Morning – In The Community

LIVE: Red River Sportsmen’s Show

If you buy a boat this weekend, don't forget the life jacket to go with it.

The ice is melting fast throughout the region, and the boats and grills are disappearing just as fast. That’s the word from organizers at the Red River Sportsmen’s Show, who say some of the boat dealers you’ll see at the show are already looking at the end of their inventory for the season. The heightened demand is due in part…

KVRR Morning News Special: COVID-19 vaccinations – Finding Answers

Your biggest questions about getting the Covid vaccine in our region answered by the people who put the vaccine program together.

We’re tackling today some of your top questions about the Covid vaccine program in the Red River Region and beyond, and we couldn’t have done it without your help. The Director of Nursing, Fargo Cass Public Health’s Suzanne Schaefer, took two hours today to talk with our Morning Show anchors live about the biggest questions you still have about the…

Golden Drive Partnering With Menards For Food Drive

Donation Box & Items List Set Up At Moorhead Menards During March

  The woman behind one of the most prominent charitable forces in the Metro says need is growing during the pandemic, but there’s a way you can help this month. Golden Drive is partnering with the Moorhead Menards location for a food drive. There is a box set up at the store, along with a flyer showing the most-needed food…

Mammograms and the Covid Vaccine

When they get together, the result can be misleading, doctors say.

If you’re headed in for a mammogram or thinking about booking one soon, be sure to tell your doctor if you’ve gotten any of the Covid vaccines. That’s because swollen lymph nodes, which are a side effect of some vaccinations, including Covid, can raise your doctor’s suspicions about breast cancer. Sanford Health physicians say a few people have already come…

LIVE: Smallest Businesses Eligible For Paycheck Protection Loans

Businesses With Under 20 Employees Have Exclusive Application Period Through March 9th

  The smallest businesses that are struggling during COVID have a chance to apply for a financial lifeline, but they better hurry. Businesses with fewer than 20 employees have an exclusive window to apply for Paycheck Protection Program loans through March 9th. This is the second round of PPP loans from the government. The loans are meant for paying employees…

LIVE: YWCA Sees Spike in Kid Clients

The silent crisis brewing beneath the pandemic is emerging this winter.

FARGO, N.D. — The eerie slowdown at one of the region’s biggest women’s and children’s shelters appears to be over. The YWCA of Cass and Clay Counties serves mostly women and children escaping domestic violence. At first, during the pandemic, shelter workers noticed clients calling more, but not showing up for their appointments to get help and a new safe…

LIVE: Girl Scout Cookie Season Looking Different Due To COVID

Find Out How You Can Still Score Those Coveted Cookies

  It’s that time of year again when we can get our hands on those delectable Girl Scout cookies. But the process to get your Thin Mints and Samoas might look different this year. Because of COVID, Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons is shifting away from the traditional cookie booths at local businesses. They’re doing more door-to-door sales in their neighborhoods,…

LIVE: Giving Hearts Day Gets Off To Quick Start

Giving Hearts Day Looks A Little Different During A Pandemic

  Pat Traynor, Executive Director of the Dakota Medical Foundation, tells us that this year’s Giving Hearts Day is off to a faster start than previous years. A lot of non-profits are in greater need this year because of the effects of the pandemic. They’ve changed things a bit this year, including adding a sweepstakes for the first time with…

LIVE: Help Honor Flight Take Off Again This Giving Hearts Day

Flights And Fundraising Grounded During Pandemic

  Thursday is Giving Hearts Day, and one organization is looking for help getting back up off the ground after COVID shut things down in 2020. The Veterans Honor Flight couldn’t take any local veterans to see the monuments built in their honor in Washington, D.C. last year. Their fundraising efforts were also derailed during the pandemic. They’re hoping to…

LIVE: Gearing Up for Giving Hearts Day

The need may never have been greater.

The folks at the region’s many nonprofits are hoping our hearts are a little bit bigger than usual this year. Because while Giving Hearts Day is typically one of our top times for charitable giving in the region, it’s also happening this time around after nearly an entire year’s worth of recession. That’s hitting the region’s nonprofits hard. So, because…