Covid-19 Update: Moorhead and DGF Schools Closed Immediately.

MOORHEAD, MN — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has ordered the temporary shutdown of public schools to allow administrators and teachers to make plans for switching to distance learning as the number of people with COVID-19 increases. Schools will be closed to kindergarten through 12th grade students by Wednesday and will remain shut down through March 27. Moorhead Public Schools decided…

MN Governor Directs K-12 Schools To Close To Deal With Covid-19 Pandemic

Schools will be closed to students by Wednesday, March 18 through Friday, March 27 to accommodate this planning between school staff, teachers, and administrators.

Minnesota closes schools due to COVID-19 Minnesota governor announces temporary closure of K-12 public schools. Details of the closures: Posted by Fox 9 on Sunday, March 15, 2020   ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 20-02, authorizing the temporary closure of Minnesota K-12 public schools to students in order for school administrators and teachers…

Speaking To Kids About COVID-19

According to the CDC, children do not appear to be at higher risk for COVID-19 than adults

MOORHEAD, Minn.- Some parents are having a tough talk with their children about Covid – 19. We talked with a local expert who says the most important thing is to keep calm while explaining the situation. “Children are very influenced by the stress of their caregivers, so it’s important not to overwhelm them with information, yet give them appropriate information….

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…