Health

Cass Clay Food Commission Hoping to Open Accessibility to Fresh Local Produce

The Cass Clay Food Commission is also hoping to combat obesity and the high costs associated with healthy living

This spring you may find more farmers markets in your neighborhood. “We’re an intergovernmental board in Cass and Clay Counties that works to increase access to healthy, local, and affordable food,” said  Megan Myrdal, who is the Project Coordinator of the Cass Clay Food Commission. “Healthy options aren’t as easy as you would think,” said Mindy Grand, the Member at…

BreatheND Urges Lawmakers to Continue Funding

BreatheND is the center of two bills being proposed this session, one would completely defund the program and the other would keep it alive

BreatheND asked state legislators to think twice before voting on a bill that would defund the program. In a press conference at Sanford Health in downtown Fargo, employees and advocates of the program highlighted the strides in reducing tobacco use made by BreatheND since its creation back in 2008. They said between 2013 and 2015 the program cut high school…

“Your Company Exploits Children”: Senators Heitkamp, Klobuchar Take on Backpage.com

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp have been fighting back against human trafficking

Backpage.com has removed its adult services section. Last October, Backpage.com’s CEO was arrested after federal officials in Texas said that adult and child sex-trafficking victims had been forced into prostitution through escort ads posted on the website. Minnesota Senator Klobuchar has been a national leader in the fight against human trafficking. She said Backpage.com’s announcement that it will be shutting…

Fargo Activist Lewis Lubka Passes Away at Age 90

Lewis Lubka Was Known For Fighting For The Rights Of His Beloved City And Minority Rights

Well-known Fargo activist Lewis Lubka has passed away at age 90 after fighting Alzheimer’s disease. Advocating equality for African Americans and Native Americans is something that he frequently spoke on. As an active member of the Red River Freethinkers, he was also involved in the battle against the City of Fargo over the Ten Commandments monument outside of city hall. “He…

Altru to Replace Main Clinic After Structural Issue

After hundreds were forced to evacuate the clinic last week, Altru says it may be time rebuild

The Altru Main Clinic in Grand Forks will be replaced after a 16 inch beam in the building failed last week. Officials say the process could take about two years. A clinic built in the mid 1970’s is starting to show its age. “We’ve made a determination that with safety in mind, we cannot, in good conscience, ask our patients…

Horizon Middle School Still Waiting to Find What Contaminated The Water

The city says their water is clear, if copper is to blame it came from the schools own pipes

Water at Horizon Middle School in Moorhead was tested after several students fell ill from suspected copper poisoning after drinking from a fountain. Some of the students were able to return to school this morning. Moorhead Public Service tested their water system that feeds into the school and found copper levels were normal. “We’ve never seen an incident like this…

Website Ranks Minnesota as State with Most Miserable Winter

The website thrillist.com has ranked Minnesota as the state with the most miserable winter, beating out Alaska and North Dakota

We’re all too familiar with the biting wind chill and these heaps of snow that come through here every once in a while. But do people in town really believe that Minnesota has the most miserable winter in the country? Writers at thrillist.com say they ranked every state based on weather data, interviews with locals and how effective snow removal…

Horizon Middle School Has Late Thursday Start Due to Water Concerns

Officials say there is a concern after they believe kids became sick after drinking from a water fountain

There is a concern with the drinking water at Horizon Middle School in Moorhead. Several kids got sick from possible copper poisoning after drinking from a water fountain. Moorhead Public Service is working with the school district to identify the source of the contamination. It is believed to be an isolated plumbing issue on the premises. In order to finish…

Talk About a Resolution: Fargo’s MPX Fitness Takes Working Out to a New Level

There's more than one way to push yourself if your New Year's resolution includes getting healthy

With the New Year in full swing, many gyms have seen an increase in memberships from people trying to fulfill their New Year’s resolution. MPX Fitness in Fargo is specifically aimed at people who want to take fitness to the next level. “Our gym is more of a niche gym, which is nice,” said MPX Fitness Owner, Mariah Prussia. “It’s…

Stranded in the Cold? Here’s What to Do

Experts give us the lowdown on what to do and what not to do when your car is stranded or struck.

It’s our worst fear as drivers.  Going off the road, out of sight and stranded in the middle of the brutal cold. We would all like to think we are safe drivers. And if we are not safe drivers, we believe our vehicle is safe. But if you think sliding off the road can’t happen to you…think again. “People are…