Health

The Public is Giving Feedback About a Proposed Needle Exchange Program

It will help to prevent the spreading of diseases like Hepatitis C and HIV Aids

FARGO, ND — The public had the chance to let Fargo Cass Public Health know what they think about a proposed needle exchange program. Some said they were very proud of the direction Fargo is moving in with the program. The idea was taken from Moorhead’s Good Neighbor Project. It will help to prevent the spreading of diseases like Hepatitis…

Baby Born In Essentia Parking Lot

Danielle and Paul Harless, of Halstad, MN, made it as far as the Essentia Health-Fargo parking lot when Signe was born.

FARGO, ND — Little Signe Marie Harless will have a unique story to tell about how she entered the world. Danielle and Paul Harless, of Halstad, MN, made it as far as the Essentia Health-Fargo parking lot when Signe was born. Mom gave birth in the back of a farm truck. She was born at 9:32 p.m. on February 1,…

LIVE: Go Red For Women

Have a heart -- go red for a woman you love.

We’re not wearing red on the Morning Show in honor of the Patriots heading back to the Superbowl — although the big game is on almost everyone’s minds as we start off this first weekend in February. Instead, there’s something else we want you to think about too — heart disease and the fact that it kills almost one in…

ShareHouse Rehab Center Already Expanding Services Eight Months After Opening

they started with nine beds and now have 35

FARGO, N.D. — It’s no secret drug addiction affects the lives of many people throughout the United States and right here in the metro. That’s why there continues to be a growing need for addiction related services. When people struggling with drug addictions first enter ShareHouse Rehab Center in Fargo, they often say the same thing. “The number one thing we…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Vernon

A snow-white fluffball to cuddle the winter away with.

However soft, cuddly and irresistibly huggable you think Vernon is, multiply it by about ten and you’ve got a general idea of what he’s like in real life. This big, white cuddle machine came to Homeward Animal Shelter by way of the Fargo pound, and it’s hard to understand why someone would give him up. The 9-year-old domestic medium-hair loves…

Fargo Could Get First Needle Exchange Program Within Next Few Months

The program could be in place by mid-March

FARGO, N.D. — A needle exchange program may be the first of its kind in downtown Fargo, but it’ll be modeled after Moorhead’s Good Neighbor Project. “I think there has been a lot of success from the Moorhead Good Neighbor Project. We want to expand and we know people from Fargo have been using that location in Moorhead,” said Dr. John…

Tether Strap is Crucial When Buckling a Car Seat

Any car that was made after 2001 has a place to attach the tether strap, but luckily all dealerships have parts to purchase so all owners can attach the strap

FARGO, ND — Sanford Children’s Safety Shoppe is asking parent’s to make sure they are using the top tether strap when putting their child into the car seat. Any car that was made after 2001 has a place to attach the tether strap, but luckily, all dealerships have parts to purchase so all owners can attach one This strap is…

Fargo’s North Softball Complex Damaged After Trailer Fire

A local driver spotted smoke coming from a trailer around 2 pm on the North Softball Complex but once crews arrived, strong winds helped the fire engulf the entire trailer

FARGO, ND — A local driver spotted smoke coming from a trailer around 2 pm at the North Softball Complex in Fargo but once crews arrived, strong winds helped the fire engulf the entire trailer. The Battalion Chief with the Fargo Fire Department, Lee Soeth, says the Harwood firefighters arrived on scene first and put out in the fire in…

MN Governor Appoints State Health Commissioner

Commissioner Jan Malcolm is currently an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

St. Paul, MN — (AP) Gov. Mark Dayton has named former Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm to again lead the agency, after the previous head resigned over problems in handling complaints of abuse in senior care centers. Malcolm held the job under Gov. Jesse Ventura from 1999 to 2003. Dayton cited her experience in that job and as a nonprofit health…

Did You Know the F-M Area Achieved Functional Zero?

The Fargo Moorhead area has gotten homeless veterans off the streets and into housing

FARGO, ND — There are only 50 communities in the country that have connected all homeless veterans with housing options, and Fargo/Moorhead is one of them. We’ll tell you about this accomplishment and how it was achieved. “Reaching functional zero has been a mind boggling experience; it’s been wonderful,” said Diana Hall, with the Fargo VA. The Fargo Moorhead area…