Health

Illegal Use of Poison Puts Hundreds of Bison Under Quarantine in the Dakotas

The EPA investigation uncovered 40,000 pounds of poison had been distributed across 5,400 acres

  Hundreds of bison are under quarantine in North Dakota and South Dakota after an illegal poison was used to kill prairie dogs. An EPA investigation found 40,000 pounds of poison had been distributed across 5,400 acres. It was spread on the former Cannonball Ranch near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and the Wilder Ranch. The EPA-led investigation began last year…

Pro-Life Office Vandalized After Planned Parenthood Prayer Service

Police say the pro-life office was vandalized with messages against Christians and President Trump

  The St. Paul office of an anti-abortion group has been vandalized with spray painted messages against children, Christians and President Trump. Brian Gibson is executive director of Pro-Life Action Ministries. He says a staff member found the messages containing expletives when she arrived at work this morning. One was against President Trump. Another refers to a child as another…

LIVE: How To Make Healthy Eating Habits Stick

Essentia nutritionist Vanessa Berg shares tips on how to make sure you don't fall off the healthy bandwagon

Dieting is a popular New Year’s resolution, but sticking with a healthier lifestyle isn’t always easy. Adam Ladwig talks with nutritionist Vanessa Berg from Essentia Health about tips to keep up healthy eating habits. Categories: Health Tags: Essentia, health, healthy eating

Family Wellness, Ed Clapp Elementary Team Up for Healthy Cooking

Fourth and Fifth Graders at Ed Clapp Elementary School in Fargo Learn How to Cook Healthy

Family Wellness and Ed Clapp Elementary school are teaming up to give students a lesson in healthy cooking. Fourth and fifth graders at the school are taking healthy cooking lessons as part of the “My Plate Program”. It’s a four day program with each day focusing on a new food group and cooking techniques. For today’s lesson, students are focusing…

Blood Banks Affected by Winter Weather

The Bad Travel Conditions Are Hurting the Blood Supply at Local Blood Banks

Local blood banks say the winter weather is hurting their blood supply. The United Blood Services in Fargo say that they are 300 units behind their normal blood supply. Because the weather has an impact on travel, they have had to cancel blood drives and normal donors haven’t been able to come in and donate. The United Blood Services urge…

One Person Dead, Four Others Hospitalized for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Authorities say a 21-year-old woman died after carbon monoxide poisoning at a fish house on Lake Wilmert

  A woman is dead and four others were hospitalized due to carbon monoxide poisoning at a fish house. It happened Sunday afternoon on Lake Wilmert near the Minnesota-Iowa border. When authorities arrived, they pronounced a 21-year-old woman dead at the scene. Authorities say a 20-year-old man was transported to Mayo Hospital in Fairmont and then flown to Rochester. Three…

Gluten Free Diets Help with Healthy Lifestyle Choices

It's National Gluten Free Day and those in the community express how gluten free diets have impacted their lives

It’s National Gluten Free Day. If you haven’t already, it may be time to hop on the gluten free diet train. Nutritionists says gluten free foods are easier on the digestive system while still including nutrients to help our bodies function. While some are voluntarily choosing to switch to a gluten free diet because of its proven link to weight loss,…

Paralyzed Man Reaches $3 Million Settlement with Trampoline Park

AirMaxx Trampoline Park to pay $3 million to a man paralyzed after jumping into foam pit.

Attorneys say a St. Cloud trampoline park will pay $3 million to a Brainerd man after reaching a settlement. Anthony Seitz became paralyzed in August of 2015 after jumping into a foam pit at the AirMaxx Trampoline Park. Reports say Seitz signed a waiver before playing there with his 11-year-old son, but his lawsuit claims AirMaxx was negligent. An attorney…

2016-2017 Flu Cases Hitting North Dakota Hard

Nearly 200 cases of influenza have been reported in Cass County alone

The 2016–2017 flu season is looking a bit worse than it did at this time last year. According to the CDC, every state is currently reporting influenza outbreaks. Young children, the elderly and people with chronic health problems are usually hit hardest by the flu. This year, influenza A viruses, which make victims sicker than other strains, is most common. In…

Cass Clay Food Commission Hoping to Open Accessibility to Fresh Local Produce

The Cass Clay Food Commission is also hoping to combat obesity and the high costs associated with healthy living

This spring you may find more farmers markets in your neighborhood. “We’re an intergovernmental board in Cass and Clay Counties that works to increase access to healthy, local, and affordable food,” said  Megan Myrdal, who is the Project Coordinator of the Cass Clay Food Commission. “Healthy options aren’t as easy as you would think,” said Mindy Grand, the Member at…