Health

ND Dept. of Health Encouraging Flu Shots for All

It is National Influenza Vaccination Week

  NORTH DAKOTA — The North Dakota Department of Health is encouraging all North Dakotans to get their flu shot this week. It is National Influenza Vaccination Week. Health officials say everyone six months and older should be vaccinated, regardless of age or health status. It is especially important for people who are at greater risk of complications from the…

Taco Bell to Launch a Fast Food Favorite and Three New Loaded Burritos

One item of interest is the French-fry-loaded burrito that will be launched in test stores across the country in three flavors

  NATIONAL — Taco John’s may have those delicious, hot and crispy oles, but Taco Bell says they’re getting ready to launch a fast-food favorite: the French fry. Company officials say they have been teasing their customers with the possibility of French fries as an addition to their Mexican fast food products for the last couple of months with a…

In The Spotlight With Bison Illustrated

On hygge, Carson Wentz and robot athletes.

As the Bison edge closer to another potential FCS championship and Carson Wentz’s name is bandied abroad as a possible MVP, it’s pretty busy around the offices of Bison Illustrated around this time of year. But editor Joe Kerlin was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to stop by the KVRR Morning Show to sit down…

Community Decks Out in Holiday Costumes for Jingle Bell 5K

more than $34,000 was raised for the Arthitis Foundation of North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — People dressed up in their best Christmas-themed costumes to run in the Jingle Bell 5K. The run is one of the longest running 5K race in the United States and all proceeds go to the Arthritis Foundation of North Dakota. Runners raised more than $34,000 to help find a cure for arthritis. Santa and his sleigh also made…

Bertha Man May Have Died by Electrocution

Authorities say it appears Mousseau was working on a high voltage electrical cord and may have been electrocuted

  WADENA, Minn. — A Bertha man is dead after what authorities say is a possible electrocution. Michael Mousseau, 23, was found not breathing near some potato unloading equipment west of Wadena. Authorities say it appears Mousseau was working on a high voltage electrical cord and may have been electrocuted. Mousseau was working for RD Offutt Company. Categories: Business, Health,…

Sanford Health Hosts Veterans’ Appreciation Breakfast

Sanford Health Hosts Veterans' Appreciation Breakfast at the West Fargo VFW

FARGO, ND — Veterans in our community were treated to a free breakfast thanks to Sanford Health. The meal at the West Fargo VFW was to let veterans know the details on the upcoming construction of a new Veterans Club in the Sanford Medical Center Fargo campus. The club will be a safe haven for veterans and their families in…

9th Grade Students are Getting Some Hands-on Career Experience

The expo is geared at teaching students about professions they can pursue without going to a four year college

FARGO, ND — Ninth graders from around the region are getting exposed to a variety of job opportunities. For the last 15 years, the Health, Tech and Trades Career Expo has brought in thousands of students to explore the healthcare, construction, concrete, aviation and machinery industries. The students get a hands–on experience with experts. The expo is geared at teaching…

Trump Administration Takes Back Sodium Restrictions for School Lunches

The new rule also allows schools to have sweetened milk and are not required to served grain-rich products

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Agriculture is putting off reducing the amount of sodium in school lunches. The Obama Administration set the reduced sodium targets to take place in 2018, but the White House now says they don’t have to change through 2019. The food and nutrition service of the Ag Department says allowing the targets to remain…

Minnesota Adding Conditions that Qualify for Medical Marijuana

The state health department takes public input each year on conditions that might be added

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota health officials are adding autism spectrum disorders and obstructive sleep apnea as conditions that qualify for medical marijuana. The health commissioner says there is increasing evidence that medical marijuana can help people with severe autism or obstructive apnea. The state health department takes public input each year on conditions that might be added. Some of…

Moorhead Superintendent Ends Long Career in School District

She has worked for the district in a number of roles since the 1980's

MOORHEAD, Minn. — This was the last day of work for Moorhead Public Schools Superintendent Lynne Kovash. She was supposed to retire next June but she moved it up as she continues to battle pancreatic cancer. She has worked for the district in a number of roles since the 1980’s. Lynne wrote on her Caring Bridge page quote: “I am…