U.S. plans diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

WASHINGTON – The White House says the U.S. will stage a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing to protest Chinese human rights abuses. It’s move that China has vowed to greet with “firm countermeasures.” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters during Monday’s briefing that U.S. athletes will continue to compete and will “have our full…

Energy Secretary discusses Biden’s American Jobs Plan to build the nation’s infrastructure

"This jobs plan is the biggest investment in America."

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — President Biden’s proposed American Jobs plan is aiming to help build up the nation’s infrastructure. Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm says President Biden’s proposal of the American Jobs plan comes after the nation coming in short to competing nations. “China has had it as part of their strategic vision to corner the market on areas of manufacturing….

Farmer Reacts To Soybean Prices Hitting Two-Year High

Soybean prices have risen more than 16% since the start of August, according to the Wall Street Journal

NORTH DAKOTA.- Soybean prices continue to hit all time highs despite pandemic and other factors. Chris Brossart from Wolford, North Dakota is getting ready to harvest soybeans. “Next week we should have roughly 1,000 acres that should be ready to harvest.” Brossart is a farmer and the Vice Chairman at the North Dakota Soybean Council. He says the industry has…

What to do if you receive seeds you didn’t buy in the mail

FARGO, N.D. — Around 100 North Dakotans have contacted the state’s Department of Agriculture saying they received mysterious seed packets in the mail. Officials are urging anyone who receives unsolicited seeds from China to not open them. You are asked to send the package, including the mailing label, to the Department of Agriculture for inspection. There is also an online…

NDSU Study Abroad Programs in Italy & South Korea Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

The Study Abroad Program at NDSU is still monitoring all the countries where there are still students studying abroad.

FARGO, N.D.- The study abroad program at NDSU is taking precautions following the Coronavirus outbreak in several countries. “We do not have any programs in China currently, but we have ended programs in Italy and South Korea,” says Director at the International Student and Study Abroad Services Alicia Kauffman. The university has around 50 students studying abroad right now and…

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…

Ten People Are Being Monitored For The Coronavirus In North Dakota

The ten individuals recently traveled to China.

NORTH DAKOTA – The ten individuals being monitored for Corona virus have recently traveled to China. “We are calling them, testing them, or somehow communicating with these persons and asking you know, symptom history whether or not they have a temperature and how they are dealing in general,” says Brenton Nesemeier, the Field Epidemiologist at the North Dakota Department of…

North Dakota Health Department Monitoring 3 People For Coronavirus

All three recently arrived from China

BISMARCK, N.D. — Three people in North Dakota are being actively monitored for the coronavirus. The state health department says all three recently arrived from China. They are voluntarily staying away from people other than immediate family members. There have been no cases of the virus reported in North Dakota and no individuals are classified as a person under investigation….

Sanford Health Temporarily Isolates Patient On Novel Coronavirus Fears

the man came in with symptoms consistent with influenza and other respiratory viruses

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health isolates a patient for possible novel coronavirus testing since the man recently traveled. Hospital officials say the man came in with symptoms consistent with influenza and other respiratory viruses. After consulting with the state of North Dakota, it was determined the man did not meet current CDC guidelines for further novel coronavirus testing. Sanford is…