Pandemic

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…

New YMCA food truck helps reach and feed more kids

"It goes out every single day making sure the food gets delivered to our different 30 sights around the community."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A new food delivery truck is helping reach and feed more kids throughout the community. “The mission of the Y is to make sure that we are here for all and when kids are hungry and kids don’t have full bellies, lots of things start to go wrong,” YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties President, Steve…

Grand Forks Mayor Brandon Bochenski delivers his first State of the City address

"We have a lot to be excited for and the future belongs to Grand Forks," Bochenski said

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – Grand Forks Mayor Brandon Bochenski began his State of the City address with a tribute to Cody Holte on what would’ve been the police officer’s 30th birthday. Holte was killed in the line of duty last May. Despite a year full of challenges, Bochenski says Grand Forks is “coming out of this pandemic stronger than…

Moler Barber College shows support for first reponders

"I think that we overlook how hard the first responders have worked though this whole pandemic."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A barber shop in the community is providing free haircuts for a cause. “Me and my wife were down getting a vaccine and I looked around and looked at just how hard these people are working and sometimes I think that we overlook how hard the first responders have worked though this whole pandemic,” Moler Barber…