Coronavirus-MN

Essentia Health & Sanford Health share how J&J vaccine pause impacts ND & MN

"The incidents out of 6.8 million doses only have six reported cases. Again, it's exceedingly rare and how to even know if the two are related."

NORTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA (KVRR) – As the FDA and CDC pause the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, local health care facilities are following their guidance. “The incidents out of 6.8 million doses only have six reported cases. Again, it’s exceedingly rare and how to even know if the two are related,” Essentia Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Vetter said….

No cases of blood clot issues from Covid-19 vaccines reported in MN & ND

NORTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA (KVRR) – The North Dakota and Minnesota departments of health are not aware of any cases of blood clot issues with people who have gotten the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. The departments advise health providers to follow the federal pause of that vaccine. The only safety concern identified with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are…

No vaccine, no service? Local attorney says “vaccine passports” are legal

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – As COVID-19 vaccinations continue ramping up, a local legal expert weighs in on the so-called “vaccine passports.” Some businesses, universities and airlines have already begun asking customers for proof of vaccination. Labor and Employment Law Attorney Lisa Edison-Smith with Vogel Law in Fargo says businesses have the right to require vaccination proof from both customers and…

LIVE: Help From Home, for a Six-Year-Old with Brain Cancer

Let's send her a little love and support, Red-River-Valley-style.

If you’ve ever spent any time in the hospital, you know that pretty much all you’re thinking about is getting home again. But 6-year-old Ava Berthiaume isn’t battling back against the brain cancer, that struck 3 years ago, in a bed at nearby Sanford or Essentia. She’s stuck in a faraway hospital in Memphis, Tennesee as part of a trial…

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Set For Fargo, Moorhead & Grand Forks

Essentia Health to continue to offer walk-ins this week in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — Free community clinics to get the COVID-19 vaccine are being offered in Fargo, Moorhead and Grand Forks this week. In Fargo at the former Gordmans, those 16 and older can get the Pfizer Vaccine on Tuesday from 9-7. Those 18 and older can get a Johnson & Johnson, single-dose shot, on Thursday from 2-7. Sign up at…

LIVE: FM Area Houseplants

Feed me, Seymour.

It’s a trend that started growing in earnest when the pandemic hit. Now, houseplant aficionados are propagating their obsession with a new Facebook group that’s really blossoming. The group “FM Area Houseplants” got started about a year ago. These days, page administrators say they’re adding about a hundred new members a week. There, you can get the scoop on where…

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…

Great Plains Mobile Food Pantry serving rural communities

The goal is to provide assistance to families in rural communities hardest hit by the pandemic

FELTON, Minn. (KVRR) — The Great Plains Mobile Food Pantry is handing a helping hand to families in need throughout Clay County. The truck dropped off food at multiple churches in Barnesville, Hawley, Ulen and other stops. The goal is to provide assistance to families in rural communities hardest hit by the pandemic. Great Plains Regional Services Manager Anna Johnson…

Walz And Pawlenty Get COVID-19 Vaccine As Minnesota Hits Milestone

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) and Gov. Tim Walz (D) get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 VaccineST. PAUL, Minn. — A milestone in Minnesota: one million Minnesotans have completed the vaccination process. It comes on the same day Gov. Tim Walz and former Gov. Tim Pawlenty each got the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Vikings’ Twin Cities Orthopedics…