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Gov. Burgum talks with President Trump about ND’s coronavirus response

WASHINGTON – Gov. Doug Burgum, Sen. John Hoeven and Commerce Commissioner Michelle Kommer discuss North Dakota’s coronavirus response and reopening businesses with President Trump at The White House. Burgum thanked the president for the federal government working with North Dakota to approve the state’s disaster declaration and sending 1.5 million masks and 42 million gloves. He proudly talked about the…

Walz releases five point plan to protect long-term care facilities from Covid-19

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz unveils a plan to provide more support to Minnesota’s long-term care facilities. About 80 percent of the state’s coronavirus deaths have come from them. It will expand testing for residents and workers, work with health systems to create strike teams to conduct on site testing and follow ups and get facilities PPE. It…

Some MN businesses can reopen Monday, distance learning continues for rest of school year

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz announces some businesses can reopen Monday and schools will continue distance learning for the rest of the school year. Industrial and manufacturing businesses like wholesale trade, warehouses can welcome back workers. Office-based businesses that aren’t customer-faced will also be open for business. This affects up to 100,000 workers and 20,000 businesses. In order…

Minnesota makes Coronavirus models public

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health officials reveal Coronavirus modeling projections. 22,000 people are predicted to die despite social distancing measures. The scenario closely reflecting Governor Tim Walz’s extended stay-home order suggests a July 13th hospitalization peak requiring 3,700 ICU beds. It also projects six thousand deaths in a best case scenario to 36,000 in a worst case. A University…

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…