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Grand Forks County extends face mask mandate

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- People in Grand Forks County will still be required to wear face coverings in many public settings even though Gov. Doug Burgum is dropping a statewide mask requirement effective Monday. Grand Forks Health Officer Dr. Joel…

Pet Connection: Meet Reagan

It's been a rough, rough week for anyone in politics or anyone who follows them. Especially for Republicans. So we thought it was fitting to remind you of one of the most famous and…

Five cases of new COVID-19 strain found in Minnesota

MINNESOTA -- The Minnesota Department of Health announced the new variant strain of COVID-19 first detected in the United Kingdom was positively identified in five people of four different counties in the Twin Cities metro area. Four of the cases…

Essentia Health plans for public vaccination

NORTH DAKOTA -- Essentia Health will be notifying patients who live in North Dakota in the coming weeks to let them know when they are invited to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Essentia Health patients are encouraged to sign up for…

Essentia Health may acquire CHI in North Dakota, Minnesota

FARGO  – Fargo and Duluth-based Essentia Health and CommonSpirit Health have signed a letter of intent for CommonSpirit-owned facilities operating under the CHI brand in North Dakota and Minnesota to join Essentia Health. The deal would include CHI St. Alexius…

North Dakota distributes two-thirds of COVID-19 vaccine

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota health officials say the most recent date shows that the state has administered about two-thirds of its COVID-19 vaccine. The state has received 35,250 total doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and dispensed 22,241…

Covid-19 variant not detected yet in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) - State health officials say so far, a new and more contagious variant of COVID-19 has not been detected in North Dakota. The mutated strain of COVID-19 is turning up in a growing number of states including…

Sanford Health to open new Children's Safety Store

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) -- Sanford Health is opening a new Children's Safety Store to help prevent childhood injuries across Fargo-Moorhead. The center opens January 4th and will educate parents on how to create a…

Two North Dakotans have suspected allergic reaction to vaccine

BISMARCK, N.D. - The North Dakota Department of Health has reported two suspected severe allergic reactions to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The two people had no history of anaphylactic reactions and the incidents were unrelated. Neither person was hospitalized, and…

North Dakota medical marijuana program growing faster than expected

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) - More people are participating in North Dakota's Medical Marijuana program than the state health officials expected. State Medical Marijuana Director Jason Wahl says that about 4,400 patients are enrolled in the program.  Wahl earlier projected about…

Two North Dakotans get allergic reactions to Covid-19 vaccine

BISMARCK, N.D. - The North Dakota Department of Health announces two people have gotten suspected allergic reactions after receiving the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. Health officials say they had no history of anaphylactic reactions and the two incidences were unrelated. The…

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