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Profile by Sanford gives tips for a healthy lifestyle during national wellness month

Health coaches say health should be a focus all year round and can be started today by making small changes.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — According to health coaches at Profile by Sanford, focusing on health and wellness should be a way of life, but it shouldn’t feel overwhelming. “Sometimes people look at the change in lifestyle as a huge overcoming for the next year of life,” said Profile by Sanford’s business development specialist, Abby Kiland. “Let’s just start with today.”…

MSUM And NDSU Students Move Into Campus With New COVID-19 Restrictions

Students Start Class On Monday, August 24th.

FARGO-MOORHEAD – “I would say I’m completely nervous with you too, that means we are all in the same boat, we are here to help each other and support each other,”  Student Orientation Counselor Emily Olson said. Families are unloading vehicles and moving their kids into the dorms for the start of a new type of school year for students…

Surviving a Stroke: Time Is of the Essence

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the CDC

DILWORTH, Minn. — In just a matter of moments, an ordinary summer day for John Schmitt of Dilworth turned into a nightmare. “I couldn’t talk, I couldn’t move my arms — or my right arm, I couldn’t move that,” he said, describing what his family told him about the incident. He and his neighbor Dick Schroeder were chopping and stacking…

Friends And Family Host Meat Raffle Fundraiser For Woman Battling Breast Cancer

The group is also hosting a benefit for Johnson on January 23th at El Zagal in North Fargo.

FARGO, N.D. — A group of family and friends come together to help fundraiser for a Fargo woman battling breast cancer. Dozens packed Speck’s Bar for a meat raffle with all proceeds going towards the medical bills for Michelle Erfle-Johnson. Johnson was diagnosed with stage 3-4 Aggressive Breast Cancer. She has gone through surgery and radiation treatment. Friends of Johnson…

Moorhead Businesses Making Changes For Mask Mandate

A manager at Junkyard Brewing says she hasn't seen any trouble on the first couples days with the new policy.

MOORHEAD, MINN. — Businesses across Minnesota are adjusting after Saturday’s start of mandatory masks for all customers. At Junkyard Brewing Company in Moorhead, a sign is at the front door asking people to either walk in with a mask on or call in for curbside pick up. A manager at the brewery says she hasn’t seen any trouble on the…

FMWF Chamber Of Commerce To Distribute Masks From Minnesota Government

The masks will only be given to Clay County businesses

MOORHEAD, MINN. — The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber Of Commerce will distributing masks at a day to be determined. The organization will be putting together a form for businesses to request masks. The masks will only be given to Clay County businesses. It’s first come, first serve and they must pick them up at the office. There is going…

Large Fires From Fargo Landfill And Moorhead Compost Site Calming Down, Smoke Remaining For Multiple Days

Both departments are prepared to return to the scene if anything changes.

FARGO-MOORHEAD, — Fires at both the Moorhead Compost Site and the Fargo Landfill had fire crews on the scene less than an hour apart. At the Moorhead site, crews say the fire was likely caused by wood chips that spread into the wood storage. In Fargo, crews say the fire was started by cutting work, creating sparks that spread to…

Dozens in MN, ND sick with intestinal illness linked to bagged salads

More than 200 people in the Midwest have been infected with Cyclospora

MINNESOTA & NORTH DAKOTA — An outbreak of Cyclospora has hit eight Midwestern states, including both Minnesota and North Dakota. According to the CDC, 25 Minnesotans and six North Dakotans have been infected. “Cyclospora is a parasite that causes a diarrheal illness, and it is transmitted by consuming food or water contaminated with feces that contains the parasite,” says Essentia…

NDSU To Have In-Person Classes In The Fall, Masks Will Be Required

The school will be maintaining its initially planned start date of August 24.

FARGO, N.D. – On Thursday morning, NDSU received a grant of nearly $20 million dollars that will help the school set up a COVID-19 plan. The university says that without the money, online classes might have resumed for another semester. “I couldn’t be more excited because everything else would’ve been suboptimal and a real let down for our students as…

Fargo Cass Public Health Encourages People To Stop Smoking For “It’s Quitting Time” Week

Health experts the best first step in quitting is finding the cause.

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Cass Public Health says nearly 20% of all adults in North Dakota smoke. That leads to more than $300 million in health care costs and killing nearly 1,000 people a year. Health experts the best first step in quitting is finding the cause. “Pay attention when you are having each of those cigarettes. Is it a…