Health

First Case of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Reported in North Dakota

The polio-like illness causes muscle weakness and mostly affects children

NORTH DAKOTA — The first possible case of acute flaccid myelitis is reported to the North Dakota Department of Health. Acute Flaccid Myelitis, or AFM, is rare condition that affects the nervous system, which causes the muscles to weaken. The Department of Health says nationwide, there have been over 120 cases reported, with half of those confirmed in 22 states….

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Benji

He's got a movie-star smile and a story to tell.

When you meet  Benji, chances are, he’ll give you a grin that lights up the whole room. And although he’s not famous like the star of the movie, Benji the Maltese mix is getting his own little moment in the spotlight in this week’s Pet Connection after joining the Morning Show’s Emily Welker live in studio. Benji’s smile hides a…

ND Medical Marijuana Applications Will Be Accepted Later This Month

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health’s Division of Medical Marijuana will begin accepting patient and caregiver applications on October 29th. In addition to written application instructions, the state is working on video tutorials. They’re expected to be available at the end of the month. People wanting to be caregivers are required to have a criminal history record…

National School Lunch Week: Harwood Elementary Kids Tell Us Why They Love School Meals

Who knew that healthy can also taste delicious?

HARWOOD, N.D. — The West Fargo School System is honoring and celebrating National School Lunch Week. Elementary School lunch is taking kids by surprise. “When I first got here I was like, ‘ew this is disgusting’ because I wasn’t used to full healthy stuff but then now I’m like used to it and I actually like most of it and…

NDSU Students Help TNT Fitness Get Athletes Pumped for FargoMania

People were invited to stop by the Memorial Union to grab some markers and make motivation signs to root on those competing

FARGO, N.D. — Ahead of FargoMania this weekend, NDSU students are helping TNT Fitness make posters for the athletes. People were invited to stop by the Memorial Union to grab some markers and make motivation signs to root on those competing. FargoMania is an adapted fitness competition for those with disabilities or special needs. It gives these athletes a chance…

Former Miss ND Offers Tips on How to Make Your Halloween Look Stand Out

Lizzie Jensen demonstrated two different Halloween looks on the show

FARGO– Halloween is just around the corner which means you may want to start planning out your costume. Miss North Dakota 2017 and executive director at LimeLife by Alcone, Lizzie Jensen, offered some insightful Halloween makeup tips. Jensen demonstrated two Halloween looks on the show. She suggests reviewing products prior to purchasing, looking for costume inspiration, and trying out your…

Will the Weather Ruin Halloween Fun? Staying Warm While Trick or Treating

Dressing for Halloween can be difficult if temperatures drop for October 31st

FARGO, N.D. — Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year for kids but will cold temperatures ruin the fun? KVRR’s Jessie Cohen learned some creative ideas families and Halloween store staff have come up with so they can still trick–or–treat door to door. October 31st is about the creeps, the costumes and of course, the candy….

Essentia Health Masks the Fear of Getting a Flu Shot with Halloween Activities

The "Spooktacular" looks to get more kids vaccinated to prevent high numbers of flu cases

FARGO, N.D. — Essentia Health is used to treating kids who are battling the flu, but last winter proved to be tougher than others. “Last year was a terrible flu season, there were lots of hospitalized kids and pediatric deaths, and so we really want to prevent that this year,” said Kristin Luttio, the Operation Managers at the Pediatric Clinic for…

NDSU Nutrition Specialist Shares Tips for Using Pumpkin in Fall Baking

You can incorporate pumpkin into a variety of recipes, including pumpkin bread pudding and toasted pumpkin seeds

FARGO– Apples aren’t the only fruit you can make good use of this fall season. Pumpkins are rich in beta keratin, which makes it a good source of Vitamin A. You can incorporate pumpkin into a variety of recipes, including pumpkin bread pudding and toasted pumpkin seeds. Julie Garden-Robinson, a nutrition specialist and professor at NDSU, recommends using sugar pumpkins…

What Moorhead School Board Candidates Have to Say a Month Ahead of the Election

There are six candidates running for the Moorhead School Board but only three spots are up for grabs

MOORHEAD, Minn. — There are six candidates running for the Moorhead School Board but only three spots are up for grabs. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen joins us to tell us what the candidates had to say at a League of Women Voters Debate. Jessie? All of the candidates touched on topics like school safety, funds for gifted and talented programs and…