Pandemic

LIVE: Preserve Your COVID-19 Stories For Future Historians

State Historical Society Needs Your Help Showing How North Dakotans Lived Through Pandemic

  We’re living in a unique time in history, and your stories from the coronavirus pandemic could be part of the historical record researchers study generations from now. The North Dakota State Historical Society is asking the public to document the pandemic. People can send in anything from pictures and videos to written accounts of life during this time. They…

Fargo, West Fargo leaders back Gov. Burgum’s decision to reopen businesses

They note that much of the power to control the virus still lies in the hands of the public

FARGO & WEST FARGO, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum says the state is ready to implement Phase One of the North Dakota Smart Restart plan. “We anticipate there’ll be some rules applied to this, but we see it as hopeful to start opening up businesses, get our economy moving again,” says Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney. West Fargo Commission President…

Coronavirus fears preventing some from getting medical help in emergencies

Some heart attack and stroke patients are afraid of contracting COVID-19 by going to the hospital

FARGO, N.D. — Although the pandemic has impacted almost all aspects of our lives, there’s one thing that hasn’t changed. “We know that COVID-19 isn’t preventing heart attacks from happening,” says Chrissy Meyer with the American Heart Association. Heart attacks, strokes and other medical emergencies are still happening in our community. The main difference? Fear of contracting COVID-19 is pushing…

‘It’s not just a job for us’: Local artists continue creating through pandemic

One artist's "pay what you can" initiative aims to make art accessible to everyone

FARGO, N.D. — As museums, theaters and tattoo shops remain closed, artists have been heavily impacted by the pandemic. One Fargo tattoo apprentice has made it her mission to make her art accessible to everyone during these difficult times. Although she started her “pay what you can” art initiative a couple of weeks before tattoo shops were required to close,…

Fargo business owner supports essential workers through “Pay It Forward Project”

Jennifer Kirkeby, owner of Energy Zone Nutrition, has delivered hundreds of shakes and teas to healthcare workers

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo business owner wants to support those on the front lines of the pandemic with some help from the community. Owner of Energy Zone Nutrition Jennifer Kirkeby has delivered hundreds of shakes and teas to healthcare workers across the metro since the beginning of April. Her “Pay It Forward Project” takes donations from community members, who…

Owner & Chef of “Toscana” Dies Unexpectedly

A GoFundMe account has been started to support the family

FARGO, N.D. — The chef and owner of Toscana in downtown Fargo died unexpectedly on Thursday. A collection of pictures of Mirco Morganti are now in the window of the Italian restaurant. Morganti leaves behind his 5 children and the love of his life, Charlene. The restaurant has been greatly impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. A GoFundMe account has been…

Free meals continue to be provided for Fargo-Moorhead families in need

More than 19,000 meals have been given out by the Fargo Public Schools district

FARGO, N.D. — Free meals for local families in need are continuing to be offered across the metro. YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is now providing meals and snacks every weekday to children ages 18 or younger. Additional meals can be purchased for $5 for anyone over the age of 18. A Fargo Public Schools official says the need…

TNT Kids Fitness & Gymnastics offers virtual lessons, helping those with physical or emotional barriers

Those with the organization say these classes are a way for community members to remain connected while social distancing

FARGO, N.D. — Empty floor mats and a quiet room isn’t the usual scene at Fargo’s TNT Kid’s Fitness & Gymnastics. But with Coronavirus concerns still in mind, it’s the gym’s new norm for a while. “We’ve been closed for a couple weeks now, and what we really try to emphasize is since the kids couldn’t come to TNT, we…

Are Domestic Violence Cases Increasing Due To COVID-19?

The number for the center's 24 hour crisis line is: 800-344-7273. 

FARGO, N.D. – The Rape and Abuse Crisis Center in Fargo says there have been more calls coming in than usual, but it’s too early to tell if it’s due to the pandemic. The center has also changed their services from walk-in, to only web based and telephone, so it’s not out of the ordinary that they have seen an…

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…