COVID-19

North Dakota Declares State Of Emergency For Coronavirus

The State Will Not Close K Through 12 Schools

BISMARCK, N.D. —  Governor Doug Burgum announces a state of emergency for North Dakota. Under the declaration, the government will provide new guidelines and policies to help battle the virus. Burgum says the state will follow the guidelines recommended by the CDC on COVID-19 prevention. He says the state will not close K through 12 schools. The new guidelines recommend…

NDHSAA Postpones Remaining Winter Activities

In response to Covid-19, all NDHSAA winter activities will cease for the time being

FARGO – On Friday, March 13, due to the Emergency Declarations issued by President Donald Trump and Governor Doug Burgum the NDHSAA will postpone play until further notice at the 2020 NDHSAA Class A Basketball State Tournament and all remaining 2020 NDHSAA Winter Postseason State Tournaments including the 2020 NDHSAA Class B Boys Basketball State Tournament. In addition to the…

Altru Health System Implementing New Visitor Restrictions

Patients are asked to call 701-780-6358 prior to visiting an Altru location.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–Altru Health System is implementing new visitor restrictions in an attempt to limit the potential exposure of COVID-19. Hospital patients will only be allowed two visitors at a time, while Altru’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will only allow parents to visit. Anyone under the age of 18 and anyone with an active cold, cough, fever or other illness…

LIVE: Trump Preparing to Invoke Emergency Powers over Coronavirus

Trump is holding a news conference at the White House at 2 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP)–President Donald Trump is preparing to invoke emergency powers as the country struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak. This is according to two people familiar with the planning who spoke on condition of anonymity. It is still unclear precisely what mechanism Trump would use to free up additional federal resources for testing and treatment as well as help those…

Minnesota DFL Shifting to Virtual Conventions and Campaign Events

The Minnesota DFL Headquarters will be closed to the public.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party has postponed all conventions between March 14 and May 1 in order to combat the spread of COVID-19. Beginning in April, the Minnesota DFL will attempt to hold virtual conventions. All campaign events, including direct voter contact, is shifting online. Chairman of the Minnesota DFL, Ken Martin, said, “This was not an easy decision…

Fargo Film Festival Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

The festival was scheduled March 17-21 at the Fargo Theatre.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Film Festival has been canceled due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival was scheduled March 17-21 at the Fargo Theatre. The Fargo Theatre Executive Director, Emily Beck said, “This was a difficult decision, but protecting the health of our audiences, filmmakers, volunteers and community must always be our top priority.” At this time, the Fargo…

March Madness: NCAA Tournaments Canceled Due to Coronavirus

The NCAA canceled all of its spring championships in every sport.

The NCAA has canceled its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments because of the spread of coronavirus. The unprecedented move puts an abrupt end to the season less than a month before champions were to be crowned. The decision comes a day after the NCAA announced the games that were scheduled to start next week would go on but played in mostly…

MSUM Temporarily Suspends Classes Amid Coronavirus Concerns

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Minnesota State University Moorhead along with 36 other Minnesota State colleges are suspending classes due to COVID-19 concerns. Minnesota State Chancellor Malhotra said that the 32 Minnesota State colleges and universities currently on Spring Break will suspend classes March 16-22 and resume on March 23. The five remaining Minnesota State colleges will suspend classes March 23-29 and resume on…

Sanford Health Announces New Visitor Policy in Response to COVID-19

The new policy will take effect on March 13.

FARGO, N.D.–Sanford Health has announced a new visitor policy aimed at protecting the health and safety of its patients and staff. The new policy is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will take effect on March 13. According to the policy, patients will be allowed one visitor at a time and visitors are restricted to immediate family only. Visitors…