Coronavirus-ND

Adolescent Covid-19 Rate is low in North Dakota

North Dakota's health department shows that nearly 13% of the state's adolescents are fully vaccinated.

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — New data is showing teens are not getting their Covid vaccines since being authorized to do so. North Dakota’s health department shows that nearly 13 percent of the state’s adolescents are fully vaccinated. This comes after the FDA and CDC gave Pfizer and Moderna emergency authorization to administer doses. A Sanford official says some barriers could…

Walk-In And Mobile Clinics Offer Several Chances to get COVID-19 Vaccine

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Cass Public Health is changing its COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinic starting Tuesday, July 6th. The clinic will operate between noon and 6 on Tuesdays and both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson shots will be available. Clay County Public Health’s walk-in is Wednesday from 1-5 and Thursday from 9-1 at the Family Service Center. In Grand Forks,…

Pandemic-related federal unemployment assistance ends this weekend in ND

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Effective Saturday, the extra $300 some North Dakotans receive each week in unemployment money will be no more. “Basically what we’re seeing at the end of this week is a return to pre-pandemic norms,” said Sarah Arnston with Job Service North Dakota. Arnston says state-paid unemployment benefits will continue. “What is ending is the federal programs…

LIVE: Roger Maris All-Star Week

Maris's legacy lives on. Now you can come be a part of it.

After a year of staying away from each other to stay healthy, the timing couldn’t be better for folks turning out to connect with one another at Sanford Health’s newest public event. Organizers are reporting good turnout for the inaugural Roger Maris All-Star Week in the metro. The events have been running all week, and continue through Saturday. Amongst the…

LIVE: New Food Bank CEO Set to Deal with New Crisis in Higher Food Prices

You could say it's out of the frying pan, into the fire for food banks around the region.

2020 was a year unlike any other for the Great Plains Food Bank. Virtually overnight, it seemed, they saw a 40% increase in need for help, brought on by layoffs and other pressures the pandemic brought to bear. That’s finally started to ease up, according the Food Bank’s Jared Slinde. Now, though, inflation is causing food prices to rise, across…

LIVE: Unglued at the Summer Craft Fest

Beer, crafts, and live in-studio appearances are back again on the Morning Show!

It’s the first fully-vaccinated, CDC-guideline-approved, social-distancing-free live, in-studio event in more than a year for the Morning Show, and boy is it right up our alleys. One of our favorite returning guests, Unglued’s Ashley Morken, brought us crafts, beer, beer-related crafts, locally-produced candy, tequila, and more goodies to get us ready for this weekend’s Summer Craft Fest. It’s been on…

Fargo Board of Education censures member who hasn’t worn a mask at meetings

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Fargo Board of Education votes 6-2 to censure Member Jennifer Benson for refusing to wear a mask during meetings. She claims the mask policy is illegal. Benson argues she isn’t an employee of the district and the board cannot ask her about her medical history to provide an exemption to the rule. “You have said…

LIVE: ShopND.com

Let's be honest, Amazon doesn't need our support. But they do.

Local business owners are primed to give Amazon Prime Day a run for its money. That’s after a new project called ShopND.com launches online. The project provides one-stop online shopping for consumers that showcases local, North-Dakota based small businesses, all in one marketplace. The idea came about with and is funded by the Covid relief Cares Act. The UND Small…

Fargo Board of Education votes down ending Smart Restart guidelines

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In a special meeting the Fargo Board of Education votes five to four against ending North Dakota Smart Restart guidelines in schools for the last two days of classes. Some members no longer wanted masks to be required citing Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney saying Covid-19 is virtually untraceable in wastewater and the city no longer having…

LIVE: Moorhead Farmer’s Market

Get fresh with us. Come on, everyone else is doing it.

If you’ve spent the past pandemic year-plus sitting on the couch chewing on processed foods, there’s some good news this morning: there’s a new chance to get out today to get some goodies that will leave you feeling good, too. Tuesday marks the return of the Moorhead Farmer’s Market. It’s not just a great place to buy fresh, locally produced…