Health

Fargo’s Methadone Clinic Expected to be Open in Two Weeks

Community Medical Services Will be the third opoiod treatment center in North Dakota.

FARGO, N.D. — The American Society of Addiction Medicine reported more than 20,000 deaths were¬†caused by opioid abuse nationwide in 2016. “What they usually say is I can’t do this anymore,” said Mark Schaefer, who is the Regional Manager with Community Medical Services. “I just want to die, I want this to stop, I can’t do it.” Drug addicts may…

Farm Rescue Adds Another State to Its Assistance List

Officials with Farm Rescue say they are offering free-haying and hay-hauling for Nebraska farmers who are facing a crisis

  HORACE, N.D. — A North Dakota-based non-profit that helps farmers and ranchers in need is expanding into their sixth state. Officials with Farm Rescue say they are offering free-haying and hay-hauling for Nebraska farmers who are facing a crisis. The organization, which was founded in 2006, has provided assistance to more than 400 farm families in the Dakotas, Minnesota,…

Washington D.C. Group Protests NDSU, Sanford Health’s ATLS Program

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Held at Protest Against the Use of Animals for NDSU and Sanford's ATLS Program

FARGO, N.D. — A Washington D.C. group is at NDSU, protesting the university’s Advanced Trauma Life Support training program. The group says the university is promoting cruelty to animals by using live pigs for their testing when other options are available. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and supporters stood in solidarity on 12th Avenue North and University Drive, holding…

NDSU Nursing School on the Chopping Block?

The school in Bismarck has been targeted by an amendment to the budget to be returned to Sanford Health

FARGO, N.D. — The budget deficit in North Dakota could lead to additional cuts at NDSU. State lawmakers are considering cutting the nursing school in Bismarck. Hospitals in the metro depend on graduates from local nursing programs. An amendment to the higher education funding bill has caused some confusion among state lawmakers. It states that neither the higher education board…

Bresciani Warns NDSU Nursing Program in Bismarck Could Face Cuts

The amendment language says $3.5 million in operating funds would be cut and neither the board of higher education or NDSU could expend any funds, including private funding received directly or through a foundation, to pay the costs of running the program.

FARGO (KFGO) – NDSU officials are calling proposed amendments to the higher education bill “very disturbing.” One of the changes would mean the end of NDSU’s School of Nursing in Bismarck. President Dean Bresciani, in an email sent to the State Board of Higher Educaton and University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott, says it was discovered Tuesday that language added to…

Springboard for the Arts, MNSBHC, Fergus Falls Fourth Graders Making Possibilities Bloom in Minnesota

Springboard for the Arts received a grant to place a sculpture at the head of Central Lakes State Trail

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Nature isn’t the only thing beginning to bloom in the spring. A partnership in Fergus Falls is brimming with ideas to promote a healthier lifestyle in Minnesota. The Central Lakes State Trail in Fergus Falls is filled with endless active possibilities. But many drive by the trail, too busy to notice this diamond in the rough….

Ronald McDonald House Charities Family Room Coming to Essentia

Essentia Health and Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley are creating a space for support

FARGO, N.D. — When a loved one is in the hospital, it can be just as hard on the family. Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley is teaming up with Essentia Health to create a family room program at the hospital. The current NICU will be moved to the fourth floor of the hospital that will be…

North Dakota House Gives “Do Pass” Recommendation on Medical Marijuana

A big sticking point is the ease in which marijuana could be smoked as medicine

BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota House committee has given a “do pass” recommendation on new rules governing the use of medical marijuana. The measure is expected to go to the full House on Tuesday. A big sticking point is the ease in which marijuana could be smoked as medicine. The bill passed by the Senate allows patients to smoke…

Gov. Dayton Skeptical on Republican Plan for Lower Health Insurance in Minnesota

The bill creates a reinsurance program to help insurance companies cover expensive medical claims

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Democratic Gov. Dayton says he has concerns about a $542 million Republican plan to lower health insurance costs for Minnesotans but he won’t veto it. Dayton says he’ll let the plan become law without his signature. The bill creates a reinsurance program to help insurance companies cover expensive medical claims. Republicans who support the bill…

Three Teams, 500+ Pills, One Snapchat Deception Leads to Six Arrests in Joint ND-MN Drug Bust

Authorities say they tracked more than 500 blue pills stamped with the label "A 215" between the five people, along with 40 grams of marijuana wax, over four pounds of marijuana and a SKS rifle

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