Health

Sanford Occupational Therapist Explains Ergonomics

Neck, back, and wrist pain are all very common among those who sit for extended periods of time at the office

FARGO, N.D.– Neck, back, and wrist pain are all very common among those who sit for extended periods of time at the office. A Sanford occupational therapist explains “Ergonomics” as making adjustments to your work environment in order to eliminate awkward positions. Sit–stand workstations, proper chair height, footrests, and wrist rests are examples of ergonomic equipment. The occupational therapist says…

Essentia NICU Nurse Gets Surprise Celebration

Vicki Holtan has been a NICU nurse for 40 years

FARGO, N.D. — Vicki Holtan, who’s been a NICU nurse for 40 years, got quite the surprise from her family and co-workers. “We said we’re going to a Redhawks game, we’re at the lake… We said we’re going to take a day away from the lake and go to a Redhawks game, which is probably a little suspicious but she went…

LIVE: New Hope for Autism Families in ND

Do you know a family that could be eligible for more help?

It’s a change to North Dakota’s health care laws that could pave the way for a brighter future for families with autism. That, after North Dakota insurance officials this week made it mandatory for health insurance providers to include autism treatment in plans sold to North Dakotans. Parents who worked to help pass the legislation say their child’s diagnosis of…

River Keepers Volunteers its Way to Help Keep Rivers Clean

The Storm Drain Marking Program partners with the cities of Moorhead, Fargo, and West Fargo to prevent pollution

MOORHEAD, MN– River Keepers is volunteering its way to help keep rivers clean. The Storm Drain Marking Program partners with the cities of Moorhead, Fargo, and West Fargo to prevent pollution. Garbage and debris move from storm drains into the Red River. Volunteers mark the storm drains in these areas with stickers that say, “No Dumping Drains to Rivers.” Volunteers…

Paralyzed Hockey Player Says He Can Move His Toes

Jack Jablonski posted video to Twitter and wrote, "Moving my toes on my own on my command"

The former Minnesota high school hockey player who was left paralyzed after a game injury is continuing to make progress. Jack Jablonski can move his toes. The now 22-year-old posted a video to Twitter with the caption, “Moving my toes on my own on my command.” The accident that injured his spinal cord happened at a game in St. Louis…

House is a Total Loss After Homeowner Barely Makes it Out Alive

He says he doubts his three children and wife, who were out of town, would have made it out if they were home

LIDGERWOOD, N.D. — A house in Lidgerwood is a total loss after flames burned through the home early this morning. The owner was sleeping on the second floor of the three story historic house and told firefighters he barely escaped the heavy smoke. He doubts his three children and wife, who were out of town, would have made it out…

Remembering Ed Schultz: Local Broadcast Legend Who Made it National

From local play–by–play and sports shows to national politics, commentary and his very own prime time show

FARGO, N.D. – After passing away at the age of 64, people are remembering local broadcast legend, Ed Schultz for his unique personality and success. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen joins us live to tell us about his journey from co–workers and people from the community. This radio building off of 25th street in Fargo is where Ed Schultz’s once small broadcast…

Health Department Issues Warning About Blue-Green Algae

Ingesting the affected water can make you sick and it can also be deadly

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Health Department is warning people to avoid blue-green algae. Hot summer weather contributes to the production of the algae in bodies of water. Ingesting the affected water can make you sick and it can also be deadly. The same goes for your pets. There’s no known antidote for toxins blue-green algae can produce. Avoid water…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Bosco (Again)

Help us find this senior weiner a better fit.

If you live to be as old as Bosco is, chances are, you’ll have seen some heartbreak in life. This little old gent broke our hearts when he was returned by his adoptive owners, just in time for his 15th birthday next month. So Bosco came back for a second Pet Connection appearance live in-studio, this time with volunteer rescue…

How to Stay Safe on the Water this Fourth of July

Even if you're a pro behind the wheel, safety is something everyone should be aware of

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — As we head into the holiday week, boating professionals want you to stay safe while also having fun. It’s that time of year to pull your boats out from hiding and get them back in action on the lakes. But before you start driving, make sure everything you need is still there. “A lot of the…