abuse

Fargo’s Methadone Clinic Expected to be Open in Two Weeks

Community Medical Services Will be the third opoiod treatment center in North Dakota.

FARGO, N.D. — The American Society of Addiction Medicine reported more than 20,000 deaths were¬†caused by opioid abuse nationwide in 2016. “What they usually say is I can’t do this anymore,” said Mark Schaefer, who is the Regional Manager with Community Medical Services. “I just want to die, I want this to stop, I can’t do it.” Drug addicts may…

Owner of Daycare Suspected of Sexual Abuse is Arrested for No License

Officials say her license expired more than a year ago

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Authorities arrested a woman in charge of a Grand Forks daycare which is under investigation for potential sexual abuse. Reports say 32-year-old Amy Jo Puppe ran the Little Rascals daycare out of her south Grand Forks home without a license, which is a Class B misdemeanor. Puppe told investigators she thought her daycare license expired in…

Future Unclear for Grand Forks Daycare After Sex Abuse Complaint

All suspects and victims are juveniles according to authorities, but they have not told us exactly how many are involved

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Officers in Grand Forks say a home daycare might not re-open after they got a sexual abuse complaint. Police say it happened at the Little Rascals Childcare Center. All suspects and victims are juveniles according to authorities, but they have not told us exactly how many are involved. Lt. Brett Johnson said the complaint was sent…

DAPL Protester Accused of Abuse Makes Plea

The elderly woman was taken to the hospital during a blizzard in December where staff said she was frail and malnourished

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — A Las Vegas woman accused of abusing her elderly mother during the pipeline protests has pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors say Kathleen Bennett left her 82-year-old mother, who has dementia, tied to a chair while she attended demonstrations. The elderly woman was taken to the hospital during a blizzard in December where staff said she was…

West Fargo Community High School Tackles Fundraising to Fight Cancer

Carnival set up to help raise funds to fight cancer and hunger

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The only thing better than spring weather in February is a carnival where all kids and families are invited. West Fargo Community High School students came together to raise money that will go much deeper than just helping fund the school. The Winter Carnival proves it truly takes a village to help those in need. From…

The Blue Ribbon Commission on Addiction Takes Action

The Blue Ribbon Commission is working to end opioid abuse and addiction in the Fargo-Moorhead community

The CDC says drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental deaths in the nation. Since 2012, the Cass County Coroner reports there have been more than 60 overdose deaths in the county. So how are local officials working together to come up with a plan to fight back? The mayors of Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, Dilworth and Horace have…