COVID-19

LIVE: City of Grand Forks COVID-19 News Conference

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–Mayor Michael R. Brown is holding a “virtual” news conference on Thursday to provide updates on the spread of COVID-19. Mayor Brown will be joined by City Administrator Todd Feland, Grand Forks Public Health Director Debbie Swanson and Altru Health System’s Medical Director of Primary Care Dr. Josh Deere. The public is being asked to continue taking precautionary measures…

Covid-19 Case in Wadena County, Total in MN Now 89

The northernmost cases previously were in Stearns and Benton counties.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota has risen to 89, up 12 from Wednesday. The new cases include one in Wadena County in north-central Minnesota. It’s the state’s first confirmed case so far north. The northernmost cases previously were in Stearns and Benton counties. The count of confirmed cases from the Minnesota Department of Health…

ND Dept. of Commerce Encourages Businesses to Prepare for SBA Disaster Loan Application

The SBA will provide up to $2 million per company in low-interest loans.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Commerce is encouraging businesses experiencing financial strain due to the novel coronavirus to begin preparing for a Small Business Administration Disaster Loan application. The Small Business Administration announced the availability of $7 billion to assist small businesses on March 12. The SBA says it will provide up to $2 million per company in low-interest…

Eight Additional COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in North Dakota

A total of 15 people have tested positive for the virus in North Dakota.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health confirmed eight new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. Seven of the new cases are from Burleigh County and one new case from Morton County. The NDDoH says six of the cases have travel history and two cases are community spread.  A total of 15 people have tested positive for the virus in North…

LIVE: Daily White House Coronavirus Task Force Briefing

WASHINGTON–President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and the Coronavirus Task Force are scheduled to provide updates at approximately 10 a.m. The President has led each briefing so far and answered questions when the update has concluded. Categories: Coronavirus, Health Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Task Force, COVID-19, news briefing, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, Update, VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE

Scheels Arena and Fargodome Close Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

FARGO, N.D.–The Scheels Arena and Fargodome are temporarily closing their doors based on recommendations by the federal government and Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney. The Fargodome officially closed on Wednesday after Mayor Mahoney and the City of Fargo Administration decided to close all non-essential/non-emergency physical office to the public. In-person refunds will be given when the fargodome box office reopens. Customers…

Minnesota has 1,700 Frozen Samples Waiting on Coronavirus Testing but Tests are in Short Supply

Walz says he is hearing the same thing from other governors.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9)–Governor Tim Walz says he is deeply concerned there is not enough testing available in Minnesota for officials to combat the coronavirus outbreak. As of Wednesday, the governor says there are 1,700 frozen, untested samples waiting to be tested for COVID-19. In recent days, state officials, along with other leaders around the country, have said the…

ND announces community spread Coronavirus, recommends bars & restaurants to have to-go orders only

There are two more cases of Coronavirus in North Dakota, this time in Morton County. It’s the first instance of community spread of the illness in the state. Those cases are a woman in her 20s and a person age 10 to 19. Neither has a history of travel or has come into contact with someone who has Covid 19….

LIVE: NDDoH Joins Gov. Burgum to Discuss COVID-19 Updates

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health is joining Governor Doug Burgum to discuss updated COVID-19 numbers in North Dakota the importance of social distancing. The press conference will begin at approximately 4 p.m. Burgum will be joined by State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler, State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte, North Dakota Department of Health Field Medical Officer Joan Connell, MD, North…

Government Check Scams Already Surfacing

MINNESOTA–While the government has yet to work out all the details surrounding economic relief checks, scammers are already trying to take advantage of unsuspecting Americans. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota says it has received reports of scammers attempting to get people to pay a fee to get the government checks immediately. The Federal Trade Commission in…