Author: Raya Quttaineh

North Dakota public health officials warn of rising Delta variant COVID-19 cases

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – As the Delta variant makes its way around North Dakota, public health officials are once again stressing the importance of getting vaccinated. An NDSU public health professor says it’s only a matter of time before those who are unvaccinated get infected. “As the World Health Organization calls it, they describe it as the fastest and the…

Vice President Kamala Harris meets with Native American leaders to discuss voting rights

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Native American leaders from several states are meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris to shed light on voting rights and the challenges Native Americans face at the polls. The meeting focused on the Native American Voting Rights Act and the Biden Administration’s push to expand ballot access. Prairie Rose Seminole representing North Dakota says early access…

Fire at Fargo sunflower plant injures one

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) – Several employees were treated after breathing in smoke from a small fire at the sunflower processing plant in Fargo late Friday afternoon. The call to 501 42nd Street North came in just before 5:15 p.m. when Fargo firefighters arrived to a report of a fire in a piece of equipment at Red River Commodities. Crews found…

Healthcare workers needed across North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota continues to see a shortage of employees across the state, and the healthcare industry is no exception. In fact, a workforce center manager with Job Service North Dakota says healthcare is at the top of the list. As part of the #JobUpND campaign, Fargo and Grand Forks’ Job Service centers are hosting industry-specific job…

Sanford Health to require employee COVID-19 vaccination

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Sanford Health is requiring its employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus by November 1st. Sanford Health Fargo Vice President Dr. Doug Griffin says although the decision has been under consideration for some time, the resurgence of COVID-19 variants is one of the reasons for the mandate. “That’s probably maybe moved the timeline up a little…

Sanford Health To Require Employees To Get COVID-19 Vaccination by Nov. 1

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health is requiring all 50,000 of its employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus by November 1. Officials say more than 90% of clinicians and 70% of nurses within the health organization are already fully vaccinated. Exemptions will be made for medical or religious reasons. Sanford Health employees are already required to have several other vaccines…