LIVE: Great Plains Food Bank

A double-pronged problem with keeping families fed in the coronavirus pandemic.

The Great Plains Food Bank is being hit with a double whammy this morning. At a time when demand is up a lot for their food supplies, volunteers and donations are down. The number of families seeking relief from hunger has gone up from needs brought on by the economic crisis of the coronavirus pandemic. Food bank officials estimate demand…

Rustica Reopening: GoFundMe

A local business being pushed to its limits by the coronavirus.

A popular Moorhead restaurant is asking for your help this morning keeping its doors open after financial struggles brought on by the pandemic. Downtown Moorhead’s Rustica closed its doors due to the coronavirus health threat on March 28th. The restaurant had changed hands to new ownership last year,  and its new owners say it’s been hard to get business loans….

Casey’s General Stores Donates To Help COVID-19 Relief

FARGO, N.D. – Casey’s General Stores is giving a $5,000 donation to Great Plains Food Bank to help support efforts to feed families during the pandemic. Casey’s recently partnered with Feeding America to provide $500,000 over the next year to help feed hungry families across the 16 states the company operates in. According to Feeding America, due to the pandemic,…

North Dakota Arts and Culture Industries to Receive CARES Act Funding

The CARES Act applications will close May 18.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Arts, culture and creative industries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for CARES Act funding. The North Dakota Council on the Arts announced a total of $371,700 is available on Monday. Organizations and nonprofits whose revenue relies heavily on admissions, ticket sales and other earned income are eligible to apply. Artists and contractors who produce art and…

Wurst Bier Hall Remaining Closed For Safety Reasons

The post goes on to say they understand the decision is difficult to make.

FARGO, N.D. — Wurst Bier Hall in downtown Fargo and Wurst Bier Hall West in West Fargo are keeping the doors closed. In a Facebook post it says they have been fielding concerns from employees and felt it was in the best interest of everyone to remain closed. The post goes on to say they understand the decision is difficult…

Business In North Dakota Begin To Re-Open

Cass County Public Health is also doing their part to make sure those guidelines are met.

NORTH DAKOTA – Businesses in North Dakota have re-opened their doors, but not before implementing some guidelines. “Staff will be wearing masks when they’re interacting with customers within six feet. We have our sanitation out front, we’ve got a jar with clean pins and a jar for dirty pins. We’re down to 12 tables. We normally have about 26 here,”…

West Acres to Reopen May 8

The mall will operate from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

FARGO, N.D.–West Acres will reopen May 8 with new COVID-19 policies and procedures in place. The new policies include limited mall hours, altered food court operations, a new minor policy, closure of high-touch and furniture areas and distancing guidelines. West Acres officials say, “For the foreseeable future, a shopping trip to West Acres will feel different. If it didn’t, we…

A local expert says the numbers show now is a good time for businesses to reopen

North Dakota averages less than one death per day from Covid-19 since the outbreak began

FARGO N.D. — NDSU Professor Dr. Paul Carson says looking at new hospitalizations and deaths instead of new cases is a better way of gauging the virus. As testing across North Dakota has increased, the number of hospitalizations and deaths have leveled off. Carson still urges people to take necessary precautions when going out in public. “Whatever we do that…

Law enforcement ensuring ND Smart Restart regulations will be met through education

In less than 24 hours, North Dakota will once again be open for business

FARGO, N.D. — Although bars, restaurants and other businesses can choose to open Friday morning, how they operate will look different than what we’re used to. Business owners and customers have to follow guidelines outlined in North Dakota’s Smart Restart plan. Among other rules, employers must limit the number of customers within facilities and allow for appropriate physical distancing measures….

Red River Zoo Implements New Social Distancing Guides

The zoo opens Saturday, May 2nd.

FARGO, N.D. – The Red River Zoo showed us some of the safety improvements they’ve been making to prepare for their reopening this Saturday. The zoo says that the entire zoo will be covered with red paw prints spaced out exactly 6 feet apart to help maintain social distancing rules. They will also display banners to remind people to maintain…