Pandemic

Anti-Walz Billboard Controversy in Fosston, Minnesota

"Rocks & Cows of the North" is against the handling of the pandemic by Democrat Gov. Tim Walz

FOSSTON, Minn. — A group in northern Minnesota is behind a digital billboard ad in Fosston, Minnesota that is being talked about around town and across the entire country. The group calling itself “Rocks & Cows of the North” is against the handling of the pandemic by Democrat Gov. Tim Walz. Their Facebook page says the governor continues to make…

COVID-19 By The Numbers For Our Region

North Dakota, South Dakota & Minnesota

Minnesota has eight new coronavirus deaths including a person in their 80’s in the northern Minnesota county of Koochiching. The state is reporting another 523 cases of COVID-19. Nearly 31,000 people have recovered from the virus. A Cass County woman in her 80’s has died of COVID-19 bringing North Dakota’s death toll to 79. The county has 15 of the…

Can businesses require customers to wear face masks?

Face mask requirements have posed a problem for some who claim a medical disability prevents them from wearing one

FARGO, N.D. — For many businesses, reopening during the pandemic brings along safety concerns for both shoppers and employees. “Research shows that wearing a mask is one of the best ways to prevent spreading COVID-19, and then that way, if we’re protected and our customers are protected, that helps us keep our doors open,” says Erica Sponsler, co-owner of Game…

Travel picking up despite COVID-19 spikes in some states

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Despite COVID-19 spikes in some states, a local travel agent says business has been picking up slightly with more people taking trips. Tod Ganje with Travel Incorporated in Moorhead says the main reasons people are traveling again are to see family and for business. He says more people are planning their vacation trips in advance for the…

Fargo Workers Caravan Through Downtown Fargo For Racial And Economic Justice

About 20 cars were part of the caravan.

FARGO, N.D – The Northern Plains United Labor Council and the community come together to caravan through downtown Fargo to take action for racial and economic justice. The message is simple. “That we can all come together and have this very important, very uncomfortable dialogue and move forward to making positive changes, so we don’t end up in a place…

LIVE: How To Cope With Stresses Of Society

A pandemic. Worldwide protests. We are living in a more stressful time than we've seen in a long time.

  A pandemic. Worldwide protests. We are living in a more stressful time than we’ve seen in a long time. The Village Family Service Center has some tips to help cope with the stresses we’re all dealing with. Counselor Denise Hellekson says you can help your stress levels by not focusing on what-ifs. She says our minds always go to…

Demonstrators Hold Funeral Procession For Local Restaurants In MN

Part Of Restaurant Rally To Reopen In Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, MINN. – Demonstrators in Alexandria are mourning the death of local restaurants if they’re not allowed to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic. They’re mourning quite literally with a funeral procession, complete with a hearse. Copper Trail Brewing Company in Alexandria shared video on Facebook of what they call the Restaurant Rally to Reopen. The brewery says just about every…

Gov. Tim Walz loosens restrictions on places of worship in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn — Gov. Tim Walz and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis reach an agreement to allow places of worship to open at 25% capacity in Minnesota. They must adhere to physical distancing and public health guidelines. The executive order, signed by Walz Saturday, goes into effect Wednesday, May 27th. Under the order, places of worship can…

Fargo’s All Pro Towing helps couple escaping New York amid pandemic

A couple trying to escape the state as it became a hotspot in March ran into a problem they weren't prepared for

FARGO, N.D. — As COVID-19 cases racked up in New York, Kyle Kinard and his wife loaded up their SUV and set out to leave their Brooklyn apartment behind. But their second stop of what was supposed to be a smooth-sailing road trip to eastern Washington didn’t go entirely as planned. “My wife was kind of looking on Google Maps…