TESTING

Sanford Testing Drug On Patients With Covid-19

Dr.Nagpal Says It's Important For People To Not Take Medication That Is Not Prescribed To Them.

FARGO, N.D. — Hydroxychloroquine is a drug that’s used to help treat lupus, malaria and autoimmune disease, now Sanford is testing if this drug could be the answer for COVID 19. “When the virus is new you just try the best you can do with whatever is available to you and you can see what the risk of treatment is…

Sanford Launches In-House COVID-19 Testing

Sanford officials say this will enable far more patients to be tested

FARGO, N.D. — Under the Emergency Use Authorization, Sanford is now processing COVID-19 tests using an FDA-approved method at its clinics and medical centers. Previously, tests were sent to the state Department of Health or commercial labs. The tests will now be processed at the Sanford laboratory in Sioux Falls. To be tested, patients must meet high-risk criteria and have…

Gov. Burgum Predicts Cass County Coronavirus Cases Could Spike

He says that is because roughly 300 samples taken in the county had to be sent to a national lab for testing

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is predicting a spike in confirmed coronavirus cases in Cass County. He says that is because roughly 300 samples taken in the county had to be sent to a national lab for testing. The test results were initially expected in a couple of days, but could now take up to a week….

Breaking down coronavirus testing, sample collection process

As we continue the fight to slow down the spread of COVID-19, testing people for the illness is a key factor in that battle

FARGO, N.D.  — For the past couple of months, both Essentia Health and Sanford have been preparing for the novel coronavirus. “We had the luxury of being, you know, an Atlantic ocean away and it took a while for that illness to get here, so we were much better prepared,” says Essentia Health West Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Vetter. Preparing…

Sanford Health Temporarily Isolates Patient On Novel Coronavirus Fears

the man came in with symptoms consistent with influenza and other respiratory viruses

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health isolates a patient for possible novel coronavirus testing since the man recently traveled. Hospital officials say the man came in with symptoms consistent with influenza and other respiratory viruses. After consulting with the state of North Dakota, it was determined the man did not meet current CDC guidelines for further novel coronavirus testing. Sanford is…

NDSU Holds Free and Confidential HIV Testing to Erase Stigma

This is the second year in a row they've done the testing

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU’s Crossroads Lutheran Campus Ministry holds HIV testing for the second year in a row. A campus minister says their mission is to be an advocate for everyone, including those who have Aids or may not yet know they have Aids. The ministry partnered with the North Dakota Department of Health to provide free and confidential tests. The…

Fargo Police Taking Applications for New Officers

The next entry level test date is July 30

FARGO, N.D. – The Fargo Police Department is looking to fill seven positions, and you can apply even if you don’t have any experience. “We’ve had airline pilots, we’ve had electricians, people with different backgrounds have different experiences and life experiences that will help contribute to being a good police officer,” Jessica Schindeldecker, public information officer for the department, said….

Claire’s Recalling Makeup Over Asbestos Concerns

The company is launching an investigation and is issuing full refunds to concerned customers

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption NATIONAL — A teen jewelry and makeup store is pulling products off the shelves after reports of asbestos in its makeup. Claire’s has recalled 17 makeup products in its stores across the nation after the…

Airline Pilots Spread Holiday Cheer with Christmas Tree Flight Path Over Germany

It was picked up by flight-radar-24, which is a flight-tracking website

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption INTERNATIONAL — A couple of airline pilots decided to spread a little Christmas cheer while doing a test flight over Germany. It’s not Santa up in the sky, but pilots of a commercial airliner airbus testing out a new plane. What at first seemed like a routine flight, quickly turned…

Testing Shows Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer Hasn’t Spread in Minnesota

Officials say it gives them confidence that the fatal brain disease has not spread beyond a small pocket in the southeast corner of the state

MINNESOTA — Tests found no chronic wasting disease in more than 11,000 deer shot by hunters in north-central, central and southeastern Minnesota this fall. Officials say it gives them confidence that the fatal brain disease has not spread beyond a small pocket in the southeast corner of the state. The DNR ordered the precautionary testing in north-central and central Minnesota…