Coronavirus Pandemic: The Latest Numbers From Our Region

Of Minnesota, North Dakota & South Dakota, Only South Dakota Has Reported A Death

Minnesota has confirmed its first three cases of community transmission of the disease as the state’s total number of cases hits 35. More than 1,400 people have been tested. North Dakota still has one positive case of coronavirus out of 100 tests. Four are still pending. South Dakota has confirmed nine people with the coronavirus. One man with underlying health…

UPDATE: UND Student Tests Negative for COVID-19

North Dakota Still Has Zero Cases As of March 10, 2020

UPDATE (5 P.M. MARCH 10,2020) — A student at UND has tested negative for the coronavirus. The student was in self-quarantine during the testing. It was conducted on Monday by the Grand Forks and North Dakota health departments. There are zero confirmed cases of coronavirus or COVID-19 in North Dakota. Out of 8 total tests in North Dakota, 7 have…

Results are Negative for Four People Tested for Coronavirus in North Dakota

Anyone experiencing symptoms should contact their healthcare provider before going to the clinic. 

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health tested four people for novel coronavirus disease over the weekend. All four tests came back negative. The individuals tested contacted their healthcare professionals who then contacted the Department of Health to request the tests. State Lab Director, Dr. Christie Massen said, “The process worked how it should. Concerned individuals talked with their health…

Driver’s License Road Testing Available on Weekends

The weekend hours are dedicated to road tests and won't offer other services.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–State officials say it will begin scheduling driver’s license road testing on weekends to reduce the long wait times that have been the subject of complaints. The Department of Public Service’s Driver and Vehicle Services division says it will make 3,240 more test appointments available at Twin Cities metro exam stations beginning Saturday. In addition to the regular…

Moorhead Fire Department is Looking to Hire New Firefighter

Applicants should have at least a high school diploma and basic firefighter training

MOORHEAD, Minn. — If you love helping people and serving the community, the Moorhead Fire Department may have the perfect opportunity for you. “There’s a lot of adrenaline, thinking about what’s the best route to get there, is there construction, is there other factors that inhibit our ability to respond,” Mark Olson, a firefighter, said. Those are things he thinks about…

At Home Colon Cancer Screening Test Many Don’t Know Exist

Colon cancer can be detected early but many are reluctant to get tested because of the colonoscopy, but this gives people a second option

FARGO, N.D. — March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Many people aren’t aware about an alternative screening test you can do in the comfort of your own home. “Any Lab Test Now” offers the screening in Fargo that you can pick up without going to the doctor first. Colon cancer can be detected early but many are reluctant to get…

West Fargo To Stop Sounding Sirens At Noon

While Weekday Sirens Will End, Monthly Tests Will Continue

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The weekday noon siren sound in West Fargo is about to come to an end. Beginning Monday, West Fargo will no longer sound the warning siren at noon each weekday. The daily siren has been found to dilute the effectiveness of the warning system. The last day of the daily noon whistle will be on Friday….

Lady Luck Could be Smiling as Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Grow

Odds of winning that draw are about one in 292.2 million, but if you try Lady Luck, you could be that one

  NATIONAL — If you’re feeling lucky, then it could be your night to purchase a couple of lottery tickets that could make you feel like a million…or more bucks. The Mega Millions jackpot is now at $306 million for its drawing on Friday evening. That number could rise with the amount of people wanting to test their luck. As…

Law Enforcement Holding Active Shooter Drill at New Sanford Hospital

The drill will allow teams to test capabilities and procedures and prepare for a real-life crisis to better serve the community

  FARGO, ND — Sanford’s new medical center will be swarming with law enforcement officers on Tuesday. An active shooter drill will be held starting at 8 a.m. Local hospitals, law enforcement agencies and emergency responders will participate. The drill will allow teams to test capabilities and procedures and prepare for a real-life crisis to better serve the community. Construction…

Fargo Police Department Accepting New Recruits

Testing will be held on February 20th to join Fargo Police Department

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Police Department wants to know if you have what it takes to join their squad. The department is looking for both men and women to join their ranks. Entrance exam testing will be held on Monday, February 20th at 8am in the Fargo Public Safety Building. Those who pass the written test may move on…