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Michigan, N.D., ambulance service opts for full-time emt over volunteers

June 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Michigan Area Ambulance Service was on life support just a few months ago, a victim of a withering supply of volunteers. Local leaders found at least a temporary antidote in January, when the ambulance service hired Darren Schemionek to staff the operation full-time during the daytime, Monday through Friday, when most volunteers are at work. Continue Reading

Americans not eating enough fruit, vegetables

September 9, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Most Americans still don’t eat enough vegetables, and fruit consumption is actually dropping a little, according to a new government report released today. Continue Reading

When Crohn’s takes hold

August 30, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

About 1.4 million people in the U.S. have either Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis. At least 10 people in their 20s and 30s who grew up within a 40-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 59 and Minnesota Highway 92, from Plummer to Oklee to Clearbrook, have been diagnosed with either Crohn’s or UC.
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7 Bemidji salmonella illnesses reported, traced to Iowa eggs

August 20, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

14 Minnesota cases now linked to shell eggs; Bemidji cases were in MayState health department spokesman Doug Schultz says the illnesses were reported May 20 as part of an outbreak at a Bemidji restaurant called Mi Rancho. Schultz says the illnesses were traced to shell eggs from Hillandale Farms of New Hampton, Iowa.
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Smoke-free GF comes this weekend

August 12, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

What you need to know about the smoking ban that goes into effect midnight Saturday
The stroke of midnight on Saturday is the dividing line between a world where you can smoke in Grand Forks bars, truck stops and the bowling alley and a world where you can’t. Continue Reading

Fundraising campaign for GF wellness center extends to grass roots

August 3, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Fundraising for the proposed Grand Forks wellness center received an unexpected boost recently. A potential major donor has asked for the naming rights for the facility’s parking lot.
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Vital part of life

July 30, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Canadian filmmaker in town to showcase healing powers of gardens
A piece of East Grand Forks Central Middle School ground will be a part of a Winnipeg-produced television show.
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Spaniard with full face transplant appears in public

July 26, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

A Spanish man who underwent the world’s first full face transplant appeared before TV cameras today for the first time since his surgery, thanking his doctors and the family of the donor. Continue Reading

Increase of backyard pools in Grand Forks may prompt new regulations

June 29, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

There are more and more small, backyard pools cropping up in Grand Forks, and they’ve raised safety concerns of young children accidentally drowning in them, according to a city official.
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Developing doctors

June 23, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Hands-on exercises went on throughout the day Tuesday at MeritCare’s Mayville Union Hospital the other week as part of an effort by UND’s school of medicine to increase the supply of doctors in the state’s chronically underserved rural areas. Continue Reading