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…

Health Experts Say It’s Okay To Go To The Clinic For Non-Coronavirus Related Illnesses

Sanford Children's Southwest Clinic is operating only as an urgent care center for children.

FARGO, N.D. – Health care workers are seeing a significant decrease of patients in urgent care saying some are choosing to treat illnesses and injuries at home. “The number of patients we’re seeing is probably 80% less than usual. Seeing patients concerned about COVID even has been pretty low. So, it’s one of two things, right. It’s good that people…

ND Woman Creates Facebook Group For Solidarity Against The Coronavirus

The Page Has Over 200 Thousand Members And Continues To Grow

FARGO N.D. — People across the valley are sharing their solidarity across social media against the coronavirus. The Facebook group #a world of hearts has over 200 thousand followers and continues to grow. The creator of the page says she never thought it would get this big. “I just think it’s a really great way for people to stay connected,…

Sanford Health Hosts Facebook Live Q & A For Coronavirus

Sanford Says This Is Not The Last Time They Be Hosting A Q And A Forum With The Public.

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health hosted a live Q and A segment to take questions from concerned community members through Facebook. People on Facebook sent in questions to Sanford’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alison Suttle in a live 30 minute live stream. Questions ranged from how to prevent spreading the illness, what are the signs to look for and how…

North Dakota Declares State Of Emergency For Coronavirus

The State Will Not Close K Through 12 Schools

BISMARCK, N.D. —  Governor Doug Burgum announces a state of emergency for North Dakota. Under the declaration, the government will provide new guidelines and policies to help battle the virus. Burgum says the state will follow the guidelines recommended by the CDC on COVID-19 prevention. He says the state will not close K through 12 schools. The new guidelines recommend…

Moorhead Man Uses Illness To Raise Awareness About Chronic Kidney Disease

He says he wants to use his battle to help inspire others and raise awareness about a disease he says can sneak on people as they may not even realize they have the disease.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — “I lost purpose, I mean I couldn’t work anymore, I couldn’t support my family anymore,” FM Kidney Warriors Founder, Chris Brown said. Chris Brown of Moorhead has a terminal Chronic Kidney Disease or CKD, Brown does his dialysis at home and says the situation he’s in could have been avoided. “I had some signs of kidney problems…

Six Deaths Related to Flu Outbreak in Minnesota

None of the deaths involved children.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota health officials say an outbreak of early flu strains has contributed to the deaths of six people. There were 60 cases of flu-like illness reported to the state last week. That’s a five-fold increase from the week before. The Department of Health says the flu continues to spread statewide, with cases reported in every region. It has…

First Vaping-Related Illness Reported in North Dakota

It joins 25 other states who have reported severe respiratory illness cases linked to vaping

FARGO, N.D. — Recent reports of people nationwide complaining of pneumonia–like symptoms are becoming more and more common. “Coughing, difficulty breathing, respiratory, upper respiratory issues,” said Fargo Cass Public Health Tobacco Prevention Coordinator Melissa Markegard. But they’re not being diagnosed with a cold or the flu. “A lot of those symptoms can sometimes look like something else, but when you…

Erasing the Stigma: Imagine Thriving Raising Funds for Mental Health

The goal of Imagine Thriving is to erase the stigma of mental health issues among young people by providing education, prevention and advocacy

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Past donors and new supporters are filling out the checkbooks at the sixth annual Imagine Thriving Fundraiser. The goal of Imagine Thriving is to erase the stigma of mental health issues among young people by providing education, prevention and advocacy. Those on the board say there are ways people can help that many don’t realize are needed….

Chipotle Stocks Drop as Television Actor Declares on Instagram the Food Almost Killed Him

Following the 32-year-old actor's post, Chipotle's stock sank nearly three percent

  NATIONAL — Chipotle is firing back at “Supergirl” actor, Jeremy Jordan, who took to Instagram to tell the world the fast food chain made him so sick he, quote, “almost died.” Jordan says the food he ate at Chipotle “did not agree” with him and while he says he has advocated for them in the past, they are “terrible.”…