Health

West Fargo’s Berger Elementary Officials Investigating Suspicious Bites

The bites are small in size and neither person knows what may have bitten them

  WEST FARGO, ND — West Fargo school officials are investigating after a staff member and student were both bit by something unknown. The bites are small in size and neither person knows what may have bitten them. School officials say they are consulting with a company to find the cause. Their Family Fun Night, scheduled for tonight, has been…

“Take Your Child to Work Day” Means Milestone for Local Radio Host

Twins take over the radio for a day, a role their parents never thought could be a possibility

FARGO, ND — Kids around the nation are getting a look into their parent’s lives on “Take your child to work day”. But for one local radio host, this is more than just a fun day…it’s a milestone for his family. We know him as “Zero” on the Y–94 Playhouse morning show. “I’ll be doing the dishes and I can…

Minnesota Schools Concerned Netflix Series Glorifies Teen Suicide

District officials in Anoka-Hennepin, Lakeville, Edina, Eden Prairie and others have sent information to parents

  MINNESOTA — Some school districts in Minnesota are concerned about a popular Netflix series about suicide. School officials and mental health experts are concerned the “13 Reasons Why” series about a 17-year-old girl who takes her own life could trigger dangerous thoughts and actions by vulnerable teens. District officials in Anoka-Hennepin, Lakeville, Edina, Eden Prairie and others have sent information…

Minnesota Health Department Confirms Measles Outbreak

All cases are involving children

HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Health confirms 29 known measles cases. The newest reported case is in Stearns County, west of the Twin Cities. The other 28 cases are in Hennepin County, and all 29 involve children under the age of 5. There are no reported cases in North Dakota. Measles is often recognized by a rash that…

Prescription Drug Take Back Day Locations in the Red River Valley

Here in the metro, you can drop off pills at the Moorhead Police Department and Clay County Sheriff's Office

  RED RIVER VALLEY — Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States and in Minnesota. This Saturday is National Prescription Take Back Day. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. law enforcement agencies are providing safe disposal of unused or expired prescription drugs. Here in the metro, you can drop off pills at the Moorhead…

Doctor Accused of Genital Mutilation with Minnesota Girls Makes Plea

Dr. Jumana Nagarwala is charged with six crimes, including conspiracy to bring the girls across state lines

  DETROIT, Mich. — A not-guilty plea has been entered for a Detroit-area doctor charged with performing genital mutilations on two Minnesota girls in a first-of-its-kind case in the United States. Dr. Jumana Nagarwala is charged with six crimes, including conspiracy to bring the girls across state lines. It carries a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison. She is…

Prescription Drug Take Back Day On Saturday

From 10 A-M until 2 P-M law enforcement agencies are providing safe disposal of unused .. uneeded or expired prescription drugs.

Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States and in Minnesota. This Saturday is National Prescription Take Back Day. From 10 A-M until 2 P-M law enforcement agencies are providing safe disposal of unused .. unneeded or expired prescription drugs. Here in the Fargo-Moorhead area you can drop off at the Moorhead Police Department at…

Minnesota House Passes Bill Increasing Restrictions on Abortions

The Senate is planning to take up the permitting bill next week

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota House has passed legislation that would increase restrictions on abortions. The bills, passed on the strength of Republican votes, require abortion providers to obtain permits from the state’s health department and would ban the use of state funds for abortions. The Senate is planning to take up the permitting bill next week. Democratic…

Everything is Awesome: Maple Family Dental in Horace Offering Exams for LEGOs

A local dentist is offering dental services in exchange for some toys

HORACE, N.D. — How would you like to get a dental exam and x–ray for only about $20? You can with some LEGOs. Maple Family Dental in Horace is teaming up with the organization “Do It Well” to bring children who are hospitalized long term, a new set of LEGOs. Now until Friday, if you bring in a new LEGO…

Rape and Abuse Crisis Center Holds Pinwheels for Peace Project

The Pinwheels for Peace project is set up all over the metro to show the many cases of sexual abuse

FARGO, N.D. — Pinwheels are spinning all over the metro in order to bring awareness to abuse. The Rape and Abuse Crisis Center holds their Pinwheels for Peace project in the last week of April each year. Six hundred and twelve pinwheels are set up on the NDSU campus, Island Park, Veterans Boulevard and on Concordia’s campus. The pinwheels signify the…