Minnesota News

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…

Police Warn of Coronavirus-Related Scams

Officials say scammers are looking to capitalize on people's fears

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Police is warning the elderly about coronavirus-related scams. Officials say scammers are calling elderly people claiming they have a COVID-19 vaccine. The scammers are asking people to reserve a dose with over-the-phone payments. A COVID-19 vaccine does not yet exist. Police are also warning people of coronavirus phishing emails. Although there are no reports of these…

MN Governor Orders Bars, Restaurants to Close To Diners Beginning Tuesday

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has ordered bars and restaurants to close to dine-in customers by 5 p.m. Tuesday and continue indefinitely, a move Walz said was necessary to control the spread of coronavirus. The order also closes theaters, museums, fitness centers and community clubs across the state. The governor announced the changes at a Monday evening…

Xcel Energy Suspends Service Disconnections During Coronavirus Outbreak

The company is continuing to monitor the spread of COVID-19.

MINNEAPOLIS–Xcel Energy has announced it will not disconnect residential customers’ electric or natural gas reserve in light of the coronavirus outbreak. The company says it wants to ensure people have the energy they need to power their homes and keep their families safe. Xcel Energy also says it will work with customers having a difficult time paying their electric or…

Essentia Health Implementing Visitor Restrictions at Hospitals

Any ill visitors will be asked to leave the hospitals.

FARGO, N.D.–Essentia Health is implementing new visitor restrictions at their hospitals as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning at 12 p.m. on Monday, no visitors will be allowed in Essentia Health hospitals with a few exceptions. Inpatients with compassionate-care needs will be allowed visitors. Family members are advised to call the hospital before visiting. Patients in the emergency department…

Sanford Health Hosts Facebook Live Q & A For Coronavirus

Sanford Says This Is Not The Last Time They Be Hosting A Q And A Forum With The Public.

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health hosted a live Q and A segment to take questions from concerned community members through Facebook. People on Facebook sent in questions to Sanford’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alison Suttle in a live 30 minute live stream. Questions ranged from how to prevent spreading the illness, what are the signs to look for and how…

Detroit Mountain Shutting Down Due To Coronavirus

The Company Says They Are Hopeful To Be Able To Get Back Up And Running Before The End Of The Season.

DETROIT LAKES, MINN. — Detroit Mountain in Detroit Lakes says they are shutting down tonight for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus. The company’s Facebook page says the decision came down after Minnesota Governor Tim Walz declared a state emergency. The ski resort has been up and running for almost 80 days this winter. The company says they are…

Moorhead Public Schools Plan New Format For Education As Schools Close

Superintendent Lunak Says Students And Staff Will Be Working To Create A New Format For Education As The School Remains Closed.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Area Public Schools Superintendent Brandon Lunak called a press conference at the Probstfield Center for Education to announce that the district would be temporarily closing its doors to students. Superintendent Lunak says students and staff will be working to create a new format for education as the school remains closed. “The decision to close schools is…

Coronavirus Pandemic: The Latest Numbers From Our Region

Of Minnesota, North Dakota & South Dakota, Only South Dakota Has Reported A Death

Minnesota has confirmed its first three cases of community transmission of the disease as the state’s total number of cases hits 35. More than 1,400 people have been tested. North Dakota still has one positive case of coronavirus out of 100 tests. Four are still pending. South Dakota has confirmed nine people with the coronavirus. One man with underlying health…

Covid-19 Update: Moorhead and DGF Schools Closed Immediately.

MOORHEAD, MN — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has ordered the temporary shutdown of public schools to allow administrators and teachers to make plans for switching to distance learning as the number of people with COVID-19 increases. Schools will be closed to kindergarten through 12th grade students by Wednesday and will remain shut down through March 27. Moorhead Public Schools decided…