COVID-19

Cass County Electric Cooperative Donates N-95 Face Masks to Sanford & Essentia Health

The company donated just over 1,000 masks.

CASS COUNTY – Company leaders say they wanted to do their part to support healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. They looked through their inventory and saw they had extra masks they could give away. The company found they had 54 hundred masks on hand and decided to donate just more than one thousand of them. “You know whilst it’s…

LIVE: Gov. Doug Burgum Holds Daily Press Briefing

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum is holding his daily press briefing with the North Dakota Department of Health. The NDDoH confirmed a total of 147 positive cases, 26 hospitalizations, 39 recoveries and three deaths as of midnight on April 1. Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus-ND, Health, North Dakota News Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, GOV. DOUG BURGUM, PRESS BRIEFING

COVID-19 By The Numbers For April 2, 2020

A member of the NDSU community has tested positive for COVID-19

FARGO, N.D. — One more person in Minnesota has died from COVID-19, raising the state’s total to 18. There are 53 new cases for a total of 742 since the outbreak began. Clay County is reporting 8 cases. 75 patients are now hospitalized, a jump of 21 since Wednesday, with 38 in intensive care.   Cass County, North Dakota has…

MN health plans to waive COVID-19-related expenses during pandemic

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health plans agree to waive Covid-19 related expenses until May 31st. Those with commercial insurance, including individuals, small businesses and some large businesses will have no cost-sharing charges for Coronavirus testing or in network hospitalization. Health plans that have committed to waiving Covid-19 costs are Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthPartners, Medica, Preferred…

LIVE: City of Fargo Hosts COVID-19 K-12 Education Roundtable

FARGO, N.D.–The City of Fargo is hosting a COVID-19 K-12 Education Roundtable feauring F-M K-12 administrators. The speakers will provide information about how their education systems are continuing to provide valuable instruction through distance learning. The speakers include: · Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney · Fargo Public Schools Superintendent Rupak Gandhi · West Fargo Public Schools Superintendent Beth Slette ·…

Minnesota’s Energy Assistance Program Offers Help to Minnesotans Struggling to Pay Energy Bills

New applicants have until July 1 to apply.

SAINT PAUL, Minn.–The Minnesota Department of Commerce’s Energy Assistance Program is available to help Minnesotans struggling to pay energy bills. The department encourages the newly unemployed, households with young children, people with disabilities, veterans and seniors to apply for the program. The Energy Assistance Program helps low-income homeowners and renters by paying grant money directly to utility companies or heating…

Schools Make Changes to Student Meal Distribution Due to Projected Weather Forecast

FARGO, N.D.–Many schools in the F-M area are having to make changes to their student meal distribution schedules due to the projected weather forecast. Fargo Public Schools is distributing Friday’s student meals on Thursday in order to ensure the safety of staff and families. The distribution times and locations for Fargo Public Schools can be found here. · West Fargo…

Menards Will Take Customers Temperature

EAU CLAIRE, WI — Your next trip to Menards may include having your temperature taken. The store based in Wisconsin has already started taking customers’ and employees’ temperatures as they enter their store in Eau Claire, WI. Pets and children under the age of 16 are no longer allowed in any Menards stores as a precaution. Jeff Abbott, a spokesman…

Frontline Project supports workers fighting COVID-19

The project encourages healthcare professionals, law enforcement, scientists and researchers to share their experiences on the frontline

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo-based photographers, Carissa Wirtz and Brittany Walsh, had noticed many people were having trouble understanding the gravity of the coronavirus pandemic simply because it had yet to touch them directly. The friends decided the best way for others to grasp the true severity of COVID-19 was to share the experiences of those who it has affected daily….