COVID-19

Bank of North Dakota Offering Student Loan Relief Options

BISMARCK, N.D.–The Bank of North Dakota announced its student loan relief plans to assist students impacted by COVID-19 on Tuesday. Effective Immediately, borrowers may request to defer payments for six months. Additionally, interest rates for variable borrowers will decrease April 1 and Bank of North Dakota will reduce payments to reflect the new interest rate. Borrowers with fixed interest rates…

City of West Fargo Encourages Census Responses with Drawing for $100 Gift Cards

There will be one drawing per week for five consecutive weeks.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–The City of West Fargo is encouraging citizens to complete the census by giving away five $100 West Fargo business gift cards. Anyone with a West Fargo address who has completed their census will be eligible to win a gift card to a business located in West Fargo during the next five weeks. Communications Director Melissa Richard said,…

Cass County Sheriff’s Office Opens Tactical Operation Center

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The Cass County Sheriff’s Office has officially opened their Tactical Operation Center. The center’s goal is to provide direct access to law enforcement for rural community members who have questions regarding the COVID-19 Crisis and potential spring flooding. The Sheriff’s Office says the Tactical Operation Center will remain staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m….

UND Hosting Live Forums to Address Student, Faculty and Staff Questions on Tuesday

The meetings will be recorded for anyone unable to attend.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–University of North Dakota leaders are holding two live forums on Tuesday to address questions and concerns from students, faculty and staff. The faculty and staff forum is scheduled for 12 p.m. and the student forum for 4 p.m. Both forums will be held on Zoom. Students, faculty and staff can submit questions for UND leaders through Zoom’s…

Fargo City Commission Temporarily Approves To-Go, Delivery & Curbside Liquor Sale

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo City Commission has approved the curbside, to-go, and delivery of alcohol within Fargo city limits for the next 30 days. Open container and proof of age laws remain in affect, and businesses will continue to be held to a high standard of conduct pertaining responsible service. Fargo Commissioner Tony Grindberg said, “It is crucial we find creative…

Tokyo Olympics Officially Postponed to 2021

The IOC says the games will be held “not later than summer 2021.”

TOKYO (AP)–The Tokyo Olympics have been officially postponed until 2021. The International Olympic Committee along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organizers have decided that the Tokyo Games cannot go ahead as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus outbreak. The IOC says the games will be held “not later than summer 2021” but they will still be…

Local Financial Expert Talks About Continuing Hit To Wall Street

Markets Fall With Continued Response To Fighting Coronavirus Around The Globe

FARGO, N.D. — Stocks fall about 3% on Wall Street after Congress hit another roadblock in talks to inject nearly $2 trillion into the economy. We asked president and financial advisor at Legacy Wealth Management, Paul Meyers, if people should be concerned about their 401k or investments now? “Our advice to our followers is that uh, be reviewing your account,…

Young Bismarck Woman With Coronavirus Encourages Her Generation To Take Action

She says you may be young, you may be healthy but you can still get it or even pass it on

BISMARCK, N.D. — A young Bismarck woman who tested positive for coronavirus is going public in hopes that others in her age-group will learn from her experience. “I’ve been really afraid to talk about this because we were worried about getting hate,” said Alicia Rich. “Because it’s definitely not an easy thing to like say out loud like ‘I have…

Cass County Commission Gives Update on County’s COVID-19 Response

3/4 of the department is now working remotely

FARGO, N.D. — Cass County Commissioners and local officials met virtually to discuss how the county is responding to the coronavirus outbreak. County Sheriff Jesse Jahner says his staff has enough personal protective equipment, including N95 face masks. Inmates at the Cass County Jail are being screened regularly to check for fevers or other symptoms of the virus. Cass County…