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Be Fast: How To Spot a Stroke

How to Spot and Respond to a Stroke

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Not everyone knows how to respond when it comes to a stroke. “Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the united states, it is one of the leading causes of long-term disability,” Essentia Health Nurse Practitioner Megan Carlblom said. When it comes to treating a stroke, time is of the essence. The more time…

Starbucks drops vaccine mandate after Supreme Court ruling

SEATTLE – Starbucks is no longer requiring its U.S. workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, reversing a policy it announced earlier this month. In a memo sent Tuesday to employees, the Seattle coffee giant said it was responding to last week’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 6-3 vote, the court rejected the Biden administration’s plan to require…

Media groups protest restrictions for ex-officers’ trial

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A coalition of media groups says restrictions on access to the federal civil rights trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s death amount to an unconstitutional closing of the courtroom. Citing the risks of the pandemic, U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson has restricted the number of people who may be in his…

Fargo commissioners to hold special meeting following concerns from former police dept. employees

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Fargo city commissioners will hold a special Police Department Operational Update Tuesday in the wake of concerns raised by several former officers in exit interviews. By one count, more than 30 police officers and support staff have left the department either through retirement or resignation since police chief Dave Zibolski was named to the post just…

California governor denies RFK assassin parole

Sirhan SirhanSACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s governor has rejected releasing Robert F. Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan from prison more than a half-century after the slaying shook the world in 1968. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday rejected a recommendation from a two-person panel of parole commissioners. Newsom said Sirhan, now 77, poses an unreasonable public safety threat. Kennedy, the U.S. senator from…

Catholic Conference Against Proposed UND Gender Inclusion Policy

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A group that represents North Dakota’s Roman Catholic bishops is contacting parents of students at the University of North Dakota and asking that they urge administrators to reject the school’s proposed “gender inclusion” policy. The policy, which is still in draft form, would require the use of a transgender person’s preferred pronouns and the use of…

Minneapolis, St. Paul requiring proof of COVID vaccination for restaurants, bars

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Minneapolis and St. Paul officials provided an update on each cities’ response to addressing the recent increase in COVID-19 cases during a virtual press conference Wednesday. Mayors Jacob Frey and Melvin Carter announced their respective cities would institute a proof of vaccination or negative test taken within 72 hours for “customers at all places people eat…

T. Denny Sanford investigation remains open

T. Denny SanfordSIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota attorney general’s office and the lawyer for billionaire banker and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford have confirmed in recent court filings that an investigation into Sanford for possible possession of child pornography is still ongoing. The two sides filed documents last week fighting a South Dakota Supreme Court ruling that would allow…

Vikings fire Head Coach Mike Zimmer, General Manager Rick Spielman

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – It’s been the elephant in the room since the Minnesota Vikings were eliminated from the NFC Playoffs, and it became official on Monday: The team has parted ways with both Mike Zimmer as head coach, and Rick Spielman as general manager. The Vikings beat the Chicago Bears 31-17 on Sunday in the regular season finale at…

Majority of Hennepin County Board wants sheriff to resign

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 courtesy, Fox 9 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 courtesy, Fox 9 Show Caption Hide Caption MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – A majority of the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners is calling on Sheriff Dave Hutchinson to resign after his drunk-driving arrest and allegations he lied to first responders, but the defiant sheriff said Thursday that…