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…

Cass County Moving To “High” Risk Level Triggering New Capacity Limits

Bars, Restaurants and Events Will Be Limited to 25% Capacity, up to 50 People

BISMARCK, N.D. — Cass County is being moved from “moderate” to “high” risk as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in North Dakota. Gov. Doug Burgum says we are in the middle of a “regional COVID storm” and the guidelines are being changed to reflect that. “The critical or red zone, the highest level. This is the area where if we…

Intermodal Train Service To Begin Next Week In North Dakota

Gov. Doug Burgum calls it a "game-changer"

MINOT, N.D. — Intermodal rail service is coming to North Dakota and Gov. Doug Burgum calls it a “game-changer”. He says next week, Minot will receive an intermodal unit train at a newly operational facility serviced by BNSF. Intermodal uses two modes of freight, such as truck and rail. The service will allow for the movement of international containers so…

Firefighters Answer The Call To Help Battle Wildfires On The West Coast

Wildfires in Oregon have burned at least 1 million acres and destroyed at least two thousand homes

Courtesy: Fargo Fire Department/FacebookFARGO, N.D. — Firefighters from across North Dakota and Minnesota headed to Oregon this week to help fight wildfires. The City of Fargo put out a brief video explaining how four of its members answered the governor’s call for assistance. “After reviewing the request Gov. Burgum signed the authorization that allowed North Dakota resources to travel to…

LIVE: Gov. Burgum to provide update on state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum is holding a press briefing to discuss the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Burgum is expected to speak at 3:30 on Thursday. North Dakota‚Äôs COVID-19 numbers: 12,629 positive cases, 67 current hospitalizations, 10,051 people recovered and 150 deaths. Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus-ND, North Dakota News Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, GOV. DOUG BURGUM, PRESS BRIEFING

6 North Dakota Counties Included In Presidential Disaster Request

Benson, Grand Forks, McKenzie, Mountrail, Nelson and Wells

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum is seeking a presidential disaster declaration for storms that hit North Dakota in late June and early July causing flash flooding in several counties. The storms from June 29 through July 1 are blamed for causing over $5 million in damage to roads and other infrastructure. Burgum includes six counties in his request: Benson,…

Gov. Burgum Considers Raising COVID-19 Risk Level In Cass & Other Counties

North Dakota has applied to participate in the Lost Wages Assistance program

BISMARCK, N.D. — Some counties in North Dakota could see their COVID-19 risk level go from “Low” to “Moderate” as cases continue to rise. That would mean the entire state is no longer under the same level. Gov. Doug Burgum says he is looking at making the change in Cass, Grand Forks, Burleigh-Morton, Ward and Stark, the counties with higher…