Minnesota Records 20 New COVID-19 Deaths

ST.PAUL, MN (KFGO)- The MN Department of Health reports 480 more Coronavirus cases and 20 more deaths in Sunday’s results. The total number of cases moves to 11,271. Cases hospitalized dropped to 434 from 476 while intensive care cases went from 199 from 180. Minnesota’s death toll sits at 578 with 464 have occurred in long term care facilities. There…

Essentia Health Implementing Visitor Restrictions at Hospitals

Any ill visitors will be asked to leave the hospitals.

FARGO, N.D.–Essentia Health is implementing new visitor restrictions at their hospitals as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning at 12 p.m. on Monday, no visitors will be allowed in Essentia Health hospitals with a few exceptions. Inpatients with compassionate-care needs will be allowed visitors. Family members are advised to call the hospital before visiting. Patients in the emergency department…

Brain Injury Survivors Make Masks to Represent Their Experiences

The event is part of a project to raise awareness for brain injury

FARGO, N.D. — Art can be very therapeutic, and Sanford is giving brain injury survivors an outlet to get their creative juices flowing. Kathleen Ford suffered from a stroke last year, and art has been part of her life throughout her recovery process. “My kids tell me to hang up so I do,” she said. Now she’s bringing her artistic skills…

Fargo’s Essentia Health Faces Heat Problems After Glycol Leak

The hospital is using auxiliary heat sources while working to get the heat back up and running for its patients

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo’s Essentia Health is facing heating problems after a glycol pipe leak in the hospital’s boiler room. Fargo Fire Department responded to the call around 8:15 this morning. The hospital is working to repair the leak. No patients were evacuated and no one injured. Fargo Fire said the pipe burst created steam which caused the fire alarms…

Sanford Choir Spreads Holiday Cheer to Cancer Patients With Christmas Carols

More than 80 people volunteered to sing this year

FARGO, N.D. — Patients get a special, holiday surprise from employees at Sanford’s Roger Maris Cancer Center. Sanford’s employee choir spent the morning trying to brighten some patient’s day with plenty of Christmas carols. Patients can spend hours getting their chemo treatments at the hospital, which is why they say Christmas songs are great way to help the time fly by….

Essentia Health Gives Firsthand Look at New Cardiac and Intermediate Care Unit

The new unit doesn't just look and feel brand new but the extra bed space and the upgraded technology helps better serve their patients

FARGO, N.D. — Essentia Staff are getting their first look at the new Cardiac and Intermediate Care Unit within the hospital on 32nd Avenue in Fargo. “People come to Fargo. It’s a destination to come here for this hospital and we want to always provide the best for them,” said Cindy Jorud, the Director of the ICU Cardiac and Immediate…

Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center Unveils New Infusion Center

The new space has ten more rooms

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center unveiled a new infusion center where patients will get treatment. The space is in the former emergency department at the Sanford Broadway location. The new space has 40 infusion rooms, up from 30 in the old center. Sanford staff says the relocation is part of an overall expansion of the cancer center to…

Nearly $25,000 Raised for Essentia Health Cancer Center Patients

the money will be used for gas and grocery cards as well as lodging expenses and other comfort items

FARGO, N.D. — Big 98.7, D-S Beverages and Corwin Automotive raise nearly $25,000 for Essentia’s Cancer Center. The funds will go towards providing gas and grocery cards, hotel expenses, blankets and other comfort items for patients. Big 98.7 invited community members to drop off bras at the radio station as part of breast cancer awareness month. For each one dropped…

Friendly Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry Has a Solution for Your Excess Halloween Candy

Donated candy will be sent to troops and first responders

FARGO, N.D. — If you’ve got piles of candy from Halloween night, you can spare some cavities and put it towards a good cause. Friendly Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry is doing a candy buyback that helps our heroes. All donated candy goes towards Operation Gratitude, which sends treats to troops and first responders. “We could get candy away from the kids, so…