Health

Fargo’s Feathered Friends

They're crafting a new backyard chicken keeping ordinance, but they need your help to do it.

After sweeping urban areas of the country over the past few years, backyard chicken keeping could be coming to Fargo. After identifying some seemingly contradictory elements of city ordinance regarding keeping the birds in your backyard, Fargo City Commissioners directed the city attorney to work with Fargo Cass Public Health and other city departments to update Article 12–03, and other…

Live Long and Prosper

Donate Blood. It's the Logical Thing To Do.

Emily and Adam remind you every morning to donate blood. The folks at United Blood Services are wrestling with some serious shortages in our local blood supply, and they’re asking for your help with donations of much-needed blood types, and platelets too — all blood types are needed. Even green, as Adam pointed out. So live long and prosper, and…

LIVE: Muscle Pouring Into Fargo For Bodybuilding Tournament

National Physique Committee Regional Competition Happening At NDSU

Thomas Kemper with the National Physique Committee joins us on KVRR Local News to talk about this weekend’s bodybuilding show. Bodybuilders Erin Westby and Jeff Case, who have a lot of muscles, show off some of their poses. They also tell us about the level of dedication it takes to be a bodybuilder. The NPC is hosting the Upper Midwest…

Clara Barton Students Present Food Waste Projects

Students at Clara Barton Elementary School Tell Their Peers Ways to Avoid Food Waste

FARGO, N.D. — Local students are giving advice on how to not waste food. Third graders at Clara Barton Elementary school presented why food waste is bad and how they can solve this problem. In hopes to make an impact on others, the presentation took place in the cafeteria while students were eating lunch. Mayor Tim Mahoney and Fargo Public…

Sanford Health Losing a Top Executive to Retirement

A successor will be named later this year

  FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health-Fargo is losing one of its top executives to retirement. Paul Richard is leaving Sanford after 46 years of service. He has been executive vice president since 2013 and has overseen the development and construction of the $500 million dollar medical center that is scheduled to open in July. A successor will be named later…

City of Fargo Considering Allowing Chickens in Neighborhoods

People have the chance to weigh in on the possibility and give their opinion

FARGO, N.D. — Chickens could soon join neighborhoods and live in backyards. The Fargo city attorney has been working with Fargo Cass Public Health and other city departments to explore the opportunity. The draft currently includes the ability to have up to four chickens, but no roosters. There would also be a permit required if you choose to participate. Fargo…

Blood Platelet Donations in High Demand Across Valley

With blood transfusions in high demand locally, the need for platelets is constant

FARGO, N.D. — Blood platelet donors are in high demand across the Valley for patients undergoing surgeries, trauma and even cancer. Officials with United Blood Services said blood platelets only have a shelf life of about five days. They said with places like the Roger Maris Cancer Center, the demand is constant. It takes about five to ten blood platelet…

Great Rides Bike Share Preps for Third Season in Fargo

The first day of service will be Sunday

  FARGO, N.D. — Those popular green bikes are coming back this weekend. Great Rides Bike Share is preparing for its third season in Fargo. The first day of service will be Sunday. Stations are being installed and final testing is underway to make sure that 100 bikes and 11 stations are ready for riders. Since launching in 2015, a…

World Water Day: The Difficulties Faced by Those in Developing Countries

World Vision Talks About World Water Day and KVRR's Morning Show's Crew Do the Water Walk Challenge

NATIONAL — Nearly 1,000 children under the age of five die each day in developing countries because of contaminated water. Cheru is a five year old girl and lives in Kenya. In order to get water for her family, she walks a total of four miles and spends up to three hours digging to find water. “Cheru is a kindergartner and so…

Altru Health System’s Medication Take Back Day

Altru Health System Hosts Their Annual Take Back Day

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Altru Health System hosted its annual Medication Take Back Day. People were encouraged to clean out their medicine cabinets and drop off old prescriptions at Altru. This is one easy way to keep prescription medications out of the garbage or out of the water supply. Altru paired up with Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department and Safe…