Author: Danielle Church

Documentary on Opioid Addiction Seeks Community’s Help for Solution

the 30-minute show is a collaboration between prairie public television and blue cross blue shield of North dakota

FARGO, ND — Prairie Public and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota say they want to teach the community how they can help solve the opioid epidemic. They’ve created a documentary which premiered at the Fargo Theater. The worst part of Joe Moran’s opioid addiction was the withdrawal. “I just wanted to rip my skin off because the anxiety was…

Fargo VA Hospital Offering Free Flu Shots for Veterans

they've also created a partnership with walgreens for anyone who can't make it to the Fargo VA

FARGO, ND — Now that the cooler weather has begun, it can only mean one thing: flu season is here. The Fargo VA is offering free flu shots to help protect veterans. They’ve also partnered with Walgreens so veterans can get immunized all season long. All people have to do is show up to the VA or Walgreens with their VA…

GiGi’s Playhouse Raises Money to Support Those with Down Syndrome

The event at Scheels Arena raised $55,000, which is enough to keep the non-profit staffed for the entire year

FARGO, N.D. — She said it was like a bomb dropped when she and her husband discovered their son, Owen, had Down Syndrome. “As a parent, you go through all of the emotions and it’s actually a grieving process until you realize and meet other families and realize your life is going to be okay,” Shelly Peterson said. “He’s been the…

Red River Market Celebrates Fall with Polka Music, Face Painting and Pumpkins

The market will run until the end of the month

FARGO, N.D. — As the first week of fall comes to an end, the season’s celebrations are beginning here in Fargo. The Red River Market Fall Festival began October with polka music from the Dakota Dutchman, an urban pumpkin patch, face painting and fall foods. Sixty-five vendors were at the market selling donuts, brisket to clothes. After the festival, celebrators headed…

SWAT Team, Fargo Police Respond to Disturbance at Radisson Hotel in Downtown Fargo

Fargo police called in the red river valley swat team for assistance

FARGO, ND — Shortly after nine this morning, police responded to the Radisson Hotel in downtown Fargo after reports of a man with a weapon. The hotel was put on lockdown and some people were forced to leave their rooms. John Winkelman didn’t get the answer he was expecting when he asked if his room was ready at the Radisson Hotel…

Congressman Kevin Cramer Responds to President Trump’s Comment, Las Vegas Shooting

He says if the iran deal is decertified, the next 60 days are vital for congress

FARGO, ND — Congressman Kevin Cramer says he’s not sure what President Trump means when he was quoted saying during a photo-op with military leaders that it was the “calm before the storm.” Cramer, along with Senators Heitkamp and Hoeven and Congressman Colin Peterson gathered at the Fargo VA for a ribbon cutting. Rep. Cramer talked about President Trump’s comments about…

Fargo’s VA Hospital Unveils $25 Million Expansion

a healing garden and expanded imaging department among new additions

FARGO, ND — Fargo’s VA Hospital unveiled a $25 million expansion which has been five years in the making. New areas include a community living center, a primary care clinic, an improved intensive care unit, a healing garden and an expanded imaging department. North Dakota U.S. Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp, Minnesota Congressman Colin Peterson and North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer where…

Doosan Bobcat Shows High School Students Importance of STEM Careers

they held a competition to see who could build the most skateboards in twenty minutes

FARGO, ND — Doosan Bobcat is celebrating National Manufacturing Day by teaching high school kids about what they do every day. Students from North High, South High and Moorhead High School spent time working in small groups to see who could build the most skateboards in 20 minutes. Bobcat says the skateboard was the best way to show students what they…

Life After Breast Cancer: Survivors Gather for a Sanford Health Retreat

this is the fifth year the hospital hosted the retreat

FARGO, ND — Two years ago, Andrea Malm was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. “You’re going to grieve. It’s sad. It’s hard. When I was diagnosed, my mom was with me. That was hard to see her break,” she said. She can now say she’s a survivor. Malm is in remission and is adapting to life after cancer. Sanford…

Microsoft Launches Techspark Initiative

North Dakota is one of six states the program will be

FARGO, ND — North Dakota is one of six states Microsoft is launching its initiative “Techspark.” It aims to drive economic development by providing broadband internet to the entire state within the next five years. They also plan to do so by creating more computer science programs in North Dakota high schools. There are currently only three high schools in the…