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What You Need to Know as Tick Season Approaches

Ticks carrying Lyme disease can be more dangerous than you think

FARGO, ND — As the weather gets warmer, keep a watchful eye out for ticks. The tiny mites can carry Lyme disease. The CDC reports that 300,000 people get Lyme disease each year. It’s something that starts out as a bullseye-like rash and can end up infecting your tissues, joints, organs, brain and heart. Lyme Disease Support Group members say…

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…

Cass County Vector Control Already Battling Mosquito Populations

Cass County Vector Control is making rounds in the community to get rid of mosquitoes before they cause harm

FARGO, ND — It’s almost that time of year again where the buzzing and biting insects are coming out to play. “Especially at night, sometimes at night when it gets really humid there will be like a thick cloud of them just to attack you left and right,” said Ward Kitzman from West Fargo. “This year we’re seeing mosquitoes in…

Ag Week: Greenhouse Tours at NDSU

Ag week at NDSU continues with a variety of events including greenhouse tours

FARGO, N.D. — Ag Week at NDSU continues today with greenhouse tours. NDSU greenhouses held an open house and greenhouse tours during the continuation of Ag Week events. NDSU’s greenhouse complex is usedĀ for entomology, food safety and food science research. Students who work in the greenhouse said it’s important to expand research capabilities in order to benefit producers and businesses…

Fargo North Students “Smash Out” Cancer

Organizers say this year's planning is already proving to be a smashing success

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo North students are getting tough and taking out their aggression on cancer one smash at a time. The school is holding its annual “Smash Out Cancer” and Relay for Life fundraiser for Relay Spirit Week. Students donate money to take a few swings at a car with a sledgehammer and say it’s their way of smashing…

Diabetes Alert Day: Are You at Risk?

Adults are urged to take an online rick test for Diabetes Alert Day

FARGO, N.D. — American Diabetes Association is sounding the alarm about the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in adults. Diabetes Alert Day is held on the last Tuesday of March every year as a wakeup call to find out about diabetes. A free anonymous risk test is available onlineĀ and only takes about a minute to complete. With questions such as…

Health Matters: Primary and Secondary Raynaud’s Phenomenon

Secondary Raynauds will cause much discoloration and happens much more often

HEALTH MATTERS — If you find your finger tips are often uncomfortable in the cold, you may have Raynaud’s pehnomenon. When you live in a colder climate, how do you know if the pain could be a result of an autoimmune disease? Many of us know the pain the tips of our fingers and toes can feel when we’re out…

Silent Auction Held to Help Terminally Ill Woman

A benefit was held to help a Fargo woman cover medical costs

FARGO, N.D. — Friends and family in the area are coming together to help cover medical costs for a terminally ill woman. Family members say Jean Moe has end stage kidney disease and heart failure which has put her in an electric wheelchair. Her daughter says Moe’s kidneys function at 15 to 20 percent and her heart at 35 percent…

Rep. Cramer Under Fire for Calling White-Dressed Lawmakers “Silly” and Like a “Disease”

Rep. Cramer said the "bunch of women" should "get over it"

WASHINGTON D.C. — Rep. Kevin Cramer is drawing criticism after he commented on a group of female lawmakers and their choice to wear white in honor of Women’s History Month during President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress. The group represented the House Democratic Women’s Working Group and said they were wearing white in memory of the suffrage…

Lawmakers Try to Create a Firefighter Cancer Registry Act

The law would establish a nationwide registry to track the relationship between firefighting and cancer

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Firefighters are often the ones doing the saving, but who’s going to save them? U.S Senator from Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar is aiming to save the lives of firefighters, one hero at a time. Klobuchar, among others, would like to establish a nationwide registry to monitor and track the relationship between firefighter’s exposure to fumes and toxins and…