Morning Headline: Hero Pay app for frontline workers set to open mid-June – InForum

Here is your InForum Minute for Wednesday, May 11.

A graphic of coronavirus. Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

ST. PAUL — Frontline workers in Minnesota should be able to start applying for bonus checks from the state starting next month, the state agency that handles hero checks announced Tuesday, May 10.

The Department of Labor and Industry said on Tuesday it had contracted with a vendor to create the application website and expected to have it available by mid-June.

From there, potential applicants would have a 45-day window to submit their information before the state begins reviewing their information, according to the department. Checks would likely be sent out in late summer or early fall, Department of Labor and Industry officials said. Full story here.

West Fargo Schools Host Virtual Family Mental Health Night

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WEST FARGO — West Fargo Public Schools is inviting families to attend an informative new event aimed at supporting the mental health and well-being of youth in the community.

A Virtual Family Mental Health Night is scheduled from 7-8 p.m., Wednesday, May 11.

The event offers attendees the opportunity to ask questions of leading family therapists and enjoy a free resource to help families on important topics such as identifying anxiety, depression, grief, suicidal ideation and parenting with purpose. This is the second event of its kind organized this spring, the first in April attracting more than 70 registrations and finally 20 participants. Full story here.

Section of North 43rd Street closed for public works

Highway 32 is washed out near milepost 175, southwest of Fordville.

Grand Forks Herald/North Dakota Department of Transportation

FARGO – The City of Fargo announced Tuesday, May 10 that a section of S. 43rd Street will be closed to through traffic for up to one week due to ongoing work for a private underground utility.

The section to be closed is between 14th and 15th Avenue N. The closure is expected to last up to a week.

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