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Sanford Health takes more safety precautions as three employees test positive for COVID-19

A total of four Sanford employees have tested positive for the virus

FARGO, N.D. — The Coronavirus is beginning to impact healthcare workers who continue to help patients through the pandemic here in Fargo. Sanford officials confirm that three physical therapists have tested positive for COVID-19. Two had been working at the main Sanford Medical Center and the other at Sanford Broadway Medical Center. “Healthcare workers are at risk of contracting this,…

COVID-19 By The Numbers For March 30, 2020

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota is reporiting it’s second and third coronavirus-related deaths. They include a McHenry County woman in her 80’s and a Morton County man in his 70;s. Both had underlying conditions and both got the virus through community spread. North Dakota now has 109 positive cases, up 11 from Sunday. 19 people are currently hospitalized due to…

Confinement Order In Place For Those Returning To North Dakota

'Snowbirds' and spring-breakers from out-of-state are also recommended to self-quarantine

BISMARCK, N.D. — If you are coming back to North Dakota from any of the states in red on this map or any international location, you must quarantine for 14 days. That is in a confinement order signed by North Dakota State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte. It’s in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. ‘Snowbirds’ and spring-breakers arriving…

IMHE Forecasts COVID-19 Peak Day For Deaths In The Region

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington

FARGO, N.D. — The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington is projecting the peak day for daily deaths from coronavirus in each state. In Minnesota, they forecast the peak is three weeks away on April 21 with 70 COVID-19 deaths. They are projecting around 2,100 deaths into August. North Dakota’s projected peak is April 26…

Altru Health responds as Grand Forks County has first Coronavirus cases

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Altru Health is doing all it can to combat the Coronavirus. Grand Forks County has its first two cases of Coronavirus. The case is under investigation to see if it’s from travel or community spread. Altru has a Covid-19 screening hotline for people who believe they have symptoms. There’s also a sick clinic to care for…

Grand Forks Police Investigate Drug Death

The photo is not of an actual pill recovered in this investigation.GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The Grand Forks Police Department has put out a warning about illicit drug use after a man was found dead on Monday. Police responded to an apartment at approximately 7:15 a.m. and discovered a 24-year-old man deceased. The initial investigation suggested a fentanyl overdose, but further investigations…

Minnesota DNR Implementing Burning Restrictions Immediately

CLAY COUNTY, Minn–The Clay County Sheriff’s Office shared a message from the Minnesota DNR about burning restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning Monday, the DNR is placing burning restrictions in Grant, Douglas, Pope, Norman, Otter Tail, Clay, Wilkin, Stevens and Traverse Counties. The DNR said, “On a typical year, we try to give the public a couple of snow-free weeks…

YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties Offers Child Care for Essential Workers

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is offering child care to all essential personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Children of emergency first responders such as police officers, firefighters, healthcare professionals, city or county staff, grocery store staff and others are eligible for the care. The services are available for both YMCA members and non-members. Care will be…

FM Crusaders Deliver Food to Those in Need at CCRI

FARGO, N.D.–Like many organizations, CCRI has been going through many changes and challenges due to COVID-19. When one of CCRI’s food suppliers was late on a shipment, the organization asked the community for help. Clubs like FM Crusaders and individual donors delivered food to the vulnerable in the community. “The Crusaders called and said ‘what do you need?’ And before…

UPDATE: Missing Woman Found Safe

UPDATE: Fargo Police say Marcie Christine Treadwell has been located and is safe. They thanked the public for their assistance.   FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Police Department is seeking the public’s help locating 32-year-old Marcie Christine Treadwell. Marcie is described as being 5’5″, 140 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. Anyone with information regarding Marcie’s whereabouts is asked to call…