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1,600 People File For Unemployment in Cass County

Nearly 6,000 people have filed for unemployment in the state of North Dakota, and the number is expected to rise as we reach the peak of this pandemic.

FARGO, N.D. – The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought about one of the worst workforce impacts in the history of the United States. We now have official numbers on the impact it’s leaving on North Dakota. Nearly 6,000 people have filed for unemployment in the state of North Dakota, and the number is expected to rise as we reach the peak…

UPDATE: Double Amputee Within 14 Months Prepares To Finally Return Home

"I know that God will take care of us and we do what we can to move forward," said Wendy Lee of Badger, Minnesota

ROSEAU, Minn. —  We have a quick update to a story we brought last Super Bowl Sunday on KVRR: Wendy Lee is finally going home! In case you missed her incredible story, the rural Badger, Minnesota woman had two leg amputations within 14 months. One was caused by a break in her foot in 2018 that became infected and spread. The…

Hoof Beats For Healing Hosts Fundraiser

This is the organization's first time running the fundraiser

FARGO, N.D. — Hoof Beats for healing is a non–profit organization dedicated to getting its patients a different kind of treatment through Equine Assisted Therapy. “The results are just phenomenal, what would take months or years in traditional therapy we are seeing in weeks or months with the horses.” The organization says a part of the miraculous effects of the…

Collin Peterson Hosts Town Hall In Moorhead

The questions ranged from topics like crop insurance, yield prices and the USMCA

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation next stopped in Moorhead to meet with growers. Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson hosted a town hall meeting. The questions ranged from topics like crop insurance, yield prices and the USMCA. The purpose of the town hall was to encourage farmers to voice their concerns and for their representatives…

LIVE: How The ND Insurance Department Can Help North Dakotans

Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread Tells Us How His Office Helps Consumers

  North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread is an elected official, but he says many North Dakotans don’t even know his position exists. He’s getting the word out, saying he’s a consumer advocate helping with any type of insurance issue North Dakotans may have. He says every state has some type of an insurance commissioner, but that only 9 or…

Former Securities Agent Sentenced For Scamming Clients Out of Millions

Kevin Wanner of Bismarck was given 11 years in prison for mail fraud and money laundering

BISMARCK, N.D. — A former North Dakota securities and insurance agent tearfully apologizes in court as he is sentenced for swindling. 56-year-old Kevin Wanner of Bismarck was given 11 years in prison for mail fraud and money laundering. He scammed about 40 people out of millions of dollars over a 15-year-period. Authorities say Wanner financed a lavish lifestyle with sham…

The City of Fargo Changes Health Insurance Plan for City Employees

The estimated cost of premiums will drop from around $10 million annually to about $6.6 million.

FARGO, ND — Fargo is making a change to their health insurance plan for city employees that will save them $3.4 million. Commissioners have voted to switch from Sanford Health Insurance to Blue Cross–Blue Shield of North Dakota. The estimated cost of premiums will drop from around $10 million annually to about $6.6 million. City employees with family coverage are…

Medicare Enrollment Counselors Available for North Dakota Seniors

North Dakotans can choose their best coverage option with assistance from trained, volunteer counselors from now until December 5

NORTH DAKOTA — Anyone 65 and over can review, plan or shop their Medicare Part D insurance with a little help. North Dakotans can choose their best coverage option with assistance from trained, volunteer counselors from now until December 5. People must bring a list of their medications, a Medicare card and their Medicare Plan D prescription drug plan card….