Coronavirus

Biden Administration Seeks $22.5 Billion for COVID-19 preparation

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – COVID-19 numbers in this region are slowly going down but the Biden Administration is looking for more funding for future emergencies. The administration is working with Congress to fund $22.5 billion as resources and supplies get thinner. If funding is cut short, things like vaccines for the uninsured, at-home COVID tests and researching new variants will be…

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…

Gehrig asks for studies on mask effectiveness at City Commission meeting

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo City Commissioner Tony Gehrig asks for a presentation on clinical studies showing masking stops the spread of COVID-19, especially in children at schools. North Dakota State University Professor of Public Health Dr. Paul Carson and Sanford Health Infectious Disease Physician Dr. Avish Nagpal shared research published in medical journals and by the CDC. One from…

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…

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…

Moorhead City Council votes down mask requirement

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Moorhead city leaders reject a mask requirement for indoor public places similar to one in Rochester by a vote of three to five. Councilmember Shelly Dahlquist made the motion after the council passed a resolution urging people to work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Mayor Shelly Carlson said she was against a mask mandate…

Essentia Health is part of nationwide study evaluating medication for Covid treatment

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Essentia Health joins a nationwide study to evaluate medications to find effective, safe treatments for COVID-19. The meds in the study are already approved by the FDA for other health issues. Fluticasone is prescribed for asthma and COPD. Fluvoxamine is given to people dealing with depression and ivermectin is used to treat parasitic infections. The Activ-6…