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Advanced Health Care Options: Why it’s Important to Have a Plan

Sanford Health is teaching the importance of advanced health care options to residents at Bethany

FARGO, N.D. — It’s National Health Care Decisions Day and members of Bethany Retirement Living are providing options for all residents. It can be a difficult conversation that families have about quality of life when it comes to health care. Bethany Retirement Living teamed up with Sanford Health Systems to answer some questions. “Who would want to have someone else…

Nursing Program That Was In Jeopardy Is Safe For Now

Sanford Officials Reach Deal With State Lawmakers

BISMARCK, N.D. – Sanford Health has renegotiated a contract to keep a nursing program open in Bismarck. The action comes after legislators introduced an amendment in the higher education budget that would not allow any state money or private funds to be spent on the program. NDSU took over the program three years ago but lawmakers have not been happy…

Charges Expected in Fatal Moorhead Shooting Thursday Night

Jacob Glover Was Allegedly Shot and Killed by Neil Johnson

Jacob Glover & fiance | Neil Johnson Formal charges are expected this week against the man accused of shooting and killing a male acquaintance at his home in Moorhead. 25-year-old Neil Johnson is being held in the Clay County Jail pending a Long Form Complaint through the Clay County Attorney’s Office. Charges could include First Degree Manslaughter. Authorities say Johnson…

Washington D.C. Group Protests NDSU, Sanford Health’s ATLS Program

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Held at Protest Against the Use of Animals for NDSU and Sanford's ATLS Program

FARGO, N.D. — A Washington D.C. group is at NDSU, protesting the university’s Advanced Trauma Life Support training program. The group says the university is promoting cruelty to animals by using live pigs for their testing when other options are available. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and supporters stood in solidarity on 12th Avenue North and University Drive, holding…

NDSU Nursing School on the Chopping Block?

The school in Bismarck has been targeted by an amendment to the budget to be returned to Sanford Health

FARGO, N.D. — The budget deficit in North Dakota could lead to additional cuts at NDSU. State lawmakers are considering cutting the nursing school in Bismarck. Hospitals in the metro depend on graduates from local nursing programs. An amendment to the higher education funding bill has caused some confusion among state lawmakers. It states that neither the higher education board…

Patty Wetterling Breaks Her Silence; Says She’s Still Learning Her “New Role”

Wetterling is speaking to the media for the first time since Danny Heinrich, the man responsible for kidnapping and murdering her son Jacob, was sentenced. Our Sister Station, KDLT, Interviewed Her For Our Story

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Patty Wetterling is in Sioux Falls, preparing to talk with health officials on how to promote child safety and prevent infant abductions. Wetterling is speaking to the media for the first time since Danny Heinrich, the man responsible for kidnapping and murdering her son Jacob, was sentenced. It took 27 years to solve the mystery. After…

Sanford Health Losing a Top Executive to Retirement

A successor will be named later this year

  FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health-Fargo is losing one of its top executives to retirement. Paul Richard is leaving Sanford after 46 years of service. He has been executive vice president since 2013 and has overseen the development and construction of the $500 million dollar medical center that is scheduled to open in July. A successor will be named later…

Alberta Man, Semi Driver Injured in Icy I-29 Crashes

Both drivers suffered minor injuries in two crashes on I-29

  HILLSBORO, N.D. — A man ended up in two feet of water north of Hillsboro late last night after losing control of his vehicle on an icy I-29. A highway patrol trooper says the 47-year-old man from Alberta, Canada was able to get his seat belt off but he wasn’t able to get out of the vehicle. Crews from…

Woman Treated After Fargo House Fire

A Fargo woman was treated at Sanford Hospital after a house fire

A woman was taken to the hospital after a house fire in Fargo. The fire was in a single-family house near downtown. A person who saw smoke coming from the house called 911 around 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon. The victim was taken to Sanford Hospital with smoke related injuries. Most of the damage was limited to a family room but…

Construction on New Sanford Facility Complete

The massive new Sanford Medical Center in South Fargo is officially finished

FARGO, N.D. — Construction on the new Sanford Medical Center in South Fargo is finally over. A chairman for Mortenson Construction handed over the keys to Paul Richard, Sanford’s Executive Vice President. Construction on the massive $494 million project began back in 2012, building from a completely empty plot of land. Sanford officials say more than 4,000 workers from across…