Starbucks coffee shop on South Columbia Road has temporarily closed due to the coronavirus.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread throughout the county, other locations of the coffee shop chain have had to close as well. Some, however, have reopened.

2. Analysis: The coronavirus risk for a big Thanksgiving dinner in your community

With the coronavirus spreading uncontrolled across nearly the entire country, many public health experts are urging Americans to cancel their Thanksgiving gathering plans.

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But not everyone is taking this advice to heart: Roughly 40% plan to attend a Thanksgiving gathering with 10 or more people, according to a recent survey commissioned by Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center.

3. Grand Forks Education Foundation awards $11,000 in grants for enrichment projects

The Grand Forks Foundation for Education is awarding $11,257 this fall to help fund various enrichment projects in Grand Forks public schools.

The “mini-grants” are usually awarded for classroom-level or grade-level projects, according to Emilia Hodgson, the Foundation’s executive director.

4. Thompson's experienced setter does a little of everything for new-look Tommies

For Thompson senior Kenzie Hughes, this weekend will mark her fourth-straight trip to the North Dakota state Class B volleyball tournament.

Hughes, however, is one of the few exceptions for the Tommies when it comes to a state-tested background.

5. West Fargo's historic stockyards to be shuttered, sold for possible development

Late Tuesday afternoon, Kelly Klein was shuffling down alleys, shutting gates and clearing pens to ready the West Fargo stockyards for the hundreds of sheep and cattle arriving for the Wednesday, Nov. 18, auction that would open at 8:30 a.m., just as sales began there each week for the past 85 years.

But Wednesday's sale at Central Livestock West Fargo would not be like the thousands before it. The auction will be one of the last at West Fargo's iconic stockyards as the property is listed for sale and employees were notified of a developer's interest to raze the entire grounds and build something new.