childcare

Walz visits Moorhead to discuss childcare affordability, flood mitigation

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz hosts a roundtable in Moorhead to discuss his plan to make childcare more affordable and accessible for Minnesotans. State Senator Rob Kupec, Mayor Shelly Carlson, and Minnesota Department of Revenue Commissioner Paul Marquart, along with parents, and childcare providers joined Walz at the Moorhead Library. The focus was on how to address…

North Dakota ranked hardest working state in U.S.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A 2021 study from WalletHub finds North Dakota is the hardest working state in the nation. The study determined six direct work factors like average workweek hours and the employment rate as well as four indirect factors including commute time and average leisure time spent per day. Using a points system, a score closer to 100…

Senate passes $65 billion infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — A bipartisan infrastructure project passes the Senate including more than $65 billion for broadband infrastructure. The project includes major funding for broadband infrastructure that will bring high speed internet to families including those in rural communities across the nation. In addition to broadband, the bill will focus on devoting federal resources to help improve; roads, highways, bridges…

YWCA buys building for survivors of domestic violence

The new facility will be called 'Lantern Light' and will house 23 families.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The YWCA is helping provide affordable housing for women facing homelessness due to domestic abuse. “The YWCA set out a very aggressive strategic plan back in 2015 to establish more affordable housing for women and their children,” YWCA Cass-Clay CEO Erin Prochnow said. Out of a friendship with convent neighbor, Union of Sisters of the Presentation,…

Childcare Workers Can Start Getting COVID-19 Vaccines In Fargo & Grand Forks

FARGO, N.D. — Public Health units in Fargo and Grand Forks are inviting childcare workers to COVID-19 vaccine clinics starting this week. Childcare workers are one of the priority groups included in Phase 1B which also includes older people and those with underlying health conditions. Childcare workers who work for themselves should complete the COVID-19 Vaccine contact form with Fargo…

Fargo Cass Public Health is moving to phase 1B of Covid-19 vaccine distribution

Phase 1A of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution is almost reaching its end.

FARGO, N.D. – Sanford Health in Fargo will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine to Phase 1B, to those 75 and older starting tomorrow by appointment only. Fargo Cass Public Health says they’re expecting to begin distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine for priority groups in phase 1B on Monday. Phase 1A of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution is almost reaching its end….

Children of Hope Childcare Holds Grand Opening

The owners say they want to give kids a place to learn while still having fun

FARGO, N.D. —¬†Children of Hope Childcare celebrated their grand opening by officially cutting the ribbon with the Chamber. The owners say the daycare is different because it has wide open spaces for kids to play. They want to give children a place to learn while still having fun. Babies, toddlers, and older kids all have their own sections, and there’s…

Safe Kids: Keeping Children Safe from Accidental Injury in the Home

A group of social workers is set to teach younger parents about keeping their kids safe

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Safe Kids educators say keeping small children from accidental injury involves more than storing cleaning fluids out of reach. It’s why a team of social workers and home visitors are getting the tools they need to educate younger parents across the valley. A child care specialist said more kids are getting accidentally poisoned by prescription medication…