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Sanford in ‘crisis’ as COVID-19 cases surge during critical shortage of nurses

Sanford needs up to 300 nurses in the Fargo region immediately

FARGO (KVRR) – A vice-president at Sanford Health in Fargo says a growing number of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients have created a crisis for health care workers across the region. “We really are in a crisis” according to Sanford Medical Officer Dr. Doug Griffin.  “Hospitals across the region are full with COVID and non-COVID patients. Here in Fargo, we are probably…

Sanford directs employees to wear masks regardless of vaccination status

"We are seeing unprecedented high patient volumes in our hospitals along with sharply rising cases of COVID-19 across our footprint"

FARGO (KVRR) – Effective Thursday, Sanford Health will require all employees to wear face coverings, including workers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The announcement was made in an email sent to employees Wednesday from Sanford Chief Physician Dr. Jeremy Cauwels. “We are seeing unprecedented high patient volumes in our hospitals along with sharply rising cases of COVID-19 across…

Firefighters have a busy Fourth of July

"Everything kind of hit all at once. We had trucks crisscrossing each other throughout the city."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo and West Fargo firefighters respond to more than 25 calls of fires over the Fourth of July holiday. “We had 15 calls for actual fires where there was some flame present which is well above normal,” Fargo Fire Department Battalion Chief Joe Mangin said. “We had somewhere about 13 calls for the day. Everything kind…

Former Bison, NFLers Wentz, Stick Host Youth Camp at NDSU

Part of events that run through the weekend put on by Sanford and the AO1 Foundation

FARGO, N.D. — Giving back to the community that’s what it’s all about for NDSU alums Carson Wentz, Easton Stick and Derrek Tuszka. For the NFL stars, part of it is coming together to put on a youth clinic through Sanford for third to eighth graders. It brings them back to their days as a kid wanting to chase after…

Family, friends join Sanford employees for Jupiter Paulsen Walk of Honor

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Family, friends and Sanford Medical Center employees lined the hallways at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo Thursday for an emotional Walk of Honor for 14-year-old Jupiter Paulsen. Sanford Health’s Christen Rennich said the Walk of Honor is held “to recognize the gift of life that comes through organ and tissue donation.” “Sanford employees joined the patient’s…

Man dies after crashing into barrier on I-29 in Fargo

The highway patrol says it appears he suffered a medical condition.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A 45-year-old man is dead after crashing his vehicle into a concrete barrier. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the driver was going south on I-29 when he suffered a medical condition near Main Avenue around 3:00 p.m. He was taken to Sanford where he was pronounced dead. The crash is under investigation. Categories: Local News,…

NDSU hosts first COVID-19 vaccine clinic on campus

About 600 people that are part of the NDSU community got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Sanford Health partners with North Dakota State University to offer hundreds of COVID-19 vaccines to students, faculty and staff. The first-ever COVID-19 vaccine clinic on campus took place Wednesday at the SHAC. Gloomy skies weren’t overshadowing the excitement and hope filling the air on campus. “I know students were incredibly excited to have this opportunity to…

21st Cares for Kids Radiothon benefitting Sanford Children’s Hospital kicks off

FARGO, N.D. — KFGO, Y94 and Froggy 99.9 are joining forces for the 21st Annual Cares for Kids Radiothon. The event raises money to support special programs, buy medical equipment and fund research and education for Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo. The funds go a long way in helping support kids in our region like 15-year-old Jakob Ness of Campbell,…