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Stakeholders discuss moving the aviation industry forward

Aviation continues to be one of the hardest-hit industries by COVID-19

FARGO, N.D. — With no end in sight to the pandemic and the fear of flying still on people’s minds, airlines and airports are continuing to struggle financially. But in Fargo, passenger volume has been on the rise quicker than in the rest of the country. “We’re heading in the right direction,” says Hector International Airport Executive Director Shawn Dobberstein….

Sanford Health, Essentia Health see increase in patients

Many more patients are coming in for issues not related to COVID-19. The hospitals say this may be due to people putting off care.

FARGO, N.D. — Of the 153 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in North Dakota, approximately 50% of them are in Fargo. Sanford Health says there has been between 60-70 coronavirus patients at their facility this week and Essentia Health has reported between 10-15 patients. There have been concerns over the hospitals having enough beds to handle these patients, but the facilities say…

Fargo restaurants spent first weekend with 25% capacity guideline

Fargo's Mango's talked to tell what changes they made this weekend to accommodate to the new recommendations

FARGO, N.D.-  It was the first weekend with the Cass County’s new Covid-19 guidelines of 25% capacity for restaurants and bars. Mango’s in Fargo says it’s been following the recommendations closely. The restaurant was already providing and requiring employees and guests to wear masks in the restaurant. The high-rise booths follow social-distancing guidelines. This means it’s able to seat every…

Mayor of Fargo Says He Would Support a Statewide Mask Mandate

He cast the deciding vote against a city-wide mask mandate two weeks ago at the city commission meeting

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney now says he would like to see a statewide mask mandate. He has been largely supportive of the approach to the pandemic taken by Gov. Doug Burgum, who has left much of the policy making up to local leaders. But Mahoney says it would be difficult to enforce a mask mandate in Fargo…

UPDATE: Moorhead Police identify man in suspicious death case

UPDATE: The Moorhead Police Department has identified the man who was found deceased Sunday morning. Police say 37-year-old Lee Folden was found trapped under a vehicle in a driveway. The Moorhead Fire Department extricated Folden from underneath the vehicle. Folden was declared deceased at the scene. Folden’s body has been transported to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office in St….