COVID-19

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…

Minnesota Department of Public Safety Cancels All Road Tests in March

Knowledge testing and driver's license applications are still available.

ST. PAUL–The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has canceled all driver’s tests scheduled from March 18 to March 27 over coronavirus concerns. This includes Class D, commercial driver’s license and motorcycle road tests. Anyone with appointments during this time will receive a cancellation notice by email or text. Knowledge testing and driver’s license applications are still available. The MDPS says…

Marcus Theatres Temporarily Closing Theatres

Marcus Theatres is turning off their projectors and closing their doors on Tuesday, March 17. The last showtime will be at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday The company said, “We put many precautions in place that were guided by best practices from the Centers for Disease Control, state and local authorities. Now the guidance is clear that temporarily closing is the…

Moorhead Area Public Schools Providing Meals and Child Care During School Closures

The meals will be delivered to multiple schools for students.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Moorhead Area Public Schools announced it will be providing child care and supplying meals to students starting Wednesday, March 18. In coordination with the YMCA, Moorhead schools will offer care to district-enrolled students age 12 and under whose parents are emergency workers and critical in the community response to COVID-19. The state has designated which occupations are eligible for…

Cass County Preparing for Significant Flooding in Rural Areas

Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact the Cass County flood hotline at 701-241-8000.

CASS COUNTY–Cass County is continuing to prepare for spring flooding despite experiencing a slow melt so far. County officials say rural residents in Kindred, Mapleton and Harwood need to plan for significant flooding due to the National Weather Service predicting a 50 percent chance of similar flood conditions as the 2019 flood. They predict major flooding will happen along the…

West Acres Mall Implementing Operational Changes Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

All stores in West Acres are being given the option to set their own hours or close entirely.

FARGO, N.D.–The West Acres mall is implementing some operational changes starting Tuesday. The mall building hours will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the mall will no longer open early for walkers. All common area events are canceled through the end of March. Playland and the Roger Maris Museum video room are closed until further notice. The West…

LIVE: Vice President Pence and the Coronavirus Task Force Address COVID-19

WASHINGTON–Vice President Pence and members of the Coronavirus Task Force are holding their daily briefing from the White House. President Trump is not scheduled to speak, but has joined in the briefings in recent days. KVRR has coronavirus updates daily here: https://www.kvrr.com/coronavirus-update/ Categories: Coronavirus, Health Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Task Force, COVID-19, PRESIDENT TRUMP, Vice President Pence

How We’re Handling Social Distancing In The Valley

Sharing Ideas On How To Get Through Social Distancing

  Social Distancing. That’s the buzzword everyone is using. All it means is limiting interactions with people to help slow the spread of COVID-19. That means a lot of us are choosing to stay home. So I’m sharing some ideas on how we’re managing Social Distancing. Maybe you’ll get a few ideas from it. I hope I do. This weekend…

McDonald’s Closing Seating Areas, Switching to Take Out Only

It is not certain how long the restaurants will be closed to dine-in customers.

McDonald’s has announced it is closing all seating areas, play areas, self-serve beverage bars and kiosks effective immediately. The fast food restaurant will continue drive-thru, take out and delivery services. In a Facebook post, the restaurant said, “The health and safety of our community is our top priority. We also recognize our role in helping to feed families across America.”…

Police Warn of Coronavirus-Related Scams

Officials say scammers are looking to capitalize on people's fears

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Police is warning the elderly about coronavirus-related scams. Officials say scammers are calling elderly people claiming they have a COVID-19 vaccine. The scammers are asking people to reserve a dose with over-the-phone payments. A COVID-19 vaccine does not yet exist. Police are also warning people of coronavirus phishing emails. Although there are no reports of these…