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LIVE: Launch Your Own Business with Heartland Forward

Small businesses are the heart of our community. Here's how you can add to its pulse.

Between inflation, the supply chain snarl and oh yeah, those hikes in interest rates we’ve been seeing, you’ve probably been thinking now is not exactly the right time to launch your idea for a small business in North Dakota. Heartland Forward says think again. If you apply to their program, already launched in 20 other states and now coming to…

LIVE: New School Year Starts

New school year, new school board.

Believe it or not, the new school year starts in less than a month for the region’s biggest district. And that’s not the only thing that’s new. Four of the five Fargo school board members elected for this term are newcomers to the board. Among them is Melissa Burkland, who was the top vote-getter in this summer’s election. Burkland reflects…

LIVE: Heart Walk Returns

Take heart! And make a difference for your health and for someone else's.

It’s time to take heart and step up for a great cause. One that could just save your own life. The annual Heart Walk is coming up fast, and it’s expected to be a big year for the event. It’s not just a fundraiser for heart health awareness, research and initiatives. It’s also a chance to connect with people who’ve…

Speakers take the stage to share ideas at TEDxFargo

One of the speakers included North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum

  FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The F-M community and others across the country come to downtown Fargo for the 11th annual TEDx Talk Conference. Every year, there’s a theme at TEDxFargo. In 2019, it was about moving forward. This year, it’s about going beyond ways to explore boundaries to look forward to what’s possible. Twelve speakers from all walks of…

How to appeal Minnesota frontline worker bonus denials

MINNESOTA (FOX 9) – The opportunity for Minnesota workers to receive a “frontline worker bonus check” closes Friday at 5 p.m., but those who have been denied for the benefit will have a window to appeal beyond that. Workers who believe they are eligible for a bonus check are currently able to submit an application for one before the Friday deadline. The size…

LIVE: Active Shooter Scenario at Fargo City Hall

Why city leaders are getting ready for gunfire today.

Mass shootings are becoming a weekly occurrence in the U-S., and they are showing no signs of slowing down. And that’s why since 2018, Fargo city leaders have been preparing for this day. They’re shutting down city hall to train workers there for what to do in the event a gunman walks into the public building and begins to open…

Weekly tests dropped for unvaccinated state employees in MN

MINNESOTA (AP) – Minnesota state government employees who are unvaccinated for COVID-19 are no longer required to take weekly tests for the virus in order to stay in the workplace. The requirement that went into effect in September 2021 meant thousands of employees took tests each week. Those that didn’t comply were subjected to suspensions or other discipline. Minnesota Management…

LIVE: Lunch Aid Returns

It's whetting our appetite for a great show -- and a show of support for kids who need school lunches covered.

It’s a critical time for a lot of families in the region. Kids are going back to school next month, and for the first time since Covid-19 struck, school lunches won’t be free. That’s putting pressure on families already strapped by inflation and the rising cost of everything, including groceries. Fortunately, Lunch Aid is on it. They’re adding a new…

Sanford Health to begin vaccinating children under five-years-old this week

It's the final group in the U.S. that has been approved to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – On Friday, Sanford Health will begin administering Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children ages six months to four years. A doctor from Sanford health says it’s one tenth of the adult dose of the Pfizer vaccine. She says the Pfizer vaccine is 80 percent effective at preventing hospitalizations and death. Three shots are recommended for kids under…

COVID vaccines may be ready for young children in ND this week

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) – Coronavirus vaccines for children six months to five-years-old have arrived in North Dakota. Department of Health officials say 50,000 North Dakotans in the age group can get the vaccine. Fifty-seven hundred doses will be shipped to 100 locations. Health officials don’t expect a high demand for shots for young kids. That would be similar to those…