covid-19 pandemic

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…

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…