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Protestors want Leonard Peltier released from prison due to the coronavirus

He's 77 years old with multiple health conditions putting him at high risk of dying.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Supporters of Native activist Leonard Peltier gather in front of the federal courthouse in Fargo after reports of him having COVID start circulating. He’s 77-years-old with multiple health conditions putting him at high risk of dying. “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!” crowd yells. Peltier is serving two life sentences for…

Wear Red 2022: Reclaim Your Rhythm

Wear your heart on your sleeve.

These two years of the pandemic have been hard on the heart in more ways than one. Between the stress and worry over the risk of covid to you and your loved ones, the isolation and the politics, it’s taken a hard toll. Now, the American Heart Association wants to help you take heart again. This year’s Wear Red Day…

LIVE: Stick It To Cancer

Stick with them, they've making good things happen.

Since the snow and the cold seem to be sticking around for awhile, why not celebrate it this weekend? You can come out to support a great cause and seeing local young athletes strut their stuff on the ice. This Saturday, the Stick it to Cancer fundraiser takes over the Scheels arena. Young hockey players from Fargo’s high school teams…

North Dakota Coronavirus Update

Omicron cases continue to grow across North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — “It was just a really disheartening experience I think for all of us at public health. We rely heavily on vaccines and historically always have and for people to question that science it was really hard,” says Demi Fleming, Director of Public Health at Fargo Cass Public Health. The omicron variant continues to surge throughout North…

Horace grade school will go virtual due to COVID-19

School officials say there are 21 active positive COVID-19 cases.

WEST FARGO, ND (KVRR) – Horace Elementary will go to virtual learning beginning Friday, January 21. School officials say there are 21 active positive COVID-19 cases. More than half of the cases are staff. Virtual learning will begin on Friday and go through Tuesday, January 25. Here’s the letter sent to parents: The WFPS School Board adopted thresholds for when…

LIVE: Ladyboss Midwest Retreat

Don't retreat from the chance to get ahead as a leader.

It’s a new year and it’s time to take control of your future. And coming this spring, there’s a way you can get the process jump-started, while having some fun at the same time. Ladyboss Midwest is holding its first-ever retreat this spring in Nisswa, Minn. The three-day event is booking up fast with participants from around the region. The…

LIVE: Lake of the Woods Ice Road Reopens

A lifeline for resorts in the Northwest Angle is opening back up again for the second time in the pandemic. It’s an ice road that starts in Warroad, Minn. and goes 37 miles across Lake of the Woods to the Northwest Angle and islands is set to open Friday. The private road opened for the first time last year to…

Cass County Jail is dealing with a spread of COVID

Staff identified the spread of COVID into one of the housing units.

CASS COUNTY, ND (KVRR) – The Cass County Sheriff’s Office reports the spread of COVID at the Cass County Jail. Staff identified the spread of COVID into one of the housing units. They do not know how many inmates are infected. Nursing staff are working to test every inmate. The Sheriff says no one is currently experiencing any medical difficulties….

North Dakota Health Experts Talk Omicron

The Omicron Variant is on the Rise in North Dakota

NORTH DAKOTA – The North Dakota Department of Health says recent data shows spikes of almost one-and-a-half million new cases of Covid-19 across the nation in a single day. Omicron is extremely contagious and has begun surging in North Dakota. The variant is less severe than others but has a high attack rate that will still cause rampant cases, hospitalizations…