GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- John Hricak recalled one morning when he looked in the mirror and noticed how much he had changed. "I remember thinking, 'Gosh, John, you've lost weight,'" said Hricak of Grand Forks. It was the first memory he had in the months following the February 2005 traffic accident when his truck was hit by a semi on I-29 near the exit to Thompson, N.D. The accident put him in the hospital and on a long path to recovery. "I weighed 147 pounds," he said.
GRAND FORKS -- Mary Pat Bibel had reached her limit. She was sitting in church, trying to listen to the sermon using a device that delivers sound through an FM radio signal for those with hearing impairment, when she began to hear the sermon in the church across the street. That church somehow "got on our same wave length," she said. "I passed a note to my husband. I said, 'I'm leaving and I'm not coming back until this is fixed.'" She was at the forefront of an effort that eventually led St.
Born too soon GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Beckett Eickenbrock weighed only two pounds and 12 ounces when he was born Oct. 24, 2009, two months earlier than expected. His mother, Dr. Andrea Eickenbrock, had just finished an overnight 14-hour shift at a Phoenix, Ariz., hospital, where she worked as a first-year resident in an obstetrics-gynecology program. From work that Monday, she went straight to an 8:30 a.m.
Grand Forks -- Danny Owen remembers the turning point -- an altercation with his brother many years ago -- that led him to get the mental health care he needed and, eventually, to a better relationship with his family. He came home drunk one night and "got into a physical fight" with his brother after making an offensive remark to their mother, he said. The next day, his brother took legal action to have him admitted for treatment at a mental health facility in Minot. "I appreciate him now for doing that," said Owen, 49, who lives in Prairie Lodge with a few roommates who also have mental
SIDEBAR 1 Thanksgiving 'by the numbers' The average person needs only 2,000 calories a day to maintain their current weight.
FARGO, N.D. -- Every fall and winter, the shorter days can spell trouble for people who are susceptible to a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Many people think of SAD as causing moodiness, irritability, anxiety or depression that coincide with the decreased hours of daylight. But the physical — not the emotional — symptoms are the first signs that a person is probably succumbing to the disorder, said Dr.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- "Warrior Words 2014," a compilation of personal essays that capture veterans' memories of military service, is available for sale at the Fire Hall Theatre in downtown Grand Forks and on Amazon.com. A reading from the book is set for 4:30 p.m.
GRAND FORKS — As they learn and work with doctors in Grand Forks, two medical students from Norway are finding that they have an instant connection with their patients. When...
GRAND FORKS — Young girls need a shot in the arm — not the kind that’s given in a doctor’s office, but one that’s given at home, to inoculate them...
GRAND FORKS — Depression is estimated to cause 200 million lost workdays each year at a cost to employers of $17 billion to $44 billion — 81 percent due to...