HEALTH CARE

Mapleton Kindergarten students send message to nurses

Mapleton Kindergartners reach out to nurses in their community with a message of thanks

MAPLETON, N.D — Kindergarten students in Mapleton are making connections between the letters of the alphabet and nurses in their community. Teacher Kayla Dornfeld is using a program called Kindergarten Bootcamp to teach her students the alphabet. The letter of the day is N, which lead her students to talk about nurses and how they’re helping the community. The class…

Advocacy Groups Call For Increased Worker and Family Protections

FARGO, N.D. – A group of North Dakota advocacy organizations are calling for stronger policies to be put in place to protect workers and families during the COVID-19 crisis. The group is asking for elected officials to enact policy that would provide safety equipment and safer work environments for front line workers and those returning back to work, a moratorium on…

MN health plans to waive COVID-19-related expenses during pandemic

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota health plans agree to waive Covid-19 related expenses until May 31st. Those with commercial insurance, including individuals, small businesses and some large businesses will have no cost-sharing charges for Coronavirus testing or in network hospitalization. Health plans that have committed to waiving Covid-19 costs are Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthPartners, Medica, Preferred…

Sanford Health Offers Hospice Care At Broadway Medical Center

The program also supports services including social work, spiritual care and volunteer support.

FARGO, N.D. — The Sanford Broadway Medical Center cut the ribbon on the newest section of the hospital. The Sanford Fargo Hospice House opened its doors on the second floor. It will offer services that go beyond its patient services. The new hospice will allow families and patients to experience end of life care in the comforts of staying in…

Republican Candidate Dave Hughes Meets With Supporters In Moorhead

Hughes, who is running to represent Minnesota's 7th Congressional District, hosted a meet and greet to discuss plans if elected

MOORHEAD, Minn.- Hughes spoke about issues like immigration, health-care and the 2nd amendment. He says what makes him stand out from other candidates is having served in the Air Force for 21 years, and having been able to work with people from other countries. Hughes also spoke about the need to have more open foreign markets. “If I’m elected for…

Minnesota Retail Pharmacies to Close as Industry Shrinks

About 300 workers will lose their jobs.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota health care provider HealthPartner says it will close 30 of its retail pharmacies next year amid a broader shrinking of the industry. About 300 workers will lose their jobs as a result of the closures. The company, which sells health insurance and also runs hospitals and clinics, declined to comment to the radio station. The retail pharmacy…

MNsure Sees Record Number of Sign Ups

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – MNsure reaches a record number of sign ups of more than 123,334 in its sixth enrollment period. The exchange says 57 percent of households qualified for advanced premium tax credits averaging $5,520 a year. “Lower premiums, an extended open enrollment period, and a robust outreach program all contributed to our success this year. These advantages have helped ensure…

Cramer, Heitkamp Go Head-to-Head in First Debate in Bismarck

The two candidates went back and forth on major key issues

BISMARCK, N.D. — With the eyes of the nation looking on, Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer went toe–to–toe on the debate stage for the first time. After being clouded in controversy over her campaign team printing the names of sexual assault victims without their permission, Senator Heitkamp started the night with an apology. “This is a terrible mistake and…

North Dakotans go to Washington to ask Sen. Heitkamp and Sen. Hoeven to Protect Obamacare

WASHINGTON – North Dakota families travel to Washington, D.C. to urge Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp to protect the Affordable Care Act. Melissa Schroeder maxes out on her health insurance every year. Her son Tyler has a form of congenital heart disease and caring for his needs costs hundreds of thousands of dollars. “This is all just maintaining his health…