Races at River Cities Speedway can proceed with a limited number of attendees, but, even with that approval from the county, the season opener is in doubt. The Grand Forks County Commission, at a special meeting on May 20, approved by unanimous vote, a 500-person attendance level for regular races at the speedway.

2. East Grand Forks will find ‘the good stuff is still here’ after pandemic, mayor says in State of the City

Coronavirus has interrupted East Grand Forks’ positive momentum, Mayor Steve Gander said Wednesday, May 20. But the mayor’s annual State of the City address characterized the city as one that is – or will be – poised to get back to normal after the COVID-19 “storm” passes.

3. UND announces plans for a phased restart of flight training

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Nearly two months after the coronavirus pandemic grounded UND’s flight training program and shut down the university, students will soon be able to fly the skies once again.

4. College hockey teams are beginning to cancel nonconference flight trips

It's becoming apparent that the college hockey season will not go off as originally planned. Although it's only mid-May, college hockey teams are already starting to call off nonconference road trips that require airplane flights because of anticipated budget crunches due to the coronavirus pandemic.

5. Happy Joe's Pizza & Ice Cream closes due to COVID-19

Happy Joe’s Pizza and Ice Cream has closed temporarily, due to an employee having tested positive COVID-19.