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LIVE: As Opioid Crisis Gets Worse, Community Events Aim To Get More Involved In Solutions

Illuminate The Valley Events Will Help Grow The Conversation Over Opioids And Overdoses

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Despite COVID taking most of the headlines, another health crisis in our region is getting worse. Essentia Health experts say opioid overdoses are on the rise both locally and around the country. The Red River Recovery Initiative is hosting a series of virtual community events on Friday, February 4th from 4-6 p.m. It’s called Illuminate the…

One victim hospitalized after Moorhead shooting

Officers were called to the 900 block of 23rd Avenue South for a report of a man down in the street.

MOORHEAD, MN (KVRR) – Moorhead Police are investigating a shooting from early this morning. Officers were called to the 900 block of 23rd Avenue South for a report of a man down in the street. They found a male victim with multiple gunshot wounds. Officers tied the shooting to a nearby apartment. A number of people have been detained, no…

Fargo emergency rooms unusually busy, demand may be unprecedented

FARGO (KVRR) – An extraordinary number of patients are stretching resources to the limit at local emergency rooms. “We are at — and often beyond — capacity every single day” according to Essentia Health spokesman Louis St. George. “This is due to a combination of COVID-19 patients and non-COVID patients. Unfortunately, throughout this pandemic people have delayed seeking care and…

Students at Ed Clapp Elementary thank staff at Essentia Health

Second grade class brings cards and treats to thank healthcare workers

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The pandemic has put immense stress on everyone who works in healthcare.  With long hours and an endless amount of patients, a little recognition can really make someone’s day. Stephanie Schuster’s second grade class is here to personally deliver just that. “Our citizens care about what happens in buildings such as this. So, our healthcare workers…

Dozens of Sanford, Essentia employees dismissed over vaccine mandates

FARGO (KVRR) – Sanford Health says out of approximately 9,800 employees who work in the Fargo region, 31 employees have left as a result of the company’s vaccine mandate. Vice-President and Medical Officer Dr. Doug Griffin says Sanford employees who don’t have an approved exemption or who haven’t started their vaccine series by today (Nov. 1) will be suspended for…

High speed pursuit leads to arrest in Cass County

Authorities arrest Brandon Jacobson, 23, of Fargo

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — A Fargo driver gets arrested after leading authorities on a high speed pursuit. Twenty-three-year-old Brandon Jacobson was driving in Clay County when he fled into Cass County. A North Dakota State Trooper caught up with Jacobson south of Horace on Highway 10 and spikes were used to stop the vehicle. Jacobson lost control and rolled in…

Essentia Health enrolling patients for clinical trial

Study seeks to improve patient health

FARGO, N.D. – Enrollment of a new clinical trial is underway for a study that will determine whether a commonly used drug to lower cholesterol can help adults over the age of 75. Essentia Health is enrolling patients for the study. It’s called Preventable and will help researchers investigate if taking the drug Lipitor helps in maintaining patient’s health by…

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…