Coronavirus-MN

Applications Open For Housing Help in Minnesota Due To COVID-19

ST. PAUL (KVRR) — Minnesota Housing announces applications are now open for Home Help MN. It’s a program to provide financial assistance to homeowners who are late on their mortgages or other housing-related expenses like property taxes, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are limited, so people are asked to apply early. The last day for applications is June 17….

LIVE: EMS Week Kickoff

A hands-on demonstration from the folks who sometimes hold your life in their hands.

It’s your chance to get up-close and personal with some of the folks on the front lines of lifesaving in the region. It’s EMS Week, and to celebrate, the folks at Sanford Ambulance are holding an open house tonight to introduce you to their work and that of the other first responders in the region. You can check out their…

LIVE: Plains Art Museum in the New York Times

It's time you checked out the new programming at the Plains.

FARGO — A new program at the Plains Art Museum is attracting some national attention this morning. And it’s partly due to a nationwide movement among museums to make them better places for people who don’t feel comfortable there. A recent story in the New York Times profiles a podcast produced by the Fargo museum’s director of Native American programs….

LIVE: CoreCon Comes Back

Gather and let your imagination flow.

If you’ve been in sci-fi or fantasy fan withdrawal after two years of pandemic online life, there’s a group in the metro that totally gets you. CoreCon is coming back Memorial Day weekend and this time, they want to see you in person. The nonprofit is preparing for their first in-person convention since the pandemic struck. They’re excited about the…

Survey: Anxiety in workplace highest since 2020

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A new survey gives insight on how the “return to normal” procedure has been more difficult for some than others. The survey from Future Forum collected over 10 thousand results across the globe where they report stress and anxiety levels in the workplace are at its highest since June of 2020. A clinical psychologist at Essentia…

LIVE: Take Back the Night at NDSU

The big night to back up sexual violence survivors is here this week.

Take back the night is back at NDSU. For the first time since the pandemic struck two years ago, NDSU is holding its annual Take Back the Night march and rally against sexual violence. It’s open to all. The event features a variety of community groups to help support survivors and raise awareness against sex assaults. Activists say just sexual…

LIVE: Celtic Festival Returns

Get your green on this weekend, because it's back for the first time since the pandemic hit.

Pinch us, because we can barely believe it’s happening. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day 2022 celebrations, the Celtic Festival is finally returning to the Hjemkomst Center this weekend. The annual event draws in about 3,000 visitors each year, and because of the density of the crowd, it’s had to be either canceled or held virtually for 2020 and…

LIVE: Fargo Film Festival’s In-person Return

Live on film!

It’s back! The region’s biggest gathering of film creatives, movie buffs and more is back on again in person for the first time in three years. The fargo film festival has been all-virtual since the pandemic struck. It’s coming back to its original format next week. The festival attracts filmmaking professionals from around the world, as well as film students…

Covid testing demand & positivity rates drop at Moorhead testing site

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – There’s fewer people getting tested for Covid-19 at the former Thomas Edison Elementary School in Moorhead. Thankfully, the amount of people testing positive is declining. The organization’s Public Health Administrator briefed the Dilworth City Council on everything coronavirus in the county. More than 105,000 coronavirus tests have been taken at the former Edison Elementary, but the…

LIVE: Embracing Hardship

One author's recommendation to not just survive these times, but thrive in them.

The past couple years in the pandemic have been tough for a lot of folks on a variety of levels: pandemic deaths and the risk of Covid-19. Civil rights, demonstrations and unrest, and public safety issues. Loneliness and isolation. The increasing severity of the opioid crisis. The list goes on — and on. It’s enough to make you want to…