COVID-19

Mayor of Fargo Says He Would Support a Statewide Mask Mandate

He cast the deciding vote against a city-wide mask mandate two weeks ago at the city commission meeting

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney now says he would like to see a statewide mask mandate. He has been largely supportive of the approach to the pandemic taken by Gov. Doug Burgum, who has left much of the policy making up to local leaders. But Mahoney says it would be difficult to enforce a mask mandate in Fargo…

North Dakota reports 662 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths Monday

Cass County accounts for 7,753 of the total positive cases and 79 of the total deaths.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health reports 662 new COVID-19 cases and four new deaths on Monday. Forty-seven counties report new cases. Cass County reports the most new cases with 218 and Burleigh County the second most with 115. Three men and one woman from three counties died. All four people had underlying health conditions. North Dakota’s COVID-19…

30 More COVID-19 Deaths Reported In Three State Region

Minnesota has 17 more COVID-19 deaths and more than 1,700 new cases of the virus. The majority of the deaths are in southern Minnesota with one up north in St. Louis County. The positivity rate remains nearly unchanged at 5.1% due to an increase in testing. These maps show the positive cases by county since the pandemic began. The death…

North Dakota Women’s March goes virtual

Increase in COVID-19 cases throughout the state brings the event online

NORTH DAKOTA– The North Dakota Women’s March was held online this year due to the spike of COVID-19 cases throughout the state. The hosts of the event gave information about the women’s suffrage movement as well as information on how to vote in the upcoming election. Many women showed up to share their stories and experiences with gender identity, sexuality,…

Boo at the Zoo provides a way for families to enjoy Halloween amid COVID-19

The next dates for Boo at the Zoo are October 24 and 31

FARGO, N.D. — With COVID-19 cases on the rise in the metro, the Red River Zoo is trying to provide a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween. Halloween is a favorite for many, especially kids. Boo at the Zoo is an opportunity for families to be able to celebrate Halloween one way or another, especially during these times. “I…

Moorhead opens first COVID-19 saliva testing site

It's part of the state's efforts to provide different options for COVID-19 testing

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead opens its first COVID-19 saliva testing site. The saliva testing is free and available to all Minnesota residents whether they have symptoms or not. You’re encouraged to set up an appointment on the state’s Health Department website, but walk-ins are also accepted. They ask people to not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum at least 30…

Gov. Burgum, NDDOH submit COVID-19 vaccination plan to CDC

It is still unknown who will be prioritized for the vaccine or when it will be available

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum along with the North Dakota Department of Health have submitted the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan to the CDC. The plan outlines how a future COVID-19 vaccine will be prioritized, equitably allocated, distributed and administered in North Dakota. Key areas addressed in the plan include enrollment of health care providers to administer vaccines, storage and…

North Dakota reports 877 new COVID-19 cases and 18 deaths Friday

Cass County accounts for 7,231 of the total positive cases and 79 of the total deaths.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health reports 877 new COVID-19 cases and 18 new deaths on Friday. The new cases mark a record high for most cases recorded in a single day in the state. Forty-four counties report new cases. Cass County reports the most new cases with 223 and Ward County the second most with 116. Eight…

Fargo businesses implement a mask mandate as cases continue to rise

Drumconrath Brewing Company in downtown Fargo joins others in making masks mandatory

FARGO, N.D.- While most North Dakota businesses either require or recommend customers wear a mask, a few more are taking steps to encourage you to mask up. Drumconrath Brewing Company in downtown Fargo is making it mandatory. If you’re here for a beer. You must wear mask. Owner Sam Corr says it’s all about doing your part in any way…