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Fatal Fall At Bemidji State Dorm Leads To Charges Against Five Men

Isaac Morris of Cokato died of head trauma in a fall from a 7th floor window at Tamarack Hall in September

BEMIDJI, MN — Five people have been charged in connection with the death of a teen at Bemidji State University. Beltrami County prosecutors say the five men have been charged with two gross misdemeanor counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor. 19-year-old Isaac Morris of Cokato died of head trauma in a fall from a 7th floor window at Tamarack Hall…

Sanford Medical Center Gets Verification as Level One Trauma Hospital

They recieved it from the American College of Surgeons

FARGO N.D. — It’s the first of its kind for Sanford and North Dakota. Ten years ago, Sanford talked about bringing a Level One Trauma Center to Fargo and now they can finally say they’ve achieved their goal. Time is of the essence when trying to save a trauma patient’s life. “That has a long term impact on either their survival…

Mental Health Professionals Talk Children’s Mental Well-Being

A significant change in behavior could hint at a bigger problem

FARGO, N.D. — Flag Family Media, Prairie St. John’s, and Scheels put on a town hall with mental health professionals to talk about the mental well–being of children. One panelist describes our society as an “anxious age” with so much going on around us. One of the big points of discussion was the impact of social media on children. Mental health…

Authorities Release Cause of Death of Teen Found on Road Near Yankton

His death is still under investigation

  YANKTON, SD — Authorities are releasing new details on the discovery of a body found on Highway 81 near Yankton on Christmas Eve. They say 18-year-old Justin Arcoren died of blunt force injuries to his head and chest after being hit by a vehicle about four miles north of Yankton. Arcoren’s body was found early in the morning and…

North Dakota Man Accused of Killing Mother Requesting Accommodations Before Trial

Vick is already serving a 20 year sentence for the attempted murder of his brother's fiancé

BISMARCK, ND — The attorney for a North Dakota man accused of killing his mother is asking the court for special accommodations before his trial. Christopher Vick is asking the court to provide him a chair wide enough to sit down in during his January 16th trial and that he wants frequent breaks to accommodate his back pain. Vick is…

How to Help a Loved One Who is Struggling with Sexual Assault

Victims tell their story when they're ready to. How you can help. KMSP Fox 9 Reporter Iris Perez reports

ST. PAUL, Minn. — With several people in power being accused of sexual assault and harassment, many people are looking to reach out to the victims. They are looking for a way to help. “It reminds all of us of whatever past traumas and experiences we’ve had,” Teri Walker McLaughlin says.  She is the executive director with the Minnesota Coalition…

NFL Responds to Study of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Football Players

In 111 NFL players' brains, 110 of them had CTE

  NATIONAL — The NFL has released a statement concerning a study on football players and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association states researchers looked at more than 200 autopsies of former NFL, college and high school football players. Researchers say they found 170 out of 202 players had…

Authorities Identify Body Found in Cannonball River Near DAPL Protest Camps

The Morton County Sheriff's Office says the body is that of 35-year-old Damjan Nedelkovski of Glendale

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The body of a California man has been pulled from the Cannonball River. It was found near the site of the former Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camps late yesterday morning. The Morton County Sheriff’s Office says the body is that of 35-year-old Damjan Nedelkovski of Glendale. He had an identification card from the Republic…