Health

Cooling Off During Hot Weather While Staying Safe From COVID-19

Medical experts are reminding people you need to be extra careful when you go outside

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Public pools are a hot spot for people to come cool off. COVID-19 is causing new changes to pools across the metro. “We have no chairs, no horizontal surfaces on the facility, everything is secured and put away. Our capacity is normally 277 patrons. We are down to 207. We would love to open it up…

North Dakota reports 124 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths Friday

Cass County accounts for 2,762 of the total positive cases and 75 of the total deaths.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health reports 124 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths on Friday. Twenty-nine counties report new cases. Cass County reports the most new cases with 29 and Burleigh County the second most with 15. A man in his 80s from Williams County and a man in his 50s from McIntosh County died. Both…

LIVE: Joyfest Takes Over Island Park

It's a big park -- perfect for a big mission: to get people feeling good again.

It’s been a long, slow spring and summer. And as the cancellations keep rolling in, it leaves people in the region with fewer and fewer public events to look forward to — and that can really drag your mood down. But this weekend, Island Park may give you a little respite from that. Community organizers are inviting us to “Joyfest”…

COVID-19 hits immigrant communities across the metro

Multiple factors have heightened the impacts of the pandemic on communities of color, both financially and physically

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota is one of three states that doesn’t share any COVID-19 data broken down by race or ethnicity, according to Johns Hopkins University. Some communities of color across the metro say they’ve been hit extra hard by the pandemic. For some, the pandemic even brings back memories of a world they’d hoped they could one day…

F-M Ambulance honors two heroes for life-saving CPR

Tim Larson and Amanda Dollinger preformed CPR on Jason Pierson after he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while shopping in a Fargo Cash Wise.

FARGO, N.D. — May 30th started as just a normal day for Jason Pierson that included a stop by Cash Wise. “Apparently I came here to buy lottery tickets,” said Pierson. After that, I don’t remember. I passed out and I guess that was it. I don’t remember until I woke up in the hospital four days later.” Pierson had…

Healthcare workers may be among first to get coronavirus vaccine

Sanford says they've begun initial planning of what a mass vaccine roll out in North Dakota might look like.

FARGO, ND – New vaccines for COVID-19 are being acquired by the U.S. Government for wide spread distribution, just as soon as they can finish Phase 3 trials. The government is planning to distribute 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer some time in late 2020. The vaccine must pass Phase 3 trials. According to Sanford, those trials…

Pet Connection: Meet Elm

A dog whose spirit is as big as her namesake.

Here in the Fargo metro area, we love our beautiful elm tree canopy that graces the city’s oldest boulevards and walkways. And Elm is a dog who’s just as beautiful as they are. She comes to this week’s Pet Connection from the wonderful volunteers at 4 Luv of Dog rescue. She’s a little over a year old, a pit bull…

North Dakota reports 128 new COVID-19 cases and one new death Thursday

Cass County accounts for 2,734 of the total positive cases and 75 of the total deaths.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health reports 128 new COVID-19 cases and one new death on Thursday. Twenty-one counties report new cases. Burleigh County reports the most new cases with 48 and Cass County the second most with 19. A man in his 70s with underlying health conditions from Burleigh County died. The NDDoH says previously reported cases…

Law Enforcement And Health Officials React To MN Mask Mandate

The state joins a growing list of other with mask mandates including Texas, California and Michigan

MOORHEAD, MINN. — “The expectation is that a business owner takes this on their own and treats this governor, staff has mentioned in this press conference that they are treating people like any other customer that they have issues with,”  Moorhead Police Captain Deric Swenson said. People across Minnesota are in for changes on Saturday as face masks will be…

WATCH LIVE: President Trump to discuss COVID-19 response

WASHINGTON–President Donald Trump is holding a news conference to discuss the response to the coronavirus pandemic. The news conference is expected to begin at 4:30 p.m. The United States reports a total of 3,882,167 COVID-19 cases and 141,677 deaths. Categories: Coronavirus, Health Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, news conference, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP