vaccine

Remaining Protesters Cleared Away at Border in Windsor, Ontario

WINDSOR, Ontario (AP/KVRR) – Police cleared away the remaining protesters near the busiest U.S.-Canadian border crossing, ending a demonstration against COVID-19 restrictions that has hurt the economy of both nations. The bridge in Windsor, Ontario, remains closed late Sunday, as a snowstorm hits the area. Windsor police say more than two dozen people were arrested peacefully near the Ambassador Bridge…

Gov. Burgum Returning To Normal Schedule After COVID-19 Bout

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum is returning to a normal schedule after isolating for nearly a week following a COVID-19 diagnosis. The governor tested positive February 5, and has worked out of his home since. He tested negative Friday morning but continued working out of his home. First lady Kathryn Burgum has tested negative this week, and Lt….

Health Experts Urge Public to get Boosted

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) – North Dakota reports more than 7,000 active cases of COVID-19, down from a high of more than 12,000 from January 25th. The omicron variant is especially contagious even if you are boosted. For the unvaccinated, the variant has a higher chance for hospitalization. Health experts urge the public to get their booster shots as quickly as…

Marcus Theatres begins optional vaccine-only shows at West Acres Cinema

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Beginning Friday, Marcus Theatres’ West Acres Cinema in Fargo will offer the option of vaccination-required shows. Marcus says vaccine-only showings will be available for two titles daily.  Showtimes will be marked on the website and on the Marcus Theatres app. Guests who have waited at least two weeks after their second Pfizer/Moderna vaccination or two weeks…

NDSU employees required to get vaccinated for COVID

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota State University announces all employees must be vaccinated for Covid-19 or undergo testing to comply with an executive order from President Biden. It requires federal contractors to be fully vaccinated, which university officials say it is. NDSU workers need to get two shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of Johnson…

Biden vaccine mandate for health workers blocked in 10 states

Preliminary injunction applies to Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A federal judge on Monday blocked President Joe Biden’s administration from enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate on thousands of health care workers in 10 states that had brought the first legal challenge against the requirement. The court order said that the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid had no clear authority from Congress to enact the…

Burgum signs critical race theory, vaccine exemption bills

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota’s Republican-controlled Legislature has endorsed bills to prevent COVID-19 vaccine mandates and the teaching of certain concepts of race and racism, as lawmakers completed their five-day special session. Gov. Doug Burgum signed the measure banning the teaching of critical race theory after the Senate gave its approval Friday. Though there is no evidence that the idea…

West Fargo Public Schools preparing to vaccinate young students

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The West Fargo Public School District is making preparations to vaccinate elementary students against the coronavirus. “We are currently working with Thrifty White on clinic opportunities specific to our elementary-aged population,” according to Health, Safety and Public Relations Director Heather Leas. “If all of the stars align, we should have those stood up next week.”…

‘We The Poeple’ rally attracts hundreds who rebuke vaccine mandates

People are afraid to lose their jobs over federal vaccine mandate and want their voices heard

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Hundreds gathered in the state’s Capitol for a “We the People rally” to express frustrations with vaccine mandates. Demonstrators are upset people are losing their jobs and military members are being dishonorably discharged for refusing the vaccine. Republican State Representative Jim Kasper of Fargo says there needs to be more conservatives represented in local government to…