Grand Forks Public Health to host COVID-19 testing event June 30th

The testing is open to the public.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–Grand Forks Public Health is hosting a drive-through COVID-19 testing event at the Alerus Center on June 30. Grand Forks Emergency Management, North Dakota Department of Health and the North Dakota National Guard will be assisting with the event. The testing is open to the public and will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Grand Forks…

Four Fargo Students Earn 36s on ACT Exam

Only nine students in the whole state succeeded in earning a perfect score.

FARGO, N.D.–Four Fargo seniors earned perfect 36 composite scores on the ACT this year. Only nine students in the whole state succeeded in earning a perfect score; three from Bismarck, one from Devils Lake, one from Grand Forks and four from Fargo. State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler congratulated the students saying, “It is a rare event for a student to…

128 Positive COVID-19 Cases Associated with LM Wind Power in Grand Forks

There are approximately 900 employees who work in the LM Wind Power factory.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–A total of 128 people associated with the LM Wind Power factory in Grand Forks have tested positive for COVID-19. The City of Grand Forks partnered with Altru and the National Guard for a mass testing event on April 16. Of the 426 tests performed, 99 were positive, 323 were negative and 4 were unable to be run….

Cass County Residents Encouraged to Participate in State-Wide Tornado Drill

A full-system test of the outdoor siren warning system will begin at 11:15 a.m. on April 29.

FARGO, N.D.–Cass County residents are encouraged to participate in the statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, April 29. A full-system test of the outdoor siren warning system will begin at 11:15 a.m. as a part of North Dakota’s Severe Weather Awareness Week. When residents hear the sirens they are encouraged to: Seek shelter indoors and turn on local media (local broadcast…

Gov. Doug Burgum Says Math Is On His Side In Not Ordering “Stay at Home” Order

North Dakota currently has a 3.1% positive test rate making it the 3rd lowest in the country

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum appreciates an online petition calling for him to issue a stay at home order. But he says he won’t do that as long as the math is on his side. “You know we get to listen to both sides,” said Burgum. “We get to listen to people who think we’ve locked down…

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…