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New COVID-19 vaccines awaiting approval could help ramp up vaccine rollout

Sanford Health's Dr. Doug Griffin says more vaccine supply is needed

FARGO, N.D. — New coronavirus vaccines are potentially on the horizon. As we slowly inch closer to public vaccinations for COVID-19, vaccines by Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca could soon be added to the list of options. Sanford Health Vice President and Medical Officer Dr. Doug Griffin says more vaccine supply is needed. “We’re eagerly — well, I think the…

Dem-NPL Chair shares what a Biden Administration could mean for North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — The chair of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL says she hopes North Dakotans will give the Biden-Harris administration a chance. Kylie Oversen says she recognizes that North Dakota remains deeply conservative and that some may feel anxious about a largely Democratic federal government.  However, she believes that the new administration will better our state by working to rebuild…

Part of Drekker Brewing purchases go toward The Arts Partnership

Artist show off their work and what art brings to the community.

FARGO, N.D. – Unpillaging Night at Drekker Brewing is usually to help people pay medical bills, but Thursday night the focus is on the arts. Drekker is giving one dollar for every purchase to The Arts Partnership. It will help the community organization to continue supporting local artists with grants and residencies. This year two very different artists displayed their…

Frostival snow sculpture event kicks off

MOORHEAD, Minn. – The Frostival Ice Sculpture Competition is underway as local artists try to carve out a name for themselves. The snow forms are taken down and sculpture artists get a look at the block of ice they need to transform. Four of the six artists got a look at the work cut out for them and they seem…

North Dakota Senate approves primary seatbelt bill

BISMARCK (KVRR/KCND) – The North Dakota Senate has passed a bill to make not buckling up a “primary” offense. Right now, the law is a “secondary offense,” which means drivers must be stopped for another violation before the extra $25 is tacked on for not wearing a seat belt. Bismarck Republican Senator Mike Dwyer said law enforcement has been pleading…

Charges filed after boy found outdoors in cold

MANDAN, N.D. – A Mandan couple is charged with child endangerment after their 4-year-old son, dressed in pajamas, was found outdoors in freezing temperatures. An affidavit says a caller told police the child was visibly shaking when found three-tenths of a mile from his home Saturday morning without shoes and wrapped in a blanket. The temperature was 19 degrees. Twenty-six-year-old…

Pet Connection: Meet Samson

We've got a strong feeling you're going to like this dog.

He’s named for a legendary strongman, but Samson the boxer mix is more into cuddles and playtime than feats of strength. This neutered adult male has plenty of energy, and he’s super-affectionate, so you’ll never get bored hanging out with him. Because he’s so lively and full of fun, it’s great if you can give him a steady routine to…