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Minnesota rape shines light on assisted-living facility problems
MINNEAPOLIS -– At the Edgewood Vista senior home in Hermantown, Minn., elderly residents were stunned, even incredulous, over the recent revelation that an 89-year-old fellow resident was drugged and raped in her bed last year by a young caregiver.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Minneapolis Star Tribune, Forum News Service - First News

Military reveals more information about fatal shooting at Grand Forks Air Force Base
The military has revealed more about the fatal shooting of an airman by Grand Forks Air Force Base security in July.
Friday, April, 04, 2014 - WDAZ - News

Change in vaccines required for seventh grade students next fall
BISMARCK, N.D. -Two vaccines that were formerly required for students starting "middle school" will now be required for students starting the seventh grade, according to Amy Schwartz, Immunization Surveillance Coordinator for the North Dakota Department of Health.
Thursday, April, 03, 2014 - WDAZ - News

MN bill would ban tanning beds to those under 18
MINNESOTA -- At a time when melanoma cases are rising sharply in Minnesota, lawmakers appear poised to pass legislation that would ban anyone under 18 from using tanning equipment.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Lorna Benson, MPR News 90.3 FM - First News

Becker County weighs options for aging jail; joint facility with Clay among possibilities
DETROIT LAKES -— First the good news: It isn’t going to cost Becker County half a million dollars to fix the electronic locks at its 48-bed jail here.
Tuesday, March, 25, 2014 - Nathan Bowe, Forum News Service, INFORUM - First News

Fargo considers mandating liquor liability insurance
FARGO -– A public health official is pushing city officials to consider requiring liquor shop and bar owners to carry liquor liability insurance.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Erik Burgess, INFORUM - First News

U.S. proposes major update to food labels in bid to combat obesity
WASHINGTON - Packaged foods sold in the United States would display calorie counts more prominently and include the amount of added sugar under a proposal to significantly update nutritional labels for the first time in 20 years as health officials seek to reduce obesity and combat related diseases such as diabetes.
Thursday, February, 27, 2014 - Reuters - News

Number of sexually transmitted disease cases increases in ND
FARGO – Sexually transmitted disease cases are on the rise in North Dakota, and people should take precautions, health officials advise.
Thursday, February, 27, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

Minnesota could become first state to ban ingredient often found in products marketed as antibacterial
The next time you stroll down the soap aisle at the grocery store, watch for the word "antibacterial." Then check the ingredients label on the back. There's a good chance it contains triclosan.
Wednesday, February, 26, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

Higher rates of sexually transmitted diseases reported in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. –The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is reporting an increase in the number of confirmed sexually transmitted disease (STD) cases. Cases of gonorrhea and syphilis have risen, according to Lindsey VanderBusch of the Division of Disease Control at the NDDoH. Statewide data show that the number of cases of syphilis has risen from 15 to 24 since 2012. The number of cases of gonorrhea has increased from 340 cases to 471 cases since 2012.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - WDAZ - News

Toxic Taters Coalition seeks changes from potato producers
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- A new group of rural Minnesotans is urging consumers of fast food giant McDonald’s to question exactly what goes into getting its fries.
Saturday, February, 22, 2014 - Park Rapids Enterprise - News

Colorado predicts $184 million in tax revenue in first 18 months of marijuana sales
Denver, CO (CNN) - We're getting a clearer picture of how the marijuana industry in Colorado is doing since the state voted to legalize pot.
Saturday, February, 22, 2014 - CNN - News

Fargo begins move to include e-cigarettes in tobacco ordinance
FARGO – In an effort to stop the smoking habit before it can begin, a city ordinance here that regulates the sale of tobacco products to minors will be expanded to include electronic cigarettes. The ordinance changes will make it illegal to give or sell electronic cigarettes to minors within the city of Fargo.
Tuesday, February, 11, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

CVS to become first major U.S. drugstore chain to drop cigarettes
CVS Caremark Corp said on Wednesday that it would stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 stores by October, becoming the first national drugstore chain in the United States to take cigarettes off the shelf.
Wednesday, February, 05, 2014 - WDAZ - News

Potential harm of legalizing medical marijuana a key point of Minnesota debate
Proponents say the law proposed in Minnesota would be perhaps the most restrictive on the books, reducing the likelihood of medical marijuana being diverted to unintended users.effects.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

UND professor appointed co-editor of sports medicine book series
Professor Dennis Caine of UND's Kinesiology and Public Health Education Department has been named series co-editor for Karger Publisher's book series titled Medicine and Sport Science.
Wednesday, January, 15, 2014 - WDAZ - News

Fargo tops list as the drunkest city in America
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A top 10 cities list puts Fargo at the top as the drunkest city in America. The website bustle.com took numbers from a Centers for Disease Control study in 2011 and matched them up with cities across the country.
Tuesday, January, 14, 2014 - WDAY - News

Hurt in August train accident, Grand Forks city employee works to return to old life
Despite an on-the-job accident that was almost fatal last summer, Kyle Johnson is eager to return to his work of slaying Grand Forks mosquitoes.
Friday, January, 03, 2014 - Grand Forks Herald - News

Downtown Grand Forks health clinic to open this spring
There will be another health care option in Grand Forks this spring, providing services to uninsured and underinsured patients.
Friday, January, 03, 2014 - Grand Forks Herald - News

'There's just too many things going on right now,' Fargo Mayor Walaker says in decision to run again
FARGO – Mayor Dennis Walaker has announced he will seek re-election in 2014. Walaker, 72, was first elected mayor in 2006 after about 16 years as the city‘s public works director. He made the re-election announcement on Thursday afternoon.
Thursday, December, 26, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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