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First Confirmed Case of Acute Flaccid Myelitis in North Dakota

The child was hospitalized in October and later released

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota has its first confirmed case of A-F-M, or acute flaccid myelitis. The case was confirmed by the CDC. The child was hospitalized in October and has since been released. State health department officials did not say where the child was hospitalized or give their age or gender. AFM is a rare but serious condition that…

Suspect’s Trial in Greywind Case Delayed

The trial for William Hoehn has been moved from March to May 15

  CASS COUNTY, N.D. — There is another delay in the Savanna Greywind murder case. The trial for William Hoehn has been moved from March to May 15. Attorneys on both sides say they are still waiting for information to prepare their cases. Hoehn and his girlfriend, Brooke Crews, are accused of kidnapping their neighbor Savanna and taking her baby…

Minnesota Seeing a Rise in Chickenpox Cases

One Hennepin County school is dealing with an outbreak of 15 cases and another school in Stearns County is dealing with six cases

  HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — Cases of chickenpox are continuing to grow in Minnesota. The state department of health states nearly 400 cases have been reported, which is the highest number since 2013 when there were 480 cases reported in the year. One Hennepin County school is dealing with an outbreak of 15 cases and another school in Stearns County…

ND Dept. of Health Encouraging Flu Shots for All

It is National Influenza Vaccination Week

  NORTH DAKOTA — The North Dakota Department of Health is encouraging all North Dakotans to get their flu shot this week. It is National Influenza Vaccination Week. Health officials say everyone six months and older should be vaccinated, regardless of age or health status. It is especially important for people who are at greater risk of complications from the…

North Dakota Flu Cases on the Rise Early this Year

As of the end of last week, there had been 124 cases statewide, with 10 hospitalizations

  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota health officials are seeing a higher-than-normal amount of flu activity for this time of year. As of the end of last week, there had been 124 cases statewide, with 10 hospitalizations. Two-thirds of the cases were in Cass, Burleigh, Morton and Stark counties. Nearly half of the state’s counties have reported cases. The Health…

Health Officials Encourage Flu Shot Vaccinations Now

Flu season runs from October to May

FARGO, ND — State health officials say cases of the flu are already popping up in counties all over North Dakota. Some of the top health officials in the country say this year’s flu season may be one of the toughest yet and that’s why they are encouraging people to get their flu vaccinations. “The flu began about a month…

More than 400 DAPL Cases Have Been Closed

Judges from the South Central District wanted the change since no new cases have been filed

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — The North Dakota Supreme Court has denied a petition by some judges who argued out-of-state lawyers were no longer needed to represent Dakota Access pipeline protesters. Judges from the South Central District wanted the change since no new cases have been filed. In January, the court allowed out-of-state attorneys to assist pipeline protest-related cases if…

Jeffs’ Attorney Wants Charges Separated from Fraud Case

The prosecution said they have no comment at this time

  SOUTH DAKOTA — Lyle Jeffs, one of the polygamist leaders accused of food stamp fraud, is asking a court to separate charges he obtained when he was on the run. Jeffs was facing fraud and money laundering charges when he fled his home confinement in June 2016. He was later caught in South Dakota in June of 2017, which…

Minnesota Health Officials Hoping Measles Outbreak is Over

The Somali community has been hardest hit during the outbreak

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota health officials may call an end to the state’s measles outbreak if no new cases arise by the end of the month. The number of cases in the state has held steady at nearly 80 for nearly one month. Health officials must wait until July 29, when two incubation periods pass without any new cases, before…

How Local Health Officials are Working to Prevent Measles Outbreak

Measles is spreading across Minnesota and local health officials are taking precautions in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn.– From January 1 to April 22, 61 people from 10 states were reported to have measles. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, there are a total of 58 measles cases in Hennepin, Ramsey, Crow Wing and Le Seur County. At least 55 cases are in children and three are in adults. However, health officials in Clay County…