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Sanford Health introduces new way of seeing for low-vision patients

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A Fargo woman struggling with macular degeneration is looking for devices to make her life easier. Roberta LeClerc was diagnosed with macular degeneration in 2019 and simple tasks have become impossible as her vision progressively becomes clouded through time. “It’s a tough thing to accept because first of all, you lose the ability to drive a…

Unsung Heroes of the Pandemic

An already essential job taking a whole new meaning during the height of COVID-19.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — They are some of the most important and often overlooked essential workers. Those working the front lines alongside doctors and nurses. Making sure every inch at Sanford Broadway Clinic in Fargo is kept clean and safe. “We kind of look at ourselves as the caretakers of the caretakers where we try to facilitate for the actual…

Diabetes advocates propose bill to help cap insulin costs

The proposed bill would place a $25 cap on out of pocket diabetic medical costs

NORTH DAKOTA — People in North Dakota are trying to get legislature attention for a bill that would decrease the cost of insulin. The proposed bill would help by placing a cap of $25 on insulin charges for those in need of the medication. Outlined in the proposal the cost would only cover those with North Dakota insurance plans. Other…

Supt. says Covid-19 is ‘leading to increase of stress & anxiety’ among students

Johnson says that's one of the main reasons why they're determined to keep their school doors open.

NORTH DAKOTA –  Governor Doug Burgum invites educators to discuss the impact of COVID-19 in schools. Although North Dakota continues to break records for the wrong reasons, the governor says their goals continue to be the same. “Protect the vulnerable, ensure hospital capacity, keep kids in school in-person, keep our economy open, that’s what we’ve been about since the beginning…

Sanford Health announces “Change In 24” fundraiser to help cancer patients

They wanted to find a way to ease some financial stress.

FARGO, N.D. – Change in 24 is a fundraiser for patients at Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo. Change In 24 started in 2016 for cancer patients and their families coming from outside the metro. They wanted to find a way to ease some financial stress. The money raised will go towards helping with transportation, accommodation, and other treatment…

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…