Health

CHI St. Alexius Health Issues Third Round of Layoffs

Officials with CHI St. Alexius Health say the 131-year-old company is responding to the pressures of health care reform

  BISMARCK, N.D. — A health care provider in Bismarck is laying off more employees, the third round of layoffs in the past year. Officials with CHI St. Alexius Health say the 131-year-old company is responding to the pressures of health care reform. St. Alexius is affiliated with the larger Catholic Health Initiative, which is operating at a loss and…

Silent Auction Helps Local Girl Receive Critical Medical Care

Benefit held for Miley Larson as she gets treatment for her mental condition

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — People in the Valley came together to support a young child suffering from a mental illness. Guardians of seven-year-old Miley Larson say she has Reactive Attachment Disorder therapy. Larson was adopted at the age of five. Her foster mom held a benefit for her at Inspire Innovation Labs. People who showed up took part in a…

New Food Co-Op Holds Open House in Downtown Fargo

Prairie Roots Co-Op held an open house preview today

FARGO, N.D. — Downtown Fargo is getting a little fresher. Prairie Roots Food Co–Op is almost ready to bring locally grown foods to the FM area. Farmers, producers and families headed out to get a sneak peek at the co-op’s first open house. “Conscientious consumers are on the rise in Fargo-Moorhead, and people care about where their food comes from…

MN’s Department of Health Reports Four Hospital Deaths Were Preventable

Three of the deaths were from falls and the fourth was due to a medication mistake

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota’s Department of Health reports nearly 340 medical errors in the state’s hospitals and surgical centers led to some deaths that could have been preventable. The annual report of the state department’s adverse health events states at least four deaths were caused by a preventable error. Three of the deaths were from falls and the fourth was…

LIVE: “Sensory Mommies” Make Weighted Blankets For Kids With Special Needs

Custom-Made Blankets Help Kids With Autism And Other Disorders

Tina Dietz with Sensory Mommies joins Adam Ladwig live on the KVRR morning show. The company makes weighted blankets for people with autism and other disorders. Dietz talks about the health benefits weighted blankets have. The weight of the blanket can help calm someone down if they are experience stress or anxiety. Sensory Mommies custom-makes all blankets based on weight…

Veterans Show Off Artwork at Fargo’s Veterans Creative Arts Festival

Veterans presented various works they've made through art therepy to help treat their post-traumatic stress

FARGO, N.D. — Post-traumatic stress disorder is all too common among veterans, but one way to ease some of the pain is through art therapy. Some local veterans who use this method showed off their best work at the Fargo VA Medical Center. More than 40 artists submitted about 70 pieces of artwork for this exhibition. The pieces fall under…

Gov. Burgum Appoints Grand Forks Doctor, Instructor to Board of Higher Education

Dr. Ryan said he found out through a friend because Gov. Burgum phoned his office phone in Altru's evacuated clinic

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Governor Burgum has appointed Dr. Casey Ryan of Grand Forks to the State Board of Higher Education. Dr. Ryan was the president of Altru Health Systems from 1997 to 2014. He was selected for his experience as an instructor, course director and assistant dean at the UND School of Medicine. He said he found out yesterday…

Gov. Burgum Issues Evacuation Order for Main DAPL Protest Camp

Gov. Burgum said the garbage left at the camp is a threat to the Missouri River system

  BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum isn’t waiting. He has issued an evacuation order for people at the main Dakota Access protest camp in Morton County. The governor held a late-afternoon press conference in Bismarck to make the announcement. He said the U.S. Army Corp’s initial timeline of February 22nd to clear the camp out is no…

Missing Thief River Falls Man Found Dead

Orvin Sund was found in a building during a search of his building

  THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — An elderly Thief River Falls man who went missing on Tuesday, has been found dead. Orvin Sund, 80, who suffered from dementia, was reported missing around 11 a.m. from his home on Conley Avenue. Police asked the community to look for Sund last night. He was found dead in a building on his property…

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sending Cleanup Crew to Main DAPL Protest Camp

Officials say they are concerned about an environmental disaster zone after early spring melting is mixing with human waste and garbage

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is sending a crew to help cleanup the main Dakota Access protest camp. Sen. Hoeven says the Corps has agreed to have a crew on site by the end of the week. He says the area needs to be cleared to help prevent an environmental disaster if the area…