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North Dakota Reports 7 COVID-19 Deaths

Bismarck,ND — The North Dakota Department of Health reports there are now 7 residents who have died from the COVID-19 virus. The latest fatality is a woman in her 70s from Cass County with underlying health conditions who acquired COVID-19 through community spread. There are a total of 293 people who have tested positive, that’s an increase of 15 since…

ND Health Officials Want The Community To Keep Taking Basic Coronavirus Precautions

With the first death reported in the State, they say now more than ever it's important to flatten the curve

NORTH DAKOTA – North Dakota Health Officials are stressing the importance of practicing basic safety precautions. “The guidance is the same, it’s just for people to be really vigilant about it. So, it’s those really good prevention practices. It’s that social distancing piece,” says Fargo Cass Public Health director Desi Fleming. They say when going out to do grocery shopping,…

North Dakota Health Department Monitoring 3 People For Coronavirus

All three recently arrived from China

BISMARCK, N.D. — Three people in North Dakota are being actively monitored for the coronavirus. The state health department says all three recently arrived from China. They are voluntarily staying away from people other than immediate family members. There have been no cases of the virus reported in North Dakota and no individuals are classified as a person under investigation….

Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported In Grand Forks County

Most human cases of West Nile occur during August and September

GRAND FORKS CO., N.D. — Grand Forks County has its first human case of West Nile virus of the season. No other information about the person has been released. North Dakota Health Department reports just three other cases so far this year in McHenry, Mercer and Golden Valley counties. Most human cases of West Nile occur during August and September….

Disabled Veteran Says Medical Marijuana Prices Are Too High, State & Company Leaders Respond

The Botanist In Fargo is operated by Acreage Holdings based out of New York

FARGO, ND — It took years for North Dakota to establish its medical marijuana program which was approved by voters in 2016. Now that it’s up and running, with one dispensary open in Fargo, some people are saying the cost is just too high for those who really need the drug. Tom Schmidtgal is on a mission he says to educate…

ND Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Frozen, Raw Tuna

Two people have been hospitalized.

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s Health Department says four illnesses in the state have been tied to a salmonella outbreak linked to frozen, raw ground tuna. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the tuna from Louisiana-based Jensen Tuna has sickened 13 people in seven states since early January. Two people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported….

Hotel Hot Tub Linked To Legionnaire’s Disease Reopens

Three people became sick between last July and January

CASSELTON, ND — A hot tub at the Days Inn in Casselton where three people are believed to have contracted Legionnaire’s disease has been reopened for public use. The people became sick between last July and January. Legionnaire’s is a type of pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacteria. The North Dakota Health Department says the hot tub was “thoroughly sanitized” and…

Company Gets Approval For Next Step To Open Four More Medical Marijuana Centers

North Dakota Health Department anticipates seven dispensaries in the state will be registered and operational by the end of this year

BISMARCK, ND — Four more dispensary applications for medical marijuana have been approved to move forward in North Dakota. GR Vending ND LLC, also known as Grassroots Cannabis, is one step closer to getting a certificate from the health department for locations in Devils Lake, Dickinson, Jamestown and Minot. They are already operating in Fargo as The Botanist. The health department…

North Dakota Sending Medical Teams To Hurricane Relief

Each team has 28 registered nurses, paramedics and emergency medical technicians.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ North Dakota’s Health Department is sending two medical response teams to Raleigh, North Carolina, this week to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. North Carolina requested the specialized teams through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact , a mutual aid agreement among U.S. states and territories. Each team has 28 registered nurses, paramedics and emergency medical…