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ND State Health Council talks COVID-19 vaccine, contact tracing & mask mandate

ND is expected to see a vaccine for COVID-19 in December

BISMARCK, N.D.- Two vaccines for the coronavirus are completing their trials. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will both be up to 94% effective. That’s compared to the flu vaccine which is around 30 -50% effective. “We are anticipating we could have a vaccine in the state by early or mid December possibly. And likely Pfizer will be one of the…

Sanford Health announces new partnership with Intermountain Health

The organizations are nearly doubling in size by merging

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Big changes are coming to Sanford Health as it merges with another major health organization. Utah based Intermountain Health and Sanford Health will be coming together to share their best practices. The merging will create a $15 billion health system. Both will keep their names for now, but Intermountain will become the parent company Together it has…

City of West Fargo presents COVID-19 prevention seminar

North Dakota Department of Health holds virtual information session to help combat the spread of COVID-19

WEST FARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health holds a virtual COVID-19 information session to help raise awareness surrounding the increase in cases in the state. Director of North Dakota State University’s Center for Immunization Research and Education Dr. Paul Carson provides Covid-19 tips on how to help stop the spread of the virus. “By whatever means we…

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…