Author: Danielle Church

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…

FMWF Chamber: Shaquille O’Neal Shares Story for Voices of Vision

this the eighth speaker the chamber has brought to fargo

FARGO, ND — One of the biggest names in basketball comes to Fargo. The chamber of commerce brought Shaquille O’Neal to speak at its “Voices of Vision” presentation. Jason Aamet said he’s only been nervous three times in his life. “When my baby was born, when I got married and today,” he said. After 30 years of waiting to meet his…

Concordia College Organizes Blood Drive for Las Vegas Victims

This was the first blood drive the Campus Events Commission held and they say they may host the event for two days next time

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia College students are trying to send as much blood as they can to Las Vegas. The Campus Events Commission holds at least one service event each month and had already planned to hold the blood drive before the shootings on Sunday. Concordia’s goal was to have 50 appointments scheduled throughout the day in order to raise…

Fargo Schools Celebrate National Walk to School Day

students walked and rode their bike to school instead of hitching a ride

FARGO, ND —  A few local elementary schools are trying to inspire kids to be more active. Eagles Elementary and Ed Clapp Elementary each had their own way to participate in National Walk to School day. Ed Clapp Elementary held a walk-a-thon to raise more than $5,000 for enrichment programs and teacher classroom grants at their school. Eagles Elementary encouraged…

Local Public Establishments Installing Mamava Suites for Breastfeeding Mothers

they are in public places like airports, the fargodome and red river zoo

FARGO, ND —  Bathrooms aren’t the only private places mothers can breastfeed anymore. “We don’t want moms to feel like if they want privacy, that they have to go to the bathroom,” said Jackee Haak, president-elect for the North Dakota Breastfeeding Coalition. “Who wants to eat their lunch in the bathroom? Nobody.” It’s all thanks to Mamava suites. They’re pods installed…

Vandals Hit Fargo Catholic Church for the Second Time

Staff says the people who busted the windows got the rocks from the roof

FARGO, ND — It’s the second time within two months Nativity Catholic Church and Elementary have been vandalized. The first time was in August when more than 37 windows were smashed. Yesterday morning, the exterior panels of four windows were busted with fist-sized rocks. Staff says the people who busted the windows got the rocks from the roof. Damage from…

BCBS of North Dakota Hoping to Help with Wellness in the Workplace

Anyone interested in creating a healthy workplace environment could attend the event, which had keynote speakers who each later held a workshop

FARGO, ND — Wellness programs in the workplace can have a significant impact on your productivity and your health. That’s why Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota hosted its eighth annual Worksite Wellness Summit. Anyone interested in creating a healthy workplace environment could attend the event, which had keynote speakers who each later held a workshop. Blue Cross Blue…