Health

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…

The YMCA Helping You Jumpstart Your 2017 Healthy Resolutions

The YMCA is helping out with New Year's Resolutions

With only two days left until the New Year, the YMCA says they want to help the community get a head start on 2017 healthy resolutions. The gym is currently holding a ‘Friends don’t let friends pay full price’ deal. They say if anyone wants to start a membership and names someone who has already joined, both people will receive…

Altru’s Main Health Clinic Under Repair

Officials say all affected departments have been closed down and patients are being rescheduled

All departments inside the now evacuated Altru Main Clinic have been temporarily relocated. This comes after a 16 inch beam failed forcing more than 100 patients and more than 100 staff members to evacuate from the building Thursday afternoon. Officials say they are still working on contacting all patients with appointments and letting them know where they’re being relocated. They…

Altru Health Clinic Evacuated for Structural Issues

Emergency workers re-locate 100 patients and staff after a large crack is found on a wall

Altru Health Clinic was evacuated after officials found a structural problem with the building. Engineers say a 16 inch beam has failed in the Altru Main Clinic. ¬†The Cancer Center on the north side of the building and the hospital on the south side are not affected. “Some staff in the lower level of the main clinic noticed some issues…

Fargo Diocese Joins Lawsuit Against Federal Health Care Regulations

The Fargo Diocese Says The Requirements Pose a Threat to Religious Freedom

Courtesy: Fargo DioceseThe Diocese of Fargo has joined with a number of North Dakota Catholic employers in filing a federal lawsuit against health care coverage requirements that are in conflict with the Church. Bishop John Folda says while the Church does not discriminate based on sexual orientation, it should have the rights to make faith-based coverage decisions, even for its…

Winter Storms Cause Blood Shortage in North Dakota

United Blood Services is asking for your help to make up for the lowered blood supply

FARGO, N.D. United Blood Services is asking for your help over the next coming weeks. Officials with UBS say the holiday season mixed with the recent winter storm are causing supplies to run low at blood banks around the state. They say power outages also caused blood drives to be canceled. While they don’t want anyone to risk their lives…