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Members of the Coronavirus Task Force are holding a press briefing. Scheduled to being at 5 p.m.
BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum held a press briefing to discuss the latest developments regarding COVID-19 on Sunday, March 22, at the North Dakota State Capitol.
A priority for both sides at the Minnesota Capitol was finalized last week, as Gov. Tim Walz signed the Rural Finance Authority bill ( Ch. 67 H.F. 2959 ) , which includes $50 million in low interest loans for Minnesota farmers. The bill allocates $50 million to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Rural Finance Authority, allowing the loan fund to continue to offer Minnesota farmers affordable financing not offered by traditional lenders.
APPLETON, Minn. — Local health care organizations are combining forces to set-up a Tri-County COVID Medical Center should it be needed in the event of a high volume of COVID-19 cases in the region. Plans call for the Tri-County COVID Medical Center to operate out of the vacant Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton, which is owned by CoreCivic. The facility is being provided to TCMC at no cost – meaning no financial benefit to CoreCivic.
BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum will hold a press briefing to discuss the latest developments regarding COVID-19 at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the North Dakota State Capitol. A livestream of the event will be available here closer to the start time.
WASHINGTON — Members of the coronavirus task force hold a press briefing at the White House to review the status of the fight against the coronavirus. Watch a livestream of the event below. As a public service, we've opened this article to everyone regardless of subscription status.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Friday, March 20, said he's weighing a shelter-in-place order like governors in California, Illinois and New York had instituted but said he wasn't ready yet to deliver that order. The announcement comes as the number of positive coronavirus cases in the state saw it's largest one-day increase Friday, March 20, hitting 115 total in 22 counties.
ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Walz joined the daily Minnesota Department of Health media brief to provide an update on Minnesota's response to COVID-19 at 2 p.m.
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum ordered Thursday, March 19 that bars, breweries, cafes and restaurants close to on-site business.
SHELLY, Minn. — The Norman County Sheriff's Office has identified the driver who died in a Wednesday, March 18, crash as a 59-year-old Polk County woman. About 8 a.m., on Wednesday emergency responders received a report that a car had rolled over on County Highway 3, about four and a half miles east of Shelly. When responders arrived, they found a severely damaged 2001 Buick LeSabre resting on its roof. Peggy Erickson, of Fertile, Minn., was found deceased inside the car.