Health

LIVE: Dr. Emily Oster at NDSU

The controversial author and economist is out with another new book for parents on gauging real-life risk.

She’s one of the best-known economists in the country and she’s been a resource for countless parents trying to gauge real-life risk for families in the pandemic. And now, you can hear her speak at NDSU. Best-selling author Dr. Emily Oster is having a virtual public conversation Thursday to talk about her new book called “The Family Firm.” She’s using…

Fargo School Board discusses if it will continue mask mandate

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo School Board is discussing whether to continue mandating masking in schools. During a work session, members discussed what mitigation measures should be implemented when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Board members talked about whether to make masking optional, for parents to decide if their child should be masked or to continue following…

LIVE: North Dakota’s Joelle Bearstail, Author of “Bear’s Braid”

A tale -- tail? -- from a real-life experience we can all connect with.

A North Dakota author’s brand new children’s book is hitting the shelf at bookstores near you. And author Joelle Bearstail says she thinks kids in our state, and their grownups, can use it as a way to come together and understand each other better. Bearstail’s new book, called “Bear’s Braid”,  is based on what she says are real-life bullying experiences…

Fargo family raises money for toddler’s medical expenses

"It's been a hardship, we had a very complicated pregnancy and then the loss of our son Carter, but we just try to focus on Brooks and keeping him healthy."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A Fargo couple is calling on people’s support for help with their son’s medical challenges. With the help of Lend a Hand Up, Dakota Medical Foundation and Drumconrath Brewing Company, the Thiesen family is hoping for community support at their Brews for Brooks fundraiser. “We’re having a benefit for my son Brooks, who’s been having some…

Amid nursing shortage, Sanford Health’s resources stretched to capacity

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — COVID-19 cases in the region are surging during a critical shortage of nurses. Sanford Health Fargo’s vice president says the hospital is in crisis. Essentia Health’s resources are also being stretched to capacity. “The time is now to take some action,” said Sanford Medical Officer Dr. Doug Griffin on Tuesday. Griffin predicts Fargo is two to…

Career fair gets NDSU healthcare students ready for the workforce

"It's very exciting for graduation that we need to get out there right away and be a help of others and help out in our hospitals."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota State University students looking for a career in healthcare had the opportunity to make connections at the Fargodome. With the COVID-19 pandemic placing a major strain on the healthcare system, students looking to get into a medical profession are being highly sought after by employers. “In healthcare right now there’s really a high need…

Pet Connection: Meet Milano

She's one smart cookie.

Talk about a sweet deal. There’s not much on this earth that’s better than a brand-new puppy. In fact, one of the only things better is a well-behaved brand new puppy — something that’s not so easy to come by. This week, we found one for you. Her name’s Milano, and she’s an eight-month-old German Shepherd mix from 4 Luv…

LIVE: Midwest Mediterranean

It's not as far out as you think.

A new book is bringing the Mediterranean to you right here in the Midwest. And before you say it can’t be done… the authors are from right here in the region. It’s a collection of 16 recipes plus observations from a group of Midwesterners about the Mediterranean diet. It covers its history, its agriculture, philosophy, ingredients, and lifestyle – and…

West Fargo School Board approves mitigation measures based on COVID-19 infections

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In a six to one vote, West Fargo School Board members approve a plan outlining steps to be taken if COVID-19 infection rates rise in schools within the district. Unlike Fargo and Moorhead Public Schools, West Fargo does not require masks. “Please don’t take our freedoms and our choices and our rights as parents. I…

Health experts say Pfizer vaccine getting full approval hasn’t changed vaccination rate much

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo Cass Public Health officials say they have not seen a significant rise in COVID-19 vaccinations since Pfizer was granted full FDA approval two weeks ago. Director of Public Health Desi Fleming says since the announcement was made, there has been a slight but very slow increase in vaccinations in Cass County. Fargo Cass is hosting…