COVID

Fargo restaurants spent first weekend with 25% capacity guideline

Fargo's Mango's talked to tell what changes they made this weekend to accommodate to the new recommendations

FARGO, N.D.-  It was the first weekend with the Cass County’s new Covid-19 guidelines of 25% capacity for restaurants and bars. Mango’s in Fargo says it’s been following the recommendations closely. The restaurant was already providing and requiring employees and guests to wear masks in the restaurant. The high-rise booths follow social-distancing guidelines. This means it’s able to seat every…

No Mask Mandate Makes It “Difficult for Us to Try to Make a Difference”

Public Health Director Renae Moch says the majority in the state are not wearing a mask.

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health Department struggles with cooperation as COVID cases rise in North Dakota. Director Renae Moch says, “Without that mandate or enforcement piece behind it, it becomes very difficult for us to try to make a difference in the number of cases we’re seeing and really trying to take, having this taken seriously by the…

Mapleton Kindergarten students send message to nurses

Mapleton Kindergartners reach out to nurses in their community with a message of thanks

MAPLETON, N.D — Kindergarten students in Mapleton are making connections between the letters of the alphabet and nurses in their community. Teacher Kayla Dornfeld is using a program called Kindergarten Bootcamp to teach her students the alphabet. The letter of the day is N, which lead her students to talk about nurses and how they’re helping the community. The class…

12 West Fargo Students, Staff Out with Positive COVID-19 Tests

West Fargo Public Schools releases 'Weekly Risk Level Status Check'

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Public Schools is doing weekly risk level status checks. As of Monday morning, 12 students and staff are out with a positive COVID test. There are 144 students and staff in a COVID-Related Quarantine. Also, 74 students and staff are showing COVID-Related Symptoms. According to the post on Facebook, WFPS says there are no…

Local organization gives kids a head start in time for new school year

It's offering 400 free backpacks, school supplies, hair cuts, and health screenings to the public at no charge

FARGO, N.D. — The local nonprofit Faith4Hope is hoping to remove some barriers local families can face when preparing to go back to school. “We find that people needed the most right now. With COVID going on it’s kind of hard to juggle everything. Hybrid classes, at home, and so, now they’re going back to school, and we want them…

MSUM And NDSU Students Move Into Campus With New COVID-19 Restrictions

Students Start Class On Monday, August 24th.

FARGO-MOORHEAD – “I would say I’m completely nervous with you too, that means we are all in the same boat, we are here to help each other and support each other,”  Student Orientation Counselor Emily Olson said. Families are unloading vehicles and moving their kids into the dorms for the start of a new type of school year for students…

Minnesota Department Of Agriculture Gives Out Thousands In Grants For Meat Processing Plants

The grant gives producers up to five thousand dollars to offset the costs of adding coolers, refrigeration units, slaughter and processing equipment.

DETROIT LAKES, MINN. –The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is giving out thousands in grant money to meat processing plants across the state. Those receiving the money include businesses in Pelican Rapids, Perham, Barnesville and New York Mills. The grant gives producers up to five thousand dollars to offset the costs of adding coolers, refrigeration units, slaughter and processing equipment. The…

Fargo Blues Festival Plays On With New COVID-19 Rules

Saturday's lineup of performances starts at noon and tickets can be purchased on site.

FARGO, N.D. — “The blues fest is a wonderful event this is our 25th annual and the blues just reach everyone that loves music,” Kristi Bredell  said. The stage is being set up with rain coverings for the Blues Festival at the Newman Outdoor Field. The two day celebration is the first major music fest in the Fargo-Moorhead area since…

Moorhead Businesses Making Changes For Mask Mandate

A manager at Junkyard Brewing says she hasn't seen any trouble on the first couples days with the new policy.

MOORHEAD, MINN. — Businesses across Minnesota are adjusting after Saturday’s start of mandatory masks for all customers. At Junkyard Brewing Company in Moorhead, a sign is at the front door asking people to either walk in with a mask on or call in for curbside pick up. A manager at the brewery says she hasn’t seen any trouble on the…

Law Enforcement And Health Officials React To MN Mask Mandate

The state joins a growing list of other with mask mandates including Texas, California and Michigan

MOORHEAD, MINN. — “The expectation is that a business owner takes this on their own and treats this governor, staff has mentioned in this press conference that they are treating people like any other customer that they have issues with,”  Moorhead Police Captain Deric Swenson said. People across Minnesota are in for changes on Saturday as face masks will be…