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,…

Mayors’ Blue Ribbon Commission Hopes to Educate People on Struggles with Addiction

The commission is getting out into the community because members say addiction shouldn't be a closet discussion

FARGO, ND — The Mayors’ Blue Ribbon Commission is trying to educate more people in the Metro about what it means to struggle with addiction. More than 10 people died from an opioid overdose in Fargo-Moorhead from January to September 2017. The commission is getting out into the community because members say addiction shouldn’t be a closet discussion. They say…

Dick Beardsley Talks Staying Sober, Battling Addiction with First Step Recovery in Fargo

He says it's important to share his story and continue to inspire others to get better one day at a time

FARGO, ND — Dick Beardsley shares his personal story of hope and redemption with patients and supporters of First Step Recovery in Fargo. In February, Beardsley will be 21 years sober, after battling a prescription drug addiction. He says it’s important to share his story and continue to inspire others to get better one day at a time. He also…

New Details Released in St. Cloud Murder-Suicide

Police say they responded to the apartment building located on the 800 block of 8th Avenue North

  ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Authorities have released more details behind the deaths of two men in an apartment in St. Cloud. They say 20-year-old Larry Thompson shot and killed his roommate, 19-year-old Benedict Frank, before turning the gun on himself. Police say they responded to the apartment building located on the 800 block of 8th Avenue North. They found…

The Long Road Back: KMSP Fox 9 Reporter Talks Recovery After a Devastating Boating Accident and Why She Says it’s Not All About Her

She has spent the past couple of months recovering and learning to live "a new normal." KMSP Fox 9's Amy Hockert has Courtney Godfrey's comeback story

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) — A Twin Cities reporter suffered a traumatic injury in a boating accident over the summer. She has spent the past couple of months recovering and learning to live “a new normal.” KMSP Fox 9’s Amy Hockert has Courtney Godfrey’s comeback story. If you’re a regular viewer of Fox 9, then you may have noticed a member of the…

TransCanada Recovers 24,000 Gallons of Oil at Site of South Dakota Spill

They don't believe any of the spill polluted surface water or drinking water systems

  AMHERST, SD — TransCanada officials say they have been able to recover thousands of gallons of oil from the site of a spill in Amherst, South Dakota. The company says more than 24,000 gallons of oil have been recovered as of Wednesday and nearly 170 people remain at the site working on the clean-up. They don’t believe any of…

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…

F-M Public Health Groups Collaborate on Mental Health Initiative

The focus of today's seminar was to help attendees locate recovery services

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo-Cass Public Health hosted a seminar to help the public connect with mental health resources. It is a part of a larger initiative and sponsored by the public health departments of both Cass and Clay Counties. The meeting brought together nearly a hundred people seeking resources on recovery after suffering a mental illness. County officials say the…