South Dakota

30 More COVID-19 Deaths Reported In Three State Region

Minnesota has 17 more COVID-19 deaths and more than 1,700 new cases of the virus. The majority of the deaths are in southern Minnesota with one up north in St. Louis County. The positivity rate remains nearly unchanged at 5.1% due to an increase in testing. These maps show the positive cases by county since the pandemic began. The death…

COVID-19 Numbers for Sunday, October 11, 2020

Minnesota has 10 more COVID-19 deaths and 1,450 new positive cases. All of the deaths come from southern Minnesota in people 45 and older. Three lived in assisted living facilities, while seven lived in private residences. North Dakota records 3 more COVID-19 deaths and another 640 positive cases. The deaths include two men and a woman, all over 70 with…

COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise In Region

Minnesota Department of Health reporting 1,077 new cases of the coronavirus. The state has 4 additional deaths including one person who lived in long term care. Minnesota has surpassed 2,000 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic. More than 1,400 of the deaths coming from nursing homes or similar facilities. South Dakota Department of Health reports 412 new cases…

Minnesota’s One-Day COVID-19 Positive Cases Is A Record: 1,318

Minnesota has a new single day high for COVID-19 cases: 1,318. The state now tops 90,000 positive COVID-19 tests since the pandemic began. There are two more deaths in Hennepin and St. Louis counties. A total of 248 people are currently hospitalized. There are 123 patients in intensive care, down nearly a dozen since Saturday. North Dakota now has a…

Sargent County Rancher Finds Innovative Ways To Sell Her Products

Block's sales includes steaks, ground beef, and brisket

HAVANA, N.D. — Lacey Block is a sixth generation cattle rancher from Havana, North Dakota, south of Fargo in Sargent County. “It kind of just runs in our blood and there’s nothing else we want to do in this world,” said Lacey Block. She says in September of last year, she started to see that the amount of time and…

Midwest Becomes COVID-19 Hotspot As U.S. Hits 6 Million Cases

Global deaths from COVID-19 stand at over 842,000

FARGO, N.D. — The United States hitting 6 million COVID-19 cases out of 25 million globally. The U.S. leads the count followed by Brazil with 3.8 million and India with 3.5 million. The Midwest becoming a hotspot for new cases with Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota recently reporting record one-day increases. Many of the new cases in Iowa…

A Local Red Cross Volunteer Heads To Texas To Help After Hurricane Damage

Alvarez will be staying in Texas for two weeks.

FARGO, N.D.- Marcella Alvarez, a former Marine from Fargo, is heading to Houston. She will be help with sheltering. Alvarez has been volunteering with the Red Cross since January. As of Thursday, the organization has deployed eighteen volunteers from the region for Hurricane Laura relief. Two are from North Dakota, three are from South Dakota and 13 are from Minnesota….

Two RDO Equipment Co. Vice Presidents Killed in South Dakota Crash

The crash happened on US Highway 12, five miles west of Groton, South Dakota

GROTON, S.D. — Two RDO vice presidents are dead after crashing into a dump truck in eastern South Dakota. The crash happening Tuesday afternoon around 2:30 on US Highway 12 about five miles west of Groton. According to RDO Equipment Company, Mark Kreps and Steve Connelly were killed. They were both 54-years-old. According to South Dakota Highway Patrol, the dump…

South Dakota Governor’s Ad Invites Business Owners to Cross the Border

Gov. Kristi Noem says, "Because our state celebrates freedom like none other, especially for anyone running a company.

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota’s Governor Kristi Noem uses COVID-19 restrictions to lure Minnesota businesses to cross the border. Noem says, “Because our state celebrates freedom like none other, especially for anyone running a company. When it comes to supporting growth and eliminating government heavy-handed interference, South Dakota means business.” In an online ad, Governor Noem tells business owners to…