Health

Halloween: What is Culturally Appropriate vs. Inappropriate?

Every year people dress up for Halloween but do they always know the cultural significance behind each costume?

MOORHEAD, Minn. — In today’s world, people have gotten creative with their costumes on Halloween but many say there is still a fine line between being appropriate and what should be considered inappropriate. A student panel at MSUM is discussing these issues. Every year, people dress up for Halloween but do they always know the cultural significance behind each costume?…

The City of Fargo Changes Health Insurance Plan for City Employees

The estimated cost of premiums will drop from around $10 million annually to about $6.6 million.

FARGO, ND — Fargo is making a change to their health insurance plan for city employees that will save them $3.4 million. Commissioners have voted to switch from Sanford Health Insurance to Blue Cross–Blue Shield of North Dakota. The estimated cost of premiums will drop from around $10 million annually to about $6.6 million. City employees with family coverage are…

Money Talks: Medicare

Open enrollment is upon us. Here's what you need to know.

It’s open enrollment season again for the Medicare-eligible, and with the clock ticking away until the deadline hits early in December, it’s time for you to get to the bottom of the latest glut of information on what’s going on right now in the program. Chances are you’re starting to see information coming your way via ads and mailings from…

Flood Diversion Task Force Meets For The First Time

When establishing the task force, the governors and their staff created a set of rules with hopes of having a resolution by December 15th

FARGO, ND — The new Flood Diversion task force met for the first time at the Fargodome to discuss their ideas and concerns with the project. Although no decisions were made, Governor Burgum and Governor Dayton say it was crucial to start in the right direction. Sixteen people with different flood experiences have been chosen to create a solution for…

People Gather at NDSU, Checking if They Could Save a Life

NDSU Held a Be the Match Event to Look for Bone Marrow Donors

FARGO, ND — People swabbed their mouths at NDSU in hopes to save a life of someone in need. Be the Match is a bone marrow registry system event sponsored by NDSU Colleges Against Cancer Organization. People between the ages of 18 and 44 swabbed their cheeks to see if they were a potential match. Bone marrow has lifesaving effects…

Delta Tau Delta at NDSU Raising Money for Diabetes Research

It is a global organization that funds type I diabetes research with a goal to end the disease worldwide

FARGO, ND — Greek Life students at NDSU are involved with different national philanthropies and one group is raising money with macaroni. The Delta Tau Delta Chapter at NDSU is hosting their annual Deltaroni event to raise funds and awareness for JDRF. It is a global organization that funds type I diabetes research with a goal to end the disease…

Three Pharmacists Caught Trying to Access Prince’s Medical Records

  INDIANA — Three Indiana pharmacists have been reprimanded for trying to access Prince’s medical records. Indiana’s attorney general’s office determined the three had separately tried to access the records within days of the superstar’s death last year. The State Board of Pharmacy issued reprimands and imposed penalties. All three tried to access Prince’s confidential records despite having never treated…

Walmart, Target, Whole Foods, Trader Joes Produce Items Being Recalled

Mann Packing, which is a leading vegetable supplier based in California, sells their products all across the country, including in supermarkets across the U.S. and Canada

  NATIONAL — Mann Packing is recalling several bags of mixed produce that may have been contaminated with listeria. The company, which is a leading vegetable supplier in California, sells their products all across the country, including in supermarkets across the U.S. and Canada. Mann Packing affects Walmart, Target, Whole Foods and Trader Joes produce, including packaging under Archer Farms…

Maple Family Dental Offers Free Clinic for Fargo’s Homeless Residents

they saw more than 15 patients

FARGO, ND — Maple Family Dental got out of the office and into a homeless shelter to help those who can’t always afford to get their teeth cleaned. Dave Weatherly has never had his teeth cleaned at the dentist. “It’s a good feeling to be able to get it done. I’m not much of a lover of dentists,” Weatherly said. Now…

Dick Beardsley Gives Motivational Speech to NDSU Students

he talked about running in the 1982 Boston Marathon, the opioid addiction he battled and the death of his son

FARGO, ND — Long distance runner and Guinness World Record Holder, Dick Beardsley, gives motivational speeches at Fortune 500 companies, prisons, sporting events and now, NDSU. Beardsley, who is from Minnesota, was invited to speak as part of the College of Business’ Wold Lecture Series, which help students understand ethics and leadership. Beardsley talked to students about coming in second place…