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Walmart in Jamestown closes for the weekend

The closure allows third party cleaning crews to come in to thoroughly clean and sanitize

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (KVRR) — Walmart in Jamestown is closing over the weekend to be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. A spokesperson says the store at 921 25th Street SW will reopen on Monday at 6 a.m. The company states they realize they are an essential business but because there’s been an increase in positive COVID-19 cases, they want to assist health…

Three Cases of Meningococcal Meningitis in North Dakota

The three have been diagnosed within the past couple of months

BISMARCK, N.D. — Health officials say three people have been diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis in North Dakota the past couple of months. The state’s Department of Health says two of those cases have been confirmed by laboratory testing. The disease is rare in North Dakota and in the U.S. Before this year, the last cases reported in North Dakota were…

Alzheimer’s Added to Medical Marijuana List

Health officials in Minnesota say Alzheimer's disease now qualifies as a condition to receive medical marijuana

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota health officials are adding Alzheimer’s disease as a qualifying condition to get medical marijuana. The state Health Department says the new condition would take effect in August. Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says there is “some evidence” that marijuana improves the mood, sleep and behavior of people with Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s was one of seven suggested additions…