COVID-19

Twin Cities restore mask mandate

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter said the requirement would take effect in both cities at 5 p.m. Thursday.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Minnesota’s two largest cities moved Wednesday to reimpose mask requirements in businesses and public places as the omicron variant of coronavirus spreads rapidly. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter said the requirement would take effect in both cities at 5 p.m. Thursday. Frey said it’s essential to keep the city healthy and moving,…

Walz expects COVID-19 spike as Minnesota schools reopen

MINNEAPOLIS – Gov. Tim Walz says coronavirus cases due to the fast-spreading omicron variant will most likely race through Minnesota’s public schools in the next few weeks now that students are back in class. Walz said that school administrators across the state are right to be concerned. He noted that modeling by the Mayo Clinic predicts a spike peaking around…

Kirk Cousins has COVID, he’ll miss Sunday night game against the Packers

Cousins is unvaccinated.

EAGAN, Minn. – The Vikings have placed quarterback Kirk Cousins on the COVID-19 reserve list. The blow comes two days before their most important game of the season at Green Bay. Cousins is unvaccinated. Even if he’s asymptomatic, he wouldn’t be able to return in time to face the Packers. The NFL recently reduced the required quarantine period to five…

MN Nurses Association voices displeasure over new COVID-19 guidelines

Under the new CDC recommendations, vaccinated health care workers who are exposed no longer must isolate.

ST. PAUL, MINN – The head of the Minnesota Nurses Association is ripping new C-D-C guidelines that shorten the recommended COVID-19 quarantine periods. Under the new recommendations, vaccinated health care workers who are exposed no longer must isolate. M-N-A president Mary Turner called the new policy a “disaster.” Turner said,” It may be good for businesses’ bottom lines to push…

UND basketball games cancelled due to COVID-19 protocol

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KVRR) –  Two University of North Dakota men’s basketball games have been canceled due to COVID-19 protocols. The Summit League office made the announcement, canceling Thursday’s game against South Dakota and Saturday’s game with South Dakota State. The Summit League’s Joint Council voted unanimously to change its COVID-19 No Contest policy for the remainder of the 2021-22…

Holiday Bowl on FOX cancelled due to COVID-19 cases

The game was to feature the UCLA Bruins facing the North Carolina State Wolfpack.

SAN DIEGO, CA (KVRR) – The Holiday Bowl tonight on FOX (KVRR) has been cancelled. UCLA football tweeted, “The UCLA football team is unable to participate in tonight’s San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl due to COVID-19 protocols within the Bruins’ program”. FOX Sports is reporting that COVID-19 decimated the Bruins defensive line. The game was to feature the…

Colts place Carson Wentz on COVID-19 list

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz throws during practice at the NFL team’s football training camp in Westfield, Ind., Thursday, July 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS (FOX 59) – The Indianapolis Colts have placed quarterback Carson Wentz on the COVID-19 list. He’s the 15th player to be placed on the virus list, but clearly the most significant. Under current COVID-19 protocols, a…

Fargo Public Works plan is to have all residential streets cleared by 9:00 p.m. Monday

Garbage and recycling collection will take place on Monday and will not be delayed.

FARGO, ND (KVRR) –  Due to snow coverage of up to nine inches on residential streets, all City of Fargo facilities (including COVID-19 testing sites) will open two hours late, at 9:45 a.m. The Fargo City Commission meeting (scheduled for Monday at 5 p.m.) will be held as scheduled. Garbage and recycling collection will take place on Monday and will…

Walz isolating after testing positive for COVID-19

ST. PAUL, Minn.  (KVRR) – Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says he and members of his family recently tested positive for COVID-19. “Yesterday, my 9th grade son tested positive for COVID-19. Gwen and I were both tested that same day, and after initially testing negative yesterday morning, last night we received positive COVID-19 tests.” Walz says his son has mild symptoms…