Health

How to Help a Loved One Who is Struggling with Sexual Assault

Victims tell their story when they're ready to. How you can help. KMSP Fox 9 Reporter Iris Perez reports

ST. PAUL, Minn. — With several people in power being accused of sexual assault and harassment, many people are looking to reach out to the victims. They are looking for a way to help. “It reminds all of us of whatever past traumas and experiences we’ve had,” Teri Walker McLaughlin says.  She is the executive director with the Minnesota Coalition…

Cass County Middle, High Schools Starting to Carry Narcan

the drug reverses the effects of opioid overdoses

FARGO, ND — Cass County middle schools and high schools are making an effort to prevent opioid overdose emergencies. They’ve partnered with Fargo Cass Public Health so they can start carrying Narcan kits at their schools. As a former EMT, Central Cass School Superintendent Morgan Forness knows time is of the essence when trying to save a life. It’s also why…

Thousands Walk Against Pancreatic Cancer in Downtown Fargo

They cracked the glow sticks and braved the cold to honor people they love

FARGO, ND — The streets of downtown were lit up purple for the fifth annual Walk Against Pancreatic Cancer. Walkers cracked purple glow sticks and braved the harsh winds in a walk from First Lutheran Church to Hotel Donaldson. The FM Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Group puts up this event to spread awareness and bring more resources to patients in need….

Profile by Sanford Offers Healthy Options for Your Thanksgiving Feast

Profile by Sanford Gives Tips on Staying Healthy This Thanksgiving

FARGO, ND — Thanksgiving may be considered the biggest feast of the year full of temptations. Health coaches at Profile by Sanford say there are plenty of ways to indulge in some of those holiday cravings without derailing your health plan. If you’re headed to someone’s house for the big meal, bring along a healthy dish. After eating, walk away…

Standing Rock, Cheyenne River Sioux on DAPL; Keystone Pipeline Shutdown Due to Leak

The leak was discovered after a drop in pressure in the operating system

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — The Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux want a federal judge to reject the recent arguments made against their proposals for the Dakota Access pipeline. The Army Corps of Engineers is conducting an additional court-ordered review of the pipeline’s impact on tribal interests. While that’s done, the tribes want emergency equipment staging at the pipeline’s…

ND Lawmakers Reviewing Anti-Sexual Harassment Policies

Republican House Majority Leader Al Carlson of Fargo heads the bipartisan committee of legislative leaders

BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota legislative leaders will review anti-sexual harassment policies for state lawmakers. The Legislative Procedure and Arrangements Committee will meet December 6 at the Capitol to discuss the policies that have been in place for almost 30 years. Republican House Majority Leader Al Carlson of Fargo heads the bipartisan committee of legislative leaders. He says the time…

Pet Connection: Meet Dottie

Spot-on one of the cutest cats we've ever met.

Dottie is one of those cats whose personality is even more lovely than her looks — and that’s really saying something with this stunning feline. Not only does she have that striking spot on one eye, she also has a little heart-shaped mark right at the base of her tail. Whoever gets Dottie is going to get the total package,…

Wahpeton Man to Trek 47 Miles for Kids at Shriners Hospital

Tom meadows will start his journey for the second time on December 17

WAHPETON, ND — In July, 59-year-old Tom Meadows walked 47 miles to raise money for kids at Shriners Hospital. Now he’s getting ready to do it all over again this winter. Ten cardiac stents and an enlarged heart didn’t stop Tom Meadows from raising money for kids at Shriners Hospital the first time this summer. Now that he has a runner’s…

Two More Airlines Drop Popular California Catering Company Due to Listeria Concerns

This comes after American Airlines suspended service from Gate Gourmet nearly two weeks ago

  NATIONAL — Two major airlines are dropping a well-known catering company after health inspectors found listeria in the company’s local kitchen. Delta Airlines and Virgin Australia have stopped serving hot meals from Gate Gourmet. Virgin Australia passengers are receiving food vouchers before their flights departing from LAX while Delta is using a different California caterer. This comes after American…

The United Way Helping with Emergency Housing for the Homeless in Bismarck

Shelters in Minot and Grand Forks also have offered to help

BISMARCK, ND — The United Way is helping close an emergency housing gap in Bismarck since the city’s lone men’s emergency shelter closed late last month. The organization has provided 150 nights of shelter for 46 people deemed to be in crisis. Shelters in Minot and Grand Forks also have offered to help. The Ruth Meiers Hospitality House closed its…