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FARGO — Two women are hospitalized, one reportedly in a coma in an intensive care unit, after smoking marijuana that may have been laced with a harmful chemical, according to one of the victims. Sierra Brown, 19, of Fargo, said she suffered numbness in her leg and was unable to walk before being brought to the emergency room at Sanford Medical Center on Sunday, June 9. The other woman, also 19, was later brought to the hospital by ambulance after being found unresponsive by family members.
FARGO — The state of North Dakota received global exposure recently in an out-of-the-ordinary place — 30,000 feet in the air. A 25-page supplement in last month’s issue of American Way, the in-flight magazine for American Airlines, highlighted the state’s economy, recreational options and quality of life. North Dakota Tourism Director Sara Otte Coleman said a magazine in every seatback pocket, on every American plane, amounts to a lot of visibility. “That’s a big group of people that now have hopefully a visual, an image, an awareness of our state,” she said.
FARGO — Mary Tiedeman, of Walker, Minn., is a longtime dog lover, but after her pet died a few years back, she didn’t get another one. It would be too tough, she said, because of the amount of time she spends driving back and forth for breast cancer treatment at Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo. Now, Tiedeman can get a canine fix as part of the healing process. Bailey, a 12-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and participant in a new pet therapy program, stopped in to see Tiedeman on Wednesday, May 15, as she received her chemotherapy infusion.
FARGO — Renae Reinardy is still getting used to being called ‘America’s Mom,’ after winning the 2019 National Mother of the Year award last month in Washington, D.C. The Fargo psychologist earned the title from American Mothers, Inc., a nonpartisan, national advocacy group with a history dating back to the 1930s. At its annual convention, the group chose Reinardy for her work in the home, for making contributions to her community and for inspiring other moms to do the same.
FARGO — They’ve been on the wish list at the Red River Zoo for years. The Eurasian lynx, native to a wide area stretching from north-central Europe to central Asia, seemed a perfect fit for North Dakota’s cold winters and warm summers. After years of fundraising through community partnerships, the zoo secured two of the big cats and will introduce them to the public during its spring kickoff this weekend.
FARGO — As a news reporter fresh out of college, former Fargoan Roxana Saberi covered stories about city government and the weather. However, she always had her sights set on something broader. “It was a little tough for me because I wanted to cover international news, but this was my first job, right, in Fargo?” Saberi said with a laugh during a recent Skype interview from her apartment in England. Saberi, 41, has put in just over a year as a foreign correspondent for CBS News in London. Before that, she was a freelance reporter with CBS in New York.
ADRIAN, N.D. — The young newspaper reporter was on a mission. Nebraska native Katie Ryan was working for The Jamestown Sun, covering a historic flood in the spring of 2009 in the James River Valley, in LaMoure County, N.D. She’d learned of high water threatening homes in and around the tiny town of Adrian, about 30 miles southeast of Jamestown. Checking in at the local grain elevator, she heard about a man named Levi Anderson who’d become a key figure in the local flood fight.
FARGO — The claims are explosive: Mammograms subject women to ionizing radiation in amounts equal to 100 chest X-rays, and they actually cause breast cancer. A film showing Thursday, March 21, at the Fargo Theatre as part of the annual Fargo Film Festival takes direct aim at mammography, the gold standard in breast cancer detection in the U.S.
FARGO — One simple chair. She said that’s all she wanted. Tammy DeSautel takes her daughter Macy Stuart to all kinds of community events. Basketball games are their favorite, because Stuart loves to watch her cousin play. They went to see him in the Eastern Dakota Conference tournament at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex, or SHAC, on the North Dakota State University campus on March 2. DeSautel asked for a chair so she could sit next to her daughter in her wheelchair. A staff member said he’d have to ask a supervisor.
CHUGIAK, ALASKA — Fargo native Jim Lanier came through mostly unscathed, suffering a gash to his face, bruised ribs and frostbite on his fingers, toes and nose in a grueling sled dog race. The most inconvenient mishap, however, was one that did not involve being pulled on a sled behind a pack of dogs. He lost a tooth when he stopped to eat at one of the race checkpoints. “It was 42 below zero, and I bit into a frozen cookie,” Lanier said with a laugh from his home here, where he’s recovering from the nearly two-week long trek.