Health

Lawmakers Try to Create a Firefighter Cancer Registry Act

The law would establish a nationwide registry to track the relationship between firefighting and cancer

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Firefighters are often the ones doing the saving, but who’s going to save them? U.S Senator from Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar is aiming to save the lives of firefighters, one hero at a time. Klobuchar, among others, would like to establish a nationwide registry to monitor and track the relationship between firefighter’s exposure to fumes and toxins and…

Mayo Clinic Completes First Successful Face Transplant

The patient lost most of his jaw, nose and flesh below his eyes after he shot himself in the face 10 years ago

ROCHESTER, Minn. — It’s a first for the Mayo Clinic and it’s given a Wyoming man a new outlook on life. It took a team of nine surgeons 57 hours to successfully complete the hospital’s first face transplant. The patient lost most of his jaw, nose and flesh below his eyes after he shot himself in the face 10 years…

‘Coffee With Cramer’ Boils Over

Hundreds filled Beans Coffee House for Congressmen Cramer's first town hall style meeting in Fargo since Trump took office

FARGO, N.D. — A contentious “Coffee With Cramer” event in Fargo. North Dakota Republican Congressmen Kevin Cramer faced many frustrated people who have questions about the nation’s future. “Make wall street accountable. We’ve had the worst recession in 50 years,” yelled one frustrated woman. “That’s the reason we have so many people on food stamps,” exclaimed another man in the…

Fargo Police Set the Record Straight on State’s Good Samaritan Law

The law gives immunity to fellow drug users to encourage them to call for help during a drug overdose

FARGO, N.D. — Details of a drug arrest from May of last year have raised questions about North Dakota’s Good Samaritan Law. Fargo Police Chief Dave Todd took to Facebook to clear up the confusion. Authorities want to remind the public that saving someone’s life is their top priority. North Dakota’s Good Samaritan Law is designed to help authorities save…

City Workers Explain the Smelly Side of Showering

What causes these odors and why you shouldn't be concerned

FARGO, N.D. — Many people in the Valley could be getting weird smells from their shower at this time of year. If your water smells earthy, Fargo city workers have an answer. They say any smell of chlorine or organic smells coming from your shower aren’t something you should be concerned about. “We generally see this at the end of…

West Fargo Community High School Tackles Fundraising to Fight Cancer

Carnival set up to help raise funds to fight cancer and hunger

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The only thing better than spring weather in February is a carnival where all kids and families are invited. West Fargo Community High School students came together to raise money that will go much deeper than just helping fund the school. The Winter Carnival proves it truly takes a village to help those in need. From…

Recognizing Mental Health Changes in Children

Community members received a lesson on how to prevent mental illness in children

FARGO, N.D. — While some mental illnesses can’t be controlled due to genetics, there are some than can be preventable. Any adult dealing with a child who is battling mental illness in some way shape or form was invited to the Youth Mental Health First Aid 8 Hour course. The goal of the course is to enlighten adults on how to…

CHI St. Alexius Health Issues Third Round of Layoffs

Officials with CHI St. Alexius Health say the 131-year-old company is responding to the pressures of health care reform

  BISMARCK, N.D. — A health care provider in Bismarck is laying off more employees, the third round of layoffs in the past year. Officials with CHI St. Alexius Health say the 131-year-old company is responding to the pressures of health care reform. St. Alexius is affiliated with the larger Catholic Health Initiative, which is operating at a loss and…

Silent Auction Helps Local Girl Receive Critical Medical Care

Benefit held for Miley Larson as she gets treatment for her mental condition

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — People in the Valley came together to support a young child suffering from a mental illness. Guardians of seven-year-old Miley Larson say she has Reactive Attachment Disorder therapy. Larson was adopted at the age of five. Her foster mom held a benefit for her at Inspire Innovation Labs. People who showed up took part in a…

New Food Co-Op Holds Open House in Downtown Fargo

Prairie Roots Co-Op held an open house preview today

FARGO, N.D. — Downtown Fargo is getting a little fresher. Prairie Roots Food Co–Op is almost ready to bring locally grown foods to the FM area. Farmers, producers and families headed out to get a sneak peek at the co-op’s first open house. “Conscientious consumers are on the rise in Fargo-Moorhead, and people care about where their food comes from…