General News

A Washington DC advocacy group has arrived in North Dakota to support the Measure 3 campaign.

Medical cannabis helping hundreds of patients in Moorhead

Sep 20, 2018
D. Webster

Minnesota Medical Solutions, or "MinnMed" CEO Dr. Joseph Westwater says there are currently 17,000 patients in Minnesota with qualified conditions that may be treated with medical cannabis.

The Bismarck-Mandan Convention and Visitors Bureau wants to inform consumers about a fake website appearing to present itself as that of the CVB.

North Dakota medical crew heading to North Carolina

Sep 19, 2018

The Emergency Preparedness and Response section of the North Dakota Department of Health is deploying two Emergency Management Assistance Compact medical response teams to Raleigh, North Carolina this week.

Section Chief Tim Wiedrich says the teams are made of 28 registered nurses, paramedics and EMTs. He says they will assist the hurricane-impacted region in medical shelters currently housing vulnerable populations.

The first West Nile Virus related death of the year has been reported to the North Dakota Department of Health.

Jenny Galbraith is an epidemiologist with the health department. She says the patient was a man over the age of 60 who lived in northwestern North Dakota. Galbraith says it may be late in the season, but until there is a hard frost there is still potential to contract West Nile Virus from mosquitoes.

Soybeans may be option for cattle feed

Sep 17, 2018

As soybean prices continue to fall amid deteriorating trade talks and the possibility of more tariffs, farmers may have another option to consider when it comes to moving their crops.

NDSU Extension livestock systems specialist Karl Hoppe says soybeans are an acceptable supplemental feed for beef cattle.

A new simulation training center is coming to Sanford Broadway in Fargo.

"Spoofing" robocalls becoming more widespread

Sep 13, 2018

The Attorney General of North Dakota says there has been a surge of complaints about robocalls that threaten arrest.

Robocalls are illegal in North Dakota. Wayne Stenehjem says the problem has become increasingly prolific statewide, and the scammers are even "spoofing" local North Dakota phone numbers to make the calls look like they are being made locally.

The North Dakota Department of Health is now accepting applications for entities interested in operating medical marijuana dispensaries in the Grand Forks and Williston regions.

The application process for the Fargo and Bismarck regions are complete. Jason Wahl is the director for the Division of Medical Marijuana. He says there is a non-refundable $5,000 application fee for applicants.

The executive director of Gender Justice made a stop at Minnesota State University Moorhead as part of an ongoing campaign to protect affordable access to birth control.