores to get hooked up for the upcoming season in May. As the Governor of Minnesota has asked non-essential businesses to remain closed and people to stay home and avoid any unnecessary travel. The State DNR says people…

Minnesota Department of Health lists long-term care facilities with COVID-19 cases

47 senior living homes are on the list

MINNESOTA — Minnesota Department of Health released the names of the long-term care facilities in which at least one case of COVID-19 was confirmed. According to the department, in this case, an outbreak is defined as “one or more residents, staff or contract workers with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19.” That means some facilities were listed even though they do not have an…

Gov. Tim Walz Unveils New COVID-19 State Website

The website has the latest on everything COVID-19

MINNESOTA – The site is a way for Minnesotans to keep up to date with the state’s latest COVID-19 data, including the latest updates on cases and deaths, as well as resources. Governor Walz says the peak is yet to come, but by staying at home and practicing social distancing, people are slowing the rate of infection and allowing for…

Fargo-Moorhead Spring Clean Up Week Rescheduled

FARGO, N.D.–The Cities of Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead and Dilworth have rescheduled the annual metro spring cleanup week. The decision was a unified community response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The cleanup week has been rescheduled for September 14-18. The City of Horace has also rescheduled their cleanup day to September 19. Additionally, the annual electric recycling event in Fargo has…

LIVE: Gov. Walz to Address Minnesota’s Latest Efforts to Combat COVID-19

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz is holding a press briefing to discuss Minnesota’s latest efforts to combat COVID-19. The Minnesota Department of Health has reported 789 positive cases of COVID-19 and 22 deaths. For more information, visit health.state.mn.us Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus-MN, Health, Minnesota News Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, GOV. TIM WALZ, Minnesota Department of Health, PRESS BRIEFING

Trump Orders 3M to Meet FEMA’s Mask Needs

3M is on track to double global production of N95 masks to 2 billion a year in 12 months.

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (AP)–President Donald Trump has ordered Minnesota-based 3M to produce and sell as many medical-grade masks as the Federal Emergency Management Agency says it needs. Trump invoked the Defense Production Act in an effort to speed up the distribution of desperately needed hospital masks. 3M CEO Mike Roman said earlier this week that the company is working closely…

Local Business Creates Go Fund Me To Help It’s Employees During COVID-19

The owner found a creative way to get the employees involved.

FARGO-MOORHEAD – Like many businesses, Luna Fargo and Sol Ave Kitchen in Moorhead have seen the impact of COVID-19. The restaurants went from having 10 to 15 employees to having less than five. After seeing restaurants across the nation doing GoFundme campaigns for their employees, Nicki Berglund, the owner of both restaurants, wanted to do something for her staff. She…

COVID-19 By The Numbers For April 2, 2020

A member of the NDSU community has tested positive for COVID-19

FARGO, N.D. — One more person in Minnesota has died from COVID-19, raising the state’s total to 18. There are 53 new cases for a total of 742 since the outbreak began. Clay County is reporting 8 cases. 75 patients are now hospitalized, a jump of 21 since Wednesday, with 38 in intensive care.   Cass County, North Dakota has…

MN health plans to waive COVID-19-related expenses during pandemic

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health plans agree to waive Covid-19 related expenses until May 31st. Those with commercial insurance, including individuals, small businesses and some large businesses will have no cost-sharing charges for Coronavirus testing or in network hospitalization. Health plans that have committed to waiving Covid-19 costs are Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthPartners, Medica, Preferred…