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Red River Zoo closes to the public amid coronavirus pandemic

The zoo is trying to care for its animal without any ticket revenue

FARGO, N.D. — On a typical warm day like this one, Sally Jacobson says the Red River Zoo would be packed. But instead of kids and families roaming about, the only movement now is the few staff members left taking care of the animals. “We can’t just close the doors and have everyone stay home. We have rare animals that…

COVID-19 By The Numbers For March 29, 2020

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota is reporting another four positive cases as of Sunday morning but no positive cases during afternoon testing. Two of the new cases come from Cass County: a woman in her 40’s and a woman in her 30’s, one by community spread the other is under investigation. The state now has 98 positive cases. 18 people…

Keeping kids engaged while learning from home

With schools closing to stop the spread of coronavirus, parents may find themselves teaching children at home

FARGO, N.D. — Sylvan Learning in Fargo is offering some tips and tricks to help parents keep their children engaged while learning from home. They say it’s important to maintain a daily schedule. Keep the schedule flexible so parents can help their children with assignments before or after they’re done with work. They also recommend taking breaks to get the…

ND Governor Requests Major Presidential Disaster Declaration

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has requested a major presidential disaster declaration to unlock federal assistance to support North Dakota’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor’s request seeks assistance for public infrastructure and facilities; mitigation grants for counties and tribal nations; assistance for individuals and households; and supplemental nutrition and transitional sheltering assistance, among other aid. “Federal assistance is critical…

North Dakota Has 98 COVID-19 Positive Cases

Four more cases of corona virus recorded overnight

A.M. POSITIVE TEST RESULTS | March 28 at 3 p.m. – March 29 at 9 a.m.  ·        Man in his 30s from Stark County, possible travel  ·        Woman in her 40s from Cass County, community spread  ·        Woman in her 30s from Cass County, under investigation   ·        Man in his 80s from Morton County, under investigation     Categories: Travel, Possible Travel, Community Spread, Close Contact, Under…

LIVE: ND Governor Burgum Daily COVID-19 Update

ND Dept of Health Joint Information Center press briefing with Governor Doug Burgum 3/28/20 ND Dept of Health Joint Information Center press briefing with Governor Doug Burgum 3/28/20 Posted by North Dakota Department of Health on Saturday, March 28, 2020 BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum will hold a press briefing at 4 p.m. today with State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte…

North Dakota Adds 15 Positive COVID-19 Tests, Total Now 83

A.M. POSITIVE TEST RESULTS | March 27 at 3 p.m. – March 28 at 9 a.m.  ·        Woman in her 40s from Mountrail County, under investigation  ·        Man in his 30s from Cass County, community spread  ·        Man in his 60s from Sioux County, community spread  ·        Man in his 30s from Stark County, under investigation   ·        Man in his 40s from Morton County, under investigation   ·        Man…

ND Health Officials Want The Community To Keep Taking Basic Coronavirus Precautions

With the first death reported in the State, they say now more than ever it's important to flatten the curve

NORTH DAKOTA – North Dakota Health Officials are stressing the importance of practicing basic safety precautions. “The guidance is the same, it’s just for people to be really vigilant about it. So, it’s those really good prevention practices. It’s that social distancing piece,” says Fargo Cass Public Health director Desi Fleming. They say when going out to do grocery shopping,…

1,600 People File For Unemployment in Cass County

Nearly 6,000 people have filed for unemployment in the state of North Dakota, and the number is expected to rise as we reach the peak of this pandemic.

FARGO, N.D. – The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought about one of the worst workforce impacts in the history of the United States. We now have official numbers on the impact it’s leaving on North Dakota. Nearly 6,000 people have filed for unemployment in the state of North Dakota, and the number is expected to rise as we reach the peak…

Baker Garden & Gift Offering Curbside Pickup Amid Pandemic

Store employees say they've seen more interest in gardening amid coronavirus concerns

FARGO, N.D. — Those at Baker Garden & Gift say it’s that time of year when people start planning their vegetable gardening. In the era of social isolation and distancing, the store’s employees say they’ve seen more and more people become interested in growing their own food. Raised-bed gardens make growing foods like tomatoes, peppers and carrots easy to do…