Coronavirus

UND President delivers State of the University address

Dr. Andrew Armacost discussed the University's COVID-19 response, budget concerns and plans for the future.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — There have been many changes for students and faculty over the past year, but the University of North Dakota is proud of its response to the coronavirus. “Our pandemic working group has been at it since mid-march and the work has been absolutely, in my opinion, extraordinary,” said University president Andrew Armacost. “They have identified campus…

Dilworth woman celebrates her 77th birthday in a socially distanced way

Marvelous mom gets surprise birthday parade

DILWORTH, Minn. – Shawn Erickson decided to do things a little differently this year. For her mom’s birthday, she surprised her with a different kind of party. “So, today is my mom’s birthday. She turns 77 and it’s been a really difficult year for her she has a cancer diagnosis and she’s fairly isolated and, so, just to make it…

Walz, Birx say increased testing is key to slowing spread

Birx told Walz Minnesota is at a critical juncture in reducing infection rates.

MINNESOTA — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz says increased testing is key to stopping the state from seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases. Walz says Minnesota is working hard to expand testing capacity and that Minnesotans are close to having at-home testing with immediate results. Over the weekend, the Governor met with the White House’s COVID-19 advisor, Dr. Deborah Birx who told…

North Dakota reports 527 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths Monday

Cass County accounts for 8,794 of the total positive cases and 84 of the total deaths.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health reports 527 new COVID-19 cases and five new deaths on Monday. Forty-three counties report new cases. Cass County reports the most new cases with 136 and Burleigh County the second most with 89. Four men and one woman from five counties died. The NDDoH says it will no longer being supplying information…

Local church’s annual “Trunk-or-Treat” takes COVID precautions

Grace Lutheran Church encourages masks and social distancing to keep families safe

Fargo, N.D.– The Grace Lutheran Church hosted their annual Trunk-or-Treat, making sure to take precautions to keep families safe. The trunk or treaters showed up in their Halloween costumes and masks, ready to walk around the parking lot to get treats. Members of the church dressed up as well and handed out candy and snacks from their decorated car trunks….

North Dakota reports 886 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths Friday

Cass County accounts for 8,359 of the total positive cases and 83 of the total deaths.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health reports 886 new COVID-19 cases and nine new deaths on Friday. Forty-nine counties report new cases. Cass County reports the most new cases with 156 and Grand Forks County the second most with 120. Three men and six women from six counties died. All nine people had underlying health conditions. North Dakota’s…

North Dakota asking people positive for COVID-19 to do their own contact tracing

Fargo Cass Public Health says it hopes to be able to catch up on the backlog by the end of the day.

FARGO, N.D.- The rise of COVID-19 cases has created a backlog for the North Dakota Health Department causing them to make new changes to the way they do contact tracing. With coronavirus cases spiking in the state, Fargo Cass Public Health is prioritizing the work of their contact tracers. “The changes we are expecting and would like is for the…

Xcel Energy Holiday Lights Parade cancelled

FARGO, N.D.–The Downtown Community Partnership has announced the cancellation of the Xcel Energy Holiday Lights Parade due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CDC guidelines continue to recommend limited attendance at events and the parade attracts thousands of people every year. In place of the parade, the DCP is hoping to provide several shopping and entertainment events for the community to enjoy….

North Dakota reports 1,038 new COVID-19 cases and nine deaths Thursday

Cass County accounts for 8,207 of the total positive cases and 82 of the total deaths.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health reports 1,038 new COVID-19 cases and nine new deaths on Thursday. Forty-eight counties report new cases. Cass County reports the most new cases with 280 and Burleigh County the second most with 209. Seven men and two women from seven counties died. All nine people had underlying health conditions. The NDDoH was…

LIVE: Pay it Forward Program

Keep moving forward through the uncertainty -- and help someone else get through it too.

It’s been a stressful year. But a program at the YMCA of Cass Clay that’s here to ease financial and mental strain on local families is here to help. The “Pay it Forward” program at the YMCA allows you to nominate someone you know for a fully sponsored membership. It can go to families struggling under financial hardship, dealing with…