Mask Mandate

West Acres to require masks beginning August 17

FARGO, N.D.–Starting August 17, all West Acres visitors and employees will be required to wear a mask. Children ages 5 and under are exempt from the mask mandate and visitors may remove masks while eating and drinking. West Acres officials said, “This will work to provide the safest experience for everyone inside West Acres, especially as we move into the busiest…

DFL criticizes MNGOP for “politicizing COVID-19”

Party Chairman Ken Martin says this was not a political issue, but it's a concern where we need to look to health experts and scientists.

MINNESOTA – The DFL is responding to Republican criticism of the mask mandate, and calling out the GOP for politicizing COVID-19. Party Chairman Ken Martin says this was not a political issue, but it’s a concern where we need to look to health experts and scientists. They advise everyone to wear masks to stop the spike in Coronavirus cases. Martin…

Moorhead Businesses Making Changes For Mask Mandate

A manager at Junkyard Brewing says she hasn't seen any trouble on the first couples days with the new policy.

MOORHEAD, MINN. — Businesses across Minnesota are adjusting after Saturday’s start of mandatory masks for all customers. At Junkyard Brewing Company in Moorhead, a sign is at the front door asking people to either walk in with a mask on or call in for curbside pick up. A manager at the brewery says she hasn’t seen any trouble on the…

Gov. Walz issues statewide mask mandate to begin July 25

Minnesota becomes one of 30 states to issue mask mandates.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order on Wednesday requiring Minnesotans to wear face masks indoors. The mask mandate goes into effect on Saturday, July 25. The mandate affects everyone except children five-years-old and under and people with a medical condition, mental health condition or disability that makes it difficult to wear a mask. Anyone caught willfully violating…