COVID

Shelters bring awareness to homelessness as temperatures drop

"Having emergency shelter saves lives. It saves lives certainly in the bitter cold temperatures."

FARGO-MOORHEAD – As the temperatures continue to drop, the homeless may be faced with tougher challenges. With frigid temperatures sweeping in over the next week, two local organizations are doing their best to provide relief to those seeking shelter from the cold. “We’re very aware of the temperatures that are coming. The kind of wind chills we’re expecting aren’t compatible…

Fargodome opens its doors for first major public event since pandemic closure

The Red River Valley Boat show helps prepare guests for smooth sailing

FARGO, N.D. — It has returned. North Dakota’s 29th largest annual Red River Valley Boat Show is back at the Fargodome. After closing its venue doors to events amid the pandemic, the Fargodome is helping prepare guests to set sail as it welcomes them back for a three day boat and marine products show. “Being the first event back at…

Bridal Fantasy show helps take the stress out of wedding planning

"The best experience is just when you're enjoying yourself and you're not stressed."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Calling all brides to be. A wedding fantasy show makes its way to town to help plan every girl’s biggest dream. Planning a wedding can be hectic, but The Bridal Fantasy Show at the Delta Hotel is helping brides have a stress free day. “Our group actually we’re a networking group so we actually meet once…

Oslo and Pine River Businesses Hit With Cease-and-Desist Orders

violating Minnesota's executive orders

ST. PAUL, Minn. — More cease-and-desist orders are handed out for violating Minnesota’s COVID-19 pandemic executive orders prohibiting on-premises dining and drinking. Jamieson’s on Main in Oslo had its license suspended after an inspection last week found the establishment was open and serving food indoors in violation of the governor’s orders. A cease-and-desist order was also issued to Long Pine…

Fargo Public Schools Holiday Meal Baskets receives record number of donations

The third annual event is breaking records for the amount of families it's able to feed this holiday season

FARGO, N.D.- “We had a goal of 145 meals, and we were able to just surpass 200, so we’re just grateful for all the support from the community,” says Fargo Public School’s Student Wellness and Family Facilitator Supervisor Jen Sahr. The meal basket program is run by Fargo Public Schools’ Student Wellness and Family Facilitators who determine recipients based off…

AAA predicting decline in holiday travel by the millions

These are the lowest numbers of holiday travel since 2002

FARGO, N.D.- As the coronavirus pandemic carries on through the holiday season, AAA is expecting most Americans to stay home. According to AAA, travel guidance from the CDC is heavily influencing travelers to change their minds about year-end holiday travel, a time that’s usually a high demand vacation time. Even though it’s expecting 34 million fewer travelers than last year’s…

Sanford talks its role in COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The COVID vaccine is coming soon, and Sanford is getting prepared to handle it

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health is working hard to prepare its hospitals and clinics for the COVID-19 vaccine. Sanford has been in contact with governments across the states to make sure the facilities are ready to handle the vaccine. It’s still waiting on final details, like how much will be distributed to its locations. Each state will have its own…

Assistant Secretary for Health For HSS Says Quarantine Guidelines Could Loosen Soon

Admiral Brett P. Giroir Joined KVRR's Morning Show Team To Talk About The Pandemic

    FARGO, N.D. – Admiral Brett P. Giroir is the Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS. He tells Adam Ladwig and Emily Welker that COVID-19 numbers could be turning the corner here in our region after being the worst in the nation for most of the past month. He tells us how we can make sure the curve goes…

Sanford Health announces more hospital beds & infusion center

Sanford talks progress it has made in fight against COVID-19

FARGO, N.D.- Sanford Health is announcing new developments to help with North Dakota’s high hospital capacity problem. The health giant says it has opened 14 new hospital beds in Fargo. This makes a total of 172 beds it has added since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. By December 1, it will add another 21 beds. Sanford has…

Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving food boxes will feed over 500 families

With 512 families registered, the Salvation Army doubled its numbers from previous years

FARGO, N.D.- The Salvation Army will be feeding record numbers for the area this Thanksgiving. Over 500 families registered for the event, more than double from last year. With the COVID-19 pandemic, it opted for a drive-thru pickup instead of serving the dinner on site. Those who registered came to the Fargo Civic Center to pick up their food boxes…