Author: George Gonzales

MATBUS Offers Free Rides to COVID-19 Vaccinations

"Passengers who board the MAT bus can tell the driver that they are going to a vaccination site and they will give them a free ride round trip to a vaccination site for both of their shots."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A reliable method of transportation is helping get more people to their COVID-19 vaccination appointments. We stopped charging fares March 23rd of last year to March 31st of this year and that was to protect our drivers. We started loading passengers through the back door and not going through the fair box and that was to…

Vaccine hesitancy raises concerns for Sanford Health official

"Were concerned that the supply might outstrip the demand sooner than we'd had hoped, It's way too early for that to be."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A Sanford Health medical expert says there is still some hesitancy throughout the community when it comes to getting a COVID-19 vaccine. As more people receive their vaccinations, the number still remains far below the ideal, says Sanford Health’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Doug Griffin. With more eligibility for the vaccinations, the demand has had the…

City of Fargo Encourages Pothole Reporting

For smoother commutes you can report road damages through the FargoOne website or smartphone App.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The city of Fargo is hoping to make your commute a smoother one by encouraging people to report potholes throughout the Metro. As the cold weather freezes and expands it may cause a few cracks along the way and with the arrival of warmer weather there is bound to be some damaged roadways. “We don’t know…

Red River Zoo adds alpacas

The Zoo's partnership with Ten Seven Acres will allow people to receive an enhanced animal learning experience.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The Red River Zoo is adding a new exhibit to this year’s Children’s Zoo Farm. In partnership with Ten Seven Acres, the zoo is welcoming three new alpacas that will remain on exhibit through the fall. Children and families will get an enhanced learning experience by getting up close and personal with the South American mammals….

Church holds live outdoor ‘Rock and Roll’ Easter service

The Lutheran Church of the Cross teaches children all about Easter with interactive worship fun kits

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — With nice weather, one local church is celebrating the Easter holiday with an outdoor service. With social distancing guidelines in mind the Lutheran Church of the Cross welcomed people throughout the community to pull up a lawn chair for a live ‘rock and roll’ Easter worship. To ensure kids were entertained the church provided worship…

Home building costs on the rise

"There is a big demand for labor and materials and just trying to get those things in stock for your house might take a little bit longer than it has in the past."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — If you’re looking to do some home renovations or even thinking about building one, you may have to dig a little deeper into your pockets. “We’ve had a house that we built last year, and we priced it out in the summer and when we built it in the fall it increased about 30 percent in…

Local business encourages COVID-19 vaccinations by offering shoppers discounts

"We encourage everyone to get vaccinated so they don't have to go through what our family has gone through and at the same time to help our business community to get back to business as usual."

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Due to the pandemic, one local business owner is facing even tougher challenges after losing a family member to COVID-19. After taking full ownership of his family’s record store, Brady Bredell, Owner of Mother’s in Moorhead is encouraging people in the community to follow COVID-19 guidelines and to get vaccinated. “My dad recently passed away from…

Dozens gather for Good Friday event at Red River Women’s Clinic

Diocese of Fargo's Bishop says their mission is to help pregnant women

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — In honor of Good Friday, the Diocese of Fargo hosts the Stations of the Cross devotion in front of the Red River Women’s Clinic. People gathered as they sang, prayed and read scripture to commemorate the holiday. Bishop John Folda says their mission is to help women with their ‘Walking with Moms in Need’ program that…

Energy Secretary discusses Biden’s American Jobs Plan to build the nation’s infrastructure

"This jobs plan is the biggest investment in America."

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — President Biden’s proposed American Jobs plan is aiming to help build up the nation’s infrastructure. Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm says President Biden’s proposal of the American Jobs plan comes after the nation coming in short to competing nations. “China has had it as part of their strategic vision to corner the market on areas of manufacturing….

Medical expert addresses COVID-19 vaccination concerns

Vaccine hesitancy is going to be I think one of our next major challenges in bringing this pandemic to heal."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Some people may be hesitant to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. “The World Health Organization has identified vaccine hesitancy as one of the top 10 threats to global health since 2019,” NDSU Professor of Practice and Medical Director Dr. Paul Carson said. NDSU Medical Director Paul Carson says it’s something he does not take lightly. “We’re certainly…