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Gov. Walz discourages North Dakotans to travel to Minnesota lake cabins

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Governor Tim Walz disagrees with Governor Doug Burgum’s office saying it’s ok for North Dakotans to go to their lake cabins in Minnesota. Walz says it’s not wise for anyone to be traveling right now. He adds he wouldn’t ask Minnesotans to travel to North Dakota or elsewhere. Walz says since there’s no federal stay at…

Gov. Walz intends to make Coronavirus models he bases decisions off of public

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz responds to concerns as to why he hasn’t made information he’s basing decisions like his stay at home order on public. Walz says he intends to be transparent with the statistics. He stresses he needed to make difficult decisions on keeping Minnesotans safe from the Coronavirus with little data initially available. “We were…

Gov. Walz suspends evictions, adjusts state tax filing deadline

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is in self-quarantine since his bodyguard has tested positive for Covid-19. Walz has issued executive orders suspending evictions, providing relief to small businesses and collecting inventory for personal protective equipment. He says it would be unfair for people to be kicked out of their homes while many can’t work during the Coronavirus…

Burgum finalizes e-learning requirements, orders bars & restaurants to close to dine-in customers

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum announces schools will be closed until further notice. He also orders bars, restaurants cafes and breweries to close to dine-in customers to help curb community spread of the Coronavirus. Burgum signed several Coronavirus executive orders. Schools have been granted waivers for seven more days which pays teachers and hourly employees. E-learning will…

Plug & Play announces agriculture technology location in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. – Plug and Play selects Fargo as the site of its newest location with a focus on agriculture technology. Founding partners include Bremer Bank, CHS, Microsoft and The OCP Group. Plug and Play works with hundreds of start-ups each year. The Fargo office will run two three month programs per year. Startups accepted into the programs will get…

Shelley Lenz launches campaign for ND Governor

NORTH DAKOTA – A veterinarian from western North Dakota is seeking the Democratic-NPL endorsement for governor. Shelley Lenz lives in Killdeer and Dickinson and has veterinary clinics in those cities. She previously served as a school board member in Killdeer. Lenz says she will be a voice for small businesses, families and communities she says are “getting squeezed as North…

Gov. Walz declares emergency for conditions from snowstorm

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz issues an executive order declaring an emergency to ease the strain on farmers in western Minnesota after a snowstorm hampered the harvest. It also lifts regulations on drivers carrying propane and liquid fuels. Farmers have wet conditions and damaged crops. The winter weather also slowed the processing and transportation of grain and…

F-M Diversion Applies For Loan That Could Save Project $600 Million

FARGO, N.D. –┬áThe Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Board of Authority applies for a $510 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan for comprehensive flood protection. The WIFIA loan removes the risk of increasing interest rates and provides lower rates than other financing options. It also allows the Diversion Authority to draw down funds as needed, which can make for less debt….