Author: Austin Erickson

Two North Dakotans get allergic reactions to Covid-19 vaccine

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health announces two people have gotten suspected allergic reactions after receiving the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. Health officials say they had no history of anaphylactic reactions and the two incidences were unrelated. The reactions were discovered during the 15 minute post-vaccination observation period recommended by the CDC. NDDOH says both recovered and were…

ND bars & restaurants to open under extended hours starting Tuesday

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has signed an amended executive order allowing bars and restaurants to open at normal hours starting at 8:00 AM Dec. 22 “as active cases and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have decreased in North Dakota.” Those businesses have been closed to customers indoors from 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM since Nov. 16th. However, bars and restaurants must…

In protest against Enbridge Line 3 pipeline, Winona LaDuke calls the project “blood oil”

PALISADE, Minn. (KVRR) – Activists gather at the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline in Northern Minnesota for an antipipeline prayer vigil. Construction on the replacement project is set to go underneath the Mississippi River. Demonstrators are worried it will leak oil like pipelines have in recent years in The Dakotas. Executive Director of the Native American environmental group Honor The Earth…

FDA approves emergency use of Pzier COVID-19 vaccine

UNITED STATES — The FDA approves emergency use of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. Shots will begin a few days after the decision. The FDA called the vaccine from Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech safe and strongly protective. Initial doses are scarce and rationed, with health workers and those living in long term care first in line. Enough for the…

ND’s mask mandate & capacity requirements extended

BISMARCK, N.D. – Governor Doug Burgum extends the state’s mask mandate, capacity requirements for businesses and bar and restaurant closures at 10 each night. They were set to expire Sunday. Burgum says he’s extending those orders because North Dakota still has low hospital capacity and is among the highest Covid-19 positivity rates in the country. The guidelines are set to…

Vehicle runs into Grand Forks business

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – A woman is hurt after a vehicle drives into L & M Meats in Grand Forks. Police say a woman in the entryway was struck and her injuries aren’t life threatening. The entrance to the building suffered significant damage. The driver, 72-year-0ld Sharon Olslund of Crookston, was cited for failure to have her vehicle under…

NDSU investigating another case of “potential hate speech”

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In an email to students, faculty and staff, North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani says the school is investigating “potential hate speech incident involving an email that has been posted on social media.” Bresciani says the email has been referred to NDSU’s equity office for investigation. His statement did not say anything regarding what was…

MN, ND & SD Covid-19 cases & deaths update

NORTH DAKOTA, SOUTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA – North Dakota has 10 new coronavirus deaths and 952 new cases. Two deaths each are from Cass and Dickey counties. One person with the virus died in Foster County. North Dakota has more than 8,300 active Covid-19 cases. That’s 270 fewer since Wednesday. 302 people with the coronavirus are hospitalized. That’s five more…