GF Schools & UND describe changes in the classroom due to Covid-19

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Grand Forks school district and the University of North Dakota share changes to their campuses in the upcoming school year. Students in Kindergarten through ninth grade will go back to school August 31. Tenth through 12th graders return September 1. Superintendent Dr. Terry Brenner says nearly one fifth of students will have distance learning. The…

Fargo City Commissioners To Debate Face Mask Mandate

Governor Doug Burgum says such a decision should be left up to businesses and schools

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City Commissioners on Monday will take up the idea of mandating face masks to slow the spread of COVID-19. Commissioner John Strand has come up with two options. The first would mandate face coverings to be worn in all public settings. The second option has “targeted” policies including requiring city employees to wear masks when they…

Gov. Walz to impose mask mandate in Minnesota stores, indoor public spaces

Walz has scheduled a 2 p.m. news conference to announce the move.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9)–Gov. Tim Walz is poised to order Minnesotans to wear masks in stores and other indoor public spaces as he tries to avoid a surge in coronavirus cases here. Walz has scheduled a 2 p.m. news conference to announce the move. He’ll be joined by business owners from Minneapolis and Bemidji and infectious disease experts who…

Community Reacts To Possible Mask Mandate In Minnesota

According to a national study by the Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences, the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 is by wearing a mask.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota could join a growing list of states requiring masks including Texas, California and Michigan as coronavirus cases spike in multiple states. DFL State Senator Kent Eken of Twin Valley says he encourages people to wear masks but worries a one size fits all plan will take away the ability of communities to make their own decisions….

Minnesota Governor Asked To Consider Face Mask Mandate

Governors in several states that are seeing rising numbers have mandated mask use

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Health experts are urging Gov. Tim Walz to require masks in public statewide amid concerns that the spike in coronavirus cases elsewhere could happen in Minnesota. Governors in several states that are seeing rising numbers have mandated mask use. Medical groups in Minnesota and the state Health Department are backing a mandate. Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm…

Head Of MNsure Leaving To Join National Health Care Group

Allison O'Toole Has Served For Nearly Three Years

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The head of MNsure is stepping down. Allison O’Toole announced that she will leave Minnesota’s health insurance exchange next month. O’Toole served as chief executive for nearly three years, overseeing record signups in individual health care plans even as premiums were rising sharply. Her departure comes at a tumultuous time for health care nationwide as President…