Red River Zoo’s new exhibit to feature North American wildlife

"You're going to be able to see bison, pronghorn antelope, sand hill cranes as well as a new prairie dog exhibit."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — If you’re looking to encounter North Dakota wildlife you may not have to go very far. The Red River Zoo’s four acre expansion project “Scheels Pride of the Prairie” is under construction. The exhibit will feature an ecosystem of plants and animals that are native to North America. “This exhibit is going to be absolutely fantastic….

Unsung Heroes of the Pandemic

An already essential job taking a whole new meaning during the height of COVID-19.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — They are some of the most important and often overlooked essential workers. Those working the front lines alongside doctors and nurses. Making sure every inch at Sanford Broadway Clinic in Fargo is kept clean and safe. “We kind of look at ourselves as the caretakers of the caretakers where we try to facilitate for the actual…

New Johnson & Johnson vaccine makes strides against COVID-19

The new vaccine will require one dosage compared to the two dose Moderna and Pfizer vaccinations.

FARGO, N.D. — A one shot COVID-19 vaccine will soon join the others providing protection against the virus. “This is a one dose vaccination so that’s very exciting because even though we can produce 200 million doses of the other mRNA vaccines we are only still immunizing a hundred million people so if we are able to produce a hundred…

Salvation Army comes in shy of 2020 Red Kettle campaign goal

As a result, of the pandemic, the red kettles were down $60,000 from the previous year

FARGO, N.D. — The Salvation Army wraps up last year’s Red Kettle campaign as they announce the results of their largest fundraiser of the year. With implications of the pandemic, the Salvation Army says they anticipated many more people in need of help in 2020 compared to previous years. As a result, the red kettles were down $60,000 from the…

Sanford Health workers receive second dose of Pfizer the vaccine

"From my personal standpoint I feel wonderful, the fact that this vaccine is available."

FARGO, N.D. — It’s been three weeks since healthcare workers in North Dakota started to get a sense of relief. After the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines, medical staff at Sanford Health received their first rounds of the Pfizer vaccine. Now 21 days later, those who received the first dose are able to complete the vaccination requirements and receive their second…

West Fargo fire department partners with National Guard for free COVID-19 testing

Rapid antigen tests provide results within one hour

WEST FARGO, N.D. — People are getting a sense of reassurance after being able to participate in free COVID-19 rapid testing. The tests come in partnership with the West Fargo Fire Department and the North Dakota National Guard. Members throughout the metro lined up inside their cars at The Lights public parking garage where they received the self administered tests…

Sanford Health employees get more money due to family stability plan

SIOUX FALLS S.D. — Sanford Health announced its family stability plan which will lead to bigger paychecks next month. Full time employees will get an additional 300 dollars with part-time employees getting an additional 150. If employees are called off or have their hours reduced they temporarily will not have to fill that time with PTO. “We don’t know what’s…

Coronavirus Pandemic: The Latest Numbers From Our Region

Of Minnesota, North Dakota & South Dakota, Only South Dakota Has Reported A Death

Minnesota has confirmed its first three cases of community transmission of the disease as the state’s total number of cases hits 35. More than 1,400 people have been tested. North Dakota still has one positive case of coronavirus out of 100 tests. Four are still pending. South Dakota has confirmed nine people with the coronavirus. One man with underlying health…

Summit League Cancels All Spring Sporting Events

Ends springs sports for 2020 season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. —  (Summit League Communications Department) Summit League Commissioner Tom Douple announced Friday that all spring sports have been cancelled given the current status of COVID-19. This cancellation includes all non-conference, conference and championship competitions for Summit League members through the end of the 2019-20 academic year. “The decision yesterday to suspend spring sports for the month of…

NDSU Bans All University-Funded And Sponsored International Travel

College officials say it is based on national and state guidance

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State University is canceling all University-funded and sponsored international travel leaving the United States. That is effective immediately due to the coronavirus pandemic. College officials say it is based on national and state guidance and follows action taken by a number of other schools across the country. NDSU is reviewing refund options. The travel ban…