Health

Great Plains Food Bank Pop-Up Truck Making a Stop in Hillsboro

Anyone in need of food assistance in the community or neighboring communities is welcome to attend and receive food at no cost

  HILLSBORO, ND — Trucks supplying free fresh fruit, vegetables, meats and more will be in Hillsboro on Friday. It’s part of the Great Plains Food Bank Pop-up Perishable Food Program. The above picture is from their pop-up visit to Moorhead High School in August. Anyone in need of food assistance in the community or neighboring communities is welcome to…

Russia Banned from 2018 Winter Olympics After Investigation into Doping Program

The ruling comes after an investigation conducted by the IOC found Russia was engaging in an extensive state-backed doping program

INTERNATIONAL — The International Olympic Committee has banned the country of Russia from competing in the 2018 Winter games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The IOC says Russia’s government officials are also banned from coming and the country’s flag will not be displayed at the opening ceremony. The ruling comes after an investigation conducted by the IOC found Russia was engaging…

Governor Dayton Declared Cancer Free

Dayton said a screening last December saved his life

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Governor Mark Dayton says he is cancer free and he has proclaimed this as “Cancer Screen Week” in Minnesota. He encourages all Minnesotans to talk to their health care providers about cancer risk factors and recommended screening options. Dayton said a screening last December saved his life. The Democrat announced earlier this year that he…

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…