Health

Grilling Out This 4th of July Could Make You and Your Family Sick

Family cookouts are a staple of the traditional Independence Day  Celebration, but your cooking could be hurting your loved ones

FARGO, N.D.– The CDC reports more than 47 million people get sick from undercooked food each year. Family cookouts are a staple of the traditional Independence Day  Celebration, but your cooking could be hurting your loved ones. Under cooked foods and cross contamination can cause  people to get sick. “The best way to avoid cross contamination is to use separate…

First Case of West Nile Virus Reported in North Dakota

The person is from McHenry County and was not hospitalized.

BISMARCK, N.D. — The first case of West Nile virus has been reported in North Dakota for the season. The department of health says the person is from McHenry County in the central part of the state. The infected person was not hospitalized. The West Nile virus surveillance coordinator says this is the second year in a row where the…

Otter Tail County Man Is One of First to Receive ROSA Surgery in Midwest

The surgical assistant is helping doctors at Sanford perform knee replacement surgeries

FARGO, N.D.– With every step Roger Peterson is getting closer and closer to recovery. “As far as I’m concerned, I am walking as close to normal as you can get,” Peterson said. Roger had his knee replacement surgery about a month ago. The surgical assistant was a robot named ROSA. “We lock that in for that patient and the robot will…

LIVE: Free Target Gift Cards for National HIV Testing Day

As if peace of mind isn't gift enough already.

Thursday, June 27th is National HIV Testing Day, and health care workers in the metro want to make it worth your while to get tested — beyond just the gift of peace of mind. That’s why the Harm Reduction Clinic, or HRC, in Fargo is offering free Target gift cards along with free tests for HIV and Hepatitis C. The…

Change Up Your Cooking Routine With Savory and Sweet Grilling

Family Wellness recommends low-sodium seasoning or lime to add healthy flavor

FARGO, N.D.– Make use of what you have in your fridge or freezer and toss it on the grill. From shrimp and veggies kabobs to watermelon, Family Wellness suggests taking advantage of the summer weather by searing up your favorites. The gym recommends low-sodium seasoning or lime to add healthy flavor. Wellness education intern Alexis Allen says you can get…

Bring Your Workout Outside with Yoga in the Park

Participants are encouraged to make a donation to community programs at this free yoga session

FARGO, N.D.– Grab a mat or towel and take your yoga session beyond the four walls of a studio. Fargo Park District, YMCA of Cass-Clay and Courts Plus Community Fitness are hosting free Yoga in the Park classes every Wednesday evening. Participants are encouraged to make a donation that will go toward community programs. In the past, they’ve had as…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Grandpa

Dispensing dog wisdom with a side of cuddles.

What could be better than having a grandpa or grandma? Why, bringing home an extra one, of course. Grandpa the boxer has been around for awhile. He’s 10 this year, which puts him squarely in senior status. And he has a lot of wisdom to share, as you can hear in his live appearance on the Morning Show with Emily…

Zebra Mussels Found in North Dakota’s Ashtabula Lake, Sheyenne and Red Rivers

experts say people will need to check their boats and wash them to reduce the chances of the invasive species spreading

FARGO, N.D. –Game and Fish finds zebra mussels in one of North Dakota’s lakes. The last time they were found in the Red River in 2015. Zebra mussels were first found in the U.S. back in 1988, after contaminated cargo ships from Eastern Europe and Western Russia entered the Great Lakes. “Over the last 35 years, we’ve seen the gradual…

Cancer Survivors Celebrated by Local Hospital

Vandervorrt was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, and a year later with non–Hodgkin's lymphoma in her cheek.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–Essentia is hosting its 5th annual celebration for cancer survivors. “It would be very hard to face this alone,” says cancer survivor Rhoda Vander Voort.  Vander voort was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, and a year later with non–Hodgkin’s lymphoma in her cheek. “With anyone who has had cancer, there is that apprehension what might the future…

LIVE: Erasing School Lunch Debt

You can help local families by keeping school lunch debt out of the hands of collections agents.

We all know kids who are stressed because they’re hungry can’t concentrate enough to learn well in school. But for some families, the stress of paying for school lunches lasts long after school’s out for summer. Districts that struggle under the burden of unpaid school lunch debt have now started to turn that debt over to collections agencies. That can…