Pandemic

ND State Fair Canceled

MINOT, N.D. – The North Dakota State Fair has been cancelled. Fair officials say it’s due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fair board said it’s impossible to predict the scale of the pandemic. The statement said, “Our concern is for the health and safety of our community, attendees, exhibitors, vendors, staff and all involved with the North Dakota State Fair.”…

Social Distancing: Small & Large Victories

Make Sure And Count Your Victories During The Pandemic

  This will give you some hope heading into the weekend. They’re celebrating courageous COVID-19 survivors at Eventide in Fargo. That clip was Bernice crossing the finish line in the road to recovery. She’s joined by Marlene and Vicki who celebrated their own recovery. It is so inspiring to see these brave ladies make a full recovery! Their spirit can…

“Mane Attraction” Lifts Spirits, Brings Smiles To Long-Term Care In Greenbush

A certified nursing assistant brought her horse to work

Delores Walsh gets a special visitor in Greenbush. LIFECARE HORSE 2 GREENBUSH, Minn. — People are finding creative ways to bring smiles to those stuck inside during quarantine. Jordan Meier, a certified nursing assistant at LifeCare Greenbush Manor, brought her horse to work. Jordan took the horse from window to window for a safe visit with the residents. LifeCare staff…

Social Distancing: Mask Comparison

Adam Compares Two Different Styles Of Cloth Face Masks For Social Distancing

Public health officials recommend that we wear masks when we go out in public. They help protect others in case we’re carrying COVID-19 and don’t know it, and they may help protect you from a potential infection. They say a simple cloth mask is sufficient for running errands. Heck, I made one out of a t-shirt last month. It worked…

Fighting Cancer During The Coronavirus Pandemic

No patients in North Dakota have reported any delays in treatment due to the coronavirus according to the organization, but that isn't the only challenge that they need advocates for.

FARGO, ND – As Giving Tuesday Now approaches, the American Cancer Society says that now, more than ever before, they need the public’s help. “It’s just a really challenging time, and for somebody going through a cancer diagnosis, it’s even more so,” said Shannon Bacon, the Health Systems Manager for the American Cancer Society of North Dakota. The American Cancer…

Enjoying local parks safely during the pandemic

Community members are asked to continue following CDC guidelines as they take advantage of nearby parks

FARGO & WEST FARGO, N.D. — For Avi McGregor, living next to Island Park makes getting fresh air that much easier. “It feels awesome to get outdoors, even when it’s raining out here,” she says. Warmer weather and sunny days are hopefully around the corner, but visiting a local park may feel a bit different. “I understand the social distancing part…

Concordia College celebrates 2020 graduates through virtual commencement

It's still undecided if Concordia will have an in-person ceremony for the graduates at a future date

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia College’s class of 2020 receives a graduation ceremony like no other. The virtual commencement featured pre-recorded musical performances and messages from Concordia President William Craft, class speakers, the commencement speaker and Campus Ministry. Graduates’ names were not called out but are listed in the program mailed to each graduating student. A message of hope was…

Allegiant Airlines To Provide Each Passenger With Health & Safety Kit

The kits include a single-use face mask, a pair of non-latex disposable gloves and cleaning wipes

LAS VEGAS — Allegiant Airlines is taking steps to make travel as safe as possible during the pandemic. Starting this week, the airline will provide free personal health and safety kits to all passengers as they board. The kits include a single-use face mask, a pair of non-latex disposable gloves and cleaning wipes. The airline claims it is surpassing CDC…

Law enforcement ensuring ND Smart Restart regulations will be met through education

In less than 24 hours, North Dakota will once again be open for business

FARGO, N.D. — Although bars, restaurants and other businesses can choose to open Friday morning, how they operate will look different than what we’re used to. Business owners and customers have to follow guidelines outlined in North Dakota’s Smart Restart plan. Among other rules, employers must limit the number of customers within facilities and allow for appropriate physical distancing measures….

Red River Zoo Implements New Social Distancing Guides

The zoo opens Saturday, May 2nd.

FARGO, N.D. – The Red River Zoo showed us some of the safety improvements they’ve been making to prepare for their reopening this Saturday. The zoo says that the entire zoo will be covered with red paw prints spaced out exactly 6 feet apart to help maintain social distancing rules. They will also display banners to remind people to maintain…