FARGO VA

Fargo VA Working to Prevent Suicide Among Veterans

National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255, Veteran's Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1)

FARGO, N.D. — They’re the people who put their lives on the line to serve our country. It’s not uncommon for veterans to take their own lives when they come back home. In order for Keith Huff to do his job in Iraq, he had to change the way he thought about life. “I had to accept my own death. That…

Fargo VA Now Offering Whole Health, Primary Prevention Practice to Help Veterans Heal

every VA hospital in the country will have a whole health component by 2019

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo VA celebrates one of their new departments at the hospital with Whole Health Day. KVRR’s Danielle Church tells us how whole health is getting rid of surgery and medication to try a more natural healing process. Fargo’s VA just added another tool to its toolbox. “Everything isn’t disease–based anymore. It focuses on primary prevention and overall…

Longfellow Elementary Students Thank Veterans With Homemade Cards

The students are making their cards for the veterans at the Fargo VA Health Care System

FARGO– Three classes of first graders at Longfellow Elementary spent the morning learning about Veterans Day. “I think that when we start all of the children think that veterans are people that shoot guns and fight in wars,” Longfellow Elementary teacher Sally Hamilton said. “They don’t realize some of the social impact they can have.” After a brainstorming session with…

Veterans Learn About Breast Cancer Treatments Offered at Fargo VA

The event was held in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month

FARGO, N.D. — Veterans heard about breast cancer and various treatment options available to them at the Fargo VA. Doctors from the VA talked about the importance of getting mammograms and the power of stress relief exercises like yoga and meditation. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, doctors at the VA say it’s critical that veterans make their health a…

Fargo VA Gets News Set of Wheels to Transport Patients

The car is a 2019 Ford Flex

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo VA has a new set of wheels to transport veterans to their appointments. Disabled American Veterans (DAV) of North Dakota handed over the keys to a 2019 Ford Flex to the VA. It’s just one of 13 vehicles across North Dakota and Minnesota which help provide transportation to veterans who have no other way to a…

Veterans and Community Members Walk and Roll in Fargo “VA 2K”

147 people participated in the annual event to raise awareness for homeless veterans

FARGO, N.D. — On a picture–perfect Wednesday afternoon, people could walk or roll around the premises of the Fargo VA, all to support a good cause. ” a real issue right now, and what we need to do is be able to support them in that time of need, and frequently, they need food, basic necessities of food,” said Rachael…

Congressman Kevin Cramer Responds to President Trump’s Comment, Las Vegas Shooting

He says if the iran deal is decertified, the next 60 days are vital for congress

FARGO, ND — Congressman Kevin Cramer says he’s not sure what President Trump means when he was quoted saying during a photo-op with military leaders that it was the “calm before the storm.” Cramer, along with Senators Heitkamp and Hoeven and Congressman Colin Peterson gathered at the Fargo VA for a ribbon cutting. Rep. Cramer talked about President Trump’s comments about…

Fargo VFW’s Derby for the Vets Gifts the VA Medical Center with Generous Donation

The presentation of the $21,000 check took place at the flagpole at the Fargo VA Medical Center by Post 762

FARGO, ND — The Fargo VA Medical Center was presented with funds from the Fargo VFW after their fifth annual Derby for the Vets. The adult pinewood derby was held on February 20th at the downtown Fargo VFW. The presentation of the $21,000 check took place at the flagpole at the Fargo VA Medical Center by Post 762. In the past…