covid-19 pandemic

Benefit concert planned for Farm Rescue

Nonprofit dedicates their work to helping assist family farm workers

FARGO (KVRR) – A North Dakota-based nonprofit that focuses on helping injured farm workers is taking the extra step to help even more family farmers, including those affected by COVID-19. Farm Rescue is helping dedicate their time through service work by lending a helping hand to Midwest farm families. “With Farm Rescue we like to say we’re a hand up,…

Downtown protest blames COVID-19 pandemic on animal consumption

Event coordinator seeks to prevent future pandemics

FARGO, N.D. — A Saturday protest in downtown Fargo planned by the PETA organization resulted in a smaller turnout than expected. Event coordinator, Trey Wharton singularly sought to bring awareness towards ending animal consumption to downtown shoppers as they walked by, by holding up signs catering some of PETA’s slogans and opinions. The message behind Saturday’s protest was to voice…

Minnesota launches Covid-19 detection app to help slow the spread of Covid-19

The app will help notify people of potential exposure

MINNESOTA – A new smartphone app is helping curb the spread of Covid-19 in Minnesota. Governor Tim Walz unveiled the new COVIDaware MN app. It allows people to be notified if someone who’s been near them has tested positive for the virus. It will also allow them to warn other people they may have been in contact with anonymously if…

North Dakota nurses reach their breaking point

With hospitals short staffed and at max capacity, nurses urge state officials for help.

NORTH DAKOTA – For weeks, North Dakota has led the country in most active cases per capita as its numbers continue to rise with a 14.99 percent daily positivity rate. Nurses in North Dakota say they are overwhelmed. “We needed these mitigation measures weeks ago. Our hospitals and our healthcare centers across our state are being stretched to their breaking…

Fargo Cass Public Health Business Response Team upholds new Covid-19 regulations

The team will enforce and teach businesses how to follow the new Covid-19 guidelines

FARGO, N.D. — Since the pandemic began, some local businesses have struggled to stay afloat while ensuring they are following the right protocols. The Covid Business Response Team is available to ensure and teach businesses of the new change in guidelines. “We’ll reach out to the specified businesses, discuss with them what the mandates mean, what the limitations are set…

The Boiler Room owner whiplashed over ND Covid-19 regulations

Says the constant change in guidelines are hard to keep up with

FARGO, N.D.  – The owner of The Boiler Room took to Facebook to share his frustration of new Covid-19 rules in North Dakota. Dan Hurder’s post on social media late last week poked fun at the ever changing capacity rules being set by the city and the state. Hurder says he’s been following the strict guidelines since the pandemic began, but…

Fargo libraries transition to no contact operations

Items may be requested via online catalog

FARGO, N.D. — Due to rising COVID-19 numbers and increased restrictions, the Fargo Public Library has chosen to transition to non-contact operations for the safety of everyone. All three Fargo public libraries are closed to public access. They are offering curbside pickup. Library card holders will continue to have access to some of the library’s resources once they’ve requested items…

Nonprofit helps ensure local families spend holiday season full of turkey, gratitude and thanks

"Thanksgiving dinner for their families can be really tough for them so we wanted to be able to give back something to our community."

FARGO, N.D. — The Faith4Hope nonprofit is helping local families in the metro ensure they have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. “This time of year we know that it’s a happy occasion but it also can be a sad one for others that are really fighting the poverty and so not being able to provide a typical Thanksgiving dinner for their…

Pandemic puts strain on local hospitals as they reach full capacity

"We are having very high case numbers both in the hospital and in the community and we continue to rise exponentially."

FARGO, N.D. – Scenes like medical professionals working to save lives in the middle of a pandemic are happening every day in our community “We are not doing well here in North Dakota. We are having very high case numbers both in the hospital and in the community and we continue to rise exponentially,” Sanford Medical Director for Infection Prevention and…

Moorhead businesses face greater impact of Covid-19 restrictions

Governor implements further COVID-19 restrictions

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is turning back the dials on bars and restaurants in Minnesota. Starting Friday night, a new curfew of 10:00 has been set for serving food and drinks. Businesses can remain open for takeout only after that time. Indoor capacity will also be limited to 50 percent up to 150 people. The new restrictions…