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Minnesota has 1,700 Frozen Samples Waiting on Coronavirus Testing but Tests are in Short Supply

Walz says he is hearing the same thing from other governors.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9)–Governor Tim Walz says he is deeply concerned there is not enough testing available in Minnesota for officials to combat the coronavirus outbreak. As of Wednesday, the governor says there are 1,700 frozen, untested samples waiting to be tested for COVID-19. In recent days, state officials, along with other leaders around the country, have said the…

MSUM Cancels Graduation Ceremony, Students Petition Postponement

The Petition Has Over Nine Hundred Signatures And Contiunes To Grow

MOORHEAD, Minn. –After a meeting with all the university presidents and the chancellor of the Minnesota State College System, students got an email saying their spring graduation ceremony is canceled. The university says the decision was made in the best interest of the safety of both students and staff. “I think it’s important for students to know that we do…

City Officials And Health Experts Discuss Strategy For COVID-19

The City of Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead and Cass County as well as Essentia and Sanford were part of the meeting.

FARGO, N.D.- Sanford and Essentia Health are preparing for the spreading of the Coronavirus. “We’ve also reached out and are working to enhance our tele care capabilities. Expanding our platform as well as we’re going to be implementing virtual visits for patients to do from home. We’re also suspending as of today, any elective surgeries and routine health visits. We’ve…

MSUM Cancels Graduation Ceremony, Decision Pending from NDSU

MOORHEAD, MN — Minnesota State University -Moorhead informed students that the spring graduation ceremony has been cancelled. The decision affects all schools in the Minnesota State System. The statement from the University said in part: Yesterday, the Minnesota State Chancellor made the difficult decision to cancel spring commencement ceremonies across the system. We don’t take these decisions lightly. As the…

Government Check Scams Already Surfacing

MINNESOTA–While the government has yet to work out all the details surrounding economic relief checks, scammers are already trying to take advantage of unsuspecting Americans. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota says it has received reports of scammers attempting to get people to pay a fee to get the government checks immediately. The Federal Trade Commission in…

Minnesota Department of Public Safety Cancels All Road Tests in March

Knowledge testing and driver's license applications are still available.

ST. PAUL–The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has canceled all driver’s tests scheduled from March 18 to March 27 over coronavirus concerns. This includes Class D, commercial driver’s license and motorcycle road tests. Anyone with appointments during this time will receive a cancellation notice by email or text. Knowledge testing and driver’s license applications are still available. The MDPS says…

Moorhead Area Public Schools Providing Meals and Child Care During School Closures

The meals will be delivered to multiple schools for students.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Moorhead Area Public Schools announced it will be providing child care and supplying meals to students starting Wednesday, March 18. In coordination with the YMCA, Moorhead schools will offer care to district-enrolled students age 12 and under whose parents are emergency workers and critical in the community response to COVID-19. The state has designated which occupations are eligible for…

Metro Leaders Sign Emergency Coronavirus Declaration

While North Dakota still has only 1 confirmed case, F-M Leaders are preparing for the wide spread impact the virus is having on the nation.

FARGO, N.D. — City and county leaders signed an emergency declaration on Monday regarding the coronavirus Pandemic. “What the government is realizing, is that we aren’t flattening out. What we are going to do is what needs to be done in our community to keep our community safe,” said Mayor Tim Mahoney of Fargo, “Obviously a case will come when…

Why Is KVRR Chief Meteorologist Rob Kupec Doing The Weather From His Kitchen?

  Our Chief Meteorologist Rob Kupec was supposed to return to work Monday from a much deserved vacation. But, since Rob and his wife traveled to Ireland, they are in a self-quarantine at home just to be safe. He says both are feeling just fine. Rob will be bringing us the weather from his house starting at 9 Monday night…

Some Weddings Cancelled Over Coronavirus Concerns

The CDC is recommending all events of 50 or more people be cancelled or held virtually

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Planning a wedding in and of itself is plenty stressful. But those who have been planning for their big day for months couldn’t have predicted it’d get cancelled last minute because of coronavirus concerns. Brianna Volk with Moorhead’s Courtyard by Marriott says, “It’s stressful, it’s sad, it’s just devastating, and to contact all of your friends and…