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Community Fighting North Dakota’s Leading Cause of Death at Annual Walk: Heart Disease

They are teaching people that it is 80% preventable by living a healthier lifestyle

FARGO, N.D. — The American Heart Association is celebrating its 20th Annual Heart Walk nationwide. Hundreds planned to come out and walk tonight in Island Park in Fargo to raise funds and awareness to fight heart disease. They are teaching people that it is 80% preventable by living a healthier lifestyle. By eating better and getting more physical activity into…

Minnesota Seeing a Rise in Chickenpox Cases

One Hennepin County school is dealing with an outbreak of 15 cases and another school in Stearns County is dealing with six cases

  HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — Cases of chickenpox are continuing to grow in Minnesota. The state department of health states nearly 400 cases have been reported, which is the highest number since 2013 when there were 480 cases reported in the year. One Hennepin County school is dealing with an outbreak of 15 cases and another school in Stearns County…

Grand Forks CodeRed Alert System Changes Numbers

Starting today, the number for the CodeRed alert will change to 76993

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Grand Forks city officials want you to know about a change in the CodeRed alert system. Starting today, the number for the CodeRed alert will change to 76993. These alerts come from the city of Grand Forks and are ways emergency services can get messages out to the public quickly and efficiently. These messages include…

Statewide Text 911 Service Now Online in Minnesota

Dispatchers at all of the state's 104 dispatch centers have been trained on the technology

  MINNESOTA — A statewide service allowing Minnesotans to send a text message to 911 during an emergency is up and running. “Text-To-911” will be especially beneficial for people who are deaf or unable to speak during a crime. To use the service, a person would type 911 in the number field and then type the nature of the emergency…

More Female Hunters Applying for Licenses in Minnesota

Reports show about 70,000 of Minnesota's 550,000 hunters are women, up from the 55,000 female hunters in 2010

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota DNR officials say despite the declining overall number of hunters, more women are taking on the sport. Reports show about 70,000 of Minnesota’s 550,000 hunters are women, up from the 55,000 female hunters in 2010. Linda Bylander with the DNR says this is largely because more and more women want to use wild game meat as…

Online Petition Asking to Retire Burnsville Teen’s Jersey Number in Honor

It was also the number worn by a Burnsville baseball player who died in 2014

  BURNSVILLE, Minn. — An online petition has been started to retire the jersey number of a high school athlete found dead at NDSU on Sunday. Devin Delaney was a senior at Burnsville High School where he was a well-loved lacrosse and hockey player. He wore the number “6” in both sports. It was also the number worn by a…

#1 Ranked VCSU Sets Enrollment Record

School officials said 1,522 students are enrolled

VALLEY CITY, ND — It’s a record-setting fall semester for Valley City State University. School officials said 1,522 students are enrolled, which breaks the enrollment record set last fall of 1,452 students. President Tisa Mason says the percentage of students who return for their second year has increased each of the last five years. VCSU was recently ranked the “No….

Jamestown Regional Medical Center Warning People About Phone Scam

Some of the calls are asking for credit card information others are for vacations.

  JAMESTOWN, ND — Hospital officials at Jamestown Regional Medical Center are warning about a scam. People are receiving calls from a number claiming to be “Jamestown Hospital”. But the number is actually not associated with the medical center. Some of the calls are asking for credit card information others are for vacations. If you receive such a call, hang…