General News

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.

Area Red Cross volunteers head to North Carolina

Sep 11, 2018

Four Red Cross Volunteers from North Dakota are on their way to North Carolina today as Hurricane Florence makes its way toward the east coast.

Gretchen Hjelmstad is the Regional Communications Manager for the Dakotas Region of the American Red Cross. She says two of the volunteers left in a response vehicle from Fargo this morning, and two more left from Bismarck. She says two more volunteers will hit the road tomorrow, and others are standing by if needed.

2018-2019 Flu season could be "unpredictable"

Sep 10, 2018

The North Dakota Department of Health is gearing up for what may be an "unpredictable" flu season this year.

Jill Baber is influenza surveillance coordinator with the health department. She says last year was the worst flu season in the past 20 years, so this year they are trying to prepare for just about everything. She says a handful of cases have already been reported, but it's still very earlier in the season so they may be false positives. Baber says if you're interested in getting your flu shot early, there are a few select places that already have the vaccine.