covid-19 pandemic

Minnesota assistance program helps struggling renters

"It's going to be a good thing for the state of Minnesota, it's a good new program that I think will help get people back on their feet."

MINNESOTA (KVRR) — A new program is helping Minnesotans catch up on their finances. “Any individual that lives in the state of Minnesota, it’s a new program a lot of it is because of the impacts of COVID-19 and having inabilities to work and being sick and things like that. So, it’s definitely allowing people to get back on their…

Home building costs on the rise

"There is a big demand for labor and materials and just trying to get those things in stock for your house might take a little bit longer than it has in the past."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — If you’re looking to do some home renovations or even thinking about building one, you may have to dig a little deeper into your pockets. “We’ve had a house that we built last year, and we priced it out in the summer and when we built it in the fall it increased about 30 percent in…

Medical expert addresses COVID-19 vaccination concerns

Vaccine hesitancy is going to be I think one of our next major challenges in bringing this pandemic to heal."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Some people may be hesitant to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. “The World Health Organization has identified vaccine hesitancy as one of the top 10 threats to global health since 2019,” NDSU Professor of Practice and Medical Director Dr. Paul Carson said. NDSU Medical Director Paul Carson says it’s something he does not take lightly. “We’re certainly…

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz delivers 3rd “State of the State” Address

Gov. Walz discusses COVID-19, police accountability and helping Minnesotans most affected throughout the pandemic.

MANKATO, Minn. (KVRR) — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz delivers his third State of the State Address. Governor Tim Walz begins his State of the State Address by announcing a major COVID-19 vaccination milestone. “More than 1.5 million Minnesotans have received the vaccine. Over 80 percent of seniors have been vaccinated, outperforming the rest of the nation,”(D) Minnesota Governor Tim Walz…

Community celebrates 24th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

"It's nice to get out again. It's so fun to see people outside having a good time."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — It’s not over until it’s clover. A celebration of the luckiest holiday continues with the 24th annual Saint Patrick’s day parade in the heart of downtown Fargo. With the holiday falling on a weekday, people waited until the end of the week to show their support for a major milestone in the community, with the first…

Every North Dakota eligible for Covid-19 vaccine by end of March

"I'm here to announce that starting on March 29th any North Dakotan who wishes to be vaccinated may receive a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they're age eligible."

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Anyone who wants a COVID-19 vaccine in North Dakota will be eligible to get one by the end of the month. “I’m here to announce that starting on March 29th any North Dakotan who wishes to be vaccinated may receive a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they’re age eligible,” North Dakota Department of Health’s Immunization Program…

Social Distancing: One Year Later

A Look At How We've Adapted And Persevered Over The Last Year

  FARGO (KVRR) – On March 17th, 2020, I started this social distancing segment. That was one year ago. It was a bewildering time full of fear and uncertainty. So some things haven’t changed much. But the way we lived our lives did change. I wanted to help share some of the ways we’ve coped. New ways to celebrate, ways…

Moler Barber College shows support for first reponders

"I think that we overlook how hard the first responders have worked though this whole pandemic."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A barber shop in the community is providing free haircuts for a cause. “Me and my wife were down getting a vaccine and I looked around and looked at just how hard these people are working and sometimes I think that we overlook how hard the first responders have worked though this whole pandemic,” Moler Barber…

Study says Alzheimer’s cases are on the rise

"We don't know exactly why that's happening, but what we do know is that the same risk factors that puts someone at risk for developing Alzheimer are some of the same risk factors that put someone at risk for getting covid."

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — New research for the state of North Dakota shows that the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s has climbed during the pandemic. “For a long time the Alzheimer’s Association has known the staggering rates at which our community gets diagnosed with dementia,” Alzheimer’s Association Chief Strategy Officer, Mollie O’Brien said. As of last year since the…

Fargo Invaders scouting for 2021 season

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The Fargo Invaders are scouting for new players to join the team as they prepare for this year’s football season. The reigning Northern Elite Football League champions are preparing athletes for the national championship with a combine practice as they test each player’s skills and endurance on the field. After cancelling last year’s season due to…