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Minnesota Rep. Ben Lien Urges Minnesotans To Follow Coronavirus Safety Guidelines

Minnesota Has Passed Bills To Help Put Money Into Healthcare

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With the coronavirus continuing to spread across the country Minnesota State Representative Ben Lien says it’s important for people to stay calm and follow safety guidelines. He says the Minnesota State Government is working to help provide and protect people being harmed by the coronavirus. Earlier in the week the state legislature passed a pair of bills…

Metro Leaders and Health Experts Provide COVID-19 Updates

FARGO, N.D.–Metro leaders and healthcare partners are hosting a public briefing to provide updates on plans to protect community residents and assist healthcare providers. Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney, West Fargo Commission President Bernie Dardis, Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd and Cass County Commission Chair Chad Peterson will lead the meeting. Public health experts from Fargo Cass Public Health and the…

Fargo Marathon Postponed Until August

The race was originally scheduled for May 9.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Marathon has been postponed until Saturday, August 29. The race was originally scheduled for May 9, but due to concerns surrounding large crowds, the organizers made the decision to postpone it. The Executive Director of the Fargo Marathon, Mark Knutson, said, “We have to do our part, and after the announcement from the CDC last night of…

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz Declares State Of Emergency For Coronavirus

The State Has Tested Over 500 People For The Coronavirus With Only 14 Confirmed Cases

ST.PAUL, MINN. — In an address at the state capital in Saint Paul, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz laid out the plans the state would be taking to battle the coronavirus. “I would ask you all to think of this as opening the tool box, we are not taking a tool out of it as of today in terms of things…

Gov. Burgum says sandbaggers are doing well, looks forward to permanent flood protection

The city is behind production levels for their goal.

FARGO, N.D. — Volunteers are working around the clock at Sandbag Central to get 400 thousand sandbags ready by the end of the week. The city is behind production levels for their goal. “It really reinforces the need, this community we are talking about trying to protect here represents nearly 20 percent of the school children in the state of…

4th Case of Coronavirus in Minnesota Confirmed in Olmsted County

No details regarding the patient have been released.

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 9)–A fourth case of the new coronavirus has been confirmed in Minnesota, this time in Olmstead County. No details regarding the patient have been released. The Minnesota Department of Health will hold its daily briefing on the coronavirus at 1 p.m. and Olmsted County will hold a press conference on the new case at 1:30 p.m. The…

Healthy blood donors needed among Coronavirus concerns

Those at Vitalant say there's been a drastic decline in donors

FARGO, N.D. — Staff at Vitalant in Fargo say the need for blood donations is more urgent amid coronavirus concerns. They say there’s been a decline in donors coming in and a 30 percent increase in no-shows. The CDC says it’s highly unlikely COVID-19 can be transmitted through blood transfusions. Those at Vitalant say it’s imperative that healthy people donate…

2 Passengers Arriving at MSP Airport Told to Self-Quarantine after Coming into Contact with COVID-19 Case in Europe

A medical professional from the CDC’s Quarantine Station determined they did not have symptoms of COVID-19.

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9)–State health officials have instructed two passengers who arrived at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International on a flight from Europe Tuesday afternoon to self-quarantine for two weeks because they encountered a person confirmed to have the new coronavirus while abroad. The Minnesota Department of Health said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Quarantine Station at MSP Airport notified them about…

North Dakota Department of Health to Provide Update on Coronavirus

The update is scheduled at 2 p.m.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health is scheduled to update North Dakotans on the spread of coronavirus or COVID-19 on Friday. To date, no one in North Dakota has tested positive for for the virus, but there are 15 confirmed cases in the United States. The CDC has previously stated that they expect cases in the United States to…

CDC Releases Updated Information On The Coronavirus

We spoke to Clay and Cass County about what the new information released by the agency said.

CASS AND CLAY COUNTIES.- As of February 24th, a total of 1,336 CDC staff members have been involved in the Coronavirus response. “With Coronavirus is evolving very rapidly, everyday things are changing even by the hour, right now the CDC said, or yesterday said, it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when the Coronavirus will come to…