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State Orders Shutdown Over Lead Levels at Water Gremlin

The Department of Labor and Industry ordered a 72-hour shutdown.

MINNEAPOLIS–Authorities have shut down production at a Minnesota company amid concerns about lead poisoning among plant workers’ children. State agencies say Water Gremlin hasn’t done enough to limit workers’ exposure to lead dust at its White Bear Township facility. At least 12 children of employees have been found with elevated blood levels of lead, including two with levels above the…

North Dakota Car Seat Misuse Rates Improve

September 15-21 is National Child Passenger Safety Week.

NORTH DAKOTA–The North Dakota Department of Health reports the misuse of car seats has improved by 14 percent over the past nine years. The rates in 2009 were as high as 86 percent and have fallen to 72 percent in 2018. The NDDoH says while the trend is positive, there is still room for improvement. During the last five years…

Essentia Health Unveils New NICU, Women’s and Children’s Unit

Patients are set to move in Monday

FARGO, N.D. — Essentia Health unveils its new $4.1 million NICU and Women’s and Children’s Unit. One doctor at Essentia had twins born prematurely three years ago, and seeing the new unit unveiled was especially meaningful for her. “The first time I came down, we’ve known this project was coming, so I was able to see when it was just…

Signs Kids are Overwhelmed With Back-to-School Stress

The stress may be too much if it interferes with day-to-day functioning

Going back to school can mean a lot of stress for students, whether that’s worrying about fitting in or doing well in class. Experts say transitioning from summer to the school year is often a total 180 for kids. “You kind of go from not a lot of expectations to all of a sudden having every hour your day planned…

Adam Thielen Speaks About New Foundation at 1 Million Cups Event

The foundation is geared towards helping youth

FARGO, N.D. –You’re used to seeing him on the football field, but Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen made an appearance in Fargo to talk about an off–field initiative. He and his wife Caitlin spoke about the launch of the Thielen Foundation. They have two young boys, and the couple says being parents makes them what to help youth so…

Jeremiah Program’s Luncheon Highlights Success Stories of Lifting Generations Out of Poverty

The program helps single mothers excel in the workplace and gives their children a start to education

FARGO, N.D. — For thousands of single mothers in the F–M area, making ends meet is a challenge. The Jeremiah Program held their annual Generation Builders 2×2 luncheon to highlight some of the success stories of lifting generations out of poverty. Miranda Sprung is a mother of a 13–month–old baby, and she says life before the Jeremiah Program was hard to…

Teddy Bear Posse Kicks Off to Collect Stuffed Animals for Law Enforcement Agencies

The bears will be given to kids in traumatic situations

FARGO, N.D. — Midwest Radio Fargo–Moorhead and Gate City Bank are kicking off their annual “Teddy Bear Posse.” The campaign collects new teddy bears and stuffed animals to give to law enforcement agencies. The bears are used to comfort kids in traumatic situations. This is the third year the Teddy Bear Posse has been held. Last year more than 4,000 stuffed…

Jeremiah Program Celebrates One Year Changing Single Moms’ Lives

the three-story building can house up to 20 families

FARGO, N.D. — The Jeremiah Program celebrates one year of changing lives in Fargo. The organization’s three-story building can house up to 20 single moms and their kids. Every one of the mothers comes from a different background but most were in poverty or have been in an abusive relationship. Jeremiah Program helps them to get back on their feet and…

Freeze-A-Thon Raises Money for Children with Developmental Disabilities

The Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and the Kappa Delta Sorority are partnering up to raise money for the Anne Carlsen Center.

FARGO, N.D. — It may be freezing outside, but some NDSU students are bundling up and facing the temperatures for children with developmental disabilities. The Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and the Kappa Delta Sorority are partnering up to raise money for the Anne Carlsen Center. During their annual Freeze–A–Thon, we asked them what drivers say when they see students out…

Fargo Force Players Deliver Teddy Bears to Kids in Essentia & Sanford

Over 500 teddy bears were collected from the annual teddy bear toss game

FARGO, N.D. — Over 500 teddy bears collected from the Fargo Force’s annual teddy bear toss game were delivered to babies at the Essentia NICU and kids at the Sanford Children’s Hospital. Tiffany Hovelson’s twins have been in the NICU for almost three months. She says it’s really meaningful that Fargo Force players came to deliver teddy bears. “That’s really cute,…