Frontline Workers

“Feed the Angels” fundraiser supports local businesses while feeding frontline workers

Small businesses and frontline workers continue to be impacted by the pandemic

FARGO, N.D. — Danette Nicoloff of Fargo is a dance mom at heart. “Right now, we should be fundraising for dance. That’s what we do,” she explains. “When the dance season essentially was canceled because of COVID, there was a real void in my life.” Rather than put her fundraising skills to bed, she decided to fill that void with…

SD nurse gets surprised with proposal while administering Covid-19 vaccine to partner

At the end of the proposal, Cortes not only received his vaccine, but also a big yes from his new fiancee.

CANTON, S.D. – Sanford Health employees are ringing in the new year with a little extra love. Eric Vanderlee, a registered nurse, has been helping give COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline workers. When it was time for his long term partner to receive his dose, Vanderlee noticed something odd. Robby Vargas-Cortes pulled off the end of the year surprise by taping an…

“Light the Town Green Week” ends with parade honoring frontline workers

"I really think that it is important for us to do something special to say thank you to all of them."

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) — In support of frontline workers, Grand Forks has turned its town green for “Light the Town Green Week” and is honoring them with a parade. “This event is a partnership between the city of Grand Forks, Altru Health System and Alerus Financial. What frontline workers do has always been so important but with the challenges…

Sanford Health receives and distributes first round of COVID-19 vaccinations

Front line healthcare workers first in line to receive Pfizer vaccinations

FARGO, N.D. — The first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have made it to hospitals in North Dakota. “I feel great. I feel thankful. Great and thankful,” Sanford Health Infectious Disease Physician, Dr. Avish Nagpal said. Dr. Avish Nagpal is feeling a rush of emotions after being the first person to receive a dosage of the Pfizer vaccine in the…

RVs 4 MDs: giving frontline workers a place to stay

the nonprofit organization connects frontline workers with RVs to live in to keep them from exposing their families to COVID-19

FARGO, N.D. — The work of healthcare professionals and first responders has become more dangerous than ever before. Maybe the most difficult part is that even when the day is done, those workers bring the threat of COVID-19 home with them and are left to have to find a way to keep their own loved ones safe. This was the…