Coronavirus-MN

People Rally To Support Local Surgeon After His Termination

Dr. Jeff Horak served the Fergus Falls community for 15 years

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR) — “He obviously had and still has the community supporting him,” said one speaker. Dozens have shown up today here at N.P. Park in Fergus Falls in support of Dr. Jeffrey Horak, Horak was a surgeon in this community for 15 years before being terminated because of some comments at a school board meeting. “You know…

Getting (Witch)Crafty: Making a Spooky Spellbook

Can we make Pinterest-worthy dream decor out of old textbooks and decoupage? Or is this thing destined for the dumpster?

If you’re a dedicated Halloween haunter whose decorating instincts have been stymied by this season’s supply-chain woes, you’re not alone. Halloween decor has been scarce in local stores, and the big day is almost here. Fortunately, the Morning Show is here to help. If you can’t buy your Halloween decor, why not try making it, instead? Armed with way too…

LIVE: FM Halloween Run

Consider it the training run to help you hit as many houses as possible trick-or-treating.

Is your kid already lacing up her tennis shoes to help her hit as many houses as possible trick-or-treating? Here’s a way you can keep up with her on the big night… and burn off some of the candy you’ve been snacking on all month long. The organizers of the Fargo Marathon are launching their first-ever FM Halloween run this…

Fergus Falls School Board votes not to extend mask mandate

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR) – Starting Monday, students in preschool through sixth grades in Fergus Falls Public Schools will no longer be required to wear masks. The district will strongly recommend them. The mandate was scheduled to end on Sunday and the School Board voted 4-2 Thursday morning to not extend it. The district says updated information was presented on…

LIVE: Addressing Addiction in North Dakota

ND's first lady lets us in on the help and the hope that's out there for people suffering in the pandemic.

The numbers are in on addiction and substance abuse in the pandemic, and they are sobering in a very literal sense. Drug overdose deaths hit a record high, with almost 97,000 recorded across the U-S for the 12-month period ending in March. CDC numbers show those deaths went up nearly 30 percent from March of last year to this year….

LIVE: Monster Mash Trunk or Treat

Save yourself the door-to-door and gather for goodies in Moorhead this year.

Just days before Halloween, they’re summoning the monsters to gather in Moorhead’s city center… and you can be there too. The city’s parks and recreation department is holding its first-ever Monster Mash Trunk or Treat on October 28th. You can gather under the full moon with your little witches, hobgoblins, werewolves and vampires for candy, crafts, and games. It’s an…

White House plans to vaccinate 5 to 11-year-olds, pending FDA approval for Pfizer

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The White House has unveiled its plan to vaccinate millions of kids ages 5 to 11 against the coronavirus. It’ll be put in motion as soon as the FDA approves Pfizer’s vaccine for that age group, which may happen as soon as the first week of November. Advisers to the FDA are scheduled to meet next…

Moderna And Johnson & Johnson Boosters To Be Considered This Week

WASHINGTON (AP) – With many Americans who got Pfizer vaccinations already rolling up their sleeves for a booster shot, millions of others who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine wait anxiously to learn when it’s their turn. Federal regulators begin tackling that question this week. On Thursday and Friday, the Food and Drug Administration convenes its independent advisers…

Ban on Evictions Ends Tonight in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. — When millions of Americans were unable to work because of the COVID-19 shutdown, a ban on evictions went into effect to help those behind on their rent. In Minnesota, tonight those protections end. The only exception is for renters who have already applied for rental assistance through the state. Tenants with pending rental assistance claims will…

Mask Mandate In Fergus Falls Stirs Mixed Emotions

Dozens of Parents Packed Kennedy Secondary School To Express Their Feelings About The New Mask Mandate For Pre- K Through Sixth Grade Students

FERGUS FALLS, MINN. (KVRR) – Dozens of parents from the Fergus Falls school district gathered today at Kennedy Secondary school to express their feelings one way or another on the new mask mandate for kids in Pre-K through 6th grade. Parents wanted to know why this age group, medical officials and superintendent Jeff Drake explained it was due to the…