Alerus Center

Grand Forks Brings The Community Out For A Scavenger Hunt & Live Music

The scavenger hunt had eight locations made up of six businesses and two parks.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Finding things to do in the community while in the midst of a pandemic can be a hard task for many. “People want to get out and do things, but they want to be safe and do it in a social distancing way,” said the Executive Director of  Greater Grand Forks Julie Rygg. Grand Forks came…

Alerus Center installs permanent turf ahead of football season

The new system will be more durable and efficient for the venue and more safe for players.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The next time the UND football team takes the field for a home game, it will do so on brand new turf. “This turf is actually NFL quality,” said the Alerus Center general manager, Anna Rosburg. “From a performance standpoint, it will be a much safer solution.” The Alerus Center is going from a roll-in-roll-out system…

Car driven into Alerus Center

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Three people are checked by paramedics after a car drives into the Alerus Center. Grand Forks Police was called at 7:35 on Monday. They say 22-year-old Billy Mutgetsi was driving through the parking lot when his vehicle went over the curb and onto the sidewalk and into the arena. The air bags were deployed and everyone…

Grand Forks Public Health to hold COVID-19 testing event July 15

Grand Forks Public Health's goal is to test 1,600 people.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–Grand Forks Public Health is holding a drive through COVID-19 testing event at the Alerus Center on July 15. Grand Forks Emergency Management, the North Dakota Department of Health and the North Dakota National Guard will assist with the event. Testing is open to the anyone ages five and up, and anyone who previously tested negative is invited…

Mass Testing Event Ends Early In Grand Forks

The site reached it's testing capacity

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The latest COVID-19 mass testing event at Alerus Center in Grand Forks was shutdown around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon, about an hour and a half early. The site reached it’s testing capacity. You can see in this snapshot a long line of vehicles lined up as people waited for the tests. Officials had a goal of testing…

Grand Forks Public Health to host COVID-19 testing event June 30th

The testing is open to the public.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–Grand Forks Public Health is hosting a drive-through COVID-19 testing event at the Alerus Center on June 30. Grand Forks Emergency Management, North Dakota Department of Health and the North Dakota National Guard will be assisting with the event. The testing is open to the public and will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Grand Forks…

Third round of drive thru mass testing takes place in Grand Forks

475 tests were collected at the event

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Following Cass County, Grand Forks County has the second highest number of COVID-19 cases in North Dakota. Through this third round of drive-up mass testing, Grand Forks is aiming to identify more people carrying the virus before they can spread it to others. The county is sitting at 304 cases, with many of them attributed to…

Grand Forks to Hold COVID-19 Testing Event Thursday, May 14

Grand Forks Public Health's goal is to test 500 people.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–Grand Forks Public Health is hosting a drive through COVID-19 testing event on Thursday, May 14. The North Dakota Department of Health and the North Dakota National Guard will be assisting with the event. Close contacts, essential workers and first responders are invited to visit the Alerus Center between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to be tested. Individuals…

Second round of COVID-19 mass testing takes place in Grand Forks

More than 700 people were tested

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The North Dakota National Guard has tested 713 more people for the coronavirus during its second round of mass testing in Grand Forks. This mass testing site at the Alerus Center is similar to one that was set up last week, where more than 400 LM Wind Power employees were tested for COVID-19. “We’re hoping for…