Jessie Cohen

De-stigmatizing HIV by Changing California Law

Individuals who are infected with HIV are often already stereotyped

FARGO, ND — Just last week California passed a law that reduced the penalty for knowingly transmitting HIV from a felony to a misdemeanor. We spoke to the epidemiologist at Fargo Cass Public Health who says HIV is one of the most stigmatized diseases out there. With all of the modern forms of medicine today, he says lawmakers feel changing…

Honoring Hometown Heroes in East Grand Forks

All law enforcement, fire, EMS, doctors, nurses and military personal are being thanked for the lives they've touched

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Kids playing and families bonding is what Valley Corn Maize is all about. “Seeing family and friends doing things together and creating memories and just having a really good time,” said Debbie Krueger, one of the owners. They’re celebrating more than just community. They’re honoring hometown heroes. “We just feel like it’s one weekend we…

ND Department of Human Services Awards Fargo Cass Public Health with $180,000 Grant

Robyn says this grant will provide a vehicle to get more information out to the general public about how they can prevent substance use and abuse

FARGO, ND — The opioid epidemic is affecting people all over the world but efforts in the metro are enhancing education. Fargo Cass Public Health has received a grant from the North Dakota Department of Human Services that will focus on opioid and substance abuse. Last year, more than 64,000 people died from drug overdoses. Now, Fargo Cass Public Health…

New Mississippi Valley Division Commander Meets with Gov. Burgum, Sen. Hoeven Over Flood Diversion Efforts

Major General Kaiser says the most important thing that came out of today's meeting is hearing about both Minnesota and North Dakota working together toward a common goal

FARGO, ND — The F–M Flood Diversion project has caused controversy for years but now Governor Dayton and Governor Burgum are working together for permanent flood protection. “The engineers are confident they can solve it,” said Gov. Burgum. “It’ll take some engineering skills, it’s going to take some political skill, it’s going to take some give and collaboration for us…

NDSU Students Raising Money for Victims of Hurricane Maria

NDSU students have come together to provide support for about 8 orphanages suffering from the aftermaths of Hurricane Maria.

FARGO, ND — NDSU students have come together to provide support for about eight orphanages suffering from the aftermaths of Hurricane Maria. Cecilia Monclova, along with other students, are having a Puerto Rican style lunch where students, faculty and community members can give a free will donation. The money and supplies collected will be directly donated to the orphanages when…

Family of Missing Detroit Lakes Teen Wants Him to Know it’s All Right to Come Home

Meghan says Parker was living in an abusive household, had problems in school and had recently failed a drug test

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Seven weeks ago, 15-year-old Parker Eastman ran away from his home in Detroit Lakes. Almost two months later, his family still has unanswered questions. It was a moment that changed Meghan Eastman’s life. “I went in there and he shares his room with his 13–year–old brother and it was just his brother in there,” Eastman said….

New Solar Garden Is Heating Up In Detroit Lakes

Detroit Lakes Public Utilities officials said they decided it would be more efficient to control the power from one central location

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A solar garden project that has been in the works for over two years is now up and running in Detroit Lakes. The two solar arrays at 1426 Terry Street on–site are currently providing energy for 40 public utilities customers and have room for about 10 more. Detroit Lakes Public Utilities officials say they decided it…

The Only Wild Grape Vineyard in the Country is Right Here in North Dakota

This is the only wild grape vineyard in America...and it's right here in North Dakota

KINDRED, ND — It is harvest season in North Dakota and there are tons of corn and soybeans ready to eat. But those are not the only crops that are ripe for the picking. “Get a clippers in their hand, it’s really simple,” said Jason Kesselring, who is the vineyard manager. “You know, you just go one plant, in the…

Local Students Celebrate Fargo’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day

School officials say they want the students and the community to come together and learn about the true history of Native Americans

FARGO, ND — More than 70 high school students from the Fargo-West Fargo Indian Education Program are honoring Fargo’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Kids got to learn about the original discoveries of this land and the background on indigenous people. School officials say they want the students and the community to come together and learn about the true history of Native…

10th Annual Cuts for a Cure

The funds will support the Edith Sanford Breast Center for Cancer Research

  FARGO, ND — When it comes to getting your hair done there are all types of styles and colors. “Men’s, kids, women’s, perms, cuts, whatever you’re in need of,” said Lori Kjelland, the Salon manager. Regardless of your choice, you can walk out with a fresh look while supporting people with breast cancer. “To help others in the community,”…