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Lincoln Elementary Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

FARGO, N.D. — Parents and guardians of children who attend Lincoln Elementary in Fargo are being notified that a student has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was in contact with other students and staff. A list of close contacts of potential exposure has been gathered and those families were contacted. The North Dakota Department of Health and Fargo Cass…

UND Labs To Play Role In Testing COVID-19 UV Light Scanner/Disinfection Systems

The work is supported by a $1.5 million grant from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture

Courtesy: UNDGRAND FORKS, N.D. — COVID-19 detect-and-disinfect technology is being developed and tested right here in North Dakota. SafetySpect, a California-based company, is bringing its virus-fighting solution to multiple UND labs for testing. The UV light scanner/disinfection systems could decontaminate an entire surface by zapping it with a handheld ultraviolet light. The hope is to have dozens of prototype systems…

30 people test positive for COVID-19 after Lake Park, MN funeral

"I don't regret making the choice to be there for my friend… I wish this virus wasn't happening," Family Friend Kathleen Keen Said.

LAKE PARK, Minn. — “I don’t regret making the choice to be there for my friend. I wish this virus wasn’t happening,” Kathleen Keen said. People were wearing masks and socially distancing during her friend’s father’s funeral. Keen says it wasn’t until the social hour after the service that people started to take off their face coverings and come together….

Law Enforcement And Health Officials React To MN Mask Mandate

The state joins a growing list of other with mask mandates including Texas, California and Michigan

MOORHEAD, MINN. — “The expectation is that a business owner takes this on their own and treats this governor, staff has mentioned in this press conference that they are treating people like any other customer that they have issues with,”  Moorhead Police Captain Deric Swenson said. People across Minnesota are in for changes on Saturday as face masks will be…

Health Experts Say Risk For Catching COVID-19 in Public Pools Is Low

With pools reopening in Fargo and West Fargo, many are concerned it would only further spread COVID-19.

FARGO & WEST FARGO, N.D. – With pools reopening in Fargo and West Fargo, many are concerned it would only further spread COVID-19. We spoke to an infectious diseases expert who says if a pool is properly kept, the chlorine should be able to kill the virus, so the risk is low. He also says as long as as you…

30% of Positive COVID-19 Cases In North Dakota Show No Symptoms

The national asymptomatic rate according to the CDC is 35%

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum says substantial capacity has opened up at labs across the country to increase testing for COVID-19. North Dakota is in talks with another lab located outside of the state to increase testing capacity. The goal was 6,000 a day by June and the state is currently only at around 2,000. The asymptomatic rate in…

Fargo Leaders Expecting More State Help As Covid Numbers Go Up

City officals say that case numbers will continue to rise as more testing is made available.

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo leaders are expecting to get more help from the state as COVID-19 numbers continue to rise. Fargo Cass Public Health is increasing it’s contact tracing to help identify people who may have been in contact with an infected person. City officals say that case numbers will continue to rise as more testing is made available. The…

Vitalant Launching New Program To Treat COVID-19 Patients Using Plasma

Although trials for a vaccine are underway, it is expected to be many months before one is approved.

FARGO, N.D. –Vitalant is launching a new program to treat COVID-19 patients. The program uses the blood plasma donated by people who have recovered from the disease. It’s called “convalescent plasma”, it provides antibodies that can give patients an extra boost in fighting the virus. It is currently the only antibody treatment available to COVID-19 patients Currently, there are no…

Union Leader For Bobcat Calling For Shutdown After 2nd Employee Says They Have COVID-19

Wilkinson worries that workers coming Sunday night could spread the disease further

  GWINNER, N.D. — Union Leader Will Wilkinson is calling for Doosan Bobcat to shut down it’s Gwinner plant after he says a 2nd employee called saying they had tested positive for COVID-19. He says this employee had worked close with another employee who has the virus and had been at work for multiple days this week. Wilkinson is asking…