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…

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Walz to provide ‘phased plans’ for reopening bars, restaurants at 3 p.m.

KVRR will stream the press briefing here at 3 p.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz and his team are expected to provide plans for reopening bars and restaurants in a press briefing on Wednesday. Walz will be joined by Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm, Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Steve Grove, Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Joe Kelly and Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans….

Guidelines Released To Reopen High-Contact Businesses In North Dakota

A new executive order on Friday will address the enforcement action taken against businesses that do not follow the protocols

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota releasing protocols and industry standards for businesses to reopen on Friday. Things will look a lot different the next time you head to your favorite restaurant or bar. Capacity will be limited to 50%. Tables will be spaced out and limited to 10 people. There will be no self-service cups, straws or condiments. Salad bars…

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…

LIVE: Local Mayors and Business Leaders Discuss Gov. Burgum’s Decision to Close Bars/Restaurants

KVRR will be streaming the briefing on and our Facebook page. 

FARGO, N.D.–Metro area government and business leaders are holding a press conference to discuss Gov. Doug Burgum’s executive order closing bars, restaurants, breweries and cafes in the state of North Dakota. All on-sale and on-site operations will close at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 20 and continue through Monday, April 6. Any take-out, delivery, curbside, drive-through or off-sale services are…

MN Governor Orders Bars, Restaurants to Close To Diners Beginning Tuesday

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has ordered bars and restaurants to close to dine-in customers by 5 p.m. Tuesday and continue indefinitely, a move Walz said was necessary to control the spread of coronavirus. The order also closes theaters, museums, fitness centers and community clubs across the state. The governor announced the changes at a Monday evening…

Several Area Restaurants Open On Christmas

If you want to enjoy your Christmas dinner outside of the house, you're in luck

FARGO, N.D. & Moorhead, Minn. — Several restaurants across Fargo-Moorhead will be open for the Christmas holiday. Some, including The Gallery Restaurant, Level 2 Eats & Drinks and Marlin’s Family Restaurant in Fargo are serving traditional Christmas dinners. Urban 42 at the Delta by Marriott Fargo will also be open. The kitchen and bar is sticking with its normal menu for…

Granite City Food & Brewery Filing For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Granite City currently has 25 restaurants in 13 states.

MINNEAPOLIS–Granite City Food and Brewery announced Wednesday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The board of directors determined bankruptcy was the only way to accomplish a much needed restructuring of its businesses. Granite City secured a loan to fund operations through the auction and sale process. The auction is expected to be completed in February. The Minnesota-based company…

Fargo Food Tours Gives People a Taste of the Metro’s Booming Food Scene

There will also be a coffee crawl, craft beer tour, and tastes of the world tour

FARGO, N.D. — For a taste of Fargo’s booming food scene, there’s a new tour letting you sample the flavors of the metro. Fargo Food Tours takes people to iconic local businesses, like Sandy’s, The Boiler Room, and Wurst Bier Hall. Founder Meghan Battest says locals often bring their family and friends from out of state. While people are eating their…

Restaurants See Changes in Ordering Patterns Because of Weather

One owner says having delivery service has helped sales go up about 20 percent during the winter

FARGO, N.D. — Restaurants are seeing a change in how people are ordering because of the cold and snow. The owner of Café Aladdin says business was slower Thursday with the blizzard, but they did see lots of takeout orders. However, Food Dudes, Uber Eats and Door Dash weren’t active with the restaurant. If a business decides to close early, they…