Area Briefs

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing 

Events for General Public Planned in Fargo

FARGO – Two Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing events will take place in Fargo this week. Outdoor drive-up testing will take place in the west parking lot of the FARGODOME from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26. These testing events are separate from those of the Red River Valley COVID-19 Task Force and are being conducted at the direction of the North Dakota Department of Health. Similar testing events are taking place statewide, to determine readiness of the state to continue re-opening efforts. 

Fargo Cass Public Health will work in partnership with the North Dakota Department of Health and the North Dakota National Guard to facilitate the testing. Appointments are not required but those who wish to receive a test are strongly encouraged to complete the online screening questionnaire in advance, which can be found here:

Additional details:

• There is no cost for the test and health insurance is not processed.

• Proof of residency will not be required.

• The testing process itself takes approximately 15 minutes. Wait time in line may be longer.

• Those with a positive result will be notified by phone within 24 – 72 hours.

• Efforts will be made to contact those with a negative result within 72 hours. However, results may take longer, depending on state lab processing.

• Testing will be conducted using oral swabs. Antibody testing will not be conducted at this event.

• Those participating in testing must be at least 12 years old.

• For those who have had a positive COVID-19 test (via oral or nasal swab) and have completed isolation requirements, additional testing is not necessary. 

• Those who plan to visit a loved one in a long-term care facility are strongly encouraged to attend one of these testing events. Testing of visitors is recommended in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus and to prevent a potential breakout in these settings.

Streets Alive! Event June, 28th

MOORHEAD – This annual open-street festival plants the idea that people walking or biking to work or play is normal and exhilarating. Located downtown in both Moorhead and Fargo, June, 28th noon to 5pm. Streets Alive encourages people to enjoy and adopt more physically active lifestyles. One day to ditch the cars, gather the kids, and get moving, featuring a variety of activities, exhibitors, food, music, and entertainment. For more information, visit

Mark your calendars for the second Streets Alive that will take place on August 30 from 12:00 pm-5:00 pm.

Shots fired in south Moorhead Tuesday evening

MOORHEAD – Moorhead Police were dispatched to the area of 30th avenue and 18th Street South for a report of someone shooting a gun.  The shooter left the area on a motorcycle prior to officers arriving on scene.  Officers located empty bullet cartridges in the street as well a nearby vehicle that appears to have been shot at least twice.  Officers did not locate any victims and there was no evidence indicating anyone had been shot.  At this time, the motive or target(s) of the shooting are not known.  Detectives and Officers are continuing to investigate.  Anyone with information or knowledge of this incident are asked to contact the Moorhead Police Department and speak with the on-duty supervisor.

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