Pandemic

Grand Forks County extends face mask mandate

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — People in Grand Forks County will still be required to wear face coverings in many public settings even though Gov. Doug Burgum is dropping a statewide mask requirement effective Monday. Grand Forks Health Officer Dr. Joel Walz says the order goes into effect Monday as the state mandate expires. The order requires masks in indoor businesses…

Ninja warriors compete in Four Star Ninja Academy obstacle competition

"It's really a way to get people in the door to experience what a ninja competition would feel like."

FARGO, N.D. — A warrior-style training facility is giving athletes of all ages the chance to compete in a one-of-a-kind obstacle course. The Four Star Ninja Academy gives young athletes the chance to showcase their skills on balance, agility and endurance all while promoting a healthier lifestyle. “We really wanted to inspire kids’ fitness because the one thing we didn’t…

Priority group in Phase 1B receives first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine

"Happy. Yeah, very happy. Good."

FARGO, N.D. – Sanford Health moves into COVID-19 vaccinations for the general public age 75 and older with underlying health conditions. Erwin and Jean Beikle received a call that many are anxiously waiting to get. It was their turn to get the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. “Happy. Yeah, very happy. Good,” Erwin and Jean Beilke said. Erwin and Jean are 90…

Local gun stores try to meet demand as gun and ammunition sales spike

Price says it all started last March when the pandemic first hit.

FARGO, N.D.- Local gun stores are seeing a spike in gun and ammunition purchases. Michael Price from Bill’s Gun Shop and Range in Fargo says it’s been a while since they’ve been able to take a break. “Oh, we’ve definitely been busy,” Price said. He says meeting demand has been quite a task. “It’s been a little bit of a…

Fargo, West Fargo & Moorhead police chiefs discuss priorities for 2021

All three police chiefs say they've seen a concerning increase in overdoses this past year.

FARGO, N.D. – The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce invites local police chiefs to discuss the biggest issues they experienced. Local law enforcement say they’re biggest hurdle has been trying to achieve their goals in light of all the challenges they’ve faced during this past year. “The obvious division that we have in our country right now, whether…

Fergus Falls couple welcomes New Years Day baby at Sanford Medical Center

"It feels good. It's exciting. Yeah, it's a good way to start 2021 for sure."

FARGO, N.D.- 2021 is already off to a good start for a Fergus Falls couple who welcomed a son at Sanford Family Birth Center in Fargo on New Year’s Day. “I’m John Walvatne, this is my wife Ahna and this is our new little man Asher John.” As the world celebrated the new year, a Fergus Falls couple welcomed an…

The F-M community discusses goals for the new year

Many people say setting realistic goals helps, but remember not to be too hard on yourself.

FARGO, N.D.- “New year, new me” seems to be the phrase that goes around every year on January 1st. “Yeah, just trying to be a bit more healthy. We’ve been spending a lot of time inside at home, so trying to just get out a bit more and do some more hiking,” Fargo’s Lindsay Boyd said. It’s the general consensus…

West Fargo fared better than anticipated in 2020, Comm. President Dardis says

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo is known as “a city on the grow” for good reason: the community has more than doubled since 2000. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, West Fargo collected $924,738 more in sales tax in 2020 than it did in 2019. Commission President Bernie Dardis says that, along with conservative budgeting, in part has helped the city…

Mayor Tim Mahoney says Fargo is coming out of 2020 strong

FARGO (KVRR) – Despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic and civil unrest, Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney says Fargo is coming out of 2020 strong. When he reflects on the past year as Mayor, Mahoney recalls Fargo’s accomplishments first. “I would say part of the strength of our community is the good balance. You have academics, you have medical,…

Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd reflects on 2020, looks ahead to 2021

“I’m very optimistic," he says

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Leaders across the FM metro have been faced with extraordinary challenges this year. Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd says he will remember 2020 as a year filled with resilience. “I’m a person that likes to see the light and the positivity in spite of the challenges, so that’s what I think I’m going to look back at 2020…