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Community rallies behind Fargo girl on dialysis in Sioux Falls

They have created a GoFundMe and a Bonfire T-shirt fundraiser to help with the medical bills.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  A fundraiser is created to help a Fargo family whose daughter is undergoing dialysis treatment. Claire Upton is a 16-year-old cheerleader at Sheyenne High School in West Fargo. “She told me she was feeling a little nauseous and had missed cheer practice because of it and had a headache,” said Claire’s mom Ann Upton. It was…

Allegiant Airlines To Provide Each Passenger With Health & Safety Kit

The kits include a single-use face mask, a pair of non-latex disposable gloves and cleaning wipes

LAS VEGAS — Allegiant Airlines is taking steps to make travel as safe as possible during the pandemic. Starting this week, the airline will provide free personal health and safety kits to all passengers as they board. The kits include a single-use face mask, a pair of non-latex disposable gloves and cleaning wipes. The airline claims it is surpassing CDC…

Crookston Inn Contacting Former Guests After Suspected Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

four people became ill between January 22 and 27 after visiting the hotel

CROOKSTON, MN — Minnesota’s Department of Health is investigating four recent cases of Legionnaires’ disease tied to the Crookston Inn and Convention Center. The department reports that four people became ill between January 22 and 27 after visiting the hotel. Investigators believe the source of the bacteria is the hotel’s spa. Hotel management has temporarily closed the spa and pool to…

Dead Fish Washing Ashore in Detroit Lakes

They're dying off because of naturally-occuring bacteria

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Some people are noticing dead fish washing up on the shore in Detroit Lakes, but there’s no need to worry. Wildlife officials say it’s perfectly normal. The Division of Fisheries at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the fish are dying off because of naturally occurring bacteria. It is caused by changes in water temperature around…

CDC Investigating After 39 People Become Sick from Petland Puppies

At least nine people have been hospitalized

  NATIONAL — Nearly four dozen people in seven states have fallen ill after handling puppies from a national pet store chain. The CDC says an outbreak of a common bacterial infection is linked to people who have had contact with the puppies. The affected states are Wisconsin, Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. At least 12 people are…

North Dakota Ranchers Dealing with Deadly Algae Killing Their Livestock

She says it finds its way in the animal's drinking water and can kill livestock within five minutes of it being consumed

NORTH DAKOTA — Livestock specialists say the drought conditions are causing the spread of a type of algae deadly to livestock. Miranda Meheen says cyanobacteria caused the death of at least six livestock animals in North Dakota. Many of these deaths go unreported. She says it finds its way in the animal’s drinking water and can kill livestock within five…