Coronavirus-MN

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz Declares State Of Emergency For Coronavirus

The State Has Tested Over 500 People For The Coronavirus With Only 14 Confirmed Cases

ST.PAUL, MINN. — In an address at the state capital in Saint Paul, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz laid out the plans the state would be taking to battle the coronavirus. “I would ask you all to think of this as opening the tool box, we are not taking a tool out of it as of today in terms of things…

LIVE: How It Could Hit Us

Why local infectious disease experts think the scariest new numbers might not stand up, even with all the seniors we have.

A Sanford and NDSU infectious disease doctor is skeptical of new numbers estimating forty to seventy percent of Americans could be infected with coronavirus over the next year to year and a half. Dr. Paul Carson says the UC San Francisco estimates, which appear to be based on Italy’s experiences, are an overestimation. Carson says American researchers gathered data from…

MSHSL Girls and Boys Basketball Tournaments Canceled

MINNESOTA–The Minnesota State High School League has canceled the girls and boys basketball tournaments amid coronavirus concerns. The Class A and Class AA semi-finals were scheduled for Friday with the championship games scheduled for Saturday. The boys basketball tournament was scheduled for March 18-21. The MSHSL made the announcement at 10:45 a.m. on Friday. An updated programming schedule for Antenna…

Minnesota DFL Shifting to Virtual Conventions and Campaign Events

The Minnesota DFL Headquarters will be closed to the public.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party has postponed all conventions between March 14 and May 1 in order to combat the spread of COVID-19. Beginning in April, the Minnesota DFL will attempt to hold virtual conventions. All campaign events, including direct voter contact, is shifting online. Chairman of the Minnesota DFL, Ken Martin, said, ‚ÄúThis was not an easy decision…

Horticultural Day Event in Perham Cancelled

Set for Saturday, March 14 at Prairie Wind Middle School

PERHAM, Minn. — The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners has cancelled the East Otter Tail County Horticultural Day set for Saturday, March 14th. It was set to take place at Prairie Wind Middle School in Perham from 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. A spokesperson for the event says the cancellation is over coronavirus concerns. Categories: Community, Coronavirus-MN, Minnesota News…

MSUM Temporarily Suspends Classes Amid Coronavirus Concerns

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Minnesota State University Moorhead along with 36 other Minnesota State colleges are suspending classes due to COVID-19 concerns. Minnesota State Chancellor Malhotra said that the 32 Minnesota State colleges and universities currently on Spring Break will suspend classes March 16-22 and resume on March 23. The five remaining Minnesota State colleges will suspend classes March 23-29 and resume on…

University of Minnesota Suspends In-Person Instruction Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Students to stay home and continue with classes online.

MINNEAPOLIS–The University of Minnesota is suspending in-person instruction at its five campuses due to concerns over COVID-19. In an email to students, officials said the university is moving to online instruction through at least April 1. Students on the Morris and Crookston campuses will have in-person classes through Friday, March 13. Spring Break will be extended on the Duluth, Rochester…

ND/MN Honor Flight Cancelled Due to Risk of COVID-19

Veterans Honor Flight of ND/MN was scheduled for April 26th - 27th.

All National Honor Flight trips have been suspended through April, 30 due to the high risk of COVID-19 exposure. The Honor Flight Network made the announcement Wednesday morning. The Veterans Honor Flight of ND/MN was scheduled for April 26 and 27. The Board of Directors is working to contact anyone who was scheduled for this trip to inform them of…

4th Case of Coronavirus in Minnesota Confirmed in Olmsted County

No details regarding the patient have been released.

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 9)–A fourth case of the new coronavirus has been confirmed in Minnesota, this time in Olmstead County. No details regarding the patient have been released. The Minnesota Department of Health will hold its daily briefing on the coronavirus at 1 p.m. and Olmsted County will hold a press conference on the new case at 1:30 p.m. The…

National Book Awards at Concordia Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns

A new date for the awards has not been announced.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The National Book Awards at Concordia College has been postponed due to the coronavirus. The awards were previously scheduled for March 12 and 13, but are now being rescheduled for a later date. The National Book Foundation has advised some of the authors not to travel for coronavirus concerns. Two of the 2019 Nonfiction honorees, Sarah M. Broom and…