As Grand Forks Mayor Mike Brown has asked landlords to be lenient during the coronavirus pandemic, reporter Joe Bowen will talk to landlords and renters about their reactions.

The Grand Forks court shutting down has set criminal jury trials back eight to 12 months and civil proceedings, such as divorces, back more than a year. Journalist Hannah Shirley will delve into the ramifications of such an unprecedented situation.

"People aren't going to stop committing crimes just because there's a pandemic at all, so we know that there's still going to be an influx of people coming in," lead public defender David Ogren says.

Journalist Ann Bailey will offer a report on local school bus drivers who are delivering meals to students. Schoolchildren look forward to seeing someone from the “outside world,” in addition to getting their food.

Look for these stories in print and online on Friday and into the weekend.

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