Life

Health Matters: Recognizing the Signs of a Stroke

In the United States, strokes are the number one cause of long term disability

HEALTH MATTERS — Every four minutes, somebody in the United States dies from a stroke. Experts say people may not know what it looks like to experience the nation’s fifth¬†highest cause of death. In the United States, strokes are¬†the number one cause of long term disability. There are many people who live a normal life after experiencing a stroke. That’s…

From Blood Recipient to Blood Donor: The Vincent Ulstad Story

A life changing accident kept this avid blood donor from giving back for seven years

FARGO, N.D. — Donating blood was a regular part of his life. But after a major car accident, blood donations were needed to save him. The accident left Vincent Ulstad blind, forcing him to make several adjustments. But almost eight years later, he can make donating blood a regular part of his life again. “I have absolutely no memory of…

Patty Wetterling: “I’m Not Strong. Jacob’s the Strong Force in My Life”

After months of silence, Patty Wetterling is speaking out about how she is moving on. Reporter Anndrea Anderson with our sister station, KDLT in Sioux Falls, Reports

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Patty Wetterling is trying to find out what’s next for her life. After her son Jacob’s remains were finally found after 27 years and his killer was put behind bars, she is trying to continue her own recovery. Anndrea Anderson sat down with patty to talk about the nearly 30-year ordeal. “They found some bones and…

Fargo Police Set the Record Straight on State’s Good Samaritan Law

The law gives immunity to fellow drug users to encourage them to call for help during a drug overdose

FARGO, N.D. — Details of a drug arrest from May of last year have raised questions about North Dakota’s Good Samaritan Law. Fargo Police Chief Dave Todd took to Facebook to clear up the confusion. Authorities want to remind the public that saving someone’s life is their top priority. North Dakota’s Good Samaritan Law is designed to help authorities save…

F-M Ambulance Wants The Community To Learn CPR

Save-A-Life Saturday was held at West Acres Mall to teach The Importance Of CPR

FARGO, N.D. — F-M Ambulance says someone dies from cardiac arrest every 90 seconds. Save-A-Life Saturday at West Acres Mall taught people all about CPR. F-M Ambulance says only 33 percent of cardiac arrest victims in the F-M area receive immediate lifesaving CPR, which can double or even triple a victim’s chance of survival. One speaker spoke about how learning…

F-M Ambulance Recognizes Three Strangers Who Saved Motorist on I-29

A man went into cardiac arrest on the highway where three drivers pulled over to help

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — One Fargo man has three people to thank for giving him another shot at life. Mark Dammann says December 9th was a normal day for taking a drive down south on I-29. “I had no inclination I was going to have a heart attack,” said Mark. He says he was in the holiday spirit with plans…

Battling Cancer and States Away, Fargo Rallies Around One of its Own

At 25 years old, Kellen Summers was diagnosed with stage IV cancer; states away, his family and friends back home are doing what they can to lend a hand

A Fargo Native FARGO, N.D. — Many say Fargo is a tight-knit community. Kellen Summers and his wife, Vanessa, grew up in the Fargo area. They met through their love of theater at Fargo South High School, and their relationship remained strong through their graduation from Concordia College. They both established a deep connection to the F-M area, particularly in…