Pandemic

North Dakota Guard Members Get New Pandemic Orders

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dozens of North Dakota National Guard members are resuming support for the state’s coronavirus pandemic response. The Guard announced Friday that about 50 of its members are assisting the state Health Department with contact tracing and about 15 others are helping at the state laboratory in Bismarck. The group is expected to remain on active duty…

Amid nursing shortage, Sanford Health’s resources stretched to capacity

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — COVID-19 cases in the region are surging during a critical shortage of nurses. Sanford Health Fargo’s vice president says the hospital is in crisis. Essentia Health’s resources are also being stretched to capacity. “The time is now to take some action,” said Sanford Medical Officer Dr. Doug Griffin on Tuesday. Griffin predicts Fargo is two to…

NDSU football fans show team spirit at bison tailgate

"We got the North Dakota nice, everyone is excited to be out here, everybody is excited to be back with the people and we're excited."

FARGO, N.D (KVRR) — It would be no celebration without the fans. “Go Bison!” A wave of green, yellow and high energy fills the Fargodome parking lot as tailgaters show their support for NDSU’s season opener against the Albany Great Danes. “The energy is high, it’s bison football baby, roll herd. We got the North Dakota nice, everyone is excited…

Red River Valley Fair returns

We got shorted last year and then this pandemic happened and we weren't able to have one. Now look around, people are just so happy to be here."

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The Red River Valley Fair kicks off the start to two weeks full of summer fun. After two years without coming around, the Red River Valley Fair is giving people the fun they’ve been waiting for with the 10 best days of summer. “It is just a huge relief seeing the smiles. If you look…

Cajun Cafe closes after 20 years

The Cajun Cafe is one of two businesses who've announced their closures this week.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The Cajun Cafe is yet another local business who’s announced it will be closing its doors after struggles amid the pandemic “It was a very difficult year and it definitely knocked us back like it did everybody. We lost a lot of money during that,” Cajun Cafe owner Gary Gilbertson said. With Twist in Downtown Fargo…

Healthcare clinic helps curb medical costs with affordable visits

The Convenient Care Clinic charges patients a $40 flat rate per appointment for people who may be under insured, uninsured or those who might not qualify for medical assistance.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A health clinic in West Fargo is aiming to reach more people in the community by offering affordable healthcare. After becoming a family nurse practitioner 16 years ago and seeing the high cost of medical bills, Susan Nordquist wanted to help people faced with medical hardships. “What our goal is, is to make a difference…

Salvation Army kicks off fifth annual Coats for Kids and Families drive

Donations will be collected throughout all Hornbacher's locatioins.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)– For the fifth straight year, KVRR is proud to partner with the Salvation Army for their Coats for Kids and Families. “It may seem crazy to think about winter already but people will be purging, people are going to be cleaning, people are going to be trying to get clutter out of their house,” Salvation Army of…

‘Remembering the Forgotten Pandemic’: Student exhibit examines 1918 Spanish Flu

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Wednesday marked opening night for a new exhibit examining the Spanish Flu and the lives it took in the Red River Valley. Behind a glass case at the Hjemkomst Center, diaries, letters and newspapers show calls for quarantines, face masks and business closures across the Red River Valley. “With COVID-19 going on at the moment, you…

MN Tourism Looking To Rebound After Revenues Cut In Half In 2020

It Will Likely Take A Couple Years For Tourism Revenue To Return To Pre-Pandemic Levels

  ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota’s tourism industry is looking to rebound after revenues were chopped in half during the pandemic in 2020. Explore Minnesota Director John Edman says tourism brings in about $16 billion a year to the state. Minnesota saw just half of that last year. He says leisure activities will be the first thing to get people…