MASKS

Fire Departments Across Minnesota Take Part In Homemade Mask Drive

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face masks in public settings while still maintaining physical distancing guidelines

MOORHEAD, Minn. – More than 700 fire departments across the state of Minnesota took part in an initiative that wants to supply workers and people living in congregated facilities with masks. “Governor Walz set an initiative about two weeks ago that today, the 25th, fire departments across the state of Minnesota will be collecting masks. Homemade masks, donated masks, whatever…

FBI Sees Spike In Online Scams Related To COVID-19

The FBI says they had around 2.7 billion dollars in losses from cyber crime last year. 

UNITED STATES – While overall cyber activity has been no different than what FBI agents would see on a normal day, with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a new worry. “So we’ll see scams that are trying to sell fraudulent medical equipment, we’ll see scams that are trying to get people to buy testing or vaccines for COVID that don’t exist….

Downtown Fargo Pizza Shop Selling Face Masks For Good Cause

Blackbird Woodfire Is Selling Masks For 5 bucks each to benefit the Great Plains Food Bank

FARGO, N.D. — The flames are still burning at Blackbird Woodfire in downtown Fargo, as the store changes gears with the shift in business from COVID-19. “It’s been an adjustment we are learning everyday but it’s going well, people are really receptive to our kits and frozen pizza,” Server at Blackbird Woodfire Zoe Absey said. Besides offering new ways for…

Fargo Police Taking COVID-19 Precautions to Protect Officers

FARGO, N.D.–Officers with the Fargo Police Department may look a little different when responding to calls due to certain COVID-19 precautions. Officers have been advised to wear surgical masks, N95 respirators and protective glasses at all times when interacting with the public. Previously, the Fargo Police Department took precautions by completing some service calls via phone and wearing N95 masks…

Sanford, F-M Ambulance Accepting Homemade Mask Donations

Sanford says that they need mask donations to help protect first responders and their families.

FARGO, N.D. – Sanford and F-M Ambulance are now accepting donations of homemade masks. New CDC Guidelines allow for homemade masks to be used to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Sanford says that they need mask donations to help protect first responders and their families. The donation is completely safe and contactless. There is a drop-off box in the…

Fargo & West Fargo Unveil “Stay Home Save Lives” Directive

With this new directive, they hope people can be "North Dakota" smart when leaving their homes.

CASS COUNTY – “This is not, never leave your house order, instead, I’m trusting each of you to be “North Dakota smart,” says Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney. Stay Home – Save Lives is the directive of both Fargo and West Fargo leaders. “People are smart. They can do the right thing, and this is really a request for them to…

Medical Supply Truck Rolls On Icy Highway In Steele County, Northwest of Fargo

the truck, with masks, medical gloves and gowns, was heavily damaged, but the driver wasn’t hurt

FINLEY, ND (KFGO) – A state health department emergency response truck loaded with medical supplies left a highway and rolled on a slick highway in Steele County, northwest of Fargo. Sheriff Wayne Beckman says the truck was headed to hospitals in Northwood and Mayville when it left the road. He says the truck, with masks, medical gloves and gowns, was…

Social Distancing: Lessons Learned From Dealing With Crisis

Other Problems Show That If We Prepare, We Can Take On Current Challenges

I don’t know about you, but I keep completely forgetting that we were facing a completely different potential crisis a month ago. The flood forecasts were looking bad. Fargo was getting ready to launch sandbag central for the 2nd straight year. But man, a lot can change in a month. And one fantastic change is the flood forecast got a…

Emergency Medicine Physician In Jamestown Rallying His Team In COVID-19 Fight

"I will be on the front lines with you"

Steve Inglish, MDJAMESTOWN, N.D. — Dr. Steve Inglish, Emergency Medicine Physician at Jamestown Regional Medical Center, putting out the call for personal protective equipment donations. “We appreciate anyone willing to donate unused N95’s or regular surgical masks or even the industrial N95 masks,” said Dr. Inglish. He is also rallying his team and those on the frontlines. Dr. Inglish in…

Essentia Health Opens Drop-Off Site for Community Donations

Donations can be dropped off on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

FARGO, N.D.–Essentia Health has opened a drop-off site for community donations at its South University Clinic. The healthcare facility says its most pressing need is for medical-grade N95 masks, but it is also in great need for medical-grade personal protective equipment such as masks, gowns, eye protection, gloves and face shields. Donors are even encouraged to create handmade masks. Donations…