KHRT ND News – 11/22/21

KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 112221 – 1200
 
WILLISTON, ND – The North Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating an injury accident that occurred near Williston. Troopers report that it happened around 9:30 pm on Sunday just west of Williston on Highway 2. A semi signaled and slowed to make a right turn. An SUV behind it swerved to avoid striking the truck. The passenger side of the SUV sideswiped the driver side of the rear end protection of the trailer. Troopers say the driver of the SUV was transported by ambulance to the hospital in Williston with minor injuries. The crash is under investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A federal appeals court has largely upheld a North Dakota law aimed at regulating companies that are hired to hold down prescription costs for insurers and employers. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday, reversing its earlier decision on the state law that provides oversight of pharmacy benefit managers. The law bars such things as gag rules that limit what pharmacists can discuss with their patients. Pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs, negotiate with drug makers on behalf of health insurers, employers and unions that cover medications.
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) encourages residents to take precautions to prevent foodborne illness, commonly known as food poisoning. Each year, 48 million people in the United States will get sick from a foodborne illness, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Safe handling, preparation and storage of food can help prevent foodborne illness due to contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, parasites and toxins.
 
“Food safety is important, especially when preparing and serving large quantities of food for holiday gatherings, potlucks and other events,” said Laura Cronquist, epidemiologist with the NDDoH. “While foodborne illness can happen to anyone. People at highest risk for severe illness include young children, pregnant women, people 65 years and older and those with long-term health conditions.”
 
The NDDoH recommends the following food safety tips to keep you, your family and your friends healthy:
 
– Practice good hand hygiene. Always wash your hands with soap and clean, running water for at least 20 seconds before, during, and after preparing food and before eating.
 
– Thaw your turkey safely. Thaw the turkey in the refrigerator, in a sink of cold water (change the water every 30 minutes), or in the microwave. Follow four simple food safety tips from the CDC to help you safely prepare your holiday turkey.
 
– Keep raw poultry and meat separate from other foods. Never place cooked food on a plate that previously held raw meat, poultry, seafood or eggs.
 
– Cook food thoroughly. Meat, chicken, turkey, seafood, and eggs can carry germs that cause foodborne illness. Use a food thermometer to ensure these foods have been cooked to a safe internal temperature. Review safe internal cooking temperatures. Learn more about safe internal temperatures for various foods by reviewing this chart from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
 
– Keep hot foods at 140 °F or warmer. Use chafing dishes, slow cookers, and warming trays to keep foods at a safe temperature on the table.
 
– Keep cold foods at or below 40 °F. Place plates of cold food on ice to retain the chill.
 
– Be aware of the two-hour rule. Foods should not sit at room temperature for more than two hours. Discard any perishable foods that have been sitting out for two hours or more. Use shallow containers to allow quick cooling of cooked foods in the refrigerator or freezer.
 
– If you are or have been sick recently, avoid preparing food for others. It is important that if you have been sick with vomiting or diarrhea that you have been symptom free for at least two days before you prepare food for other people.
 
Common symptoms of foodborne illness include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. The NDDoH advises consulting a health care provider if you have signs of severe illness, including bloody diarrhea, fever higher than 102 °F, frequent vomiting, dehydration, or diarrhea that lasts more than three days.
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Game & Fish Department is reminding hunters about late-season hunting. The statewide duck and white-fronted goose seasons close Dec. 5. However, duck hunting in the high plains unit reopens Dec. 11 and continues through Jan. 2. In addition, the season for Canada geese closes Dec. 18 in the eastern zone, Dec. 23 in the western zone and Dec. 31 in the Missouri River zone. Light goose hunting closes statewide Dec. 31. Archery deer, fall turkey, sharp-tailed and ruffed grouse, partridge and pheasant hunting seasons continue through Jan. 2. The season for tree squirrels closes Feb. 28. More information can be found at the Game & Fish website at www.gf.nd.gov
 
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BISMARCK,N.D. (AP) – A judge has ordered Glasser Images to preserve its websites as the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office investigates the abrupt closure of the Bismarck photography studio last month. The Bismarck Tribune reports the business also is facing a possible eviction from its downtown location. It owes its landlord $25,000 in rent and late fees accrued since September, according to court documents.
 
South Central District Judge David Reich issued the order concerning the websites Thursday after a hearing last week in which Glasser’s attorney said the studio would preserve all evidence “to the best of our ability” and the state’s decision to seek a court order was premature. The attorney general’s office argued that it had previously tried but failed to secure adequate assurance from Glasser’s lawyers that its websites would be maintained.
 
Glasser Images photographed weddings throughout the Dakotas, Minnesota and Colorado . Owner Jack Glasser has said the studio could not remain financially viable, due in large part to the coronavirus pandemic. The photo studio announced it would be unable to refund clients when it closed, leaving many engaged couples who had booked its services for their weddings out thousands of dollars. The attorney general’s office is investigating to determine if fraud occurred.
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MINOT, ND – All City of Minot offices will be closed Thursday in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday, including City Hall, Public Works, and the Engineering Department. City buses will not run on Thursday, and the Minot Public Library will be closed. The City landfill will be closed Thursday, and there will be no residential garbage collection that day; the next pickup day for residents with Monday/Thursday garbage collection will be Monday, Nov. 29. For water service emergencies, residents are urged to call 701-852-0111.
City of Minot offices will be open regular hours and city services will run as scheduled on Friday. The City of Minot landfill will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The Minot Public Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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MINOT, ND – The Minot Police Department and the North Dakota Fraternal Order of Police – Souris Valley Regional Lodge #7 are again partnering for the 5th Annual Stuff-a-Squad Toy Drive. The event will be Sunday, November 28th, from Noon – 4 pm, at Walmart. People are invited to purchase and donate a new unwrapped toy to local law enforcement officers who will use them to stuff a squad car. The donations are then divided among The Salvation Army and Community Action Partnership – Minot Region. These organizations later invite qualifying area families to select items so children have presents for the holidays. Last year six patrol vehicles were packed full of toys for our region’s deserving families!
 
 
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