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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,…

New COVID-19 vaccines awaiting approval could help ramp up vaccine rollout

Sanford Health's Dr. Doug Griffin says more vaccine supply is needed

FARGO, N.D. — New coronavirus vaccines are potentially on the horizon. As we slowly inch closer to public vaccinations for COVID-19, vaccines by Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca could soon be added to the list of options. Sanford Health Vice President and Medical Officer Dr. Doug Griffin says more vaccine supply is needed. “We’re eagerly — well, I think the…

Sanford Health updates on COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The major health system talked over a Zoom call

FARGO, N.D.- Sanford Health is giving us new details on the COVID-19 vaccine. Sanford says it will continue to see rollouts of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines through the end of the month and into the new year. Healthcare workers are still being vaccinated as the first part of its plan. Out of the health care system’s almost 10,000 employees,…

Watch: COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Fargo

FARGO (KVRR) – Sanford Medical Center in Fargo has taken delivery of about 3,400 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Sanford Health front-line health care workers in Fargo received the first doses of the vaccine on Monday. Sanford says the health system has enough cold storage facilities to store almost 500,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Sanford says it plans to…

Wahpeton girl born with heart defect prepares for open heart surgery

A GoFundMe page is set up to help Madilyn McCambridge's family

WAHPETON, N.D. (KVRR) — A baby girl from Wahpeton has been through more in three and a half months than most ever will. When Madilyn McCambridge was born in August, her parents were overjoyed as they welcomed their first girl into the world. “We were so excited, you know, I finally got my baby girl,” says her mom Alicia. As…

Driver Flees Police, Crashes Into Barrier

1322 Main Avenue, Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — A vehicle with Gateway paper plates crashes into a concrete barrier at Tailgators during a chase in Fargo. Police tried to stop the driver for speeding around 1 a.m. in the 400 block of North University. The driver fled and ran numerous red lights before hitting another vehicle and then the concrete barrier. Witnesses told police they…

Sanford Health praises nursing staff for their work during pandemic

Sanford VP says nurses have been dedicated to providing care

FARGO, N.D.-  Sanford Health is continuing to support its nurses through the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s having ambulatory staff pitch in, cutting back on surgeries & bringing in traveling nurses. This is in an effort to get the nurses some time off. In early November, Governor Doug Burgum said nurses who are positive and asymptomatic can continue working in the COVID-19…

Sanford talks its role in COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The COVID vaccine is coming soon, and Sanford is getting prepared to handle it

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health is working hard to prepare its hospitals and clinics for the COVID-19 vaccine. Sanford has been in contact with governments across the states to make sure the facilities are ready to handle the vaccine. It’s still waiting on final details, like how much will be distributed to its locations. Each state will have its own…