GOVERNOR BURGUM

Eight ND counties upgraded to moderate risk level for Covid-19

BISMARCK, N.D. – As the COVID-19 positivity rate continues to rise in North Dakota, Governor Doug Burgum is making some changes, and requests. North Dakota now ranks first in the country in the number of new COVID-19 cases per capita in the last two weeks. “Our active cases and positvity rate have gone up even higher. These increases in actives…

White House’s Dr. Birx Visits North Dakota

Dr. Birx visited with local leaders to discuss the state's coronavirus response.

FARGO, ND – White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx was in Fargo today to participate in discussions about the states coronavirus response with state leadership, as well as the mayors of Fargo, Grand Forks, and Bismarck. She praised the states commitment to testing, as well as the Governors Vulnerable Population Protection Plan. Both Dr. Birx and the governor…

Dr. Shelley Lenz Says Burgum “Lacks Leadership” When Dealing With COVID-19

The democrat is a running against Doug Burgum for Governor of North Dakota.

FARGO, N.D. – Dem-NPL candidate for governor of North Dakota Dr. Shelley Lenz stops by Fargo to talk priorities Governor Doug Burgum and Covid-19. Lenz says one of the main issues she wants to tackle if she becomes governor is access to healthcare. She also says Burgum has failed in the way he has handled COVID-19. The Democrat says at…

Health Experts Continue To See Decline In COVID-19 Cases in ND

Last week, Governor Burgum said the state had the capacity to process 5000 tests per day.

NORTH DAKOTA – The Red River Valley COVID-19 Task Force has been working around the clock to prevent and stop the spread of the coronavirus. “We’ve been really good at identifying positive cases and then once we identify positive cases, we have a really strong contact team here and so I think when you do that really well, you’re able…

No COVID-19 Spike in North Dakota from Memorial Day Weekend

Governor Burgum stresses importance of testing in daily COVID-19 briefing.

BISMARCK, N.D. — The results from COVID-19 testing done after the long Memorial Day weekend are in for North Dakota. Governor Doug Burgum says, “there was a lot of concern around the country, a lot of press reports about all the activity that Memorial Day weekend would cause a spike and I’m happy to report that it has not caused…

State Leaders Take Action To Mitigate Spread Of COVID-19 In Grand Forks County

There has been a total of 110 confirmed cases between LM Wind Power employees and their close contacts

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — It’s the fourth consecutive day in a row that North Dakota has had the highest number of positive COVID-19 cases. “90 new positives, so again, far and away our biggest single day. That comes out of 621 tests, so we had a very positive testing day, yesterday in terms of test counts. We still want to…

WATCH TODAY: FM Leaders Discuss Bar/Restaurant Closings, MN Gov. Walz on Latest, White House Covid-19 Briefing

All can be seen on KVRR.COM as well as KVRR Facebook Page

KVRR will carry several informational briefings Friday, March 20 concerning COVID-19. 9:30 a.m. Fargo, West Fargo and Horace Mayors, Cass County Chair and Business Leaders will discuss North Dakota Governor Burgum’s closing of bars and restaurants. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Estimated Time) President Trump will hold a White House Briefing with the Coronavirus Task Force. 2:00 p.m. Minnesota Governor…

LIVE: NDDoH Joins Gov. Burgum to Discuss COVID-19 Updates

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health is joining Governor Doug Burgum to discuss updated COVID-19 numbers in North Dakota the importance of social distancing. The press conference will begin at approximately 4 p.m. Burgum will be joined by State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler, State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte, North Dakota Department of Health Field Medical Officer Joan Connell, MD, North…

USDA Approves North Dakota Disaster Designation

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue approved disaster relief for 47 counties in North Dakota.

ARGUSVILLE, N.D. — USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue approved disaster relief for 47 counties in North Dakota. USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey joined both of North Dakota’s Senators and Governor Burgum to talk with local producers in Argusville. “You don’t need to drive too far from the scene to see wheat fields still out in the…

ND Senate Approves Bill Decriminalizing Recreational Marijuana

The Senate and House will have a meeting for a final version of the bill before it goes to Gov. Doug Burgum

FARGO, N.D. —┬áNorth Dakota senators approve a bill which would decriminalize recreational marijuana. That means anyone who smokes marijuana or is found in possession of less than a half-ounce would only have to pay a $250 fine and could avoid prison time. The bill would also lower the penalty for anyone found with marijuana smoking devices to a $100 fine….