Fired Fergus Falls surgeon shares his story on ‘Fox & Friends’

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR) – A Fergus Falls surgeon who was fired by the Lake Region Medical Group after opposing mask mandates at a school board meeting last week gets national attention. Dr. Jeffrey Horak appeared on Fox and Friends Thursday morning with Dr. Scott Jensen, a Republican former state senator and COVID-19 skeptic running for governor of Minnesota. Horak…

Fargo Doctor emphasizes importance on preventative healthcare measures

He says he doesn't see this ending anytime soon even with the vaccine coming out.

FARGO, N.D.- Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota’s Medical Officer Dr. Glasner says hospital operations have changed dramatically due to COVID-19. Dr. Greg Glasner says it’s changed the work flow, the amount of work, and how healthcare workers are able to do their work. He says he doesn’t see this ending anytime soon even with the vaccine coming out….

“I’m beholden to the people of the district” Dr. Noel Collis describes primary race against Michelle Fischbach

MINNESOTA – Doctor Noel Collis is running to unseat Rep. Collin Peterson in Minnesota’s seventh congressional district. He’s running against former Lieutenant Governor Michelle Fishbach in the GOP primary on August 11. He calls flattening the curve delaying the diagnosis of a virus there’s a lot of uncertainty about. Collis says wearing a mask is like “putting a chain link…

Doctor Wins Retaliation Claim Against Clinic

Dr. Robert Roswick was awarded lost wages and benefits.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A federal jury has awarded $1.2 million to a Bismarck doctor who said his employer retaliated against him for speaking out against alleged racial discrimination. Dr. Robert Roswick filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Mid Dakota Clinic in 2017 claiming he was unjustly disciplined by the clinic’s board of directors for publicly opposing the…

Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center Unveils New Infusion Center

The new space has ten more rooms

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center unveiled a new infusion center where patients will get treatment. The space is in the former emergency department at the Sanford Broadway location. The new space has 40 infusion rooms, up from 30 in the old center. Sanford staff says the relocation is part of an overall expansion of the cancer center to…

First Case of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Reported in North Dakota

The polio-like illness causes muscle weakness and mostly affects children

NORTH DAKOTA — The first possible case of acute flaccid myelitis is reported to the North Dakota Department of Health. Acute Flaccid Myelitis, or AFM, is rare condition that affects the nervous system, which causes the muscles to weaken. The Department of Health says nationwide, there have been over 120 cases reported, with half of those confirmed in 22 states….

One Woman’s Symptoms Lead to Rare Diagnosis

She has pulmonary hypertension, which causes the blood vessels of the lungs to shrink

FARGO, N.D. — One woman received a rare diagnosis after months of experiencing unexplained symptoms. Shari Hagen–Oxton says she always felt out of breath a year ago. “Even just letting the dog out in the morning, walking from one end of the house I’d have to sit down,” she said. She had other symptoms like stomach issues and swelling of her…

Natural Grocers Holds Class on Brain Health

The focus was healing naturopathically

FARGO, N.D. — Natural Grocers held a class on natural ways to improve brain health. Naturopathic doctor Joan Waters taught the class and highlighted an anti-inflammatory diet and avoiding processed foods. Some people attending the class say healing the natural way is a better alternative to pharmaceutical drugs. “I have a neurological disorder that I’m trying to heal naturally. I’m…

Essentia Health Offers Free Handwashing Posters to Public

Proper handwashing can reduce diseases by thirty percent

FARGO, N.D. — Essentia Health is offering free handwashing posters to the public. The hospital distributes these posters every year around flu season. According to health officials, this year’s flu season has been the worst in a decade. The posters include seven steps for proper handwashing. Experts say regular handwashing can prevent diseases by 30 percent. “Hand washing is the…

Oregon Clothing Company Raising Money for South Dakota Abortion Clinic

South Dakota is among seven states with only one abortion provider

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — An Oregon clothing company has raised over $25,000 for South Dakota’s only abortion clinic. Portland-based Wildfang’s fundraising is intended to help Sioux Falls Planned Parenthood pay doctors who travel to the state to perform abortions and to pay for legal battles. South Dakota is among seven states with only one abortion provider. CEO Emma McIlroy says…