Coronavirus

North Dakota Covid-19 cases drop by 360, 7 more people die

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health on Monday reported 7 additional deaths from COVID-19. There are currently 6,477 active cases in the state, a decrease of 360 since Sunday.  331 people are hospitalized. Cass County reported the largest number of new cases with 189.   BY THE NUMBERS  7,777 – Total Tests from Yesterday* 1,144,256 – Total…

North Dakota reports record camping numbers amid pandemic

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota’s 13 state parks have hit record camping numbers during the coronavirus pandemic. The state’s Parks and Recreation Department reported a 35% increase in campsite nights from May 1-Oct. 31 compared to the same period in 2019. Camping boomed in September and October over 2019. Annual park pass sales were up 18% this year from 2019….

Farm Rescue shifts to help farmers affected by coronavirus

FARGO (KVRR) – A North Dakota-based volunteer organization that helps farmers when they are injured or otherwise impaired says it has helped a number of Midwest farmers who were sidelined by the coronavirus. Since 2005, Farm Rescue has helped more than 700 farm families that have been unable to plant, harvest or feed livestock due to injury, illness or natural…

Trinity Lutheran hosts drive-thru Giving Tree

Church makes event socially distant amid COVID-19 pandemic

MOORHEAD, Minn. — This holiday season, Trinity Lutheran is living up to its motto of being a light to the community. Despite COVID restrictions, Pastor Nick Peterson says he wanted to make sure members could still participate in the annual Giving Tree. “Since we’re not able to gather for worship in person, our members were able to drive through and…

Sanford Health praises nursing staff for their work during pandemic

Sanford VP says nurses have been dedicated to providing care

FARGO, N.D.-  Sanford Health is continuing to support its nurses through the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s having ambulatory staff pitch in, cutting back on surgeries & bringing in traveling nurses. This is in an effort to get the nurses some time off. In early November, Governor Doug Burgum said nurses who are positive and asymptomatic can continue working in the COVID-19…

8 COVID-19 cases reported at Davies High School

FARGO (KVRR) – Officials at Davies High School in Fargo say there were 8 positive COVID-19 cases involving students and staff over the past 7 days. Out of those cases, 7 had close contacts inside the school or during after-school related activities or athletics. Davies High School administration has informed all the close contact families. Close contacts include students and…

Minnesota exceeds 100 single-day virus deaths for first time

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Health reported 101 additional COVID-19 deaths on Friday, marking the first time the state has climbed over 100 deaths in a day. Health officials reported more than 5,700 new infections on Friday, and more than 1,800 patients remain hospitalized. The updated figures bring the state’s totals to more than 295,000 cases and more…

North Dakota reports 5 new COVID-19 deaths

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health on Friday reported 5 additional deaths from COVID-19. There are currently 8,226 active cases in the state, a decrease of 119 since Thursday. Grand Forks County reported the largest number of new cases with 123.  Cass County reported 122 cases.   BY THE NUMBERS  7,951 – Total Tests from Yesterday* 1,119,225…