Health

AT&T Employees Change Lives of Low-Income Seniors with Care Boxes

The employees packed 500 care boxes at Great Plains Food Bank

FARGO, N.D. – The Great Plains Food Bank facilitates the delivery of meals to people in our community who need them the most. Local AT&T employees spent their Monday morning packing 500 care boxes at the Great Plains Food Bank for low–income senior citizens in our community. “Anytime we can get out in the community and kind of help out,…

Rescued Pups Getting Cozy with Santa for a Holiday Photo

For a donation to the animal shelter, families were invited to bring their rescued pups back to 4 Luv of Dog Rescue to get a holiday picture

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Furry friends who have found their forever homes are getting cozy with Santa. For a donation to the animal shelter, families were invited to bring their rescued pups back to 4 Luv of Dog Rescue to get a holiday picture. Those at the shelter say it’s always nice to dogs who were originally brought to them afraid…

Legacy Toys Helps Customize Shopping Experience for Those with Disabilities

The owner says they offer multiple games, gadgets and gizmos for kids of all abilities

FARGO, N.D. — They may not carry the Just Like You Dolls, but Legacy Toys in Fargo is creating an individual shopping experience for people with different special needs. The owner says they offer multiple games, gadgets and gizmos for kids of all abilities. He tells us just yesterday, a blind man in a wheel chair came into the store…

What Would You Like to See?: 13th Avenue Corridor Vision for West Fargo

The city wants to hear the public's comments because that's really what drives these studies

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Metro Coalition of Governments and the City of West Fargo want your input on what you’d like to see in the future. Calling all West Fargo residents: “We love to hear the public’s comments because that’s really what drives these studies,” said Dan Farnsworth, the transportation planner with Metro COG. What do you want to…

Family Fare Helps People Facing Hunger With Donation to Great Plains Food Bank

Local Family Fares and the SpartanNash Foundation are donating $6,600 to the Great Plains Food Bank

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Family Fare is changing the lives of people facing hunger this holiday season with a check made out to the Great Plains Food Bank. Local Family Fares and the SpartanNash Foundation are donating $6,600 to the Great Plains Food Bank. The money donated came from Family Fare’s scan campaign. The check will help provide nearly 20,000…

Mental Health Counselors Now On-Site at Six Rural School Districts Across ND

It's thanks to the United Way of Cass-Clay, the Burgum Foundation and the school districts

HUNTER, N.D. — Six rural school districts in North Dakota now have mental health experts available on their campuses to assist students. KVRR’s Danielle Church tells us how the partnership between United Way of Cass-Clay, the Burgum Foundation and the school districts will make a difference. The expansion of mental health services is meant to accomplish two goals: increase access to…

64 Children Have a Place To Sleep Thanks to Slumberland’s Home For The Holidays Campaign

64 kids in need in the community received a mattress, box spring, and a bed frame

WEST FARGO, N.D. -“Joy,” Slumberland Furniture Homes for the Holidays recipient Nicole said. That’s the reaction of one mother who received a bed for her daughter to sleep in. The two have been sleeping in the same bed ever since they moved to Fargo in February to start a new life. “It’s amazing, because my daughter, she doesn’t ask for…

Essentia Health Gives Firsthand Look at New Cardiac and Intermediate Care Unit

The new unit doesn't just look and feel brand new but the extra bed space and the upgraded technology helps better serve their patients

FARGO, N.D. — Essentia Staff are getting their first look at the new Cardiac and Intermediate Care Unit within the hospital on 32nd Avenue in Fargo. “People come to Fargo. It’s a destination to come here for this hospital and we want to always provide the best for them,” said Cindy Jorud, the Director of the ICU Cardiac and Immediate…

NDSU Holds Free and Confidential HIV Testing to Erase Stigma

This is the second year in a row they've done the testing

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU’s Crossroads Lutheran Campus Ministry holds HIV testing for the second year in a row. A campus minister says their mission is to be an advocate for everyone, including those who have Aids or may not yet know they have Aids. The ministry partnered with the North Dakota Department of Health to provide free and confidential tests. The…

Alzheimer’s Added to Medical Marijuana List

Health officials in Minnesota say Alzheimer's disease now qualifies as a condition to receive medical marijuana

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota health officials are adding Alzheimer’s disease as a qualifying condition to get medical marijuana. The state Health Department says the new condition would take effect in August. Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says there is “some evidence” that marijuana improves the mood, sleep and behavior of people with Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s was one of seven suggested additions…