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Fargo Cass Public Health Hosts Take Back Tuesday

They want to remind everyone to properly dispose of their prescription medication to fight opioid addiction

FARGO, ND — The red bin is back at Fargo Cass Public Health for prescription drug Take Back Tuesday. They want to remind everyone to properly dispose of their prescription medication to fight opioid addiction. Last time they held the event, 133 people dropped off 210 pounds of medication. They say many patients with old or unused prescriptions have had…

Sanford is Getting Ready for the Big Grand Opening

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to introduce the new hospital

FARGO, ND — The big opening day for Sanford’s new hospital is only hours away. Community members and Sanford officials gathered for a special ribbon cutting of the new facility. We’ve seen Fergie perform, the first helicopter to fly and land on the new helicopter pad and now finally, we’re at the last celebration before the opening of the new…

Fargo Brewing Company is Using Pints to Help Patients

One dollar from each pour helped provide patients with medical equipment

FARGO, ND — People in Fargo helped patients get the medical equipment they need by buying a pint. Many craft beer connoisseurs poured into Fargo Brewing Company where a dollar from every drink is given to HERO throughout the day. HERO is a non-profit which collects used medical supplies like wheelchairs, walkers and crutches. Its executive director says the group…

Countdown is on for Opening of Sanford’s New Hospital

The land the medical center was built on along I-94 was bought way back in 1998

  FARGO, ND — Opening day is now just two weeks away. The nearly $500 million state-of-the-art Sanford Medical Center in south Fargo begins operating on July 25. That is the day staff will attend to their first patients in the new hospital The land the medical center was built on along I-94 was bought way back in 1998. Sanford…

Altru’s Main Health Clinic Under Repair

Officials say all affected departments have been closed down and patients are being rescheduled

All departments inside the now evacuated Altru Main Clinic have been temporarily relocated. This comes after a 16 inch beam failed forcing more than 100 patients and more than 100 staff members to evacuate from the building Thursday afternoon. Officials say they are still working on contacting all patients with appointments and letting them know where they’re being relocated. They…

Altru Health Clinic Evacuated for Structural Issues

Emergency workers re-locate 100 patients and staff after a large crack is found on a wall

Altru Health Clinic was evacuated after officials found a structural problem with the building. Engineers say a 16 inch beam has failed in the Altru Main Clinic. ┬áThe Cancer Center on the north side of the building and the hospital on the south side are not affected. “Some staff in the lower level of the main clinic noticed some issues…