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Minnesota reports 7,559 new COVID-19 cases, 31 more deaths

(FOX 9) - Minnesota health officials reported 7,559 new COVID-19 cases and 31 more deaths Sunday. The 31 new deaths range from age 50-100+ and include 18 people who lived in assisted living facilities. On Saturday, the state reported the most cases in a single…

Covid-19 testing begins in Crookston & Wadena next week

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) - The Minnesota Department of Health opens 11 new free Covid-19 testing sites across the state. They including the Crookston and Wadena National Guard armories. The sites will be open three to five days a week…

East Grand Forks High School moved to distance learning

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. - The East Grand Forks School Board voted 5-1 to move high school students to full time distance learning for two weeks beginning November 23rd. Superintendent Mike Kolness and Polk County Public Health Director Sarah Reese…

Minnesota virus cases climb above 7,000 for first time

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota health officials reported more than 7,000 new cases of the coronavirus and 39 deaths. Thursday's case total shattered the single-day record set just last week by more than 1,000 cases as the virus continues its…

St. Cloud prison locked down as COVID-19 cases surge

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - The state prison in St. Cloud has been locked down because of a surge in coronavirus cases. Minnesota Department of Corrections spokeswoman Sarah Fitzgerald says that there are 335 current cases of COVID-19 among the 623…

Moorhead Area Public Schools returning to distance learning

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) - Starting Monday, Nov. 30, Moorhead Area Public Schools will move all Pre-K through Grade 8 students to a distance learning model. Students in Grades 9-12 have been in distance learning since September 28. School officials say…

COVID-19 Emergency Powers Extended Another 30-Days in Minnesota

ST. PAUL -- With coronavirus cases and deaths soaring to record levels in Minnesota, Republican lawmakers back down from another attempt to strip Democratic Gov. Tim Walz of his emergency powers. Lawmakers from both parties acknowledging the situation is serious…

Two people killed in Clay County crash

GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Minn. - The Minnesota State Patrol says two people have died in a highway crash north of Moorhead. The patrol says a pickup traveling southbound on Highway 75 near Georgetown crossed into the northbound lane and collided with…

Pet Connection: Meet Buxton

If you have a pet you already know it's important to budget for regular veterinary care. But sometimes, medical surprises come up that can be a bit more than you bargained for cost-wise. That…

AAA says pandemic will cause big drop in Thanksgiving travel

FARGO (KVRR) - The effects of the pandemic are impacting travel decisions for the Thanksgiving holiday. Gene LaDoucer of AAA North Dakota says the auto club expects at least a 10-percent drop in travel, the largest one-year decrease since the…

Organizations host parade in honor of Veterans Day

FARGO, N.D.- COVID-19 did not stop the Fargo-Moorhead area from celebrating Veterans Day and thanking those who served. Veteran organizations in the metro take part in a parade in downtown Fargo that included masks…

LIVE: Keeping Veterans Safe on Veterans Day

The North Dakota Census reports that we've got more than 50,000 veterans alive in the state this year, but the number is dwindling. That's in part because they're an aging population. And local veterans…

Winter storm brings up to 10 inches of snow in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS - A November storm has dumped as much as 10 inches of snow in Minnesota and whipped up damaging winds in Wisconsin where tens of thousands were left without power. The Minnesota State Patrol handled hundreds of crashes and…

MN governor would like to see mask mandate in ND & SD

After announcing bars & restaurants will close at 10 every night starting Friday, @GovTimWalz is concerned Minnesotans will go to ND & SD. He'd like to see both states get mask mandates. Walz also praises Gov @DougBurgum for what…

Moorhead DMV closed for move to Moorhead Center Mall

MOORHEAD, Minn. - The DMV in Moorhead has closed to prepare its move to the Moorhead Center Mall. Clay County made the announcement on its website. The DMV will stay closed until Monday, November 16 at 8:00 AM while Minnesota…

Winter storm affecting travel in Minnesota, South Dakota

MINNEAPOLIS - Heavy snow, freezing rain and icy conditions could make travel challenging in parts of Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for an area stretching from Mankato, Minnesota to Hayward, Wisconsin…