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Sanford Health to begin vaccinating children under five-years-old this week

It's the final group in the U.S. that has been approved to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – On Friday, Sanford Health will begin administering Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to children ages six months to four years. A doctor from Sanford health says it’s one tenth of the adult dose of the Pfizer vaccine. She says the Pfizer vaccine is 80 percent effective at preventing hospitalizations and death. Three shots are recommended for kids under…

Medical officials warn of health risks in hot weather

They say if you can avoid the sun, you should.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Medical officials say to avoid staying in the sun more than 30 minutes at a time, doing so could lead to heat exhaustion and other heat based illnesses. Some symptoms to watch for are confusion, slurred speech, profuse sweating or lack of sweat, nausea, vomiting or very high body temperature. They say the elderly and young…

Kevin Maris teaches kids tips his father taught him at All-Star Week baseball clinic

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Roger Maris’ son Kevin hosts a youth baseball clinic as part of Roger Maris All-Star Week. Events like these are to promote one of Fargo’s most famous sons’ passion for improving kids’ development through sports. The Maris family and Sanford Health are working to teach children the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and building confidence. “It’s…

Sanford Health partners with findhelp.org offering some services at reduced rates

Sanford Health's mission in this partnership is to address socio-economic needs of patients.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Sanford Health partners with findhelp.org to allow people to apply for services at a free or discounted rate even if they have insurance. All you need to do is enter your zip code and the category that suits your needs. A list of resources showcases information on what the services do, how to contact people for…

Fargo man killed in motorcycle crash in Grant County

The motorcycle collided with an Apache Crop Sprayer

GRANT COUNTY, N.D. (KVRR) — A Fargo man is dead after crashing his motorcycle into a crop sprayer in Grant County. Thirty-five-year-old Brandon Cermak was taken to Sanford in Bismarck where he was pronounced dead. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says both drivers were traveling south on Highway 31 Saturday night when the sprayer turned left. Cermak drove into the sprayer….

Child Abuse Prevention Month shines a light on local issues

It's Child Abuse Prevention Month and doctors who work in Sanford Health's Traumatic Treatment Center say child abuse is a serious issue in North Dakota.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – It’s Child Abuse Prevention Month and doctors who work in Sanford Health’s Traumatic Treatment Center say child abuse is a serious issue in North Dakota. According to the health system, in 2020 there were almost 2,000 confirmed child abuse cases with several deaths. Experts say COVID has a negative impact and they saw some of their…

Patient, crew safe after Sanford AirMed ambulance collides with bird

FARGO (KVRR) – No one was injured when a Sanford AirMed fixed wing air ambulance collided with a bird in Fargo. Sanford AirMed Director Tim Meyer says the airplane was departing Hector International Airport Wednesday morning when the collision happened. “Due to the fast response of the pilot, the plane landed safely,” Meyer said.  “There was one patient on-board and…

Flag raised honoring organ donor Jupiter Paulsen

Fourteen year old Jupiter Paulsen was tragically murdered last year.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- Fourteen year old Jupiter Paulsen was tragically murdered last year. She was a donor and today a flag was raised in her honor. “Honestly, I feel really honored that they would call me to do the flag raising ceremony. I’s been really hard overall due to, you know, the magnitude of how she was taken. But the…

Sanford Health’s Equity in Education scholarship gives people a second chance

It awards five thousand dollars to help students that are sometimes overlooked.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Last year Sanford Health started the Equity in Education Scholarship. It awards $5,000 to help students that are sometimes overlooked. A selection committee picked by the Sanford Health Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion reviews the applicants and the essays they send in to qualify, they also have to be a full-time student and have a…