Medical experts urge people not to gather during the holidays

CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck is working to make sure COVID patients and their families can still connect in some way

BISMARCK, N.D. — More than 1,900 people in Burleigh and Morton counties currently have COVID-19. An infectious diseases specialist at CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck says the medical center is working to make sure COVID patients and families can connect in some way over the holidays. The hospital is allowing each patient one mask-wearing visitor per day. Staff is…

Social Distancing: Handling Holiday Stress

How To Take Care Of Yourself And Let Family Down Easily If You're Not Gathering For The Holidays

  This holiday season is bringing a new kind of stress as many holiday traditions are upended during the worsening pandemic. Cassie Subbert with the Northwestern Mental Health Center in Crookston says focusing on ourselves and doing mindful activities can help with the stress. If you decide not to see family this season and it’s a difficult topic to bring…

Health experts: gatherings are why cases continue to skyrocket in Fargo-Moorhead

Cass County has over 1,500 active cases.

FARGO, N.D- Health experts are saying the reason COVID-19 cases keep rising is because people continue to gather. Cass County has over 1,500 active cases. “For the last four days we’re averaging about 246 cases a day who are being diagnosed with COVID-19,” Epidemiologist Brenton Nesemeier said. And those numbers keep rising. Gatherings and groups continue to be a problem….

AAA expects low travel expected for Thanksgiving

In 2019, 55 million Americans traveled for the Thanksgiving holiday according to Triple A.

UNITED STATES – AAA is expecting at least a 10 percent decline in the number of people traveling during Thanksgiving week. A AAA North Dakota spokesman says the organization was expecting about 50 million Americans to travel for Thanksgiving nationwide. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, it is expecting those numbers to be even lower. About 95 percent of those traveling will…

AAA says pandemic will cause big drop in Thanksgiving travel

FARGO (KVRR) – The effects of the pandemic are impacting travel decisions for the Thanksgiving holiday. Gene LaDoucer of AAA North Dakota says the auto club expects at least a 10-percent drop in travel, the largest one-year decrease since the Great Recession in 2008. Based on mid-October forecast models, AAA would have expected up to 50 million Americans to travel…

The Village’s webinar shares ways to help cope with stress during the holidays

Buying and receiving gifts, family gatherings, COVID-19 & how to say no

FARGO-  Jingle Bells or Bah Humbug? The Village Family Service Center hosts a webinar on how to handle the season’s biggest stressors. The holiday season is here & so is the stress of buying gifts, family get-togethers and now, this year, COVID-19. Keeping track of gifts you’ve purchased can be hard, but with apps like Christmas List and Santa’s Red…

Salvation Army will have Red Kettle bell ringers out this year

The Salvation Army is taking safety precautions to protect their bell ringers

FARGO, N.D.- The Salvation Army still have Red Kettle Bell Ringers this holiday season, but there are some new rules they will be following. Bell ringers will no longer wear fabric aprons, bells and kettles will be sanitized and bell ringers will wear Salvation Army masks. The Salvation Army will have a QR code reader on the bells if there…

Coats for Kids & Families Will Be Handed Out By Appointment

you can also register for Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Boxes.

FARGO, N.D. — The Salvation Army is distributing free winter apparel, but it will look different this year. There will not be a large “Coats for Kids and Families” distribution event due to the ongoing pandemic. Clothing will be given out by appointment only from October 1st through the 30th. When you call to set up a time, you can…

Minnesota Turkey Growers Asking For COVID-19 Relief Funding

The turkey industry supports 26-thousand jobs in Minnesota bringing in more than 800 million dollars in economic activity.

MINNESOTA – Minnesota turkey growers and producers are feeling the sting as COVID-19 is causing producers to slow down production. “It’s been a challenge. It’s added costs to our situation, and in our case as a grower co-op, it’s the independent growers that are affected because they own the plant,” Former Chairman of the National Turkey Federation John Burkel said….

Delta Hotels by Marriott Offer Thanksgiving Feast

They offer a buffet for those who'd rather get out of the house and enjoy a nice meal without all of the hassle of cooking and cleaning.

FARGO, N.D. – Not everyone wants to cook on Thanksgiving, and the crew at Delta Hotels by Marriott in Fargo understands that. They offer a buffet for those who’d rather get out of the house and enjoy a nice meal without all of the hassle of cooking and cleaning. The food is prepared by executive chef Eric Watson, and filled…