Author: Angela Shen

ND Has 72 Percent Rate of Car Seat Misuse, Experts Give Safety Tips

All kids younger than 13 should be in the back seat

FARGO, N.D. — The rate of misusing car seats in North Dakota has improved over the past nine years, but it’s still very high at 72 percent. One of the common things parents get wrong is the tightness of harnesses. See the video for demonstrations. “You want the harness to be at or below the child’s shoulders, and you want…

Food Service Operators Learn About Industry Trends at 2019 Food Expo

Customers get to watch demos and try samples

FARGO, N.D. — The inside of Scheels Arena smelled quite delicious with hundreds of dishes being cooked up. Food Services of America held its 2019 Food Expo. It’s a chance for food service operators and businesses to watch demos, try samples, and learn about the latest trends in the food industry. Distributors can also expand their customer base, and it’s…

Essentia Health Unveils New NICU, Women’s and Children’s Unit

Patients are set to move in Monday

FARGO, N.D. — Essentia Health unveils its new $4.1 million NICU and Women’s and Children’s Unit. One doctor at Essentia had twins born prematurely three years ago, and seeing the new unit unveiled was especially meaningful for her. “The first time I came down, we’ve known this project was coming, so I was able to see when it was just…

City of Moorhead Asks for Public Input on Community Development Needs

There will be another meeting next week

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The city of Moorhead is looking for input as it draws up its plans for the next few years and that includes housing. The city held a meeting for people to discuss what they see as community development needs. This input will help Moorhead put together its Five Year Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan. The…

People Get Immersed in All Things German at Kulturfest

There was food, entertainment, and a market

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s styled like the many Oktoberfest celebrations held in Germany: Kulturfest is the place to be to immerse yourself in all things German. Kulturfest gives people a chance to experience German food, drink, and entertainment. The menu includes classics like bratwurst, and there’s even a selection of wines and cheeses. There’s also German market where people showcase…

JDRF One Walk Supports Those With Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease

FARGO, N.D. — The JDRF One Walk supports those with type 1 diabetes. The goal is turn Type One to Type None. Three JDRF ambassadors led the walk, and the youngest is 7-year-old Samuel Erdmann. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes over a year ago, and it’s been quite the journey for him and his family. “We had a…

Oak Grove Lutheran Elementary Holds Inaugural Walkathon and Fundraiser

Money raised will go towards things on teachers' wish lists

FARGO, N.D. — It was a special day for kids at Oak Grove Lutheran Elementary as they laced up their tennis shoes to take part in the school’s first ever walkathon and fundraiser. More than 280 students in kindergarten through 5th grade ran over 3,000 laps combined—that’s over 480 miles. Students from each grade level ran as many laps as…

Designer Homes and RE/MAX Legacy Present $30,000 Check to Sanford

They've donated $110,000 over the past four years

FARGO, N.D. — Designer Homes and RE/MAX Legacy presented a check worth $30,000 to Sanford Children’s Hospital. The donation comes from money raised during the fourth annual Designer Homes – RE/MAX Legacy Golf Tournament this summer. The president of the company says he wants to make sure children have the best possible experience in the hospital. “It’s hard enough for…

100 People from More Than 30 Countries Become American Citizens

The largest number of immigrants came from Somalia and Iraq

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota just got a bit more diverse as about 100 people from over 30 countries were sworn in as American citizens. Ralf Mehnert–Meland, who’s originally from Germany, became a U.S. citizen 18 years ago, and now he gets to welcome the nation’s newest citizens in a full–circle moment. “I became a citizen a month after the attacks…

Students Explore Career Options at NDSU Health Professions Career Fair

About 40 employers were in attendance

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU students got to explore career options at the Health Professions Career Fair. About 600 students met with employers in fields including nursing, pharmacy, and public health. They can look for opportunities for full–time jobs, internships, and externships. Students were encouraged to dress professionally and bring their resumes. Employers say they want to see open–minded and curious…