Health

Anonymous Donor Makes a Christmas Miracle for the Great Plains Food Bank

The agency has been busy making deliveries of backpacks to schools for children who have been on the waiting list

FARGO, ND — Great Plains Food Bank is loading up a truck full of supplies for hungry kids in the area, thanks to a generous donor. An anonymous donor asked Great Plains what needed to be done to help children this holiday season. The food bank said they needed a truck for supplies and the donor bought a new truck…

Scheels Donates $500,000 to The New Life Center

The New Life Center will be renovating their space while also making new additions to the property

FARGO, ND — The New Life Center has been awarded a half a million dollar grant from the Scheels Foundation after completing their challenge of raising the same amount by December 16th! The money is going towards their Capital Campaign called Mission 2.0. The New Life Center will be renovating their space while also making new additions to the property….

The Weather May be Cold, But It Doesn’t Mean You Should Catch It!

Doctors with Essentia Health say limiting your close contact with those who are sick can be a game changer

FARGO, ND — You may not be able to escape the cold weather this winter, but with a few simple steps, you can stay away from the cold and flu. Doctors with Essentia Health say limiting your close contact with those who are sick can be a game changer. They say the cold weather itself isn’t getting you sick, it’s…

Sunshine Kids Foundation Gets Big Boost from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

The Sunshine Kids provides week-long activities, free of charge for young cancer patients

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, ND — The Sunshine Kids Foundation is getting another huge donation from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Team members from North Dakota and Minnesota held a number of events this year to raise nearly $48,000 for the foundation. The Sunshine Kids…

Senator Franken: The Republican Tax Bill Represents a Slap in the Face

During that announcement he took a dig at the past alleged sexual harassment actions by President Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Al Franken took to the Senate floor to give his final speech before his resignation takes effect in January. He talked about his years in the Senate debating the issues, the arguments and serious votes. Franken said “Politics is about the improvement of people’s lives.” He announced earlier this month that he would resign in the…

MNsure Hits Goal for 2018 Registrations

Registrations in private plans are 12.5 percent higher than the same time last year

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota’s health insurance exchange says it has signed up more than 108,000 people in health plans. Wednesday’s deadline for coverage effective in the New Year helped MNsure hit a new high watermark for registrations. Registrations in private plans are 12.5 percent higher than the same time last year. Wednesday’s deadline also fueled massive traffic to the site…

Tragedy At Christmastime: A Family Speaks Out

Don't let what happened to them happen to you.

  A family of six from Pelican Rapids is speaking out this morning after losing their father in a terrible accident — one they’re hoping other families can avoid, thanks to their efforts to spread the word about car repair safety. Jake Arntson, 33, was killed December 14th when the car he was working on collapsed on top of him….

Communities Honor National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

December 21st marks the longest night of the year, it holds the most hours of darkness

FARGO, ND — The cold weather can be painful, but it can be deadly for the homeless community. People in the metro are honoring those who couldn’t win the battle with homelessness. December 21st marks the longest night of the year, it holds the most hours of darkness. “When you see a group of individuals on a bitter cold night…

Pet Connection: Meet Murr

He's worth all the gold and frankincense in the world.

Okay, so they don’t spell it the same as the Biblical gifts the three wise men gave to baby Jesus — frankincense, gold and myrrh. But big kitty Murr is a treasure in his own right. Murr was rescued as a stray from the pound by Homeward Animal Rescue. And since Homeward’s Heather Klefstad has a lot of upper-body strength,…

Courtyard by Marriott Building $15 Million Hotel Near New Sanford Hospital

The hotel is expected to open in September

  FARGO, ND — Construction is underway on a $15 million Courtyard by Marriott west of Sanford’s new $500-million hospital in Fargo. Sanford donated the land for the 110-room, four-story hotel. Brandt Hospitality Group of Fargo will be an operating partner. The interior will use healing designs that will include soothing colors and casual gathering spaces. The hotel is expected…