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5 things to know today: COVID-19 testing, May weather, unemployment insurance, Minnesota schools to remain closed, Grand Forks airport

Teams of medical workers test participants Thursday in a mass testing for coronavirus at the Alerus Center parking lot. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

1. National Guard, health officials conduct more than 700 COVID-19 tests in Grand Forks testing event

As COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Grand Forks County, a second mass testing event was held in Grand Forks on Thursday, April 23.

2. WDAY's John Wheeler takes a look at the weather around the region as May begins

Take a look at the long-term forecast with WDAY's John Wheeler.

3. North Dakota unemployment insurance trust to get coronavirus relief funds

The North Dakota unemployment insurance trust fund is set to be bolstered by money from the Coronavirus Relief Fund.

4. Minnesota schools to remain closed for rest of school year, some nonessential workers to return Monday

Gov. Tim Walz announced distancing learning would continue, some noncritical workers would return to jobs Monday, April 27.

5. Airlines reduce flights out of Grand Forks airport

The coronavirus is playing havoc with revenue at Grand Forks International Airport, and one airline has requested to not offer flights for a period of time, with another reducing daily flights.


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