FARGO—It is sometimes hard to keep up with all the battles against the opioid crisis. States are filing lawsuits against drug makers. Local Clinics and hospitals are dramatically reducing painkiller prescriptions. And now pharmacists in North Dakota have launched a new project today called "One Rx." It will impact your pharmacist and your medication pick-up. Very soon, you could have a life-saving conversation with your local pharmacist.
FARGO—We trip over them. Store them in totes. And those shoes just seem to multiply on their own. Now, a Fargo man, along with St. John Paul II Catholic Schools, has turned a blue bin near Shanley, into a life changing gift for children here and around the world. The humidity was down, but sorting a few hundred running and basketball shoes....turned out to be hot, dirty work. "I mean they are gently used, the treads have another 200 miles on them," Lee Hoedl said.
PERHAM, Minn.—A Perham, Minnesota man, who spent his working years as a successful businessman in Lakes Country, has one of those "Made for TV" life stories that got its start at the beginning of World War Two. In Germany. As a mandatory member of the Hitler Youth. Looking like he is barely retirement age, Willie, at 85 years old, recalls the late 1930's. "I remember everything," Willie Humbeck said. A boy in Germany, forced to join the Nazi's Prized organization. "We were brainwashed, " he said. The Hitler Youth.
FARGO, N.D. — The tariffs on steel and aluminum that President Trump approved Thursday afternoon could impact one of Fargo's and North Dakota's growing industries: brewing. While brewers want to stay out of the politics, there is concern about the impact the decision will have on their business. After just five years, Fargo Brewing has plenty to brag about. The company's local beer is now sold in a thousand bars and restaurants across four states. Their product uses aluminum cans.
WALCOTT, N.D.—There is a good chance there were many white dress shirts "airing out" in the fall breeze Friday night in rural Walcott, North Dakota. That's because the men's group at Richland Lutheran Church just finished hosting the annual "national holiday meal," the "85th" Lutefisk Dinner. After decades of work, the men have it down to a finely tuned event. They call it the mother of all church dinners. A congregation that started in the late 1800's, hosted a fall tradition hundreds plan for, knowing it is worth the wait.
FARGO—The Habitat for Humanity home up in downtown Fargo had the power of "Blue" Monday. Twenty-four officers with the Fargo Police Department volunteered to help insulate and side the home. The home sits on the same area where Jason Moszer was shot and killed just over a year ago. The Schumacher house was torn down and now Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity is putting up a house for the Danielle John family. Many of Moszer's fellow officers, Chief Dave Todd and Moszer's father, Dave, all helped in the build Monday.
MOORHEAD—A "tasty" chance to to help a local shelter in Moorhead is coming up next week. St. Joe's Catholic Church will be hosting a special "Soup Supper." Next Tuesday night, area restaurant chefs will be cooking and serving some of the best soups in the region, all to benefit The Dorothy Day House and food pantry. If you attend, you even get a special bowl. It's an "all you can eat" soup and bread extravaganza. Dorothy Day has been around for more than 30 years, and houses 85 homeless guests a year.
FARGO—One of the great broadcast legends from our region will now be honored for years to come, in the form of an NDSU scholarship. The Scott Miller Athletic Scholarship Endowment will grant its first award, Friday. The scholarship will help a student athlete at NDSU pursuing a communication or journalism career. Scotty passed away in 2016, after battling cancer. He was 57. 21-year-old Desmond Cain vividly remembers the first time he heard the voice of Scotty Miller, calling an NDSU football game.
METRO—It doesn't feel like winter right now, but it is on the way. Because of this, our local Salvation Army is collecting and distributing coats for families in the metro area. People were lined up outside the distribution center in Moorhead early Monday. After registering with an I.D., the families were able to pick out coats for each member of their family. So far, there are plenty of coats for men and women. There is still a shortage and a need for children's coats, boots, gloves and snowpants. Distribution runs through Thursday.
MOORHEAD, Minn.—With temperatures this week expected to be "well above average," many are choosing to celebrate by stretching summertime activities into fall. The next few days will boast temperatures into the 70's and that's changing a lot of people's plans. Lyle Hornbacher picked the perfect day to celebrate his 84th birthday. He spent the day teeing off with his golf crew at Village Green. Monday, Bob Koneck and Gary Annear, in the summer shorts, decided that this week's forecast was something they had to include in their fall retirement schedule.