RESTRICTIONS

New restrictions in BWCA due to Canadian wildfires

Delta Lake Fire near Ely ELY, Minn. – The Forest Service has announced new temporary travel restrictions in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area over concerns that large wildfires burning in Canada could spread across the border. The new closures include travel, campsites and portages along and near Iron and Crooked lakes along the border north of Ely, as well as…

Minnesota House Republicans urge Gov. Walz to ease business restrictions

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – With COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations on the decline in Minnesota, Republicans are calling on Gov. Tim Walz to loosen restrictions. House Minority Leader Rep. Kurt Daudt says Minnesota is lagging behind neighboring and other states in reopening restaurants and events. Walz has said he plans on announcing new guidelines in the coming days. Rep….

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…

Moorhead bar disappointed in shutdown extension but will not defy Gov.’s order

Legends Bar & Grill employees say curbside pickup and delivery are not enough to survive on

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Besides the occasional phone call coming in, it’s unusually quiet inside Legends Bar & Grill in Moorhead. The restaurant has been closed to dine-in customers since Gov. Tim Walz imposed a four-week shutdown last month. “We’re exhausted as a business and as employees,” says Legends media specialist and bartender Baylee Engquist. “Not so much on the side…

Update: Attorney General sues East Grand Forks bar owner who defied governor’s order

Owner Jane Moss pledges to remain open

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) — A bar and restaurant owner in East Grand Forks who defied Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order by reopening to dine-in customers, is being sued by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. Ellison filed the lawsuit against Jane Moss, owner of the Boardwalk Bar & Grill.  The lawsuit is seeking to fine Moss up to $25,000. “What…

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;…

People Are Looking Into Holiday Trips For The End Of The Year

Many people are looking at travel to Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean.

FARGO, N.D, – Although international travel restrictions have not been lifted, some people are already thinking of what destination they want to go to when they are able to travel. Travel agents recommend checking the latest rules on the State Department site as well as the government site from the country you want to visit. “And if you’re looking for…

Study says social distancing could continue through 2022

Doctors at Sanford say that it's very difficult to say for certain whether or not these restrictions will be needed until 2022 as not enough is known about the virus yet.

FARGO, N.D. – A recent study conducted by Harvard School of Public Health says that we may be looking at intermittent social distancing restrictions through 2022. The study says that while an initial 8 to 12 week period of social distancing may flatten the curve, many people will still remain susceptible to COVID-19 until a vaccine is developed. Doctors at…