FargoDome Hosts Mass Drive-Thru Testing For COVID-19

Over 1,000 tests were conducted

FARGO, N.D. — Cars are lining up across the parking lot of the FargoDome, waiting their turn to pull into the canopies to get tested for COVID-19. City officials, Fargo Cass Public Health, the North Dakota Health Department and the state National Guard all teamed up to help get testing done safely and efficiently. The tests being given out are…

Governor Walz Announces New COVID-19 Testing Website

The website will help identify who needs to be tested.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz announced a new website aimed at helping Minnesotans locate the nearest COVID-19 testing site. The website will also help identify who needs to be tested for the virus by using an interactive screening tool. Gov. Walz says, “Access to COVID-19 testing is critical to moving Minnesota forward during this pandemic. This tool will help make…

FBI Sees Spike In Online Scams Related To COVID-19

The FBI says they had around 2.7 billion dollars in losses from cyber crime last year. 

UNITED STATES – While overall cyber activity has been no different than what FBI agents would see on a normal day, with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a new worry. “So we’ll see scams that are trying to sell fraudulent medical equipment, we’ll see scams that are trying to get people to buy testing or vaccines for COVID that don’t exist….

Minnesota will be able to test 20,000 per day for COVID-19, Gov. Walz announces

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz announces the state has built the capacity to test as many as 20-thousand Minnesotans per day for the Coronavirus. It’s all part of a partnership between the health department, Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota. Walz says the collaboration will help assure every person with symptoms gets tested. Funding for the increase…

Emergency Meeting Called After U.S. Crude Oil Futures Reach Historic Lows

The troubled oil market will have a major impact on North Dakota's economy

BISMARCK, N.D. — Oil prices plunge below zero, the latest never-before-seen number to come out of the economic coma caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The troubled oil market will have a major impact on North Dakota’s economy and Gov. Doug Burgum plans an emergency meeting of the Industrial Commission to take action. “We’ll be considering at that commission meeting an…

NDSU International Students Discuss COVID-19 Pandemic In Their Countries

The students discussed how the pandemic was being handled and what measures where being taken.

FARGO, N.D.- Nepal had it’s first COVID-19 case on January 25. Their first step was bringing back students studying in Wuhan and keep them quarantined. They later decided to close their borders. “Nepal has been in nationwide lockdown since March 25 and the airports were closed, and now airports are closed until mid April,” says Sargam, a Nepali student at…

North Dakota Department Of Health Doctor Answers Questions About COVID-19

She Says It's Important To Flatten The Curve As The Case Numbers Will Continue To Go Up As Testing Results Return To The State.

FARGO, N.D. — Dr. Joan Connell is the Field Medical Officer for the North Dakota Department of Health. For one hour she answered all questions people had on our Facebook page. Questions ranged from how the virus is able to spread so quickly to what people should take if they are feeling any symptoms. Dr.Connell recommends people continue the CDC…

Sanford Testing Drug On Patients With Covid-19

Dr.Nagpal Says It's Important For People To Not Take Medication That Is Not Prescribed To Them.

FARGO, N.D. — Hydroxychloroquine is a drug that’s used to help treat lupus, malaria and autoimmune disease, now Sanford is testing if this drug could be the answer for COVID 19. “When the virus is new you just try the best you can do with whatever is available to you and you can see what the risk of treatment is…

Sanford Launches In-House COVID-19 Testing

Sanford officials say this will enable far more patients to be tested

FARGO, N.D. — Under the Emergency Use Authorization, Sanford is now processing COVID-19 tests using an FDA-approved method at its clinics and medical centers. Previously, tests were sent to the state Department of Health or commercial labs. The tests will now be processed at the Sanford laboratory in Sioux Falls. To be tested, patients must meet high-risk criteria and have…

Gov. Burgum Predicts Cass County Coronavirus Cases Could Spike

He says that is because roughly 300 samples taken in the county had to be sent to a national lab for testing

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is predicting a spike in confirmed coronavirus cases in Cass County. He says that is because roughly 300 samples taken in the county had to be sent to a national lab for testing. The test results were initially expected in a couple of days, but could now take up to a week….