Coronavirus News

Unemployment claims soar in North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A UND professor says three main factors are impacting North Dakota's current economy: Coronavirus, the oil price war and the potential for spring flooding. Since North Dakota reported its first…

LIVE: Gov. Burgum Holds Daily COVID-19 Press Briefing

  BISMARCK, N.D.--Gov. Doug Burgum is holding a daily press briefing to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in North Dakota. The North Dakota Department of Health reported a total 225 positive COVID-19 tests, 19 current hospitalizations, 74 people…

Petitioners: Gov. Burgum, Shut Down This State

An online petition asking North Dakota's governor to issue a stay at home order for the state is up to more than 3,700 signatures and counting this morning. The online petition featured on change.org started…

Cass County Coroners: Preparing for Pandemic's Rise

The video is unsettling out of  New York: health workers resorting to forklifts and refrigerated trucks to handle and store the bodies of American citizens' loved ones, as the coronavirus pandemic ravages one of the…

CDC Recommends the Use of Face Masks in Public Settings

FARGO, N.D.--The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending people wear face masks in public settings where social distancing may be difficult to maintain. The CDC says face masks are especially important in areas of significant community spread such…

Moorhead Parents Start Community Supply Drive to Support Families

MOORHEAD, Minn.--With many families working and learning from home, three Moorhead parents have started a community supply drive to support Moorhead Area Public Schools, students and families. The Moorhead Community Supply Drive is asking for donations to support the childcare…

Prom 2020: Picture Perfect, 6 Feet Apart

CASSELTON, N.D. -- Two Central Cass students didn't let COVID-19 stop them from getting dressed up for one of high school's most memorable nights. The junior prom was set for last night and even though…

COVID-19 By The Numbers April 5, 2020

FARGO, N.D. -- The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota is approaching 1,000, with five more deaths. Governor Tim Walz is now requesting a major disaster declaration from President Donald Trump. He will present his State of the…

WATCH: A United F-M Metro Against COVID-19

  FARGO, ND -- The metro's governments and health agencies released a three minute “A United Metro Against COVID-19” video. F-M leaders enforce the need for social distancing, hand washing and being aware of symptoms. Called United F-M Against…

White House COVID-19 Task Force Saturday Briefing

As the number of infections has grown to more than 1.1 million worldwide, health care systems are straining under the surge of patients and lack of medical equipment like ventilators, protective masks and gloves. All of which has heightened concerns…

COVID-19 Takes The Life of SD State Representative

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota State Representative Bob Glanzer of Huron past away Friday night at 75. He had been in critical condition with COVID-19 in Avera’s intensive-care unit in Sioux Falls. Glanzer was diagnosed last month. According to…

LIVE: Gov. Burgum to Hold Daily COVID-19 Press Briefing

BISMARCK, N.D.--Gov. Doug Burgum is holding his daily press briefing to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in North Dakota. Burgum will be joined by North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Jon Jensen, Major General Alan Dohrmann and Commerce…

Fargo-Moorhead Spring Clean Up Week Rescheduled

FARGO, N.D.--The Cities of Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead and Dilworth have rescheduled the annual metro spring cleanup week. The decision was a unified community response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The cleanup week has been rescheduled for September 14-18. The City…

Fargo Police Warn of Grandparent Scams Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

FARGO, N.D.--The Fargo Police Department is warning people about scams that target grandparents specifically. Police say scammers pose as grandchildren who are supposedly in trouble and need money wired to them immediately. The scammers will say they need help paying…

Trump Orders 3M to Meet FEMA's Mask Needs

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (AP)--President Donald Trump has ordered Minnesota-based 3M to produce and sell as many medical-grade masks as the Federal Emergency Management Agency says it needs. Trump invoked the Defense Production Act in an effort to speed up the…

LIVE: Gov. Doug Burgum Holds Daily Press Briefing

BISMARCK, N.D.--Gov. Doug Burgum is holding his daily press briefing with the North Dakota Department of Health. The NDDoH confirmed a total of 147 positive cases, 26 hospitalizations, 39 recoveries and three deaths as of midnight on April 1.

COVID-19 By The Numbers For April 2, 2020

FARGO, N.D. -- One more person in Minnesota has died from COVID-19, raising the state's total to 18. There are 53 new cases for a total of 742 since the outbreak began. Clay County is reporting 8 cases. 75 patients…

MN health plans to waive COVID-19-related expenses during pandemic

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota health plans agree to waive Covid-19 related expenses until May 31st. Those with commercial insurance, including individuals, small businesses and some large businesses will have no cost-sharing charges for Coronavirus testing or in network hospitalization.…

LIVE: City of Fargo Hosts COVID-19 K-12 Education Roundtable

FARGO, N.D.--The City of Fargo is hosting a COVID-19 K-12 Education Roundtable feauring F-M K-12 administrators. The speakers will provide information about how their education systems are continuing to provide valuable instruction through distance learning. The speakers include: ·…

Menards Will Take Customers Temperature

EAU CLAIRE, WI -- Your next trip to Menards may include having your temperature taken. The store based in Wisconsin has already started taking customers' and employees' temperatures as they enter their store in Eau Claire, WI. Pets and children…