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Burgum doesn’t implement mask mandate, asks for data showing it would lead to fewer cases

NORTH DAKOTA – North Dakota’s governor shares a White House report showing the state needs to have increased coronavirus mitigation efforts to slow the spread of the virus. That includes people wearing masks, socially distancing, avoiding crowds and washing their hands. Governor Doug Burgum says the increased efforts will not include a mask mandate from him despite North Dakota having…

ND gubernatorial candidates talk coronavirus in first & only debate

Courtesy: Prairie PublicFARGO, N.D. – The candidates for North Dakota governor highlight their plans to combat the coronavirus. Democrat Dr. Shelley Lenz says 422 Covid-19 related deaths and three state health directors resigning points to why Governor Doug Burgum’s handling of the virus isn’t going well. Libertarian DuWayne Hendrickson wants more effort to be put into mental health resources during…

Record daily Covid-19 cases in Cass Co., health expert concerned

FARGO, N.D. – Cass County sees a record daily high of coronavirus cases with 216 and a positivity rate of nearly 11.7 percent according to Fargo Cass Public Health. Fargo Cass Public Health Director Desi Fleming believes people in the area aren’t taking contact tracing, masking or quarantining seriously. She adds a big reason positive cases are going up is…

Minnesota opening 10 COVID-19 saliva testing sites including Moorhead

Free testing starts this Saturday at the former Thomas Edison High School building

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A free COVID-19 saliva testing site is set to open in Moorhead on Saturday at the former Thomas Edison Elementary School building on 14th Street South. The tests can be taken Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from noon to 7:00 PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Click here to schedule an appointment….

‘We may be entering the darkest period’ Gov. Burgum discusses rise in Covid-19 in ND

North Dakota Governor provides an update on the pandemic as the state sees an increase in positive Covid-19 cases.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Doug Burgum expressed his concerns on the record number high of Covid-19 related cases in the state. “There has been a lot of attention nationally around North Dakota leading the nation in positive cases per capita,” Burgum said. Over the past week the state has seen a dramatic increase in positive results with 3,117 new cases…

ND’s new Covid-19 plans include re-prioritizing nurses & a new test

High-speed testing and new developments to better care for health-care workers and those in long-term facilities

NORTH DAKOTA – With case numbers still on the rise, Governor Doug Burgum is moving 12 counties into a higher risk level and lowering three others. He says the state is coming up with new ways of handling COVID-19. Burgum’s plans for nurses and high-speed testing are some of the ways he’s hoping the state can better control the corona…

Walz praises Moorhead Public Schools’ plans to keep kids safe amid Covid-19

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz stops by S.G. Reinersten Elementary School on on his statewide Safe Learning Tour. Walz thanked schools for their efforts to stay safe amid the coronavirus pandemic. He is emphasizing caution so students and staff can learn and teach the best they can given the health concerns. Walz has been visiting schools in-person as…

Gov. Walz told White House Trump visiting George Floyd memorial is ‘really bad idea’

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – President Donald Trump’s campaign team wanted to have the president visit south Minneapolis Monday during his trip to Minnesota, including the George Floyd memorial at 38th and Chicago. However, Gov. Tim Walz said he spent the weekend telling the White House why it was a “really bad idea.” South Minneapolis is where George Floyd was killed while being detained by Minneapolis police…

South Dakota Governor’s Ad Invites Business Owners to Cross the Border

Gov. Kristi Noem says, "Because our state celebrates freedom like none other, especially for anyone running a company.

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota’s Governor Kristi Noem uses COVID-19 restrictions to lure Minnesota businesses to cross the border. Noem says, “Because our state celebrates freedom like none other, especially for anyone running a company. When it comes to supporting growth and eliminating government heavy-handed interference, South Dakota means business.” In an online ad, Governor Noem tells business owners to…