In a nutshell

West Fargo’s New Sanford Health Clinic

New care options are now available to families in West Fargo as a Sanford Health Clinic opened its doors in a new location. According to valley News Live this clinic replaces the old clinic which was located next door.

The updated clinic offers two additional family medicine and OBGYN exam rooms. The clinic also offers nine pediatric exam rooms, two procedure rooms, a larger ultrasound lab with a imaging area and a community education room. Newer technology will also be utilized to help patients save time while at the clinic.

North Dakota’s National Veteran Cemetery

Since the spring of 2018 the Fargo National Cemetery in Harwood has been under construction. According to The Bismarck Tribune the cemetery officially opened Sep. 7 with a dedication ceremony from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Some of the speakers at the ceremony included: Governor Doug Burgum, Senator John Hoeven, Senator Kevin Cramer and Randy Reeves; the Under Secretary for the Memorial Affairs.

The cemetery will benefit veterans who are originally from the Fargo-Moorhead area that want to buried close to home while living elsewhere in the country. The new cemetery is reported to be operated by officials from the Fort Snelling National Cemetery located in Minneapolis Minnesota.

A lawsuit for Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow, a political commentator for the Rachel Maddow Show which is aired on MSNBC, was sued Sept. 9 for $10 million by One America News. CBS News reported that One America News has filed a defamation suit against Maddow after she called out the television network for being paid by Russian Propaganda.

One America New is owned and operated by the Herring family who are based in San Diego. Their attorney Skip Miller claimed in a statement, “They are as American as apple pie.” There has been no comments from Rachel Maddow herself on the matter.

California fires

The Los Angeles Times has reported that nine fires are currently blazing across California.Due to the offshore weather patterns that bring drier and windier conditions, September and October are the two months that commonly bring wild fires. The Los Angeles Times claimed that the fires this year seem to be off to a slower start than they were last year in September. In the fall of 2018 1.2 million acres of land was burned throughout California destroying hundreds of homes.

Among the nine fires that are currently being fought, the biggest is the Walker fire which is burning in the Plumas National Forest. This particular fire started Sep.4 and has burned 47,340 acres so far. Firefighters have been able to get 12% of the perimeter contained. The cause of the Walker fire is under investigation.

Hurricane Dorian’s impact on the Bahama’s

The death toll has risen from 45 people to 50 on Sep. 10 according to Reuters. Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahama’s last week and is reportedly the strongest hurricane to strike the Caribbean’s with 200 mph winds. It is now marked as the worst disasters in Bahaman history.

The Great Abaco Island received the most damage as approximately 70,000 people are in need of food and shelter. It is estimated that the hurricane cost $3 billion in insured property that was damaged or destroyed.

Sexual misconduct charges

A former North Dakota State University administrator, Viet Doan, has resigned from his job as NDSU’s enrollment management administrative systems director on Sep. 10. Later that day Doan plead guilty in the Clay County District Court to fourth-degree criminal conduct.

According to the West Fargo Pioneer, Doan admitted to criminal sexual conduct with a minor in Moorhead and is set for trial on similar charges with the same child in central North Dakota. If convicted Doan will serve 10 years probation and will have to pay $2,000 in court fees. The sentencing hearing is scheduled for Oct. 9.

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