SURGERY

Community Coming Together to Help Dan Turner and His Family

"He's an amazing individual. He's got a heart of gold and he would do anything for anybody"

FARGO, N.D. — Over the last few months, Dan Turner has been working to gain back his strength, his ability and his life after open heart surgery. But people in the community wanted to make that transition easier for Dan and his family. When people describe Dan Turner, many of them say… “He’s an amazing individual. He’s got a heart…

Cuban Teen in U.S. for Surgery, Dies of Complications

Zayas and his family traveled from Cuba to Miami for the operation

  INTERNATIONAL — Health officials say the Cuban teen who had surgery to remove a 10 pound tumor on his face has died. Fourteen-year-old Emanuel Zayas developed kidney and lung complications after the surgery to remove the benign tumor. Zayas and his family traveled from Cuba to Miami for the operation. His family requested Zayas’ body be donated to science…

Judge Rules in Malpractice Case Over Limits on Damages

The ruling came in a case involving 35-year-old Chenille Condon of Fort Yates who suffered a disabling stroke due to a botched surgery at a Bismarck hospital

  BISMARCK, ND — A state district judge has ruled that North Dakota’s law limiting damages in medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional. The ruling came in a case involving 35-year-old Chenille Condon of Fort Yates who suffered a disabling stroke due to a botched surgery at a Bismarck hospital. A jury last April awarded Condon $3.5 million. South Central District…

Teen to Have 10 Pound Tumor Removed from Face

The first surgery is scheduled for January 12 and is expected to take about 12 hours to remove the mass and reconstruct Emanuel's nose

  FLORIDA — A Cuban teen is set to have a life-threatening 10 pound tumor removed from his face by Florida doctors. Doctors say the massive tumor is about the size of a basketball and is causing not only breathing problems for 14-year-old Emanuel Zayas, but he is unable to eat through his mouth. They say the tumor was at…

Aberdeen Officer’s Pup, Stolen During Burglary, Reunited with Family

Poppy, a four-month old German Shepherd, was stolen from the officer's home during a burglary

  ABERDEEN, SD — Thanks to social media, good detective work  and a trip through central Minnesota, an Aberdeen police officer has been reunited with his puppy. Poppy, a four-month old German Shepherd, was stolen from the officer’s home during a burglary. But get this. The officer at the time was actually in the hospital, recovering from surgery to have…

Minot Man Shot During Las Vegas Massacre Recovering from Surgery

He's breathing with the help of a ventilator, but doctors hope to remove it soon

  LAS VEGAS — A Minot man shot in the stomach during the Las Vegas massacre has undergone a fourth surgery. Thirty-one-year-old Andrew Gudmunson’s father and the real estate company that employs him say he underwent an operation Sunday at a Las Vegas hospital to close the wound in his abdomen. Gudmunson was shot on October 1 in the attack…

Minot Man Undergoing Surgery After Being Shot in Las Vegas, Fargo Man Escapes by Hiding Under Bleachers

What should have been a night of fun turned into the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history

LAS VEGAS — A Minot was man was one of those shot in the Las Vegas massacre. He is in stable condition, while six other concert goers from Fargo managed to escape the shooting unharmed. What should have been a night of fun turned into the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. “We were sitting there watching Jason Aldean,” said…

“Part of Me Now: Living With Breast Cancer” Premieres in Fargo

There was a lot to share with this story and a lot of people had a lot of struggles after being done with their treatment and that cancer wasn't done at that point

FARGO, ND — “So it all started when my mother had breast cancer and she had a lot of support coming through and when the treatment stopped so did that support,” said Emily Gerhardson, the director, producer and editor of ‘Part of Me Now: Living With Breast Cancer’. Emily Gerhardson had never made a movie but she decided she had…

If You’re Obsessing Over Dimples…Consider a Dimpleplasty

It's a trend that started in Asia and includes a minimally-invasive, scar-less procedure that takes about 20 minutes

DIMPLES 6 DIMPLES 4 DIMPLES 2 DIMPLES 5 DIMPLES 1 DIMPLES 3 NATIONAL — Are dimples one thing you just can’t get enough of? Do you feel inadequate because you don’t have them? Plastic surgeons are seeing more patients asking for what is being called “dimpleplasty” and are willing to pay more than $1,000 to have it done. It’s a…

Rochester Man Arrested After Assault on Pregnant Women, Baby Dies

The baby died Sunday night at Mayo Clinic-Rochester Methodist

ROCHESTER, Minn. — An infant delivered by emergency surgery following an assault on the mother has died. The baby died Sunday night at Mayo Clinic-Rochester Methodist. Police say the woman, who was 26 weeks pregnant, was attacked by her ex-boyfriend on Thursday. She suffered abdominal pains and drove herself to the hospital where the baby was delivered by c-section. Chaz…