Health

Choice Bank Donates $100,000 to Food Bank

Great Plains says this donation will make a tremendous impact on the food bank's long term plans

FARGO, N.D. — Now in its 36th year, the Great Plains Food Bank is North Dakota’s only food bank. Choice Bank is supporting its fight to end hunger with a major 100,000 dollar donation. The money will provide more than 3,000 meals to those in need. Choice is also donating more than 2,000 pounds of food collected through food drives…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Happy

C'mon, c'mon, get happy.

We’re happy to tell you that you have a chance to bring home what may be the nicest cat we’ve ever met here at the Morning Show. Not just Happy, but handsome, the 11-year-old black domestic longhair was adopted from Homeward Animal Shelter back in 2009. However, his owner’s circumstances changed recently, so Happy’s come back to Homeward to try…

Vitalant Wants Your Help at Grantley Johnson’s Blood Drive

The Blood Drive is August 26 From 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

“Not all heroes wear capes”. That is the title of an upcoming blood drive that will help more than just the regions supply. Vitalant wants your help at Grantley Johnson’s blood drive on Monday at their Fargo donation center. Grantley has been diagnosed with leukemia twice at just the age of 7. About 30% of the blood is used by…

LIVE: River Keepers River Paddling Excursion, Aviary Expedition

We're off in search of a long-awaited adventure.

It seems like a long wait every year to get to our beloved summertime here in the Red River Valley region, and this year Mother Nature kept us waiting a bit longer. The wet weather kept the Red’s water levels higher than usual for a long time this summer. So time and time again, River Keepers needed to push back…

3rd Annual North Dakota Senior Games Begin

Nearly 150 seniors are competing in this year's tournaments

FARGO & WEST FARGO, N.D. — Cindy Miller learned from the people closest to her how important it is to stay active. “At the age of 91, my mom started trying to play pickleball. And her eyesight was a little shaky right then, but she was a tennis player. She played all the way up until she was almost 93,”…

Fargo’s Luther Hall Recognized for Changing Youth Lives

Luther Hall is one of three juvenile programs in the nation to receive the PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen award

FARGO, N.D. — Home is where the heart is, but for some young people, home is where they can get the mental help they need. “All the youth that live here have mental health diagnoses and need help managing that and getting as healthy as they can be so they can return to the community,” said Clinical Team Leader Jody…

Beating The Odds, community gathers to help pay little girl’s medical bills

FARGO N.D – At the Avalon Center in Fargo people gathered here for Finley’s Fight Fundraiser to help support the one–year–old who suffered a non–accidental traumatic brain injury leaving her with a fractured skull at daycare. The event is not able to mourn an injury but celebrating a turnaround. “She was in the ICU fighting her life for many, many…

Sanford Medical Center is Delivering More Babies Than Ever

The hospital delivered a total of nearly 800 babies over the past three months

FARGO, N.D. — Emmie Lee and Elle came into the world just a week ago. “It hasn’t sunk in yet. Even from the day I found out that we’re having twins, it was a complete shock,” said their mother, Amanda Garcia. The news of identical twins may have surprised Amanda, but it wasn’t a shocker to the Sanford Medical Center…

St. Paul Police Required to have Annual Mental Health Checkup

Ellie Family Services counselors will not keep written records of the conversations with the officers.

WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ A new initiative in West St. Paul requires police officers to have an annual mental health wellness checkup. Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association executive director Andy Skoogman says officers’ jobs are demanding, sometimes even traumatic, yet many resist seeking therapy when they need it to avoid appearing weak. Skoogman says that may be changing….