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Pro-Mask Campaign Begins But Still No Mandate In North Dakota

State leaders also announcing a precision online learning program will be made available to all students

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum kicks off a social media campaign encouraging the use of face masks called #MASKUPND. He is still against issuing a mask mandate, leaving that up to businesses and schools. Burgum is also extending the deadline for renewals for driver licenses which expired March 1 or later. State leaders also announcing a precision online learning…

County GOP Board Member Resigns Over Social Media Post

WABASHA CO., Minn. — The Republican Party of Wabasha County in far southeastern Minnesota says an image on its Facebook page that compares Minnesota’s mask mandate to Jewish people in Nazi death camps was maliciously posted. But Minnesota Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan says that the picture was posted by a Wabasha County GOP board member, who has since resigned…

City Commission encourages usage of face masks in Fargo through directive

The directive "strongly encourages" people in Fargo to wear face masks in public when social distancing isn't possible

FARGO, N.D. — In a 4-1 vote, Fargo City Commission approves a directive encouraging people to wear face masks in public. Commissioner John Strand says he doesn’t want mask police; he says what he wants is “a community approach to a health crisis.” “We don’t have to be fighting after something so little as — I’m not going to say…

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…

Walmart Boots Nazi Face Mask Wearing Minnesota Couple

Police say the couple has been issued trespass notices

MARSHALL, Minn. — A couple who wore Nazi flag face coverings to Walmart in Marshall, Minnesota have been told not to return. Police say the couple has been issued trespass notices. Officials said they are banned from visiting any Walmart facility for at least a year. A video posted on social media showing the couple going through a checkout lane…

Law Enforcement And Health Officials React To MN Mask Mandate

The state joins a growing list of other with mask mandates including Texas, California and Michigan

MOORHEAD, MINN. — “The expectation is that a business owner takes this on their own and treats this governor, staff has mentioned in this press conference that they are treating people like any other customer that they have issues with,”  Moorhead Police Captain Deric Swenson said. People across Minnesota are in for changes on Saturday as face masks will be…

SD Trainer Didn’t Know If Racing In ND Was Going To Be Possible Due To COVID-19

Haar has around 30 to 40 horses competing in races at the North Dakota Horse Park.

FARGO, N.D – Training horses comes naturally to Amanda Haar. It’s all she’s known ever since she was a little girl watching her dad do the same. Haar is from Aberdeen and has been coming to North Dakota Horse Park for the last seven years. “To come here is honestly probably our favorite track to race at, so to hear…

Dr. Shelley Lenz Says Burgum “Lacks Leadership” When Dealing With COVID-19

The democrat is a running against Doug Burgum for Governor of North Dakota.

FARGO, N.D. – Dem-NPL candidate for governor of North Dakota Dr. Shelley Lenz stops by Fargo to talk priorities Governor Doug Burgum and Covid-19. Lenz says one of the main issues she wants to tackle if she becomes governor is access to healthcare. She also says Burgum has failed in the way he has handled COVID-19. The Democrat says at…

Cass County COVID-19 Task Force Reminding People To Keep Following Guidelines

The task force says the overall positive rates have continued to drop from the peak in April. However people need to still take the virus seriously as they are noticing an uptick in July.

FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Valley COVID-19 Task Force says things are looking better in Clay and Cass Counties. With the state loosening restrictions cell phone data tracing found more people are on the move after being quarantined. “I think we said it back at the beginning of the pandemic if you can’t easily remember or count the contacts…