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Fargo Cass Public Health Introduces New Harm Reduction Center

The main goal of the HRC is to help individuals and the community stay as healthy as possible by reducing disease and other health issues among people who inject drugs

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Cass Public Health is introducing the new Harm Reduction Center at 510 5th Street North. The HRC has been newly formed under the harm reduction division which consists of several programs. Veteran’s Drop-in Center, Withdrawal Management Unit, and the Good Neighbor Project Harm Reduction Center are just a few. The main goal of the HRC is…

MATBUS Donates Youth Programming and Outreach Transport Van to Fargo PD

"We are working with families and kids that don't have transportation readily available to them"

FARGO, N.D. — Over the last few months the Fargo Police Department has been trying to find a method of transportation for their community engagement group. MATBUS has donated a vehicle that is going to change the future for these programs. The Fargo Police Department doesn’t just serve to protect, they serve to help children in the community. “So we’re…

Bank of North Dakota Selling Federal Student Loans to Texas Company

After that, the bank continued to service the federal loans it already had issued

  NORTH DAKOTA — The state-owned Bank of North Dakota is getting out of the federal student loan business. The bank had been making federally guaranteed student loans for nearly half a century when the U.S. Department of Education took over the program in 2010. After that, the bank continued to service the federal loans it already had issued. The…

Minnesota Granted Nearly $17 Million for Substance Abuse Programs

State officials say less than 10 Minnesotans died of a heroin overdose in 2008

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota is investing nearly $17 million dollars into facilities and programs across the state to combat the opioid addiction crisis. State officials say less than 10 Minnesotans died of a heroin overdose in 2008. That number has since increased in the state by 430 percent, with 376 in 2016. Officials say $16.6 million will be…

How the Metro is Battling the Opioid Epidemic

The Fargo Police Department says their priority is arresting the people bringing the drugs to the metro

FARGO, ND — Last year, 23 people died from opioids in Cass County. This year, through September there have been nine. The numbers seem to be decreasing in the metro, but the epidemic is still affecting hundreds. Solving a problem as big as the opioid epidemic is not simple. “The medical folks are dealing with the issues of drugs and…

Rape and Abuse Crisis Center Celebrating 40 Years of Offering Healing and Support to the Red River Valley

FARGO, ND — Fargo’s Rape and Abuse Crisis Center is celebrating 40 years of providing services to families throughout the Red River Valley. Throughout their time in the valley, the center has been working to not only help those who are facing a crisis and offer counseling, they also want to educate people on how to get out and get…

Good Deeds Bring Sweet Rewards at YWCA’s Chocolate Fantasy Fundraiser

Local police officials, city leaders and clubs from local universities dished up the sweets and heat from donations of 100 local eateries in the area

FARGO, ND — The YWCA believes that doing a good deed brings a sweet reward. The YWCA of Cass Clay hosted their 34th annual Chocolate Fantasy and Chili fundraiser at the Delta by Marriott in Fargo over lunch. Local police officials, city leaders and clubs from local universities dished up the sweets and heat from donations of 100 local eateries…

Partnership Brewing in Grand Forks to Help Veterans

Employees at the restaurant are saving portions of their tips and spare change to raise money for veteran service programs in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, ND — A new partnership is brewing in Grand Forks and it’s all to help support service men and women in the city. The VFW Post 1874 is teaming up with the JL Beers location on South Columbia Road to help veterans in need. Employees at the restaurant are saving portions of their tips and spare change to…

People Climb Over the Edge to Help At-Risk Children

Over the Edge and Charism invited people to conquer the eight story challenge while raising funds and awareness for at risk children

FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds walked by the Black Building and gazed up at dozens of people rappelling down the side of the building. The exhilarating and heart pounding climb gave rappellers a once-in-a-lifetime experience while also supporting Charism. “People love downtown Fargo, people love Fargo and their like what a fun thing to bring here to really highlight this great…

Google Responds After Employee Distributes Sexist Manifesto

Google's Diversity Vice President says the essay is not a viewpoint the company endorses, promotes or encourages

  INTERNATIONAL — Google executives are responding after a male employee writes and distributes a self-proclaimed manifesto, saying men have a “higher drive for status” than women workers. Google’s Diversity Vice President says the essay is not a viewpoint the company endorses, promotes or encourages. He goes on to condemn the essay, which had been circulating throughout the company for…