RECOVERY

Runners Race to Raise Awareness About Addiction

Money Raised For The Race Will Be Given To The First Step Recovery Program

MOORHEAD, Minn. –While runners were getting set for the big 5k run, one woman on the sidelines is jogging her own memories of the addiction she beat over a decade ago. “I entered this program myself 11 years ago, and I have been sober the entire 11 years, and it’s a great program I recommend it to people and if…

Fargo Church Relocates After 10 Years

Recovery Worship's new location will be inside the First United Methodist Church at 906 First Avenue South

FARGO, N.D. — “This is the perfect place for imperfect people.” That’s how Pastor John Roberts describes Recovery Worship, a church for those who have been affected by addiction – from alcoholism and substance abuse to gambling or overeating. “And it may not be the addicts themselves. It could be family members, loved ones, parents, partners, spouses, children. Anybody whose…

Red Cross of the Dakotas Deploys Three to California for Wildfire Recovery

two are from north dakota and one is from south dakota

FARGO, N.D. — It’s been a few months since the California wildfires have been extinguished. The cleanup and recovery means there’s still a long road ahead for those affected. A few people from the Dakotas are doing their part to assist those without a home. When Sandra Heggeness was 11-years-old, it was the Red Cross who came to her and her…

Third Annual Michael Kaspari Recovery Run/Walk Reminds People Overcoming Addiction is Possible

It raised about $30,000 for the Village First Step Recovery Program

FARGO, N.D. — More than 200 people laced up their sneakers for the third annual Michael Kaspari Memorial Recovery 5k Run and Walk. The Village’s First Step Recovery Program started putting on the race as a way to celebrate addiction recovery. It’s also a way for the mental health clinic to highlight their free family recovery clinic. The run/walk raised almost…

Gov. Burgum, First Lady Host “Recovery Reinvented” Conference

The conference drew people from a wide variety of fields

FARGO, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum and his wife, First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum, hosted a conference that brought together people from a variety of fields. They are all working on one common goal: recovery for addicts. One volunteer, Theresa Rassel, has been in recovery for alcoholism for 10 years. She says she knew she had to make a change when…

Dalvin Cook Continues Progress on ACL Recovery

Cook injured his knee in game four of last season.

EAGAN, Minn. — The minnesota vikings are in their third week of organized team activities, but Tuesday was a little different. Running back Dalvin Cook was out on the gridiron today for the first time since suffering a season-ending ACL tear in week four. The second-year player out of Florida State is still wearing a brace, but he was participating in…

New Training Program for Addiction Recovery Coaches

Peer recovery support services can create a non-judgmental environment

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Cass Public Health put on a Recovery Coach Academy, which trains former addicts to become recovery coaches. “Because of that lived experience, we’ve been down the road, we know obstacles… we never tell people what they need to do. It’s not prescriptive. We help people make their own decisions,” said Kris Kelly of the Minnesota Recovery…

Community Rallies Behind One Man’s Road to Recovery

Family wants people to know not to drink and drive

FARGO, N.D. — People in the community are rallying behind one man as he goes through the road to recovery. Four months ago, Josh Jensen was drinking and got behind the wheel. He fell asleep and kept going straight when the road curved. “Drinking and driving is a bad thing. I want people to know that. Also, seatbelts save lives. It…

Kathryn Helgaas Burgum Joins Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Board

North Dakota's First Lady adopted addiction recovery as her platform

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota first lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum has been named to the board of directors of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. The foundation is the nation’s leading nonprofit provider of addiction treatment and recovery resources. Helgaas Burgum adopted addiction recovery as her platform as the state’s first lady. She’s a recovering alcoholic and says she wants to…

Search for Missing Native American Woman Expands Beyond Fort Berthold

  NEW TOWN, N.D. — The search for Olivia Lone Bear is moving beyond the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. Lone Bear’s family says they’re expanding the search and seeking volunteers in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot and other cities. The 33-year-old woman was reported missing in October. She was last seen driving her pickup in New Town. Her brother, Matthew,…