Health

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Clown

He's guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

We don’t think he’s been to clown school. When it comes to charming an audience, Clown the orange tabby is a purely self-taught natural. The one-year-old came in to Homeward Animal Shelter recently with about 126 feline friends (no word on whether or not they were all riding in the same tiny little car) and joined Homeward’s Heather Klefstad for…

LIVE: Ski Season Starts

Snow machines are going full-blast for this weekend's big opening day.

It’s time to head back up the mountain! Detroit Mountain, that is. The Detroit-Lakes based resort snow guns are going full blast Thursday, to take advantage of the sudden drop in temperatures that makes for the perfect winter recreation weather. You can ski, fat bike, tube, snowboard and more starting this weekend and going throughout the winter season. And best…

Sen. Smith to introduce bill to recruit & retain doctors in rural areas

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith will release a bipartisan bill on Thursday on Rural Health Day to recruit and keep doctors in rural areas. She says many med students don’t learn or train in rural areas, so the idea in working in one may not occur to them. Smith believes if they can train in non-metro areas, they’ll stay…

LIVE: Hope Inc.’s “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”

A beloved children's classic takes a new turn -- and changes the way we see its characters.

From international contenders in sled hockey to the stars of the softball field, you’ve seen them on our air kicking butts (including ours) as the accomplished adaptive athletes of Hope Inc. But did you know they can act, too? This weekend, you see it yourself, live on the local stage. Hope Inc’s. mobility-challenged members are presenting the stage show “Willy…

Wolverton’s Hoof Beats For Healing mends through equine therapy

WOLVERTON, Minn. – Animal therapy is a popular alternative to traditional therapy. One farm in Minnesota is taking their equine assisted therapy program to new heights. The horse can be known as The Great Equalizer, they treat us how we treat them. Ricigliano Farms believes this makes them great therapy animals. The concept of Equine Assisted Therapy isn’t new, but the…

Sanford Hosts First-Ever Women’s Social

The event features two keynote speakers

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health is hosting its first–ever Women’s Social at Sanctuary Events Center in Fargo. The event caters to all women across Fargo–Moorhead and features two national keynote speakers, Cris Linnares and Megan Tamte, touching on women’s wellness empowerment. About 200 women are there to connect with one another and ask health questions to Sanford medical providers. Sanford…

NDDoH Raising Awareness about Safe Antibiotic Use

November 18-22 is Antibiotics Awareness Week.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health is raising awareness about the importance of safe antibiotic use. The NDDoH says about two million people get an antibiotic-resistant infection every year, and at least 23,000 of those people die. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria in the body develop an immunity to the antibiotics designed to kill them. The Department of Health…

Rabid Kitten Bites Three People in Otter Tail County

A course of preventive action has been recommended for the people exposed to the virus.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–State animal health officials say an Otter Tail County kitten who bit three people, including a young child, has tested positive for rabies. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says the kitten’s owner saw a skunk attacking the kitten on her farmhouse porch last month. She recalled seeing blood and bite marks on the kitten’s leg. The farm…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Jewls

Make your holidays sparkle.

If you’re looking to make the season shine a little brighter, not to mention get enough exercise to justify all the turkey and stuffing you’ll be eating. you’re going to want to bring Jewls home for the holidays. The nine-month old puppy with energy and love to burn came in to the Diamond in the Ruff rescue looking for love…

Senators Smith & Cramer Announce Bill to Study The Affordability of Insulin

Smith and Cramer also introduced the Emergency Access to Insulin Act

WASHINGTON – Senators Tina Smith and Kevin Cramer announce a bill that would conduct a study examining insulin affordability. The Insulin Affordability Data Collection Act would investigate the impact of the cost of insulin on the rates of diabetic ketoacidosis, dialysis treatment and Medicare and Medicaid spending. Minnesotan Alec Smith is in Senator Smith’s thoughts during her push for the…