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Essentia Health may acquire CHI in North Dakota, Minnesota

FARGO  – Fargo and Duluth-based Essentia Health and CommonSpirit Health have signed a letter of intent for CommonSpirit-owned facilities operating under the CHI brand in North Dakota and Minnesota to join Essentia Health. The deal would include CHI St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck and 13 critical access hospitals, along with associated clinics and living communities now operated by CommonSpirit…

Attorney general concludes child sex abuse investigation in Fargo, Bismarck dioceses

BISMARCK, N.D. – Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says an 18-month investigation by his office into allegations of child sexual abuse by members of the North Dakota Catholic dioceses has concluded. Stenehjem says the investigation began around the time when the Diocese of Fargo and the Diocese of Bismarck released a list of 53 people whom they believed that allegations of…

85-year-old woman pleads not guilty in pedestrian death

BERTHA HARPER'S TRIAL IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN MARCH

BISMARCK, N.D. – An 85-year-old Bismarck woman accused of driving away from a June collision in which a pedestrian died has pleaded not guilty. Bertha Harper is charged with negligent homicide and failure to report the incident that authorities say led to the death of 33-year-old Amber Rebel. Police say video from a nearby business showed Harper’s vehicle leaving the…

Last Minute Change In North Dakota Electors Before Monday’s Vote

BISMARCK, N.D. — There is a last minute replacement among North Dakota Electors who will formally cast their ballots for President and Vice President on Monday. John Trandem of Reiles Acres will replace state Senator Ray Holmberg who recused himself because of COVID-19 quarantine. The other electors are Sandy Boehler of Fargo and Robert Wefald of Bismarck. They will meet…

Sanford Health To Give Health Workers COVID-19 Vaccine Monday Afternoon

FARGO, N.D. — (KFGO) Sanford Heath announced Sunday night that they are planning to administer their first COVID vaccinations Monday afternoon. According to the press release; if the shipment arrived as scheduled Monday morning they will give the very first COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline health care workers. The will happen at both Sanford Health Fargo and Sanford Health Bismarck around 1…

Pilot error cited in North Dakota plane crash that killed 3

BISMARCK, N.D. – Federal investigators say pilot error most likely caused the 2018 crash of a medical plane in North Dakota that killed all three people on board. The National Transportation Safety Board’s final report attributed the Bismarck Air Medical crash in Morton County to “the pilot’s failure to maintain control of the airplane in dark night conditions.” It said…

Human trafficking charges filed in North Dakota prostitution investigation

BISMARCK, N.D. – Two of the three people charged with facilitating prostitution following a raid on spas in Bismarck and Dickinson are facing additional charges of human trafficking. Sixty-five-year-old Lance Jacobson and 56-year-old Jiang Jennings were charged with sexual servitude and human trafficking felonies. Jacobson and Jennings were earlier charged with facilitating prostitution after an investigation that led to a…

Bismarck man accused of shaking, injuring baby daughter

BISMARCK, N.D. – A Bismarck man was charged with felony child abuse after his baby daughter suffered brain injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome. A police affidavit says 36-year-old Delaurence Monsegue was arrested Sunday after the baby was taken to a hospital apparently suffering from seizures. The affidavit says health care providers called police after finding injuries that they say…

Air Force nurse says she feels “proud” to support medical personnel in ND

She is joined by 59 Air Force nurses that will be working in the largest cities in North Dakota.

NORTH DAKOTA – Air Force Nurses arrive in North Dakota to help in the fight against COVID-19. “The people of North Dakota are great and they definitely need more nurses to support the rates that are climbing, ” says U.S Air Force 2nd Lieutenant Kathryn Juettner. U.S Air Force 2nd Lieutenant Kathryn Juettner did not hesitate when asked to come…