GoFundMe Account Started For Family Members Killed In Nevis, Minnesota

Heidi Pierce and Candi Goochey Shot and Killed By Bryce Bellomo on Valentine's Day

NEVIS, MN — The family of sisters killed in a double murder-suicide on Valentine’s Day in Nevis, Minnesota has started a GoFundMe account to raise money for their funerals and family. The BCA identified the dead as 40-year-old Heidi Pierce and 37-year-old Candi Goochey, both of Akeley, and their brother-in-law, 34-year-old Bryce Bellomo of Nevis. Bellomo is accused of killing the…

Tris Pharma Voluntarily Recalls Two Kinds of Infants’ Ibuprofen

The brands include CVS Health and Equate

FARGO, N.D. — Tris Pharma is expanding its voluntary recall of infants’ ibuprofen oral suspension drops. Brands affected include CVS Health and Equate, which is sold at Walmart. They are being recalled over concerns that the concentration is ten percent higher than it should be for little ones. Essentia pharmacists say if you’re concerned about the concentration of medicine, talk to…

Fargo Force Players Deliver Teddy Bears to Kids in Essentia & Sanford

Over 500 teddy bears were collected from the annual teddy bear toss game

FARGO, N.D. — Over 500 teddy bears collected from the Fargo Force’s annual teddy bear toss game were delivered to babies at the Essentia NICU and kids at the Sanford Children’s Hospital. Tiffany Hovelson’s twins have been in the NICU for almost three months. She says it’s really meaningful that Fargo Force players came to deliver teddy bears. “That’s really cute,…

Fargo Firefighters Visit Children Spending Christmas in the Hospital

The firefighters visited children at both Essentia and Sanford to deliver presents

FARGO– Fargo Firefighters spent their Christmas morning like any other morning, giving back to the community. The firefighters visited children at both Essentia and Sanford hospitals to deliver presents and offer a little bit of holiday cheer. “It’s an interruption to what’s going on currently in their life and it’s a welcome interruption,” Fargo Firefighter Union president Eric Eisenlohr said….

Great Plains Food Bank Survey Finds People Needing Meals

FARGO, N.D. – Great Plains Food Bank is working toward a solution for hunger in North Dakota by identifying just how many people need a meal. The non-profit pooled together survey data from more than 500 people and 175 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. The survey asked clients 81 very personal questions. Some of the surprising results show clients are…

Victims In Triple Fatal Crash Near Hankinson Identified

Young Driver Lost Control on Interstate 29, Crossed Median And Crashed Into Vehicle Head-On

Avila Family/GoFundMeRICHLAND COUNTY, N.D. — The highway patrol has released the names of the people killed in a triple fatal crash on I-29 south of Hankinson Sunday morning. They include 45-year-old James Radtke of West Fargo and 24-year-old Flor Avila and her daughter, 5-year-old Kayleen Avila, both of Fargo. The patrol says Radtke’s 15-year-old son, Connor, was behind the wheel…

Three People Killed When Young Driver Loses Control Near Hankinson

North Dakota Highway Patrol says a 15-year-old boy overcorrected and lost control of his vehicle

HANKINSON, N.D. — Three people are dead after a young driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into another vehicle south of Hankinson on I-29. North Dakota Highway Patrol says a 15-year-old boy from West Fargo overcorrected and lost control of his vehicle. It crossed the median and hit a vehicle killing the 24-year-old female driver and a 5-year-old…

Essentia Holds Open House for New Equipment

Numerous items are available from wheelchairs to food pumps to custom prosthetics

FARGO, N.D. — Essentia Health Medical Equipment and Supplies hosted an open house to showcase its products. Numerous items were available from wheelchairs to food pumps to custom prosthetics. Anyone in the community can purchase equipment from the facility, regardless of what provider they’re seeing. Guests could also tour the building, network with the medical supplies team, and see demonstrations of…

Names Released In Crash That Left A Woman On The Pavement Of I-94

Speed and icy road conditions were factors in the crash

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the names of those involved in a crash on I-94 Monday near 45th Street South. They say 25-year-old Danielle Pitzen of Moorhead lost control of her Jeep, was hit and she was thrown onto the pavement. She was taken to Essentia with life threatening injuries. The other driver has now been…

Essentia Receives Possible $200,000 Grant for New NICU

The Otto Bremer Trust is raising a dollar-for-dollar match

FARGO, N.D. — Essentia Health Regional Foundation can receive up to $200,000 from the Otto Bremer Trust for a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Otto Bremer is raising money using a dollar–for–dollar match, and the fundraiser will run through the next year. Community members can help reach the $200,000 goal by attending an “Essentially Yours” event on April 5 at 5…