Coronavirus-MN

Minnesota DNR Implementing Burning Restrictions Immediately

CLAY COUNTY, Minn–The Clay County Sheriff’s Office shared a message from the Minnesota DNR about burning restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning Monday, the DNR is placing burning restrictions in Grant, Douglas, Pope, Norman, Otter Tail, Clay, Wilkin, Stevens and Traverse Counties. The DNR said, “On a typical year, we try to give the public a couple of snow-free weeks…

YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties Offers Child Care for Essential Workers

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is offering child care to all essential personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Children of emergency first responders such as police officers, firefighters, healthcare professionals, city or county staff, grocery store staff and others are eligible for the care. The services are available for both YMCA members and non-members. Care will be…

President Trump Extends Stay-at-Home Guidelines for Another 30 Days

The federal government will be extending its social-distancing guidelines through April 30

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Speaking at a contentious White House coronavirus news briefing on Sunday that involved testy standoffs with multiple reporters, President Trump declared that “the peak in death rate” in the coronavirus pandemic “is likely to hit in two weeks,” and said the federal government will be extending its social-distancing guidelines through April 30. “The modeling estimates that the peak in death rate is likely…

COVID-19 By The Numbers For March 29, 2020

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota is reporting another four positive cases as of Sunday morning but no positive cases during afternoon testing. Two of the new cases come from Cass County: a woman in her 40’s and a woman in her 30’s, one by community spread the other is under investigation. The state now has 98 positive cases. 18 people…

Fergus Falls Company Makes Medical Gowns For Hospital

Shortex Products Says They Felt The Need To Make The Change To Help Out Those Who Need Supplies While Fighting The Pandemic.

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A Fergus Falls company is switching gears from boats to medical gowns. Shortex Products says they felt the need to make the change to help out those who need supplies while fighting the pandemic. They say the equipment they use for the boat covers and other products were able to make the switch over to the…

Sanford Offering Dietary Guidelines During COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Order

Experts Say It's Important To Create A Healthy Daily Routine For Exercising And Planning Out Your Meals

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford is offering some dietary guidelines as people are being asked to stay home during the pandemic. Experts say it’s important to create a healthy daily routine for exercising and planning out your meals. They say a good tip if you’re eating canned foods is to rinse them through water to help cut down on some of…

UPDATE: External healthcare provider at Eventide on 8th campus in Moorhead tests positive for Covid-19

MOORHEAD, Minn – Eventide officials tell us a healthcare worker that had been at the Eventide on Eighth campus this week has tested positive for Coronavirus. Sanford Health confirms that healthcare worker is their employee. Sanford officials say they are working closely with the state to monitor the situation and are taking all necessary precautions to contact those who were…

Fargo-Moorhead deals with economic impact of coronavirus

Businesses in trouble are encouraged to reach out to their banks for assistive programs

FARGO, N.D. — In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses in the Fargo-Moorhead area are left struggling. “If a business is still operating, sales are down 60-70%,” said Downtown Community Partnership President/CEO, Melissa Brandt. “Some have found creative ways to sell their product online or are offering pickup or takeout. Others have made the tough decision to lay…

LIVE: City of Fargo Hosting Economic Roundtable Regarding COVID-19

FARGO, N.D.–The City of Fargo is hosting an Economic Roundtable with other metro government and business leaders regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers will discuss the business community’s response to COVID-19 and resources available to the workforce and businesses. Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney, Cass County Commission Chair Chad Peterson, West Fargo Commission President Bernie Dardis and Moorhead Mayor Johnathan…