1. Senate approves $2.2 trillion coronavirus bill that includes stimulus checks to American households
The Senate unanimously passed a $2.2 trillion emergency relief bill Wednesday night, March 25, aimed at limiting the financial trauma that the coronavirus pandemic is inflicting on the United States, and lawmakers acted with unusual speed to produce the largest economic rescue package in the nation's history.
2. 'Perfect snow melt scenario' lowers likelihood of Top 5 flood
The likelihood of a Top 5 or Top 10 flood in Grand Forks has decreased, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Carl Jones.
3. After giving OK to curbside pickup, Grand Forks set to do the same for alcohol delivery during pandemic
Grand Forks Mayor Mike Brown is set to sign on Thursday morning an emergency order that will allow Grand Forks restaurants to sell alcohol via delivery to customers who also order food.
4. Grand Forks schools use curbside pickup to distribute materials, devices for students' distance learning
Anna Benson’s students didn’t understand why they had to keep their distance and not hug her at the curbside pickup site Wednesday, March 25, at Lewis and Clark Elementary School. They had to settle for air hugs and high-fives from afar.
5. Red River Valley manufacturers consider producing critical items
Area manufacturers are concerned about the shelter-in-place order issued by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday, March 25, and the possibility of a similar order that could be issued in North Dakota. Many companies have employees that live across the Red River and could be affected by the order.