Health

Girl sells sweet treats to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association

Donations collected from ice cream sales will be directly donated to the Alzheimer's Association.

DILWORTH, Minn. (KVRR) — A local girl is raising money and awareness for a cause as she serves sweet treats to a local assisted living facility. With Alzheimer’s hitting close to home, Amanda Paquin and her daughter Keena, have created a mobile treat wagon. They go door to door handing out popsicles, ice cream cones and ice cream sandwiches to…

Healthcare clinic helps curb medical costs with affordable visits

The Convenient Care Clinic charges patients a $40 flat rate per appointment for people who may be under insured, uninsured or those who might not qualify for medical assistance.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A health clinic in West Fargo is aiming to reach more people in the community by offering affordable healthcare. After becoming a family nurse practitioner 16 years ago and seeing the high cost of medical bills, Susan Nordquist wanted to help people faced with medical hardships. “What our goal is, is to make a difference…

LIVE: Roger Maris All-Star Week

Maris's legacy lives on. Now you can come be a part of it.

After a year of staying away from each other to stay healthy, the timing couldn’t be better for folks turning out to connect with one another at Sanford Health’s newest public event. Organizers are reporting good turnout for the inaugural Roger Maris All-Star Week in the metro. The events have been running all week, and continue through Saturday. Amongst the…

LIVE: New Food Bank CEO Set to Deal with New Crisis in Higher Food Prices

You could say it's out of the frying pan, into the fire for food banks around the region.

2020 was a year unlike any other for the Great Plains Food Bank. Virtually overnight, it seemed, they saw a 40% increase in need for help, brought on by layoffs and other pressures the pandemic brought to bear. That’s finally started to ease up, according the Food Bank’s Jared Slinde. Now, though, inflation is causing food prices to rise, across…

Pet Connection: Horse Rescue Fundraiser

Give horses a loving home.

We’re pleased to report that last week’s Pet Connection pet, Bailey the palomino, is enjoying her forever home this morning. But Happy Acres horse rescue in Lakota, N.D. still has nearly twenty other horses who also need to find homes. Rescue founder Lesa Kadlec-Haase says about five or so are trained and rideable. But whether they’re rideable or not, all…

Local Alzheimer’s Association CEO discusses new drug approved for the disease

For nearly 20 years the Alzheimer's community has seen no medication progress until now.

MINNESOTA & NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — The FDA has given the go-ahead for a new Alzheimer’s drug. “We’re slowing down the progression of the disease or this drug will do that. That’s exciting because it will give people more time and a better quality of time while they’re with their families,” Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota CEO & Director Susan Parriott…

LIVE: Rescued Reptile Heads Home After Wild Minnesota Adventure

This may be their craziest rescue yet.

A lost Texan is on his way back to his home state this morning, thanks to the tireless work of some of the region’s most dedicated animal rescuers. It all started when a company right here in the Fargo metro area discovered him cuddled up in a comfy spot inside their masonry delivery — and promptly called for help from…

Pet Connection: Meet Bailey

It's a big Pet Connection this week, our biggest yet.

It’s a big job to build a new animal rescue. This one is bigger than most. Especially because the animals they rescue are the biggest we’ve had on the Morning Show so far. Bailey the palomino is our Pet Connection star of the week, from Happy Acres Rescue in Lakota, ND. Rescue founder Lesa Kadlec-Haase says Bailey is the absolute…

Fargo Board of Education votes down ending Smart Restart guidelines

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In a special meeting the Fargo Board of Education votes five to four against ending North Dakota Smart Restart guidelines in schools for the last two days of classes. Some members no longer wanted masks to be required citing Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney saying Covid-19 is virtually untraceable in wastewater and the city no longer having…

Moderna Asks FDA to approve Covid-19 vaccine for children

Moderna submitted a request to the FDA for emergency authorization to administer doses to 12 to 17-year-olds.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Sanford Health says they are prepared if Moderna is authorized to vaccinate kids with its vaccine. Moderna submitted a request to the FDA for emergency authorization to administer doses to 12 to 17-year-olds. The company’s trial evaluated the vaccine in around 37 hundred kids. The clinical trial found it was one hundred percent successful. Pfizer was…