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Health experts: gatherings are why cases continue to skyrocket in Fargo-Moorhead

Cass County has over 1,500 active cases.

FARGO, N.D- Health experts are saying the reason COVID-19 cases keep rising is because people continue to gather. Cass County has over 1,500 active cases. “For the last four days we’re averaging about 246 cases a day who are being diagnosed with COVID-19,” Epidemiologist Brenton Nesemeier said. And those numbers keep rising. Gatherings and groups continue to be a problem….

Walz’s restrictions ‘heartbreaking’ for bars and restaurants

Governor Walz is restricting bars and restaurants to take-out and delivery service only between November 20th-December 18th.

MINNESOTA — Bars and restaurants have gradually learned to adapt to the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic and to state guidelines. They have made many changes and sacrifices to keep their doors open that have included limiting capacity, requiring face masks for employees and rearranging spaces so that tables are at least 6 feet apart. That is why some feel Minnesota’s newest…

Fargo Fire Dept. recruiting new members to its team

The fire department is looking to hire four to five new firefighters/EMTs to the team by the spring of 2021

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Fire Deparment is recruiting for the position of firefighter/EMT. In order to apply, you must be 18 or older, have completed at least 60 college credits, have a valid drivers license, be of sound mental and physical health and have the ability to understand written and spoken English. Eligible candidates will undergo a written test,…

WATCH: Gov. Walz Announces Four-Week Dial Back to Control Spread of COVID-19

in-person social gatherings with individuals outside your household are prohibited

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption ST. PAUL, Minn. — Governor Tim Walz announces new actions to help control the spread of COVID-19 including new restrictions on restaurants, bars, gyms and youth sports. His office released the following: Beginning Friday, November 20, at 11:59 p.m. and lasting until Friday, December 18, in-person social gatherings with individuals outside your household are prohibited;…

Twin Valley Democrat opposed to new shutdown orders from Walz

TWIN VALLEY, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – A Democratic state lawmaker says he disagrees with the latest shutdown orders from Democratic Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz. Sen. Kent Eken of Twin Valley says there should be more of a regional approach when it comes to border cities. Eken says he also believes that the legislature should have more input on the business closing…

Teamsters on strike against Fargo food distributor over COVID-19 concerns

FARGO (KVRR) – About 70 drivers and warehouse workers are on strike against a Fargo food distributor. Members of Teamsters Local 120 were on the picket line Wednesday at Cash-Wa Distributing, formerly Food Services of America. Teamsters Business Agent Brian Nowak says striking workers don’t believe the company is doing its best to protect them from exposure to COVID-19. As…

West Fargo Fire Department closes central station for two weeks

WEST FARGO, ND — The West Fargo Fire Department’s central station located at 106 first St, will be closed for two weeks because an employee tested positive for the coronavirus. This will not impact emergency service response within the City of West Fargo. Those who were in close contact with the individual include the Chief, office manager and all of…