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Remembering Christopher Bacon: U.S. Army Specialist U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Officer

A family man, the guy who always wanted to take people under his wing

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After a fatal car crash on June 7th, U.S. Army Specialist U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Officer, Christopher Bacon lost his life. Family, friends and community members are honoring Bacon at a ceremony at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. I spoke to dozens who came out to honor Chris and support his family and although…

Statewide Text 911 Service Now Online in Minnesota

Dispatchers at all of the state's 104 dispatch centers have been trained on the technology

  MINNESOTA — A statewide service allowing Minnesotans to send a text message to 911 during an emergency is up and running. “Text-To-911” will be especially beneficial for people who are deaf or unable to speak during a crime. To use the service, a person would type 911 in the number field and then type the nature of the emergency…

De-stigmatizing HIV by Changing California Law

Individuals who are infected with HIV are often already stereotyped

FARGO, ND — Just last week California passed a law that reduced the penalty for knowingly transmitting HIV from a felony to a misdemeanor. We spoke to the epidemiologist at Fargo Cass Public Health who says HIV is one of the most stigmatized diseases out there. With all of the modern forms of medicine today, he says lawmakers feel changing…