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Nine Fargo restaurants & bars fail alcohol compliance checks

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Although a majority of businesses passed the most recent alcohol compliance checks, Fargo’s Police Chief says some have a “culture” of serving alcohol to minors. “Most of these people are trained, some of them are even looking at ID’s, and they’re serving anyway,” Chief David Zibolski said during Wednesday’s Liquor Control Board meeting. Nine out of…

Border reopening delay causing economic hardships in Grand Cities

"Every business in Grand Forks has been eagerly awaiting for the border to reopen because the Canadian visitors are a huge economic boom to this whole region."

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) — The effects of the U.S. – Canadian border closure grows as travel restrictions are extended for another month. As of March of 2020 U.S.-Canadian border restrictions have placed an economic hardship on businesses that rely on tourism to stay afloat. Now the Biden Administration is preventing the Canadian dollar from boosting the local economy for…

New Moorhead pub now open for business

Murphy's Pub opened quietly a few weeks ago after the pandemic forced a later start date

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — The pandemic has been tough on businesses over the past year, especially bars and restaurants. One of the employee’s of a new Moorhead pub says opening now under the restrictions is just the new normal. Bartender and server Baylee Engquist says, “It’s been months and months in the making but it really paid off.” You may…

Walz relaxes more coronavirus restrictions

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz said he would relax several restrictions in place due to the coronavirus as cases continue to drop, including raising the maximum occupancy in bars, restaurants private events and celebrations. Starting Saturday, top capacity at bars and restaurants and indoor entertainment venues will rise to 250 people, with up to 50 people allowed at…

Moorhead restaurant says reopening to dine-in customers will feel like “a grand opening”

Starting Monday, bars and restaurants in Minnesota can open to 50 percent capacity, with a maximum of 150 people.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Governor Tim Walz loosens COVID-19 restrictions that will go into effect on January 11th, including indoor dining. “For us it does feel like a grand reopening, we’re excited to see our people, we’re in this business for the people,” Bartender & Server at Legends Sports Bar & Grill Baylee Engquist said. Starting Monday, bars and restaurants in…

MN Governor Walz expected to extend pause on indoor dining through the holidays

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Tim Walz plans to keep bars and restaurants in Minnesota closed for indoor service through the holidays. Walz is expected to make a formal announcement Wednesday on extending the restrictions he imposed last month for a four-week “pause” that was due to expire Friday. The governor’s order also closed fitness centers and other places…

Boardwalk Bar and Grill in East Grand Forks forced to close for violating executive order

Boardwalk Bar and Grill reopened Wednesday defying Governor Tim Walz's four week closing of bars and restaurants.

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. – Boardwalk Bar and Grill in East Grand Forks is closed for three days after the business opened up to dine in customers defying Governor Tim Walz’s Covid-19 guidelines Boardwalk Bar and Grill reopened Wednesday defying Governor Tim Walz’s four week closing of bars and restaurants. Owner Jane Moss says in a statement in part: “What…

Fargo company steps up to help restaurants and bars doing take-out

Working side-by-side with these businesses made them more aware of the burdens they face amid COVID-19.

FARGO, N.D. – A Fargo company is donating plastic containers and utensils to restaurants and bars that are doing take-out amid the pandemic. Brenco Cleaning Equipment and Janitorial Services works closely with restaurants and bars. Working side-by-side with these businesses made them more aware of the burdens they face amid COVID-19. “It’s been hard on everybody. Nobody thought back in…

Walz’s restrictions ‘heartbreaking’ for bars and restaurants

Governor Walz is restricting bars and restaurants to take-out and delivery service only between November 20th-December 18th.

MINNESOTA — Bars and restaurants have gradually learned to adapt to the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic and to state guidelines. They have made many changes and sacrifices to keep their doors open that have included limiting capacity, requiring face masks for employees and rearranging spaces so that tables are at least 6 feet apart. That is why some feel Minnesota’s newest…

WATCH: Gov. Walz Announces Four-Week Dial Back to Control Spread of COVID-19

in-person social gatherings with individuals outside your household are prohibited

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption ST. PAUL, Minn. — Governor Tim Walz announces new actions to help control the spread of COVID-19 including new restrictions on restaurants, bars, gyms and youth sports. His office released the following: Beginning Friday, November 20, at 11:59 p.m. and lasting until Friday, December 18, in-person social gatherings with individuals outside your household are prohibited;…