Author: Kathryn Gallo

Developing COVID-19 vaccine is nearing end of clinical trials

Paul Carson is the Medical Director of the NDSU Center for Immunization Research and Education and says the FDA is under pressure to be as transparent as possible when it comes to informing the public.

FARGO, N.D. — According to a PEW Research Center poll completed in September, 49% of people say they either probably would not or definitely would not get the COVID-19 vaccine if it were available. Some experts wish people would have more hope. Dr. Paul Carson is the Medical Director of the NDSU Center for Immunization Research and Education and says…

Fargo Public Schools receives two awards from ND Library Association

The Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation received the School Library Benefactor of the Year and Eagles Elementary School Library Media Specialist Jennifer Hess received the Youth Excellence Program of the Year.

FARGO, N.D. — Two awards were given to  Fargo Public Schools during the North Dakota Library Association Awards. The Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation received the School Library Benefactor of the Year, which is given to a person or group who makes significant contributions to a school library. Eagles Elementary School Library Media Specialist Jennifer Hess received the Youth Excellence Program…

7-year-old celebrates being cancer free at Roger Maris Cancer Center

Tommy Calder was diagnosed with leukemia in February of 2018. After nearly three years of treatment, the Warren, Minnesota native is cancer free.

FARGO, N.D. –February 18th, 2018 was the day Robert Calder and Tina Flier heard every parent’s worst nightmare. “It felt like a big punch in the stomach,” said Calder. Their son Tommy was diagnosed with Leukemia. Since that day, the family has made the two-hour trip from their home in Warren, Minnesota to the Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo…

Experts give hospitality workers warning signs to combat human trafficking

Human trafficking crimes often take place in hotels.

FARGO, N.D. — According to authorities, sex trafficking is the second largest crime economy in the country. The dangerous incidents often take place in hotels. “We get the majority of our tips from the hospitality industry,” said West Fargo police Detective Derek Werner. “If it is somebody from out of town, if it is a runaway, runaways are going to…

Red Cross is looking for volunteers

The highest priority is for those with experience in health services and for those willing to deploy for two weeks.

FARGO, N.D. –The Red Cross is looking for volunteers for both local and national efforts. Since September 1st, the Minn-Kota region of the Red Cross has deployed over 200 volunteers. They have helped with wildfire and hurricane relief across the country. People can volunteer to assist with local needs, but the highest priority are for the those willing to deploy…

UND President delivers State of the University address

Dr. Andrew Armacost discussed the University's COVID-19 response, budget concerns and plans for the future.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — There have been many changes for students and faculty over the past year, but the University of North Dakota is proud of its response to the coronavirus. “Our pandemic working group has been at it since mid-march and the work has been absolutely, in my opinion, extraordinary,” said University president Andrew Armacost. “They have identified campus…

Walz, Birx say increased testing is key to slowing spread

Birx told Walz Minnesota is at a critical juncture in reducing infection rates.

MINNESOTA — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz says increased testing is key to stopping the state from seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases. Walz says Minnesota is working hard to expand testing capacity and that Minnesotans are close to having at-home testing with immediate results. Over the weekend, the Governor met with the White House’s COVID-19 advisor, Dr. Deborah Birx who told…

Lisbon, Thompson football get ready for start of Division A playoffs

The Broncos are 6-0 after the regular season. The Tommies are 4-2.

LISBON, N.D. — Playoffs begin tomorrow in North Dakota for 9-man football. Lisbon enters the postseason as the No. 2 seed in Class A and will take on Harvey-Wells County Saturday at 2:00 p.m. The Broncos were forced to miss their last two weeks of the regular season because of positive COVID-19 cases on the team. On Friday, Lisbon players…

Klobuchar, McCain host virtual “Minnesota Women for Biden”

Klobuchar and McCain discussed why they think Biden is the best candidate for women, veterans and working families.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and Cindy McCain connected virtually to hold a Minnesota Women for Biden virtual event. The two talked about why they thought Joe Biden would be the president for all Americans. That included talking about his support for veterans, women and working families. Klobuchar also said she is confident Biden is the candidate that…

Bison students give back to community during ‘Serve with the Herd’

The NDSU Volunteer network hosted the day-long event with several volunteer options around the F-M community.

FARGO, N.D. — Serve with the Herd is a day-long event hosted by the NDSU Volunteer Network that provides Bison students the chance to do some good. The day typically falls during Homecoming. Although that was canceled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers still felt it was important to continue the tradition. “Even without Homecoming, a lot of people…