Health

How Your DNA Could Change the Future of Health

The National Institute of Health's All of Us research program hopes to get 1 million volunteers over 10 years of touring

FARGO, N.D.– A National Institute is collecting volunteers’ DNA and lifestyle information. The National Institute of Health’s All of Us research program hopes to get 1 million volunteers over 10 years of touring. The group has been taking volunteers since last May, and already has more than 200,000 . “I came mostly for the research part, to help,” said volunteer Russel Emerson. “Yes…

Gov. Walz Considers Special Session to Help Diabetics

Walz says he's open to calling a special session to help diabetics who can't afford the cost of insulin,

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Tim Walz says he’s open to calling a special session to help diabetics who can’t afford the cost of insulin, but lawmakers must first work out a deal. A measure that would have established an emergency insulin program had broad support during the legislative session, but was left out of budget bills. The program would…

Cass County Vector Control Fights Off Pests During Mosquito Season

The number of mosquitoes in the county has increased rapidly over the last week

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Summer has finally arrived. But even the warmest time of year comes with its downsides. “Our mosquito population kind of blossomed very aggressively in the past five or six days,” Cass County Vector Control Director, Ben Prather said. “Pretty much Wednesday of last week is when I think folks in the region started feeling mosquitoes biting and…

Writer Weathers Internal Storm With Help From Her Musical’s Debut

The tornado ripped through town in 1957

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Before all the lights and the actors, comes the storyteller who gets touched by inspiration. “In 2007, I was a reporter for the Forum and we did a series of 50th anniversary stories on the storm. So just in talking to people who had been through it and reading my coworkers stories, I thought their descriptions were…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Juju

Get some good juju, from adopting Juju.

If there is such a thing as good juju in the universe, this little Juju has plenty of it to share. The sweet, affectionate little dog from the great state of Texas came in to a shelter down south as an owner surrender. Due to shelter overcrowding there, she was shipped up north to the Red River Valley, and she’s…

Global Running Day Encourages People to Lace Up Their Sneakers and Get Active

Local organizations are holding group runs and virtual runs

FARGO, N.D. — Nice, warm days are great reason to get out and get moving, and that’s what Global Running Day is designed to do. Fargo Running Company owner Cley Twigg took part in his first race when he was four, and he hasn’t stopped running since. “It’s something I enjoy doing. I call it my therapy. It’s what I need sometimes,…

Horace Teen Chosen as ND Advocate for JDRF’s 2019 Children’s Congress

Danika Johnson will head to our nation's capital in July

HORACE, N.D. — A 17-year-old from Horace is chosen out of nearly one-thousand North Dakota applicants to go to JDRF’s 2019 Children’s Congress. Danika Johnson and students from all 50 states and five other countries living with type one diabetes will head to Washington, D.C. from July 8th to the 10th. They will let congressional leaders know why it should be…

MPX Fitness Gets People Outdoors with Summer Boot Camp Series

The hour-long classes focus on utilizing outdoor surroundings like hills and stairs

FARGO, N.D.– Come rain or come shine, the MPX Fitness summer boot camp series is getting people out of the house and enjoying the outdoors. Classes are offered twice a day on Tuesdays and Thursdays across metro-area outdoor locations. The hour-long classes focus on utilizing your outdoor surroundings like hills and stairs. MPX Fitness demonstrates different exercise variations so people…

Six People Found Unconscious And Not Breathing After Possible Overdose

First Responders used Narcan on the six unconscious young adults.

South St.Paul police are trying to piece together what happened when six people were found unconscious and not breathing at a home Saturday night. First Responders used life-saving measures on the six unconscious young adults including the use of Narcan, the medication that blocks the effects of an opioid overdose. Police Chief Bill Messerich says it is not yet known…