Health

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Zeke and Happy Jake

The perfect dogs for the great dog-walking weather that's finally here.

When you get up as early as we do here on the Morning Show, you’ll take any chance you get to keep a smile on your face. That’s where Happy Jake and Zeke come in awfully handy. The 1-and-a-half-year-old yellow Lab and the 5-year-old blue heeler woke up pretty early themselves to come in all the way from James River…

Getting Ready for Mosquitoes in the Red River Valley this Summer

In the 50 inspections Vector Control has done so far, they've only found about a dozen mosquitoes

FARGO, N.D. — Winter’s late departure may also mean a slow season for bugs. Cass County’s Vector Control is counting on mosquitoes. They just don’t know how bad they’ll be. If you thought mosquitoes played an essential role in our ecosystem it turns out, that may not be the case. “That’s not necessarily true. They’re not a major food source for…

Healthy Kids Day at YMCA Encourages Positive Lifestyle Choices

Many different exercise stations were set up around the Fercho Family YMCA

FARGO, N.D. — During the winter months, its easy for kids to spend their time indoors, glued to their devices. But with summer just around the corner, the YMCA is trying to change that mentality. “Kids are sitting in front of their TV’s, playing on their phones, so if we can at least get that idea in their heads to put…

Eventide Sheyenne Crossings Residents Thank West Fargo Firefighters

The senior citizens brought Sandy's Donuts as a sign of appreciation for their service

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Firefighters from the West Fargo Fire Department are receiving a special surprise from the residents of Eventide Sheyenne Crossings. The senior citizens gave the firefighters some Sandy’s Donuts while also touring the fire station. Captain Jason Carriveau says the doughnuts were great, but getting to show people what he does on a daily basis was even better….

Sanford Welcomes New Installation: “Because of You…I Live”

Honoring the lived and stories of organ and tissue donors, families and recipients with a new installation

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Medical Center is honoring the lives and stories of organ and tissue donors, families and recipients with a new installation. The “because of you… I live wall” shares photos and stories behind those who are a part of this life saving opportunity. Some of the patients want people to know that this possibility and technology is…

3-Year-Old Murder Victim’s Mother Describes Man Charged In Connection To His Death

Family shares their devastation over the loss

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — Charges have been filed against Tracy Brant, who is allegedly involved in the homicide of his 3 year old son, Winter Barker. Winter’s mother tells KVRR about the relationship between her family and Tracy and role he played in Winter’s life. “He was always a good little boy he would always follow me everywhere, his mama’s boy,”…

Health Providers Stress Importance of Creating an Advance Health Plan

Regardless of age, officials say that everyone should have an advance directive in case of a health emergency

FARGO, N.D. — Young people don’t usually think about how they’d like to be cared for if they are unable to make their own decisions, but health officials say it’s important for everyone to have a plan in case of the inevitable. “For young people, car accidents, a whole variety of things could happen to them too, even though they’re ‘bulletproof’….

Cheney Middle School Students Host Annual Blood Drive

United Blood Services partnered with the students to gather a full roster of 18 donors

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Cheney Middle School in West Fargo held its annual blood drive Tuesday afternoon. United Blood Services partnered with the students. Together they gathered a full roster of 18 donors. Mary Anderson, the blood drive coordinator and an 8th grade teacher at Cheney Middle School says each donor will save about three lives by donating. In addition…

Community Coming Together to Help Dan Turner and His Family

"He's an amazing individual. He's got a heart of gold and he would do anything for anybody"

FARGO, N.D. — Over the last few months, Dan Turner has been working to gain back his strength, his ability and his life after open heart surgery. But people in the community wanted to make that transition easier for Dan and his family. When people describe Dan Turner, many of them say… “He’s an amazing individual. He’s got a heart…

New Training Program for Addiction Recovery Coaches

Peer recovery support services can create a non-judgmental environment

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Cass Public Health put on a Recovery Coach Academy, which trains former addicts to become recovery coaches. “Because of that lived experience, we’ve been down the road, we know obstacles… we never tell people what they need to do. It’s not prescriptive. We help people make their own decisions,” said Kris Kelly of the Minnesota Recovery…