Coronavirus

North Dakota sees no COVID-19 deaths for 5th time this month

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota’s rate of positive cases of COVID-19 remained low in the health department’s daily update. Monday’s update included 69 new cases from 2,194 tests, a positivity rate of 3.63%. The COVID Tracking Project reports that North Dakota’s rolling average number of daily new cases over the past two weeks has decreased by more than 27%. A…

Minnesota launches vaccine distribution pilot project

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – Minnesota is launching a COVID-19 vaccine pilot program that partners with local public health and school districts. Gov. Tim Walz says the program will initially serve adults 65 or older, as well as teachers, school staff, and child care workers. Walz says the program will be the foundation for mass vaccination clinics once the federal…

Grand Forks County extends face mask mandate

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — People in Grand Forks County will still be required to wear face coverings in many public settings even though Gov. Doug Burgum is dropping a statewide mask requirement effective Monday. Grand Forks Health Officer Dr. Joel Walz says the order goes into effect Monday as the state mandate expires. The order requires masks in indoor businesses…

LIVE: Freezing Out Covid at Frostival

Ice out this dang virus while you have fun at the annual metro-wide wintertime festival.

It’s the first major event for most of the metro’s public parks since the pandemic struck last March — and the timing couldn’t be better. Frostival is underway for the next few weeks, just in time for emergency restrictions to be lifted throughout Minnesota. It’s hitting here at the same time real winter weather is setting in, in earnest. And…

Priority group in Phase 1B receives first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine

"Happy. Yeah, very happy. Good."

FARGO, N.D. – Sanford Health moves into COVID-19 vaccinations for the general public age 75 and older with underlying health conditions. Erwin and Jean Beikle received a call that many are anxiously waiting to get. It was their turn to get the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. “Happy. Yeah, very happy. Good,” Erwin and Jean Beilke said. Erwin and Jean are 90…

Fargo Cass Public Health is moving to phase 1B of Covid-19 vaccine distribution

Phase 1A of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution is almost reaching its end.

FARGO, N.D. – Sanford Health in Fargo will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine to Phase 1B, to those 75 and older starting tomorrow by appointment only. Fargo Cass Public Health says they’re expecting to begin distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine for priority groups in phase 1B on Monday. Phase 1A of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution is almost reaching its end….

Minnesota restaurants happily welcome back dine-in customers

DILWORTH, Minn. – Minnesota restaurants and bars are trying to return to some sense of normal after pandemic restrictions were loosened by the governor. The crew at Red Hen Taphouse in Dilworth is finally back after seven weeks of being laid off. It was able to keep all of its pre-covid crew. The operators believe it was important that when…