GF News Forward: GF city leaders curtail spending, senior centers take care, outdoor activities canceled or postponed
Herald reporters are covering events on Wednesday, March 18.
Journalist Joe Bowen reports on Grand Forks leaders putting on hold several hundred thousand dollars worth of public spending and curtailing large-scale expenses across the board as a precaution against the coronavirus -- and the financial strain it could put on the city.
"We’re trying to be smart about holding cash, but also keep the engine running,” says City Council President Dana Sande.
Regional reporter Ann Bailey will be looking at the activities that have been canceled at the Grand Forks Senior Center. As the Center for Disease Control is asking that older adults stay out of the public to keep them as safe as possible, senior centers are closing their doors. However, the Grand Forks Senior Center will have a drive-thru service for a hot noon meal daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Herald journalist Brad Dokken will be reporting on the outdoors activities and events that have been canceled by the Department of Natural Resources. In Minnesota, deer management open houses scheduled this month along with elk input meetings in northwest Minnesota have been postponed. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has canceled the National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament that was scheduled for Friday, March 20, at the State Fair Center in Minot.
Look for these stories and more in print and online on Wednesday and Thursday.