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Minot Air Force Base shows support for healthcare workers with Air Force Salute

FARGO, N.D. — Minot Air Force Base is showing its support for healthcare workers the best way its pilots know how. As people gathered to watch, a B-52 flew over Sanford Medical Center in honor of staff members. The flyover, known as an Air Force Salute, is a gesture of gratitude for those helping in the fight against COVID-19. Although…

Flyover Planned Monday To Honor Essential Workers in Fargo & Grand Forks

MINOT, N.D. — Minot Air Force Base is performing a flyover to support essential workers on Monday, May 18. They will head to Fargo from Bismarck and should be over Sanford Medical Center around 2:15 p.m. The plane will then flyover Altru in Grand Forks around 2:30 before heading back to Minot. Minnesota National Guard and Air Force Reserve conducted…

ND Face Mask Warriors Looking For More Volunteers To Make Masks

The group has over 400 members on Facebook.

FARGO, N.D.- As the need for face masks across the nation increases, groups of volunteers trying to fulfill those needs increase as well. Darcy Bjertness from Minot is one of those volunteers leading a Facebook group called North Dakota Face Mask Warriors. “We make face masks for people, cloth face masks that can be reused, and we originally said that…

Authorities Find A Man Shot, A Building on Fire And A Dead Body Inside

They were called to Grant Valley Township about 10 miles west of Bemidji

BELTRAMI CO., Minn. — Beltrami County authorities are investing a shooting, a fire and the discovery of a dead body. They were called to Grant Valley Township about 10 miles west of Bemidji around 12:30 Sunday morning. Deputies arrived to a house on fire and a man nearby with gunshot wounds. He was taken to Sanford in Bemidji and his…

American Heart Association Lifeline Stroke Program Saves Lives And Helps Patients

We'll Talk Live With The Heart Association About The Stroke: Lifeline In The 8:00 am Hour Of KVRR Morning News On Monday

FARGO, N.D. — In 2017 the American Heart Association put over 5 million dollars into the North Dakota Stroke System. The funding has helped improve training for thousands of professionals in emergency care, better equip hospitals for higher level assistance for patients, and help create programs for recovery from stroke. “It was a game changer for the patients, we realized…

Sanford Health Expert Offers Safety Guidelines For Heat Stroke Awareness Day

They recommend using curbside pickup and delivery for items you may need you're worried about the outbreak.

FARGO, N.D. — Today is Heat Stroke Awareness Day and health experts at Sanford Health are reminding people to not leave their kids in the car. Experts say leaving your unattended child in the vehicle is dangerous as your car can heat up quickly in the sun. They say planning ahead of schedule is always smart. They recommend using curbside…

Sanford Health Raises Over $1 Million For The Sanford Employee Crisis Fund

The hospital was able to raise the amount in three weeks.

FARGO, N.D. – At the metro press briefing, Sanford showed gratitude for those who have donated and continue to donate money and items like cloth masks, PPE masks, disinfectant wipes, and other supplies. They say they are still in need of these supplies so donations are always welcome. “100 percent of these funds go directly to our front line staff…

NDSU Alum’s Business Helps Healthcare Workers Disinfect N95 Masks

Lumacept Inc is a coatings technology company that uses UVC-light to decontaminate surfaces.

FARGO, N.D. – Face masks should only be worn once and then thrown away according to the CDC, but because of the nationwide shortage of PPE equipment, that is not an option for many hospitals. That is why many are looking into decontamination to reuse them. “The CDC came out with recommendations for three types of technologies that they consider…

Health Experts See A Decrease In Parents Bringing Their Kids For Routine Care

They say it's important for parents to stick to the routine vaccine schedule.

FARGO, N.D. – While in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say they don’t need to be dealing with additional outbreaks of other infectious diseases. They say it’s important for parents to stick to the routine vaccine schedule, especially for kids 2 and under. They are still seeing kids for routine vaccinations and making sure to keep the clinics…

Sanford, F-M Ambulance Accepting Homemade Mask Donations

Sanford says that they need mask donations to help protect first responders and their families.

FARGO, N.D. – Sanford and F-M Ambulance are now accepting donations of homemade masks. New CDC Guidelines allow for homemade masks to be used to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Sanford says that they need mask donations to help protect first responders and their families. The donation is completely safe and contactless. There is a drop-off box in the…