Coronavirus

LIVE: Trump Preparing to Invoke Emergency Powers over Coronavirus

Trump is holding a news conference at the White House at 2 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP)–President Donald Trump is preparing to invoke emergency powers as the country struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak. This is according to two people familiar with the planning who spoke on condition of anonymity. It is still unclear precisely what mechanism Trump would use to free up additional federal resources for testing and treatment as well as help those…

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, “This was not an easy decision…

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…

State Treasurer Candidate Comes Forward While Democrats Cancel State Convention

Mark Haugen says he wants to restore integrity and accountability to the office

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Bismarck Democrat is running for State Treasurer. Mark Haugen says he wants to restore integrity and accountability to the office. The North Dakota native works as a student success adviser at the University of Mary. Republican State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt is not seeking another term. State Democrats are also calling off their state convention next weekend…

Fargo Marathon ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ That Run Will Go On

FARGO, ND – The Fargo Marathon is still on schedule to launch in May, even with the fear of the Coronavirus cancelling events around the country. The marathon will be beefing up their first aid stations and common areas with more portable hand washing stations and extra hand sanitizer. The marathon will also be actively cooperating with government officials when…

March Madness: NCAA Tournaments Canceled Due to Coronavirus

The NCAA canceled all of its spring championships in every sport.

The NCAA has canceled its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments because of the spread of coronavirus. The unprecedented move puts an abrupt end to the season less than a month before champions were to be crowned. The decision comes a day after the NCAA announced the games that were scheduled to start next week would go on but played in mostly…

Fargodome Continuing with Events Despite Coronavirus Concerns

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargodome will remain open to upcoming events and programs despite coronavirus concerns. The Fargodome says they have not been asked to make modifications to upcoming events and it is ultimately the decision of the event promoter to cancel or postpone. Staff members and local health officials are closely monitoring the impact of coronavirus on the F-M community and…

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…

Sanford Health Announces New Visitor Policy in Response to COVID-19

The new policy will take effect on March 13.

FARGO, N.D.–Sanford Health has announced a new visitor policy aimed at protecting the health and safety of its patients and staff. The new policy is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will take effect on March 13. According to the policy, patients will be allowed one visitor at a time and visitors are restricted to immediate family only. Visitors…