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Sanford Health offers tips on how to stay safe during Halloween night

Practicing Halloween safety in the middle of a pandemic

FARGO, N.D. — With rising COVID-19 cases in the state and children eager to dress up for Halloween, it may raise health concerns among parents. “Some traditional Halloween activities can be at high risk for spreading the COVID-19 virus. We suggest avoiding anything that involves a large group, indoor costume parties or haunted houses, carnivals just to decrease the spread…

“Thankful for” plaques help benefit United Way

Local company partners up with non-profit for a way to give back to those in need.

FARGO, N.D. – Office Sign Company is creating unique “Thankful For” plaques with part of the proceeds benefiting the United Way of Cass-Clay. These decorative plaques are completely customizable with photo and text to show who or what you are thankful for. The non-profit organization strives to put an end to homelessness for children and families throughout the valley. Each…

NDDoH reminds parents of the dangers of leaving children in hot cars

FARGO, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health is reminding parents and caregivers to be mindful about leaving children in hot cars. According to the NDDoH heatstroke is the number one vehicle-related killer of children in the United States. Young children are especially susceptible to heatstroke as their bodies heat up three to five times faster than adults. Dawn Mayer, NDDoH…

Sen. Klobuchar & health experts address decline in immunizations & possible dangers

A CDC report showed a "notable decrease" for childhood vaccinations in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic.

MINNESOTA – There are many things that have taken a backseat since the pandemic started. One of those is some parents not keeping up to date with their children’s vaccines. “During those heavy months of pandemic time, the end of March, April and May, we had a significant decrease in the number of kids that were coming in for well…

Menards Will Take Customers Temperature

EAU CLAIRE, WI — Your next trip to Menards may include having your temperature taken. The store based in Wisconsin has already started taking customers’ and employees’ temperatures as they enter their store in Eau Claire, WI. Pets and children under the age of 16 are no longer allowed in any Menards stores as a precaution. Jeff Abbott, a spokesman…

Domestic violence survivor grateful at YWCA Championship of Empowerment event

A woman also spoke about how YWCA helped her after leaving an abusive relationship.

FARGO, N.D.- Kim knows what hell looks like. She experienced it for 10 years at the hands of the man who promised to love and respect her. “I started dating my husband in high school and I became pregnant with our first kid. It became a cycle of cheating and leaving and coming back and that turned into being abusive…

Local volunteers Are Fighting World Hunger One Meal At A Time

A local Fargo man spoke about his experience personally delivering the meals.

FARGO, N.D.- Chris Haugen of Fargo has been part of the mobile pack event for five years. “I was just kind of blown away when I got here, because I thought wow look at the speed these people are doing things. Look at the amount of food that is being packed in a short amount of time. I thought, I…

Winter Wonderland Christmas Expo Encourages Small Business

The Expo Also Hosted A Toy Drive For People To Give To Children In Need.

  FARGO, N.D. — Local businesses, festive decorations and people donating towards a good cause. It’s all a part of the Winter Wonderland Christmas Expo in Moorhead. The expo is a way to encourage people to buy their gifts locally this holiday season. Vendors set up across the Courtney’s Event Center to make their pitch to buyers. The expo also…

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…