Coronavirus Pandemic: The Latest Numbers From Our Region

Of Minnesota, North Dakota & South Dakota, Only South Dakota Has Reported A Death

Minnesota has confirmed its first three cases of community transmission of the disease as the state’s total number of cases hits 35. More than 1,400 people have been tested. North Dakota still has one positive case of coronavirus out of 100 tests. Four are still pending. South Dakota has confirmed nine people with the coronavirus. One man with underlying health…

St. Patrick Day parade organizers excited to bring parade back next year after cancellation

Before The Parade Was Canceled It Had Over 50 Floats Sign Up.

FARGO, N.D. — The annual St.Patrick’s Day Parade got canceled due to worries about public safety, but organizers say this won’t discourage them from coming back next year. They say after talking with health officials and the governor address they said canceling the parade was in the best interests of everyone’s safety. The Parade brings in hundreds to the downtown…

Financial experts forecast coronavirus impacts on economy

Flynn Says UND Will Be Releasing Research Data And Financial Estimates For The Coronavirus Later Next Week

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The emergency declaration by President Trump and by both North Dakota and Minnesota are leaving businesses and people worried about their future. UND Economics and Finance Professor David Flynn says the virus is making some waves in every part of the economy. “I think we will be in for a period of volatility whether you wanna…

Animal Health Experts Say Low To No Risk Of Spreading Coronavirus To Pets

Experts, however, recommend not potentially exposing animals to the virus

FARGO, N.D. — Animal Experts in the valley are saying there is a low to no risk of the coronavirus spreading to your pets. Experts say according to the recent data from the CDC, that pets will not be negatively harmed by the virus or will spread. However experts recommend not potentially exposing animals to the virus. It’s also recommended…

Speaking To Kids About COVID-19

According to the CDC, children do not appear to be at higher risk for COVID-19 than adults

MOORHEAD, Minn.- Some parents are having a tough talk with their children about Covid – 19. We talked with a local expert who says the most important thing is to keep calm while explaining the situation. “Children are very influenced by the stress of their caregivers, so it’s important not to overwhelm them with information, yet give them appropriate information….

Experts Say Social Distancing Further Prevents Spread of COVID-19

Health experts say keeping a distance of six feet can also prevent you from coming in contact with the virus

FARGO, N.D.- Sanford says one effective way to avoid the spread is by avoiding large gatherings like sporting events and concerts. Health experts say keeping a distance of six feet can also prevent you from coming in contact with the virus. They also recommend washing your hands for 20 seconds and using a song lyric as a way to remember…

North Dakota Declares State Of Emergency For Coronavirus

The State Will Not Close K Through 12 Schools

BISMARCK, N.D. —  Governor Doug Burgum announces a state of emergency for North Dakota. Under the declaration, the government will provide new guidelines and policies to help battle the virus. Burgum says the state will follow the guidelines recommended by the CDC on COVID-19 prevention. He says the state will not close K through 12 schools. The new guidelines recommend…

Altru Health System Implementing New Visitor Restrictions

Patients are asked to call 701-780-6358 prior to visiting an Altru location.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–Altru Health System is implementing new visitor restrictions in an attempt to limit the potential exposure of COVID-19. Hospital patients will only be allowed two visitors at a time, while Altru’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will only allow parents to visit. Anyone under the age of 18 and anyone with an active cold, cough, fever or other illness…

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…

Fargo Film Festival Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

The festival was scheduled March 17-21 at the Fargo Theatre.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Film Festival has been canceled due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival was scheduled March 17-21 at the Fargo Theatre. The Fargo Theatre Executive Director, Emily Beck said, “This was a difficult decision, but protecting the health of our audiences, filmmakers, volunteers and community must always be our top priority.” At this time, the Fargo…