88 Amazon workers in Shakopee test positive for coronavirus

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP)–State health officials say the Amazon fulfillment center in Shakopee has one of the larger coronavirus outbreaks in a warehouse or distribution plant setting. At least 88 of its approximately 1,000 workers have tested positive for the disease caused by the virus. Another 99 workers at other Amazon sites in the Twin Cities have also tested positive since…

Cass And Grand Forks Counties Still Hotspots For COVID-19

83% of Active Cases Are In Those Two North Dakota Counties

BISMARCK, N.D. — Eighty-three percent of all COVID-19 active cases in North Dakota are in Cass and Grand Forks counties. The state has 665 active cases. Gov. Doug Burgum says there have been a couple of small outbreaks at manufacturing centers in Fargo, although he didn’t specify which companies are impacted. Long-term care centers are still a hotspot for COVID-19….

Fargo Leaders Expecting More State Help As Covid Numbers Go Up

City officals say that case numbers will continue to rise as more testing is made available.

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo leaders are expecting to get more help from the state as COVID-19 numbers continue to rise. Fargo Cass Public Health is increasing it’s contact tracing to help identify people who may have been in contact with an infected person. City officals say that case numbers will continue to rise as more testing is made available. The…

Detroit Mountain Shutting Down Due To Coronavirus

The Company Says They Are Hopeful To Be Able To Get Back Up And Running Before The End Of The Season.

DETROIT LAKES, MINN. — Detroit Mountain in Detroit Lakes says they are shutting down tonight for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus. The company’s Facebook page says the decision came down after Minnesota Governor Tim Walz declared a state emergency. The ski resort has been up and running for almost 80 days this winter. The company says they are…

Financial experts forecast coronavirus impacts on economy

Flynn Says UND Will Be Releasing Research Data And Financial Estimates For The Coronavirus Later Next Week

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The emergency declaration by President Trump and by both North Dakota and Minnesota are leaving businesses and people worried about their future. UND Economics and Finance Professor David Flynn says the virus is making some waves in every part of the economy. “I think we will be in for a period of volatility whether you wanna…

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz Declares State Of Emergency For Coronavirus

The State Has Tested Over 500 People For The Coronavirus With Only 14 Confirmed Cases

ST.PAUL, MINN. — In an address at the state capital in Saint Paul, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz laid out the plans the state would be taking to battle the coronavirus. “I would ask you all to think of this as opening the tool box, we are not taking a tool out of it as of today in terms of things…

CDC Releases Updated Information On The Coronavirus

We spoke to Clay and Cass County about what the new information released by the agency said.

CASS AND CLAY COUNTIES.- As of February 24th, a total of 1,336 CDC staff members have been involved in the Coronavirus response. “With Coronavirus is evolving very rapidly, everyday things are changing even by the hour, right now the CDC said, or yesterday said, it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when the Coronavirus will come to…

Fargo Cass Public Quells Worries Over Coronavirus Popping Up In Valley

The CDC has China at a level 1 watch, meaning people need to take normal precautions when traveling into the country.

FARGO, N.D. — The coronavirus that’s spreading across China is leaving people in the valley wondering if they should be worried about the disease coming here. Fargo Cass Public Health says the disease, which has infected over 400 people in China, is not going to have an effect on our area. The CDC has China at a level 1 watch,…

Minnesota Struggling with Largest Outbreak of Tuberculosis in the Nation

Department of Health officials say the strain is drug-resistant, which is not only making it harder to fight, it's much more expensive. KMSP Fox 9's Iris Perez reports from Ramsey County

RAMSEY COUNTY, Minn. — It’s the largest outbreak of tuberculosis in the nation and it’s happening in Minnesota. Department of Health officials say the strain is drug-resistant, which is not only making it harder to fight, it’s much more expensive. “We’ve put a lot of resources into responding to this situation,” said Kris Ehresmann, who is the Director of Infectious…

Deadly Tuberculosis Outbreak Hitting Minnesota Hmong Population

Two first-line antibiotics have proven ineffective against this strain

  RAMSEY COUNTY, Minn. A tuberculosis outbreak among an elderly Hmong population of Minnesota is proving deadly and costly. Six of 17 people who contracted tuberculosis in Ramsey County have died, three of them as a direct result of the disease. Patients affected by the outbreak must undergo a costly medication regimen. Two first-line antibiotics have proven ineffective against this…