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Local business encourages COVID-19 vaccinations by offering shoppers discounts

"We encourage everyone to get vaccinated so they don't have to go through what our family has gone through and at the same time to help our business community to get back to business as usual."

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Due to the pandemic, one local business owner is facing even tougher challenges after losing a family member to COVID-19. After taking full ownership of his family’s record store, Brady Bredell, Owner of Mother’s in Moorhead is encouraging people in the community to follow COVID-19 guidelines and to get vaccinated. “My dad recently passed away from…

Fargo Blues Festival Will Be Held in August

Organizers will be taking precautions for COVID-19

FARGO, N.D. — If you’ve been waiting for an event to actually take place this summer, here you go. The 25th Annual Fargo Blues Festival will be held August 7 and 8 at Newman Outdoor Field. Organizers will be taking precautions for COVID-19 and they say the open-air stadium will provide plenty of room for social distancing. Three headliners are…

Essentia Health Unveils New NICU, Women’s and Children’s Unit

Patients are set to move in Monday

FARGO, N.D. — Essentia Health unveils its new $4.1 million NICU and Women’s and Children’s Unit. One doctor at Essentia had twins born prematurely three years ago, and seeing the new unit unveiled was especially meaningful for her. “The first time I came down, we’ve known this project was coming, so I was able to see when it was just…

Essentia Health Debuts Mamava Suites for Breastfeeding Moms

The suites are for patients, families, and staff members

FARGO, N.D. — Essentia Health debuts its new Mamava suites, and it’s the first healthcare system in North Dakota to have it. For breastfeeding moms, it can be stressful figuring out the next place to pump or nurse. “Moms go everywhere, they don’t just stay home because they’ve had kids,” Danielle Ritter, Director of National Accounts at Mamava, said. Oftentimes…

Local Music Shops Celebrate Record Store Day

Record Store Day has been happening for over a decade

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s Record Store Day across the country and over a thousand stores around the nation are celebrating. The day is a way for staff, customers, and artists to come together around the unique culture of independently–owned stores. The store Mother’s in Moorhead has been celebrating the day every year for about ten years. They have live performers in…

Jeremiah Program Celebrates One Year Changing Single Moms’ Lives

the three-story building can house up to 20 families

FARGO, N.D. — The Jeremiah Program celebrates one year of changing lives in Fargo. The organization’s three-story building can house up to 20 single moms and their kids. Every one of the mothers comes from a different background but most were in poverty or have been in an abusive relationship. Jeremiah Program helps them to get back on their feet and…

General Mills Offers Employees Expanded Paid Time-Off

paid time off to care for an aging parent or ill family members and to bond with their newborns and adoptive children

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — General Mills is giving its employees more paid time off to care for an aging parent or ill family members and to bond with their newborns and adoptive children. The Minnesota-based company unveiled an expanded paid time-off policy on Wednesday. The updated policy for new parents and family caregivers is designed to keep the company competitive among…

Jeremiah Program Receives Grant from Microsoft TechSpark

The grant will give single mothers the resources they need to succeed in the classroom

FARGO, N.D. — The Jeremiah Program received a $10,000 check from Microsoft, which will help pay for resources mothers can use in the classroom. The Jeremiah Program helps lift single mothers out of poverty. “You pretty much can’t go to college successfully today without having a computer and access to software to support you in your classes, so they have provided…

How Mother’s in Fargo are Celebrating Their Day with Their Kiddos

Especially while being able to laugh, craft and say thank you

FARGO, N.D. — Mother’s Day is being celebrated all over the country but mama’s here in Fargo are doing more than just that. Mom’s in Fargo are spending the day with those who made them a parent. To some, Mother’s Day is about the hearts and flowers and sending our thanks to those who brought us into this world. But…

Local Music Fans Celebrate Vinyl Records on “Record Store Day”

Local record stores have festivities featuring live music, discounted prices

FARGO, N.D. — Music fans celebrate their love for vinyl records at several stores across the metro. As part of Record Store Day, Vinyl Giant on 13th Avenue South held an all–day event to sell discounted vinyl records and merchandise. Live music featuring local musicians and DJ’s fills the air as people relive their favorite records from decades ago. Some…