COVID-19

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…

NCHC Cancels Hockey Tournament Due to COVID-19 Concerns

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The National Collegiate Hockey Conference has canceled the 2020 NCHC Tournament amid coronavirus concerns. The cancellation affects the quarter-finals scheduled to take place this weekend and the frozen faceoff next week. Anyone looking for a refund for quarter-finals tickets are asked to contact their athletic department’s ticket office. Frozen Faceoff tickets can be refunded at the place they…

NDSU and UND to Resume Classes Online after Spring Break

FARGO, N.D.–North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota announced they will shift to remote instruction for two weeks following Spring Break due to coronavirus concerns. Students are encouraged to monitor their emails for updates about classes. Instructors will contact students about classes that cannot be taken online. University operations at both campuses will remain open for the…

North Dakota confirms first case of Coronavirus, Man In Ward County

The person who tested positive traveled out of state where he had contact with someone who tested positive for the Coronavirus

NORTH DAKOTA – The North Dakota Department of Health confirmed the first presumptive case of novel Coronavirus in a Ward County man in his 60s. “We encourage citizens to be prepared and not panic – to base their actions on facts, not fear,” Gov. Doug Burgum said. “North Dakotans should take this virus seriously, stay informed and follow recommendations for…

North Dakota Receives Millions Of Dollars For Coronavirus

State leaders voted to accept the funding on Tuesday.

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota will be getting up to 6 million dollars in federal funding to stop the spread of the coronavirus. North Dakota has now tested 13 people for the virus: 7 are negative and 6 are pending with no positive tests yet. The cash comes from the over 8 billion dollar COVID-19 bill that was passed by…

University of Minnesota Suspends In-Person Instruction Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Students to stay home and continue with classes online.

MINNEAPOLIS–The University of Minnesota is suspending in-person instruction at its five campuses due to concerns over COVID-19. In an email to students, officials said the university is moving to online instruction through at least April 1. Students on the Morris and Crookston campuses will have in-person classes through Friday, March 13. Spring Break will be extended on the Duluth, Rochester…