Health

Essentia Health begins flu vaccinations

FARGO, N.D.–Community members can now begin receiving flu shots at Essentia Health. The flu shot is recommended for anyone six months and older, including those with compromised immune systems and chronic medical conditions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, anyone looking to receive a flu shot must make an appointment prior to arriving at a clinic. The Essentia Health 32nd Avenue…

Slumberland Furniture employee goes the extra mile to keep customer safe

Brianna Normand called paramedics to the home of a customer after a phone call indicated the woman was having a stroke.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — September 14th was just another day on the job for Brianna Normand as a sales associate at Slumberland Furniture in West Fargo. That is until a phone call with a customer looking to buy a recliner for her husband sounded anything but normal. “It sounded like she was flustered at first,” remembered Normand. “She had hung…

Sanford Health to receive Department of Defense Freedom Award

The award is given to employers who provide exceptional support to workers in the National Guard and Reserve.

FARGO, N.D. — When it comes to taking care of those who have risked their lives for our country, Sanford Health is an expert. Not just among employers in the Red River Valley, but among all employers across the nation. The health care system has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense as one of the 2020 Employer Support…

MN Issues New State Health Department Guidelines for Parents

How to tell if your child should stay home from in-person class, and for how long.

The Minnesota State Health Department is releasing a new guide for parents this morning about symptoms that mean your kids should stay home from school during the pandemic. It’s coming at a critical time, as flu season starts to collide with the coronavirus pandemic. Experts say both illnesses can mimic each other. They also say it is also possible to…

Ag Commissioners Discuss State of the Industry

Big Iron Farm Show returns to West Fargo for its 40th year

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The picture painted by North Dakota and Minnesota’s Ag Commissioners at the Big Iron Farm Show for the remainder of 2020 and the future of 2021 is not a pretty one. “When you see almost a couple of thousand dairy farms go out of business, it’s a big deal,” said North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring….

Elementary School staff member tests positive for COVID-19 leading to Principal being quarantined

WEST FARGO, ND — West Fargo Public Schools let parents and staff from Aurora Elementary that a staff member test positive for COVID-19. The letter went out on Saturday, September 12. It stated: West Fargo Public Schools was informed of a positive COVID-19 case in a staff member at Aurora Elementary School. After working with contact tracers from Fargo Cass…

West Fargo High School staff member tests positive for COVID-19

WEST FARGO, N.D. – West Fargo Public Schools was informed of a positive COVID-19 case in a staff member at West Fargo High School. Contact tracing has been completed, and all identified close contacts were sent an email notification. The school district says students and staff have been making good efforts to wear masks, and practice physical distancing and hygiene….

LIVE: Nemeth Art Center Croquet “Maskerade” Fundraiser

Making masks fun again, creatively.

Having the mask conversation these days can be kind of fraught. So this weekend, why not gather in a place where masks are fun again, while you raise money for a great cause? The Nemeth Art Center in Park Rapids, Minn. is throwing a party for 100 lucky guests featuring competitive lawn games and a prize for the person with…