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Healthcare workers ‘concerned about direction’ ND is heading with COVID-19

In part because of lack of healthcare staffing, but also because of people who don't do their part to slow the spread.

NORTH DAKOTA – While North Dakota continues to lead the nation in positive COVID-19 cases per capita, we are lacking in healthcare staffing. Especially in rural communities. “Some of our public health units only have three to five employees and so trying to do all of the same things as a large public health unit and provide appropriate response within…

Grocery Store Giant SpartanNash Hiring 1,000 Workers

The company behind Family Fare Supermarkets and other grocery stores in a number of states is hiring 1,000 workers. SpartanNash is looking to fill full-time and part-time openings in its retail grocery stores. They have additional openings throughout its warehouse distribution centers and corporate service centers. You can visit this link to learn more about the jobs available and the…

Task Force Made To Make Guidelines For Long-Term Care Visitors in ND

Next week on the KVRR Morning Show we will be chatting with Larson on the next step forward.

FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Long Term Care Association is creating a task force to help reunite families with their loved ones. The group is expecting to meet next week to put together a plan on how they can safely do this. The committee’s chairman says the group is working closely with the state health department and following trends…

Union Leader For Bobcat Calling For Shutdown After 2nd Employee Says They Have COVID-19

Wilkinson worries that workers coming Sunday night could spread the disease further

  GWINNER, N.D. — Union Leader Will Wilkinson is calling for Doosan Bobcat to shut down it’s Gwinner plant after he says a 2nd employee called saying they had tested positive for COVID-19. He says this employee had worked close with another employee who has the virus and had been at work for multiple days this week. Wilkinson is asking…

Doosan Bobcat employees say they will be back at work Sunday night

Union President Wilkinson Says Union Leadership Will Be Doing Everything In Its Power To Keep Employees Protected

FARGO, N.D. — In a memo received from a worker at Bobcat, the letter says roughly 500 workers will be going back to work starting Sunday night. Union President Will Wilkinson says the company is providing workers protective gear like masks and gloves, but he has concerns if that will be enough to protect workers. “The Smithfield plant is what…

Fargo Catering Company Raises Money For Service Workers With Drive Thru Service

Next Friday The Proceeds Will Be Going Towards The United Way

FARGO, N.D. — At Chef’s Table Catering, staff are eagerly waiting to hand out meals freshly prepared for the weekly drive through lunch benefit. “We have had a lot of repeat customers, people seem to be enjoying it if nothing else it’s giving them an excuse to get out of the house and go downtown.” The staff at the catering…

United Way Helps Expand MATBUS Service to Industrial Park

The new route will start in August

FARGO, N.D. — A new United Way initiative will benefit workers, companies and the city of Fargo. There are over 19,000 jobs in Industrial Park, the area north of Main Avenue and west of I–29. It houses over 40 businesses, but because of the location, it’s causing a workforce shortage. “It’s not just us either, it’s all different areas of the…

North Dakota Has Second Highest Rate of Worker Deaths in the U.S.

Union leaders and workers say the low number of OSHA compliance officers contributes to the low mark

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota is the second worst state for the rate of worker deaths, according to the AFL-CIO’s 2019 safety report. Jeremiah Johnson, an electrician, faces dangers everyday on the job. “There’s voltage shocks you could receive if you’re not wearing proper suits and gear, you lift a lot of heavy things, you lift stuff with cranes, big equipment,”…

Postal Workers and First Responders Brave the Cold While Working Through the Storm

They say getting around should get better in the coming days

FARGO, N.D. — Lots of people had to work through the storm and are still working through the cold. Postal carriers deliver mail in rain, sleet or snow, as the saying goes, and they were certainly out there during the blizzard and are braving the cold today. While they weren’t able to make all the deliveries they would on a normal…

Maintenance Technicians Putting Their Skills to the Test: Can They Beat the Clock?

Work can become second nature...for these guys twisting and turning is almost natural

FARGO, N.D. — Work can become second nature…for these guys twisting and turning is almost natural. But what happens when they try to beat the clock? “When they did their practice rounds they were a lot quicker and not used to having everybody cheer them on,” said Jamie Hager, with the Greater Red River Apartment Association. It’s the first time…