COVID-19

Governor Tim Walz announces plan to end MN COVID-19 restrictions

"We're going to have a summer where just the simple things will be back again."

MINNESOTA (KVRR) — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announces his plan to end statewide COVID-19 restrictions. “We’re going to have a summer where just the simple things will be back again,” Walz said. Walz’s new plan to reduce COVID-19 restrictions could put an end to some requirements May 28 if the state reaches a 70 percent vaccination rate. This Friday some…

LIVE: Walz to end Minnesota mask mandate by July 1

  ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – Gov. Tim Walz has announced a three-step timeline to end nearly all state COVID-19 restrictions by May 28, and end the statewide mask mandate when 70% of residents 16 years and older get their vaccine, or by July 1. “The pandemic is not over and we have work to do. But from the State…

Farmer attacked by cow gets help from Farm Rescue

"It's overwhelming. It's one of those things that it's hard to put into words how thankful we are for their help."

WALCOTT, N.D. (KVRR) — Farmers helping farmers. From as far as Iowa, farmers helped a North Dakota farmer who suffered a recent injury. “Being a farmer we never want to ask for any help and when help is offered we sometimes are hesitant to take people up on it,” Farm owner, Robert Nord said. Robert Nord has been farming for…

Moorhead travel agency says demand for travel is rapidly picking up

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Those with a local travel agency say demand for travel is picking up quickly. Tod Ganje with Travel Incorporated in Moorhead says flights are already filling up into next year. With vaccinated Americans potentially allowed back in Europe soon, Ganje says river cruises are in high demand. He also says people who are vaccinated against COVID-19…

Norsk Hostfest Called Off For A Second Straight Year Due To Pandemic

MINOT, N.D. — (AP) The coronavirus pandemic has taken down one of North Dakota’s most popular festivals for a second straight year. The Norsk Hostfest in Minot bills itself as the largest Scandinavian festival in North America. Event officials cited concerns about COVID-19 hurting the tour business and travel, as well as whether participants would be willing to gather in…

Fargo School Board postpones vote on ending a portion of its mask mandate

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Fargo School Board votes to postpone a motion to end the district’s mask mandate on elementary playgrounds and outside physical education classes at middle and high schools to its May 11th meeting. The measure was brought up by Board Member David Paulson during the meeting which isn’t usually procedure. He wanted the change to take…

Moorhead Public School 9th Graders Placed Under Quarantine

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption MOORHEAD, Minn. — All 9th grade public school students in Moorhead are put under a quarantine starting Wednesday due to several positive COVID-19 cases. Moorhead High School Principal Dave Lawrence says with 7 positive cases and around 160 students already in quarantine, this was the right step to take. The students will return to learning…

Critics of Minnesota’s COVID sports restrictions raise new concerns

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – Critics of Minnesota’s COVID-19 restrictions on youth and school sports are raising new concerns about last fall’s shutdown. The activist group Let Them Play Minnesota released a series of pandemic-related emails during a Senate Education committee hearing Monday. The emails show officials in Gov. Tim Walz’s administration tried to justify a sports shutdown by…