Bars

Moorhead restaurant says reopening to dine-in customers will feel like “a grand opening”

Starting Monday, bars and restaurants in Minnesota can open to 50 percent capacity, with a maximum of 150 people.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Governor Tim Walz loosens COVID-19 restrictions that will go into effect on January 11th, including indoor dining. “For us it does feel like a grand reopening, we’re excited to see our people, we’re in this business for the people,” Bartender & Server at Legends Sports Bar & Grill Baylee Engquist said. Starting Monday, bars and restaurants in…

MN Governor Walz expected to extend pause on indoor dining through the holidays

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Tim Walz plans to keep bars and restaurants in Minnesota closed for indoor service through the holidays. Walz is expected to make a formal announcement Wednesday on extending the restrictions he imposed last month for a four-week “pause” that was due to expire Friday. The governor’s order also closed fitness centers and other places…

Fargo company steps up to help restaurants and bars doing take-out

Working side-by-side with these businesses made them more aware of the burdens they face amid COVID-19.

FARGO, N.D. – A Fargo company is donating plastic containers and utensils to restaurants and bars that are doing take-out amid the pandemic. Brenco Cleaning Equipment and Janitorial Services works closely with restaurants and bars. Working side-by-side with these businesses made them more aware of the burdens they face amid COVID-19. “It’s been hard on everybody. Nobody thought back in…

Walz’s restrictions ‘heartbreaking’ for bars and restaurants

Governor Walz is restricting bars and restaurants to take-out and delivery service only between November 20th-December 18th.

MINNESOTA — Bars and restaurants have gradually learned to adapt to the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic and to state guidelines. They have made many changes and sacrifices to keep their doors open that have included limiting capacity, requiring face masks for employees and rearranging spaces so that tables are at least 6 feet apart. That is why some feel Minnesota’s newest…

WATCH: Gov. Walz Announces Four-Week Dial Back to Control Spread of COVID-19

in-person social gatherings with individuals outside your household are prohibited

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption ST. PAUL, Minn. — Governor Tim Walz announces new actions to help control the spread of COVID-19 including new restrictions on restaurants, bars, gyms and youth sports. His office released the following: Beginning Friday, November 20, at 11:59 p.m. and lasting until Friday, December 18, in-person social gatherings with individuals outside your household are prohibited;…

Emergency Order Issued To Close Liquor License Holders By 11 PM Daily In Grand Forks

Attempt to limit gatherings as COVID-19 cases rapidly rise

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The mayor of Grand Forks is taking action to limit gatherings as COVID-19 cases rapidly rise. Brandon Bochenski is issuing an emergency order for liquor license holders including bars and restaurants and offsale to close daily by 11 p.m. The order goes into effect on Saturday and will remain in effect until December 1 at 6…

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…