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Abate of ND And Fargo Harley Owner Group Come Together To Celebrate Healthcare Workers

More than 50 bikes paraded through the Sanford Medial Center, Broadway Hospital, Essentia Health and the VA Hospital

FARGO, N.D. — Many across the country are showing their appreciation for healthcare workers. This afternoon, it was some local bikers’ turn to say thank you. “Just a simple appreciation for everybody and anybody healthcare and we all probably have a friend or relative that works in healthcare and knows everything they’re having to go through especially now, with all…

Coronavirus hospitalizations in Fargo stay steady

This is due to health officials saying coronavirus hospitalizations have remained consistent.

FARGO, N.D. Sanford and Essentia Health have seen a steady number of hospitalized patients even though cases continue to increase in Cass County. ‘We’re caring for 42 patients at our hospital who have tested positive for COVID-19. That remains a very similar number that we’ve had over the last two weeks,”says Medical Officer at Sanford, Dr. Doug Griffin. “We’ve been…

ND Face Mask Warriors Looking For More Volunteers To Make Masks

The group has over 400 members on Facebook.

FARGO, N.D.- As the need for face masks across the nation increases, groups of volunteers trying to fulfill those needs increase as well. Darcy Bjertness from Minot is one of those volunteers leading a Facebook group called North Dakota Face Mask Warriors. “We make face masks for people, cloth face masks that can be reused, and we originally said that…

Fargo Native To Begin Streaming Network For “Good” In Support of Frontline Workers

CALLS FOR NATIONAL SPIRIT OF GIVING AND COOPERATION FOR OUR ESSENTIAL WORKERS

Fargo native and self-quarantined Afghanistan War Veteran Mark Lindquist has a new mission. The entertainer is supporting the next round of post traumatic stress suffering people: healthcare, emergency and funeral workers. Starting Tuesday, he is offering a 10 hour a day, seven day a week streaming network for good, called Positivity Lives Here. It’s from 9 to 3 and 7…

Sanford, Essentia set plans for dealing with potential coronavirus cases

Both health facilities are now asking all patients about recent travel history

FARGO, N.D. — The Dakotas and Minnesota have yet to report a case of the coronavirus, but with with confirmed reports in 10 other states, both Sanford and Essentia health are putting plans in place in case the virus makes it’s way to the area. “We have had several different preparedness meetings where we have gotten together to talk about…

LIVE: It Takes A Village To Prevent Diabetes

Year-Long Diabetes Prevention Courses Help People With Prediabetes Regain Control Of Health

  Almost 40 percent of adults in North Dakota have prediabetes. But people facing the prospect of a life with diabetes have a lifeline. The NDSU Extension is offering a Diabetes Prevention Program. The program is a year long, and is designed to help people eat healthier, get more physically active and lose weight, all with the goal of preventing…

Moorhead’s Senior Safety Academy Preparing the Elderly In Case of a Medical Emergency

According to the CDC, heart disease and strokes cause 1 in 3 deaths in the United States

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Nearly a hundred seniors came out for this year’s Senior Safety Academy at the Hjemkomst Center. It’s all part of TRIAD’s efforts to get seniors, law enforcement and the community talking about healthy living for the elderly. “It’s really phenomenal that seniors are coming out to learn how to help themselves or have law enforcement help them,”…

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…

Essentia Health Debuts Mamava Suites for Breastfeeding Moms

The suites are for patients, families, and staff members

FARGO, N.D. — Essentia Health debuts its new Mamava suites, and it’s the first healthcare system in North Dakota to have it. For breastfeeding moms, it can be stressful figuring out the next place to pump or nurse. “Moms go everywhere, they don’t just stay home because they’ve had kids,” Danielle Ritter, Director of National Accounts at Mamava, said. Oftentimes…

Four Arrests Made During Last Week’s Sobriety Checkpoint In Fargo

Nearly 600 vehicles entered the checkpoint

FARGO, N.D. — Four arrests were made last Friday night during a sobriety checkpoint in north Fargo. Cass County Sheriff’s Office, North Dakota Highway Patrol and Essentia teamed up to conduct the checkpoint. It was held from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. on the northbound I-29 Exit Ramp to 19th Avenue North. Nearly 600 vehicles entered the checkpoint. Twenty-two were…