COVID-19

IMHE Forecasts COVID-19 Peak Day For Deaths In The Region

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington

FARGO, N.D. — The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington is projecting the peak day for daily deaths from coronavirus in each state. In Minnesota, they forecast the peak is three weeks away on April 21 with 70 COVID-19 deaths. They are projecting around 2,100 deaths into August. North Dakota’s projected peak is April 26…

LIVE: Gov. Doug Burgum Holds Press Briefing with Senators Hoeven and Cramer

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum is holding his daily press briefing to provide COVID-19 updates in North Dakota. Burgum will be joined by U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer. They will discuss the federal response to the pandemic and the passage of the new Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. North Dakota has 109 confirmed cases of COVID-19…

Minnesota DNR Implementing Burning Restrictions Immediately

CLAY COUNTY, Minn–The Clay County Sheriff’s Office shared a message from the Minnesota DNR about burning restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning Monday, the DNR is placing burning restrictions in Grant, Douglas, Pope, Norman, Otter Tail, Clay, Wilkin, Stevens and Traverse Counties. The DNR said, “On a typical year, we try to give the public a couple of snow-free weeks…

YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties Offers Child Care for Essential Workers

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is offering child care to all essential personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Children of emergency first responders such as police officers, firefighters, healthcare professionals, city or county staff, grocery store staff and others are eligible for the care. The services are available for both YMCA members and non-members. Care will be…

NDDoH Reports Second COVID-19 Related Death in North Dakota

The woman acquired the virus through community spread.

MCHENRY COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health has reported the second death related to COVID-19 in North Dakota. The department says a woman in her 80s from McHenry County with underlying health conditions died from complications with COVID-19. It was confirmed that the woman acquired the virus through community spread. The NDDoH has confirmed 109 positive cases of COVID-19…

FM Crusaders Deliver Food to Those in Need at CCRI

FARGO, N.D.–Like many organizations, CCRI has been going through many changes and challenges due to COVID-19. When one of CCRI’s food suppliers was late on a shipment, the organization asked the community for help. Clubs like FM Crusaders and individual donors delivered food to the vulnerable in the community. “The Crusaders called and said ‘what do you need?’ And before…

President Trump Extends Stay-at-Home Guidelines for Another 30 Days

The federal government will be extending its social-distancing guidelines through April 30

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Speaking at a contentious White House coronavirus news briefing on Sunday that involved testy standoffs with multiple reporters, President Trump declared that “the peak in death rate” in the coronavirus pandemic “is likely to hit in two weeks,” and said the federal government will be extending its social-distancing guidelines through April 30. “The modeling estimates that the peak in death rate is likely…

North Dakota Museum Of Art Asking For People To Send Art Of What They Are Doing At Home

It's Called "Art In Isolation" The Point Of The Exhibit Is To Show How People Are Handling Social Distancing And The Coronavirus.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The North Dakota Museum Of Art is asking people to send in their submissions from home for a new exhibit. It’s called “Art In Isolation” The point of the exhibit is to show how people are handling social distancing and the Coronavirus. The Museum will print your work on copy paper and put them in one…

Grand Ole Opry Star, Joe Diffie, Passes Away From COVID-19

His hits included “Honky Tonk Attitude" and “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)"

NASHVILLE — Country singer Joe Diffie has died after testing positive for COVID-19. He was 61 A spokesman for Diffie on Friday announced he had contracted the coronavirus, becoming the first country star to go public with such a diagnosis. Diffie’s publicist said the singer died Sunday in Nashville due to complications from the virus. Diffie was a native of…