Minnesota News

LIVE: City of Fargo Hosting COVID-19 Public Briefing at 11 a.m.

FARGO, N.D.–The City of Fargo along with other metro governments is hosting a COVID-19 public briefing at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Public health experts along with Sanford Health and Essential Health will be involved in the briefing. Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney, West Fargo Commission President Bernie Dardis and Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd will speak at the briefing in addition…

Minnesota Begins Crackdown on ‘Pandemic Profiteering’

To date, the Attorney General's Office has received more than 300 price-gouging complaints on goods and services deemed essential.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is starting his crackdown against what he calls ‘pandemic profiteering’. The Attorney General’s Office began its enforcement efforts immediately after the Governor signed an executive order banning price-gouging on essential goods and services during the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the Attorney General’s Office has received more than 300 price-gouging complaints on goods…

Price-Gouging in Minnesota: Make A Report

The state is cracking down on eighty-dollar toilet paper. Here's how you can report.

Minnesota’s Attorney General wants to hear from you this morning about price gouging on toilet paper and other goods sold at inflated prices during the coronavirus crisis. MN AG Keith Ellison tweeted out Tuesday out he’s getting reports of ninety-dollar toilet paper. He says his office responded to 150 complaints of price gouging last week and as many since then….

COVID-19 By The Numbers For March 24, 2020

New Cases Reported In North Dakota, South Dakota & Minnesota

FARGO, N.D. — Cass County has two new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, bringing the official total to three. They include a man in his 70’s and a man in his 90’s. Both cases are under investigation for how they got the virus. Two other cases are being reported in Dunn and Burleigh counties. The Dunn case is a man…

Six-Year-Old Girl Receives A Special Delivery On Her Birthday

Cora woke up to a dozen donuts at her doorstep.

MOORHEAD, Minn.- Because of people quarantining and social distancing, Cora Kloeckner wasn’t able to have a birthday party surrounded by friends and family. Her parents knew of her love for Sandy’s Donuts and wanted to do something special for her. Cora woke up to a dozen donuts at her doorstep. She says she was surprised when she opened the door…

Unemployment applications spike in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota is seeing a large jump in unemployment applications. In the last week more than 149,400 people are seeking help. The most cases are in the food preparation and service industry. More than 48,000 of those workers applied for unemployment. The largest age group applying are people 22 to 29 with 32-thousand applications. “The closures have…

Moorhead Soldier Found Dead In South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (Stars and Stripes) — A combat engineer with the 2nd Infantry Division sustainment brigade was found dead in her barracks at Camp Humphreys, the military said Tuesday. An official said coronavirus had been ruled out as the cause. Pvt. 1st Class Marissa Jo Gloria, 25, of Moorhead, Minn., was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical…

Local Financial Expert Talks About Continuing Hit To Wall Street

Markets Fall With Continued Response To Fighting Coronavirus Around The Globe

FARGO, N.D. — Stocks fall about 3% on Wall Street after Congress hit another roadblock in talks to inject nearly $2 trillion into the economy. We asked president and financial advisor at Legacy Wealth Management, Paul Meyers, if people should be concerned about their 401k or investments now? “Our advice to our followers is that uh, be reviewing your account,…

Gov. Walz suspends evictions, adjusts state tax filing deadline

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is in self-quarantine since his bodyguard has tested positive for Covid-19. Walz has issued executive orders suspending evictions, providing relief to small businesses and collecting inventory for personal protective equipment. He says it would be unfair for people to be kicked out of their homes while many can’t work during the Coronavirus…