COVID-19

Parents rail against GF Schools’ mask mandate, one claims it’s against Nuremberg Code

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – After protesting the district’s mask mandate at Century Elementary School Monday morning, people get heated arguing against it at a Grand Forks school board meeting. Parents and others speaking called the requirement “adult level bullying.” One man compared the board’s actions to being against the Nuremberg Code of principles for human experimentation at the end…

Update: Burgum says possible legal challenge against vaccine mandate being discussed

FARGO (KVRR) – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem are discussing the possibility of suing the federal government over President Joe Biden’s national vaccine mandate. Biden’s executive order mandates that all employers with more than 100 workers require them to be vaccinated or test for the virus weekly, affecting about 80 million Americans. “We have reached…

Career fair gets NDSU healthcare students ready for the workforce

"It's very exciting for graduation that we need to get out there right away and be a help of others and help out in our hospitals."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota State University students looking for a career in healthcare had the opportunity to make connections at the Fargodome. With the COVID-19 pandemic placing a major strain on the healthcare system, students looking to get into a medical profession are being highly sought after by employers. “In healthcare right now there’s really a high need…

NDSU students get a taste of studying abroad

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) –A hint of flavor for their taste buds may help some NDSU students decide whether studying abroad is right for them. For the first time since its inception, NDSU’s study abroad program is offering students a chance to taste a variety of international flavors from local food trucks. The director of the study abroad programs says the…

AP source: Biden requiring federal workers to get COVID shot

WASHINGTON  – President Joe Biden on Thursday is toughening COVID-19 vaccine requirements for federal workers and contractors, according to a person familiar with the plans, as he aims to boost vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant that is killing thousands each week and jeopardizing the nation’s economic recovery. Just weeks after he mandated federal workers get a shot or…

West Fargo School Board approves mitigation measures based on COVID-19 infections

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In a six to one vote, West Fargo School Board members approve a plan outlining steps to be taken if COVID-19 infection rates rise in schools within the district. Unlike Fargo and Moorhead Public Schools, West Fargo does not require masks. “Please don’t take our freedoms and our choices and our rights as parents. I…

NDSU football fans show team spirit at bison tailgate

"We got the North Dakota nice, everyone is excited to be out here, everybody is excited to be back with the people and we're excited."

FARGO, N.D (KVRR) — It would be no celebration without the fans. “Go Bison!” A wave of green, yellow and high energy fills the Fargodome parking lot as tailgaters show their support for NDSU’s season opener against the Albany Great Danes. “The energy is high, it’s bison football baby, roll herd. We got the North Dakota nice, everyone is excited…

Governor Burgum addresses hospital strain as capacity limits are reached

"We want to make sure that North Dakotans know that the risk is real."

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — A rise in COVID-19 cases has North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum alongside state hospital leaders addressing the increase of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, hospitals across the state are beginning to see a repeat of last year’s record high hospitalizations. “Let’s take a look back a year ago, COVID has…

Burgum: North Dakotans should know virus threat is real

FARGO, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum is pleading for North Dakota residents to get vaccinated against the coronavirus as North Dakota’s hospitals struggle with an influx of patients infected with the delta variant. Burgum brought together health professionals Wednesday in his first COVID-19 briefing in more than five months. The governor says hospital capacity is a “present and looming issue”…