FARGO—For the next two weeks, thousands of college students from our region will be walking across a stage to get that diploma in hand. At Concordia College in Moorhead, one man will get his degree after waiting since the time of the Great Depression. Jim Wilkins was a student at Concordia in the late 1930s, but with just days left to go before graduation at Concordia a family emergency hit. When Wilkins returned to Concordia from a long trip out east, the college was closed for summer. This meant no diploma.
FARGO—A group of North Dakota State University nursing students will finish finals and take their knowledge into the field. Six nursing students are headed to Belize as part of a medical mission trip. They have been busy raising money and collecting donations on their own. They will be visiting remote and rural villages daily and working with the indigenous people there. Many of these students will be graduating next December, and the trip will prepare them for real-life medical experiences here and abroad.
FARGO — We all deal with loss and grief in our own personal way. For some parents here in Fargo-Moorhead who lost children recently to opiate addiction, it's time spent together in an art studio, that has provided some comfort. It is no ordinary evening at the museum. The Plains Art Museum is playing host to healing. It is called The Art of Hope and Healing, put together by parents. Moms and dads who have lost children this past year because of our community's opiate crisis. Nikki Anderson, a longtime local artist, works alongside Lori Morse.
MOORHEAD—The Moorhead Hornbacher's store has been downtown since the 1950s. After 38 years on Main Avenue, the store cut a ribbon Wednesday, April 26, to celebrate a facelift. The Chamber joined store officials in the $2 million "Re-Do." Nearly all departments went through a remodel, including the bakery, meat, floral and customer service areas. "We plan to be on Main Avenue in Moorhead for the next generation, and we're so excited to share this with the community." says Hornbacher's President Matt Leiseth.
FARGO—Many of us have felt that twinge in our shoulder. Trying to start the lawn mower or lifting a toddler. That's the pesky rotator cuff, which affects 6 million people a year. A team from Sanford Health and Sioux Falls, S.D., could hold the key to repairing this shoulder injury by using our own bodies. It's the first Food and Drug Administration-approved clinical trial of its kind in the country. Gary Johnson, 64, hopes to be a candidate and he, like many of us, has nagging rotator cuff pain.