Health

LIVE: Zoo Homeschooling

Give your little critters a chance to learn from some real ones -- and get school credit -- at the Red River Zoo.

It’s possible that some parents might be forgiven, in these days of keeping kids at home, for feeling a bit like they’re keeping little wild animals of their own. After all, children haven’t been in school since March thanks to the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus. However, even after all these months of remote learning, some parents are still…

30 people test positive for COVID-19 after Lake Park, MN funeral

"I don't regret making the choice to be there for my friend… I wish this virus wasn't happening," Family Friend Kathleen Keen Said.

LAKE PARK, Minn. — “I don’t regret making the choice to be there for my friend. I wish this virus wasn’t happening,” Kathleen Keen said. People were wearing masks and socially distancing during her friend’s father’s funeral. Keen says it wasn’t until the social hour after the service that people started to take off their face coverings and come together….

WATCH: MN Department of Health update on COVID-19

State of Minnesota COVID-19 situation update The Minnesota Department of Health and other state agency leaders provide an update on coronavirus cases in the state and Minnesota's response. https://bit.ly/2XvFJXO Posted by Fox 9 on Wednesday, August 5, 2020   (FOX 9) – The Minnesota Department of Health reported 629 new cases of COVID-19 and nine more deaths Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases the…

Fargo company to conduct patient trials for COVID-19 vaccine

FARGO, ND – A Fargo-based medical research company has been chosen to conduct two clinical trials that could lead to a vaccine for COVID-19. Lillestol Research is among several facilities across the nation involved in “Operation Warp Speed”, the federal government’s plan to provide 300 million doses of coronavirus vaccine by January, 2021. Director of Operations Jamie Brown says Lillestol…

ND Governor Burgum to discuss COVID-19 in 3:30 p.m. news conference

August 4th, 2020 COVID-19 Press Conference – ND Joint Information Center Posted by North Dakota Department of Health on Tuesday, August 4, 2020       BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum will hold a press briefing at 3:30 p.m. today to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in North Dakota. Burgum will be joined by North Dakota University System…

Essentia Health to reopen West Acres Clinic, suspend Osgood Clinic walk-ins August 3

FARGO, N.D.–Essentia Health is set to reopen its West Acres Clinic on Monday, August 3. The Clinic will be open for family medicine and walk-ins. Appointments will be required for family medicine. Walk-in care will be available seven days a week. Additionally, Essentia Health has announced it will be suspending walk-in care at its Osgood Clinic on August 3. Family…

LIVE: Lunch Aid

They pulled it off once. Now they need your help to meet an even greater need.

The pandemic is raising hunger levels here at home to worrying new heights. And it’s not as if hunger was an unknown problem before Covid-19 came to be our community. After some families in the Fargo school system found they couldn’t make ends meet and still pay their school lunch debt for the 2018-19 school year, Lunch Aid stepped in….

North Dakota reservation orders masks after COVID-19 spike

FARGO, N.D. (AP)–Tribal leaders on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation in northeastern North Dakota are requiring residents to wear masks to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. It’s a rare move in a state where face coverings have not been mandated despite a steady increase in overall cases. The reservation is located primarily in Benson County, which according to…

Gov. Tim Walz releases Safe Learning Plan for Minnesota schools

The plan allows for school districts to decide on one of three models; in-person, distance learning or a hybrid of the two.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota is taking a localized, data-driven approach to send K-12 students back to school this fall. School districts will have the ultimate say in what that will look like. “School districts and charter schools will be in one of three models; in-person, distance learning, or a hybrid-of the two,” said Lt. Gov. of Minnesota, Peggy Flanagan….

LIVE: The Midwest and the Election

The major forces at play here in the Midwest could make for an even bigger surprise than last time around in the presidential elections.

With only three months away from what could be the most significant presidential election in modern history, a new story from one of the world’s foremost economic news sources says we voters here in the Midwest could play a huge role this time around. A number of pundits attribute President Trump’s surprise win in 2016 to the Midwest, particularly with…