covid-19 pandemic

65th annual Kiwanis Pancake Karnival returns to Fargodome

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — After a two-year hiatus to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kiwanis Pancake Karnival is back at the Fargodome, Now in its 65th year, Kiwanis club resumes its decade-long tradition serving buttermilk and buckwheat pancakes and sausage to thousands of hungry folks. Volunteers say it’s a blessing to be back feeding our community for a good cause. “You see…

Blarney Stone opens new location at Hotel Donaldson

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — After nine months of renovations, Blarney Stone officially opens at the Hotel Donaldson with new ownership. The historic hotel is now adding Irish flavors. Blarney Stone’s fourth location opens on the corner of 1st Avenue North and Broadway featuring your favorite pub amenities and live music. “Food is smelling great in the back. The staff is…

Sen. Cramer blocks Homeland Security nominees due to separation case

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — Senator Kevin Cramer is blocking Department of Homeland Security nominees because of an immigration case in North Dakota. A family is separated after the mother, a Canadian, inadvertently overstayed her visa. She has been barred from entering the U.S. for 10 years. Cramer says the woman received poor advice during the COVID pandemic which led her to…

Applications Open For Housing Help in Minnesota Due To COVID-19

ST. PAUL (KVRR) — Minnesota Housing announces applications are now open for Home Help MN. It’s a program to provide financial assistance to homeowners who are late on their mortgages or other housing-related expenses like property taxes, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are limited, so people are asked to apply early. The last day for applications is June 17….

Sanford Health introduces new way of seeing for low-vision patients

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A Fargo woman struggling with macular degeneration is looking for devices to make her life easier. Roberta LeClerc was diagnosed with macular degeneration in 2019 and simple tasks have become impossible as her vision progressively becomes clouded through time. “It’s a tough thing to accept because first of all, you lose the ability to drive a…

Fargo Marathon welcomes back runners after last year’s cancellation

After last year's cancellation, runners from across 42 states showed up to participate in the marathon.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — With runners from more than 40 states lacing up their shoes, it’s safe to say the Fargo Marathon is back in full swing. “We’re having the marathon back in Fargo again. It’s really exciting to see it come back. It’s fun to see the community back into the marathon. It’s one of our premier events, it…

NW Minnesota lawmakers discuss 2021 legislative session

MINNESOTA (KVRR) — A Minnesota Legislative wrap-up with District 4 legislators discusses actions and support they took during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. “As the COVID-19 pandemic upended many Moorhead businesses, Minnesota State lawmakers discuss the resiliency the community had to come back from difficult times,” DFL State Representative Heather Keeler of Moorhead said. With the Cares Act that…

Many are expected to travel for 4th of July

"It'll be a busy holiday period so expect to see a number of people no matter where you're traveling."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — With the Fourth of July holiday landing on a weekend many people are looking to celebrate out of town. “We expect a busy weekend as people start to return to travel. We’re expecting about 48 million Americans to travel this holiday period which is an increase of 40 percent from last year,” AAA Director of Public…

National firework shortage and dry conditions pose risk for Fourth of July

"It seems like more people now are coming in out of panic because they heard about the shortage of fireworks on the news."

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — Fourth of July celebrations might be a little less colorful. “Retail week’s first day was strong. It was huge. Saturday was a good day as well, but Sunday being the first day for Fargo it was very busy and it was crowded,”¬†¬†Starr Fireworks Owner Johnny Starr said. With June 27th marking the first day fireworks can…