Pandemic

COVID-19 By The Numbers For April 2, 2020

A member of the NDSU community has tested positive for COVID-19

FARGO, N.D. — One more person in Minnesota has died from COVID-19, raising the state’s total to 18. There are 53 new cases for a total of 742 since the outbreak began. Clay County is reporting 8 cases. 75 patients are now hospitalized, a jump of 21 since Wednesday, with 38 in intensive care.   Cass County, North Dakota has…

Doosan Bobcat & Polaris Make Changes To Operations, Staff

FARGO, N.D. — Doosan Bobcat North America is temporarily suspending production at its manufacturing facilities in response to the global impact of the coronavirus pandemic. In North Dakota and Minnesota, the temporary shutdown will begin Monday with facilities resuming normal operations two weeks later. The company is experiencing supply chain disruptions. Doosan Bobcat leaders say they want to continue preventive…

LIVE: Gov. Doug Burgum Holds Daily Press Briefing

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum holds his daily press briefing to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic. As of 9 a.m. on Wednesday, the North Dakota Department of Health reported 142 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 23 hospitalizations, 34 recoveries and three deaths. For more information, visit: health.nd.gov Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus-ND, Health, North Dakota News Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, GOV. DOUG BURGUM,…

Chahinkapa Zoo Pushes Back Season Opener

The zoo planned to open for the year on April 25th, but will be pushing back the start date due to the pandemic.

WAHPETON, N.D. – Staff at Chahinkapa Zoo in Wahpeton say that COVID-19 is pushing their season opening back, but it will not cancel it entirely. The zoo planned to open for the year on April 25th, but will be pushing back the start date due to the pandemic. Currently, all 11 employees are still working full time, as the animals…

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…

LIVE: Sandy’s Embraces Technology and Home Deliveries During Pandemic

WEST FARGO, ND – Every morning at 4 AM, Jamie Tate, a manager at Sandy’s Donuts, comes in and begins his shift by processing tons of orders that have piled up over night for delivery. This isn’t unusual, as Sandy’s usually delivers to many businesses around the metro. But this time the donuts aren’t going to businesses, they are going…

Minnesota Begins Crackdown on ‘Pandemic Profiteering’

To date, the Attorney General's Office has received more than 300 price-gouging complaints on goods and services deemed essential.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is starting his crackdown against what he calls ‘pandemic profiteering’. The Attorney General’s Office began its enforcement efforts immediately after the Governor signed an executive order banning price-gouging on essential goods and services during the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the Attorney General’s Office has received more than 300 price-gouging complaints on goods…

Great Plains Food Bank Providing Mobile, Virtual Food Pantry Options Amid Pandemic

The food bank has made some adjustments to continue feeding those in need

FARGO, N.D. — The Great Plains Food Bank has had one mission for over 35 years: to end hunger in North Dakota and western Minnesota. But with COVID-19 causing work layoffs and school shutdowns, more people in our region are going hungry everyday. “In one small town, we normally serve 50 or 60 households, and last week, we had 105 show…

Governor Walz to Self-Quarantine After Contact With COVID-19

He will be in quarantine from March 23 until April 6.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Governor Tim Waz announced he is self-quarantining himself for 14 days after one of his security detail’s tested positive for COVID-19 Sunday night. Walz was in close proximity to the individual last week. He will be in quarantine from March 23 until April 6. Walz said, “I’m using this as an opportunity to lead by example. Though I’m…

North Dakota Ag Groups Stress Importance of Agriculture Amid Pandemic

North Dakota growers say they're facing a unique set of challenges amid the coronavirus outbreak

FARGO, N.D. — Thirteen agricultural organizations across North Dakota are coming together to underscore the concern of food availability during the pandemic. In a letter to President Trump and other Washington officials, the groups write, “As the COVID-19 issues continue, we would respectfully request that your administration be mindful of the challenges agriculture faces in these difficult times.” Those at…