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Grand Forks County extends face mask mandate

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — People in Grand Forks County will still be required to wear face coverings in many public settings even though Gov. Doug Burgum is dropping a statewide mask requirement effective Monday. Grand Forks Health Officer Dr. Joel Walz says the order goes into effect Monday as the state mandate expires. The order requires masks in indoor businesses…

Minnesota face mask makes Time Magazine’s 2020 best invention list

Breathe99 designed a B2 mask they say filters 99% of common contaminants and reduces filter cost and waste by half.

This is the lastest model of the B2 mask.MINNEAPOLIS – A Minnesota Company is recognized by Time Magazine as having one of the best inventions of 2020. The idea to design a mask came years before the pandemic hit when Max Bock-Aronson was studying abroad in Singapore in 2013. “I started to notice that when I would go on runs…

Gov. Burgum issues mask mandate & capacity requirements

NORTH DAKOTA – Gov. Doug Burgum announces new measure to slow the spread of Covid-19 in the state. They include a State Health Officer order requiring face coverings to be worn in indoor businesses and public settings and outdoors when physical distancing isn’t possible. The order begins Saturday, Nov. 14 and ends on Dec. 13th. Those exempt from wearing face…

MN governor would like to see mask mandate in ND & SD

After announcing bars & restaurants will close at 10 every night starting Friday, @GovTimWalz is concerned Minnesotans will go to ND & SD. He’d like to see both states get mask mandates. Walz also praises Gov @DougBurgum for what he’s done with testing and contact tracing apps. pic.twitter.com/zyrJPNDib4 — Austin Erickson (@AEricksonKVRR) November 10, 2020 MINNESOTA – After announcing bars…

10 counties in Eastern ND moved to moderate & high risk Covid-19 levels

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Doug Burgum moves several counties to the moderate and high risk levels for Covid-19. Those in our area moving to high risk include Grand Forks, LaMoure, Ramsey, Richland, Towner and Walsh. Counties in our region moving to moderate level include Kidder, Pembina, Stutsman and Trail. Last week Burgum said he would like to see information that…

Grand Forks mayor mandates masks in buildings owned by city

Mayor Brandon BochenskiGRAND FORKS, N.D. – Grand Forks Mayor Brandon Bochenski issues an emergency order requiring masks to be worn in city owned buildings and property starting on Monday. Bochenski says he took the action ahead of early voting at the Alerus Center which the city owns. While not imposing any requirement, Bochenski is urging businesses and non-profit organizations to…

Push for mask mandate in Fargo fails

FARGO, N.D. – The debate to enact a mask mandate in Fargo is struck down. City Commissioners voted 3-2 against Commissioner John Strand’s proposal to have the measure’s first reading to be held at a meeting in two weeks. Strand and Commissioner Arlette Preston voted in favor. Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney and Commissioners Dave Piepkorn and Tony Gehrig voted against…

Fargo City Commission moves to draft a mask mandate

FARGO, N.D. – In a 3-2 vote, the Fargo City Commission allows the city attorney to draft a mask mandate with and without penalties if someone does not wear one. Commissioners Dave Piepkorn and Tony Gehrig voted against the move. Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney and Commissioners Strand and Arlette Preston voted in favor of it. “October 19 is the soonest…

Man Faces Charges After Anti-Mask Tirade At Minnesota Bar

Police say the man told a bouncer he would "put a bullet through his head" & threatened him with a street sign

MANKATO, Minn. — A Twin Cities real estate agent faces charges after getting kicked out of a Mankato bar for refusing to wear a mask. 21-year-old Samuel Wocelka of Prior Lake is charged with felony threats of violence, assault and disorderly conduct. Police say Wocelka was thrown out of 507 Saturday night. He told a bouncer he would “put a…

MSUM And NDSU Students Move Into Campus With New COVID-19 Restrictions

Students Start Class On Monday, August 24th.

FARGO-MOORHEAD – “I would say I’m completely nervous with you too, that means we are all in the same boat, we are here to help each other and support each other,”  Student Orientation Counselor Emily Olson said. Families are unloading vehicles and moving their kids into the dorms for the start of a new type of school year for students…