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Grant Program Created To Help Lure Customers Back

The program will help businesses pay for measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota is taking steps to improve customer confidence to help get the economy back on track. The state is introducing a new Economic Resiliency Grant Program. “We don’t need additional debt,” said Commerce Commissioner Michelle Kommer. “We need our customers to come back to the marketplace. So the ERG was designed to address that challenge. How…

Essentia Health Notifies Patients of Medication Storage Issue

Any potentially affected medications have been removed from distribution.

FARGO, N.D.–Essentia Health is offering patients free revaccinations after certain vaccines and medications were stored improperly. An issue at a former distribution partner’s medication storage location in Fargo resulted in the medications being stored at the wrong temperatures. Essentia Health says the affected vaccines and medications are not harmful to patients, but may have reduced effectiveness. Any potentially affected medications…

Menards Will Take Customers Temperature

EAU CLAIRE, WI — Your next trip to Menards may include having your temperature taken. The store based in Wisconsin has already started taking customers’ and employees’ temperatures as they enter their store in Eau Claire, WI. Pets and children under the age of 16 are no longer allowed in any Menards stores as a precaution. Jeff Abbott, a spokesman…

Taking the Right Steps to Protect Your Home and Save Thousands in the Snow

Father and son, CEO and vice president, Mark and Tanner, are working together to unplug vents, rake roofs, and clear ice dams

MOORHEAD, Minn. — After years of cleaning roof vents, snow and ice dams, those with North Country Weatherization Technologies say this winter is one of the worst. Hear why taking the right steps could protect your home and save you thousands in the future. It may not be clear where that strange smell or weird sound could be coming from….

Blizzard Like Conditions Rough Roads: How Fargo and Moorhead are Handling Clean up

But crews are hard at work clearing the perimeter around the cities, main streets, primary and secondary roads

FARGO, N.D. — With strong winds moving around last week’s snow fall, it isn’t easy to get the roads in better driving condition. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen joins tells us how Fargo and Moorhead are handing clean up. “It’s kind of business as usual we’re plowing. Some areas are blown clean and don’t really need much attention and others look like…

Tips For Staying Safe in the Heat

People should know the signs of heat illness

FARGO, N.D. — With warm temperatures coming up, people are reminded stay safe when going outside. To avoid suffering from heat illness, people should know the symptoms and be prepared beforehand. Heat exhaustion could be happening if someone feels dizzy and lightheaded and has a rapid pulse and breathing. Signs of heat stroke include your body not sweating, loss of…

Big Rig Drivers Keeping Engines Warm in Negative Temps

They need to be constantly running, causing drivers to fill up their engines every day

FARGO, ND — The constant negative temperatures can be painful, but they can also end the life of your vehicle’s battery. Mechanics say it’s important to start up your vehicle every few hours to prevent that from happening, but drivers of most large semis aren’t able to do that. They need to be constantly running, causing drivers to fill up…

Skating Rinks Opening in Moorhead

City officials say holiday hours are 1-8 pm, December 26 through the 31

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — If you’ve been waiting to test out those new skates, your Christmas wish has been granted. All Moorhead outdoor skating rinks opened with the exception of Ridgewood Park. City officials say holiday hours are 1-8 pm, December 26 through the 31. The rinks will be closed on January 1 and then normal hours begin on January…

Minnesota Places Restrictions on Use of Dicamba Herbicide

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has set a June 20 cut-off date for applying the herbicide

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota has announced restrictions on the use of the herbicide dicamba for 2018. It comes in response to complaints by soybean growers across the country that it harmed their crops this year. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has set a June 20 cut-off date for applying the herbicide. They also prohibit applications when the temperature or forecast…