Pandemic

Pandemic-related unemployment assistance to end in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum says North Dakota will end its participation in the federal government’s pandemic-related unemployment assistance programs, effective June 19. Burgum says that ending the $300 weekly federal supplemental benefit that is on top of state benefits is being done “to help address the ongoing workforce shortage across the state.” North Dakota had 16,396 online job…

Moorhead travel agency says demand for travel is rapidly picking up

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Those with a local travel agency say demand for travel is picking up quickly. Tod Ganje with Travel Incorporated in Moorhead says flights are already filling up into next year. With vaccinated Americans potentially allowed back in Europe soon, Ganje says river cruises are in high demand. He also says people who are vaccinated against COVID-19…

New Moorhead pub now open for business

Murphy's Pub opened quietly a few weeks ago after the pandemic forced a later start date

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — The pandemic has been tough on businesses over the past year, especially bars and restaurants. One of the employee’s of a new Moorhead pub says opening now under the restrictions is just the new normal. Bartender and server Baylee Engquist says, “It’s been months and months in the making but it really paid off.” You may…

Red River Zoo adds alpacas

The Zoo's partnership with Ten Seven Acres will allow people to receive an enhanced animal learning experience.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The Red River Zoo is adding a new exhibit to this year’s Children’s Zoo Farm. In partnership with Ten Seven Acres, the zoo is welcoming three new alpacas that will remain on exhibit through the fall. Children and families will get an enhanced learning experience by getting up close and personal with the South American mammals….

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…

Great Plains Mobile Food Pantry serving rural communities

The goal is to provide assistance to families in rural communities hardest hit by the pandemic

FELTON, Minn. (KVRR) — The Great Plains Mobile Food Pantry is handing a helping hand to families in need throughout Clay County. The truck dropped off food at multiple churches in Barnesville, Hawley, Ulen and other stops. The goal is to provide assistance to families in rural communities hardest hit by the pandemic. Great Plains Regional Services Manager Anna Johnson…

Sanford Health prepares to open up vaccine appointments to the general public

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Sanford Health Vice President Dr. Doug Griffin says the healthcare system has completed its list of vaccine invitations for those in priority groups. Sanford is preparing to open appointments to everyone beginning next Monday following Gov. Doug Burgum’s announcement to open up vaccinations to the general public. Dr. Griffin says Sanford has seen its vaccine shipments…