Health

Flood Diversion Task Force Releases Report on Construction Recommendations

The future of the greater Fargo–Moorhead area has been in question since the destructive flood of 1997

FARGO, ND — The Flood Diversion Task Force has released its recommendations, but does that mean construction will continue for the Red River diversion project? The future of the greater Fargo–Moorhead area has been in question since the destructive flood of 1997. But now, those fears may come to an end with new protections. “It gives people an opportunity to…

Fargo Civic Center to Host 2nd Women’s March on Saturday

The Fargo Moorhead 2018 Women's March Will Be Held Saturday January 20th

FARGO, N.D. — The Women’s March is back for a second year in the metro and this year they’re saying they want to go a step beyond the march. The event, which will take place this Saturday at the Fargo Civic Center, hopes to encourage more women to participate in politics, both locally and nationally. Eight speakers will kick off…

Boston University Study: Concussions Don’t Lead to CTE

CTE is a condition that can only be diagnosed upon death

  NATIONAL — A new study is shedding some light on the theory over concussions and a neurodegenerative disease. Researchers at Boston University say they do not believe concussions lead to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. CTE can cause a number of cognitive issues and show dementia and Alzheimer’s-related symptoms. Researchers say CTE is caused by repeated head trauma, regardless…

Bismarck Bobcat Workers Vote Against Unionizing

The vote last week failed by a 2-to-1 margin

BISMARCK, N.D. — Workers at the Bobcat manufacturing facility in Bismarck have voted against joining a union. The vote last week failed by a 2-to-1 margin. Larry Johnson, a union member who works at Bobcat’s facility in Gwinner, says the push behind the campaign was to improve health and safety and to negotiate higher wages. The last time the manufacturing…

Discussions Underway to Possibly Change Biking and Walking Paths in the Area

Fargo is also planning to get an interactive map of all the bike routes in town

REGIONAL — Some changes could be coming to biking and walking paths across the metro. The Metro Bicycle and Planning Committee met this afternoon to discuss which ones are a higher priority for maintenance or snow removal. Fargo is also planning to get an interactive map of all the bike routes in town. Right now only Moorhead has one. It’s…

Walcott Man Found Outside Suffering from Severe Hypothermia

It's believed he walked about six miles after he drove into the ditch.

  FARGO, N.D. — We have an update on that man found outside in the bitter cold Tuesday morning. Daniel Haverland, 51, is listed in critical condition at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. The Walcott man was discovered about a half mile from his home. It’s believed he walked about six miles after he drove into the ditch. Haverland was…

YWCA Receives a Share of $1.8 Million for Housing Efforts

This is the 28th year they received a portion of the $1.8 million grant from Housing and Urban Development and although it supports housing efforts, it goes beyond that

FARGO, N.D. — Housing and Urban Development has awarded 18 programs in North Dakota a share of $1.8 million in federal money. An organization in Fargo is a recipient of the funding. The YWCA is helping impoverished women and children create a new future. “To be able to help women move from a state of chaos and crisis back out…

Richland County Man Recovering After Extreme Hypothermia

Haverland's vehicle had gone into the ditch Monday night and there was no indication that he had a phone with him

  RICHLAND COUNTY, N.D. — A man was flown to Fargo by Sanford AirMed after he was found outside northwest of Colfax. Richland County Sheriff Larry Leshovsky says it appears 51-year-old Daniel Haverland walked about 6 miles and was within a 1/2 mile of home when he was discovered by family shortly after 8 a.m. He says first responders with…

The Biz: KFC’s New Gravy Cocktails, McDonald’s Going Green, More Money in Your Pocket and the DOW Hits 26,000

These aren't just any kind of cocktail

NATIONAL — KFC may be the home of finger lickin’ good chicken but now they’re hoping to serve you up some lip-smackin’ cocktails. The fast-food company is launching a new cocktail menu and while the drinks won’t be sold in stores, the recipes will be available for you to make on your own. These aren’t just any kind of cocktail….

Students From Sheyenne High School Donating More than 800 Items to the YWCA

Teachers at the high school say the first 1,000 days of a newborn's life can determine a lot of the child's future

FARGO, ND — Students at Sheyenne High School have been learning about childhood development and raising funds and collecting donations for little ones in need. They raised more than 800 items to donate to the YWCA for babies from impoverished families. Teachers at the high school say the first 1,000 days of a newborn’s life can determine a lot of…