Coronavirus-MN

WATCH TODAY: FM Leaders Discuss Bar/Restaurant Closings, MN Gov. Walz on Latest, White House Covid-19 Briefing

All can be seen on KVRR.COM as well as KVRR Facebook Page

KVRR will carry several informational briefings Friday, March 20 concerning COVID-19. 9:30 a.m. Fargo, West Fargo and Horace Mayors, Cass County Chair and Business Leaders will discuss North Dakota Governor Burgum’s closing of bars and restaurants. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Estimated Time) President Trump will hold a White House Briefing with the Coronavirus Task Force. 2:00 p.m. Minnesota Governor…

MSUM student self-reports Coronavirus case to university

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Minnesota State University Moorhead President Anne Blackhurst reveals in a letter a student self-reported their case of Coronavirus to the Dean of Students Office. “We are thankful to this individual for taking responsibility for reporting their condition,” Blackhurst said. Blackhurst reminds students if they feel sick, seek medical attention and follow social distancing. The Minnesota Department of…

Headliner Shows Being Rescheduled By Jade Presents

All canceled performances will receive refunds at the point-of-purchase

FARGO, N.D. — Local entertainment promoters Jade Presents releasing a list of rescheduled events due to the pandemic. Some of the bigger names include Paula Poundstone whose April 3 Fargo Theatre date has been moved to August 1. Comic Jo Koy was scheduled there for March 29 but a new date is still to be determined. Lake Life Expo at…

Barnesville DQ Closes After Two Employees Report Being Near COVID-19 Patient

They are at home and under self-quarantine

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — Barnesville Dairy Queen has put out a notice that two employees there were near someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The employees have not tested positive and do not have any symptoms. They are at home and under self-quarantine. As a precaution the Dairy Queen has suspended its operations and closed for the time being. Minnesota…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Time to Try Fostering

Fight loneliness from social distancing with the one kind of new friend it's okay to snuggle up with.

Here on the Morning Show, we want to reflect best practices when it comes to safety from COVID-19. So we’re following social distancing instructions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, staying six or more feet apart in-studio, and no longer bringing guests as a general rule. We may invite guests on, on a case-by-case basis, for visits from…

Covid-19 Case in Wadena County, Total in MN Now 89

The northernmost cases previously were in Stearns and Benton counties.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota has risen to 89, up 12 from Wednesday. The new cases include one in Wadena County in north-central Minnesota. It’s the state’s first confirmed case so far north. The northernmost cases previously were in Stearns and Benton counties. The count of confirmed cases from the Minnesota Department of Health…

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…

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…

MSUM Cancels Graduation Ceremony, Students Petition Postponement

The Petition Has Over Nine Hundred Signatures And Contiunes To Grow

MOORHEAD, Minn. –After a meeting with all the university presidents and the chancellor of the Minnesota State College System, students got an email saying their spring graduation ceremony is canceled. The university says the decision was made in the best interest of the safety of both students and staff. “I think it’s important for students to know that we do…

City Officials And Health Experts Discuss Strategy For COVID-19

The City of Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead and Cass County as well as Essentia and Sanford were part of the meeting.

FARGO, N.D.- Sanford and Essentia Health are preparing for the spreading of the Coronavirus. “We’ve also reached out and are working to enhance our tele care capabilities. Expanding our platform as well as we’re going to be implementing virtual visits for patients to do from home. We’re also suspending as of today, any elective surgeries and routine health visits. We’ve…