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U.S. bans travel from South Africa due to COVID-19 variant

WASHINGTON  - Beginning Monday, the United States will ban travel from South Africa and 7 other African nations by non-US citizens following the discovery of a COVID-19 variant. Officials have named the variant “omicron." A World Health Organization panel has…

President Biden to visit Minnesota Tuesday

(FOX 9) - The White House announced President Joe Biden will visit Rosemount, Minnesota Tuesday. Biden will be in the state discussing the new Infrastructure Bill. The location of the visit hasn't been released yet.

FDA questions safety of COVID-19 pill during pregnancy

WASHINGTON - Federal health regulators say an experimental COVID-19 pill from Merck is effective against the virus, but they will seek input from outside experts on risks of birth defects and other potential problems in pregnant women. The Food and…

LIVE: Burn the Bird

Do you have a good appetite worked up yet for the Thanksgiving feast? Well, if you're not quite sure you're tough enough to tackle all those carbs at once, we've got you covered.…

Pet Connection: Meet Napoleon

The shelters are strapped for space this morning. They're dealing with a lot more animals coming in homeless than usual. It's the opposite of where we were last year, with all kinds of people looking…

Small Electrical Fire At Walmart in Dilworth

DILWORTH, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) -- Dilworth and Moorhead fire crews responded to Walmart in Dilworth late this afternoon after an electrical fire. Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting, who is also the Dilworth fire chief, says the fire was in a piece…

Justice Dept. to prioritize prosecuting violence on flights

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Merrick Garland is directing U.S. attorneys across the nation to swiftly prioritize prosecution of federal crimes that happen on commercial flights. The directive comes as federal officials face a historic number of investigations into passenger behavior.  The…

Former middle school principal found dead in Brainerd jail

BRAINERD, Minn. - A former middle school principal serving a prison sentence was found dead in the Crow Wing County Jail. Christopher Jerome Endicott had previously been sentenced to prison for identity theft, stalking and burglary. Endicott was arrested in…

LIVE: Fargo Force Jersey Night

It's one of the greatest causes in our region. And organizers are hoping folks like you won't let it be put on ice this year. So they're taking to the ice to make sure…

Biden asks federal appeals court to reinstate vaccine mandate

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Biden administration is asking the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals to wipe away an order from another appeals court blocking its Occupational Safety and Health Administration vaccine mandate. Several lawsuits were brought challenging the OSHA…

Moorhead underpass project nearing completion

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) - The city of Moorhead says construction on the Main Ave. underpass, near 20th and 21st Streets is approximately 88% complete and is expected to open to traffic next June. The BNSF and Otter Tail Valley…

Watch: Cousins surprises Vikings fans on Twin Cities freeway

MINNEAPOLIS (KVRR) - Following the Vikings' victory over the Green Bay Packers Sunday, quarterback Kirk Cousins acknowledged a van full of Vikings fans during his commute on a Twin Cities area highway. The Vikings shared Cousins' social media post,…

Target to keep stores permanently closed on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK - Minneapolis-based Target will no longer open its stores on Thanksgiving Day, making permanent a shift to the unofficial start of the holiday season that was suspended during the pandemic. To limit crowds in stores, retailers last year…