Bars, restaurants prepare for first fall Bison football game

The Bison football season normally brings with it hundreds of thousands of dollars in visitor spending

FARGO, N.D. — The NDSU football season normally brings with it big dollars to the metro. Those at the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau estimate every home game during a normal season brings in between $500,000 to $600,000. “People are spending money at our restaurants, they’re spending money in our stores, they’re spending money in the bars and the hotels,…

Grand Forks pub supports Bochenski’s decision to close bars, restaurants early

Grand Forks bars, liquor stores and restaurants serving alcohol had to close early beginning this past Saturday

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — As UND students return to campus, Grand Forks has seen a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases among people in their twenties. “We expect our students, upon their return, either to test before they come back to campus or shortly after,” said UND President Dr. Andrew Armacost a couple weeks ago. 15 to 29-year-olds make up 87…

Grand Forks bars, restaurants to close at 11 p.m. daily beginning Saturday

Mayor Brandon Bochenski's latest emergency declaration includes all classed liquor license holders

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Forks Mayor Brandon Bochenski has issued an emergency declaration temporarily modifying hours of all classed liquor license holders, to include bars, bar/restaurants and offsale to close daily at 11 p.m. The change goes into effect Saturday, August 29th. Bochenski’s announcement comes after a round-table discussion with White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx and…

Moorhead bars and restaurants reopen for indoor seating

As a part of phase three of Governor Tim Walz's reopening plan, bars and restaurants are able to open indoors at 50% capacity.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Wednesday was a reunion of sorts for staff and customers at Vic’s Bar & Grill in Moorhead. “We have been telling everybody welcome back all day,” said manager, Cassie Verdi. After three long months, the business, like every other bar and restaurant in Minnesota, was able to open for indoor seating. “It is just different to be…

Social Distancing: Restaurants, Bars Open Indoor Dining In MN

Will You Be Heading To Minnesota Restaurants Now That They're Allowing Indoor Dining?

  People can dine-in at restaurants and bars again in Minnesota starting June 10th. They state is loosening its COVID-19 restrictions, allowing indoor dining at restaurants up to 50 percent capacity. Restaurants had been allowed to do outdoor seating since June first, but that can be a crapshoot, as yesterday’s weather showed. Along with the 50 percent capacity limit, restaurants…

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Walz to provide ‘phased plans’ for reopening bars, restaurants at 3 p.m.

KVRR will stream the press briefing here at 3 p.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz and his team are expected to provide plans for reopening bars and restaurants in a press briefing on Wednesday. Walz will be joined by Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm, Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Steve Grove, Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Joe Kelly and Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans….

Guidelines Released To Reopen High-Contact Businesses In North Dakota

A new executive order on Friday will address the enforcement action taken against businesses that do not follow the protocols

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota releasing protocols and industry standards for businesses to reopen on Friday. Things will look a lot different the next time you head to your favorite restaurant or bar. Capacity will be limited to 50%. Tables will be spaced out and limited to 10 people. There will be no self-service cups, straws or condiments. Salad bars…

LIVE: Local Mayors and Business Leaders Discuss Gov. Burgum’s Decision to Close Bars/Restaurants

KVRR will be streaming the briefing on and our Facebook page. 

FARGO, N.D.–Metro area government and business leaders are holding a press conference to discuss Gov. Doug Burgum’s executive order closing bars, restaurants, breweries and cafes in the state of North Dakota. All on-sale and on-site operations will close at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 20 and continue through Monday, April 6. Any take-out, delivery, curbside, drive-through or off-sale services are…

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…

Former ND State Senator Trying To Help Inmates Through Education

You can donate at NDSU's Renaissance Hall Suite 110 until March 15th.

FARGO, N.D. — According to the Prison Policy Initiative, over two million Americans are being held in the prison system. It’s one of the highest rates per capita in the world. That’s why former North Dakota State Senator Tim Flakoll started a book drive to help with inmate reform. “People have a chance to use them during their free time,…