Pandemic

NDSU Public Health hosts panel to discuss pandemic response

NDSU partnered with the Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth to talk through the economic, social and health issues facing the United States.

FARGO, N.D. — There is a lot that needs to be done to help the U.S. recover after the COVID-19 pandemic. NDSU Public Health partnered with the Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth to talk through these issues with a team of experts. The three panelists talked about the economic, social and health costs facing the country and how…

Stakeholders discuss moving the aviation industry forward

Aviation continues to be one of the hardest-hit industries by COVID-19

FARGO, N.D. — With no end in sight to the pandemic and the fear of flying still on people’s minds, airlines and airports are continuing to struggle financially. But in Fargo, passenger volume has been on the rise quicker than in the rest of the country. “We’re heading in the right direction,” says Hector International Airport Executive Director Shawn Dobberstein….

Mayor of Fargo Says He Would Support a Statewide Mask Mandate

He cast the deciding vote against a city-wide mask mandate two weeks ago at the city commission meeting

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney now says he would like to see a statewide mask mandate. He has been largely supportive of the approach to the pandemic taken by Gov. Doug Burgum, who has left much of the policy making up to local leaders. But Mahoney says it would be difficult to enforce a mask mandate in Fargo…

30 More COVID-19 Deaths Reported In Three State Region

Minnesota has 17 more COVID-19 deaths and more than 1,700 new cases of the virus. The majority of the deaths are in southern Minnesota with one up north in St. Louis County. The positivity rate remains nearly unchanged at 5.1% due to an increase in testing. These maps show the positive cases by county since the pandemic began. The death…

Legendary Sports Columnist Sid Hartman Dead at 100

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota sports legend has died at 100. According to his son Chad Hartman, sports columnist and radio personality Sid Hartman died peacefully “surrounded by his family.” Hartman’s first newspaper column was published in 1945. He kept up his age-defying pace even after his 100th birthday party on March 15 was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Hartman…

Social Distancing: Diffusing The Giant Stress Ball

Pandemic Stress Could Combine With Seasonal Stress

  We’ve been living with the stress of the pandemic for more than half a year now. With cold, dreary looming, the possibility of Seasonal affective disorder could cause people to spiral emotionally. But today we’ve got tips from the Village Family Service Center. Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Ruth Denton-Graber says pandemic stress and Seasonal affective disorder have similar effects…

Revenue Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly Leaving Agency

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Revenue Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly is leaving the agency, leaving Gov. Tim Walz with a third open cabinet position to fill. Unlike the other two, Bauerly is leaving on her own. In a statement announcing her departure, Walz praised Bauerly and said there would be a competitive hiring process to replace her. The Republican-controlled Senate has…

D-G-F Moving Middle & High Schools To Full Distance Learning

GLYNDON, Minn. — Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton is moving to full distance learning for its middle and high schools starting Monday. In a letter posted on the district’s website, the superintendent says there has been an increase in students and staff reporting that they have been exposed or tested positive for the coronavirus. The full distance learning for the middle and high schools…

WATCH: ND Governor Burgum briefing on COVID-19

September 8th, 2020 COVID-19 Press Conference – ND Joint Information Center Posted by North Dakota Department of Health on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum will hold a press briefing with the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) at 3:30 p.m. today to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in North Dakota. Categories: Community, Coronavirus-ND, Health,…