FARGO CASS PUBLIC HEALTH

Police: Note in envelope saying “test for anthrax” given to Fargo Cass Public Health prompted lockdown Monday

UPDATE: Fargo Police says a piece of paper inside an envelope a woman handed an employee at Fargo Cass Public Health on Monday had a note on it saying “test for anthrax.” The Department adds the note was “likely not written by” the woman and appeared to be part of lab work done in a different facility. Fargo Police’s Public Information…

City Offices Closing at 1:00 p.m. in Fargo, West Fargo: Moorhead Closing at 2:00 p.m.

Working together, the Cities of Fargo and West Fargo made this decision to protect residents and City staff members by closing early.

FARGO, ND — Both the City of Fargo and West Fargo are closing offices at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 7. Working together, the Cities of Fargo and West Fargo made this decision to protect residents and City staff members by closing early.    Fargo Cass Public Health will be closing at 1 p.m.  This includes all services, including WIC,…

Fargo City Commission Approves TB Testing Program

The federally funded program is for control of tuberculosis in high risk populations, such as refugees.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn cast the only no vote Monday night as commissioners approved a contract with the North Dakota Department of Health for targeted testing of tuberculosis infection and treatment. The federally funded program is for control of tuberculosis in high risk populations, such as refugees. Piepkorn remains doubtful about the screening. He cited…

The People Project Encourages Organizations to Practice Promoting Happiness

24 organizations in the F-M area are taking part

FARGO, N.D. — Many of us are so caught up in the stresses of everyday life we forget to pause and remember the positives. The People Project getting the community to practice promote happiness. Two dozen organizations in the area are taking part in the project that’s part of the ReThink Mental Health initiative. They’ll put positive practices in place…

Fargo Cass Public Health Offers Up Flu Shots Throughout the Winter

"Flu Shot Fridays" have been held for the last few weeks

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Cass Public Health is doing its part to make sure people steer clear of the flu this winter. It hosted the latest installment of their “Flu Shot Friday” series by giving people a chance to walk in and get a flu shot. Doctors say getting the annual vaccine is the best way to avoid contracting the seasonal…

Flu Clinics Friday In Cass & Clay County

Both Cass County Public Health & Fargo Cass Public Health are holding flu shot clinics on Friday, November 30.

FARGO, ND — If you need a flu shot, you’re in luck. Both Cass County Public Health & Fargo  Cass Public Health are holding flu shot clinics on Friday, November 30. Clay County Public Health will hold a flu shot clinic on Friday, November 30, from 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. The event is open to the public. Flu shots will…

Pop-Up Cafe Looks to Fight Hunger in Metro before Thanksgiving

Heart-N-Soul Community Cafe has been bringing people together since 2016

FARGO, N.D. — When she started the Heart–N–Soul Community Cafe back in 2016, Leola Daul had two goals in mind: stopping hunger in the metro and building a sense of community with various groups of people. “When people sit down and have a meal together, it kind of breaks down barriers. We all like to eat and enjoy each other’s company,…

Fargo Cass Public Health Celebrates the Careers of Ruth Roman, Dr. John Baird

The two health officials retired after decades of service in public health

FARGO, N.D. — Two important figures involved with public health in the metro celebrate their retirements. Director of Public Health Ruth Roman and health officer Dr. John Baird were honored for the work they did in their careers. Baird worked for Fargo Cass Public Health since 2002. Roman, who became director in 2008, also received a plaque commemorating her nearly three…

Fargo Cass Public Health Hosts Third Drug “Take Back” of the Summer

The program started in 2009

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota is one of the only states in the country to have permanent take back drug locations. Every once in awhile though some places around the community will have a temporary location, including Fargo Cass Public Health. This is the third take back they’ve hosted this summer, already collecting 120 pounds of over the counter and prescription…

“Take Back Tuesday” Gives People Reason to Donate Unused Prescriptions

Tuesday marked the second "Take Back Tuesday" of the year

FARGO, N.D. — People had the chance to drop off their unwanted prescriptions and medication outside of Fargo Cass Public Health. Tuesday marked the second “Take Back Tuesday” event put on by Fargo Cass Public Health this year. Last month’s collection brought in more than 140 pounds of unused medication. With another event in the books, staff members say there are…