The N.D. Department of Human Services' Minot Regional Child Support Enforcement Unit is moving from its current location to a new address on Wednesday.
Beginning Friday, parents should seek services at 325-28th Ave. SW, Suite C in Minot, across the street from Deneschuk Homes and Midwest Auto Glass.
State Child Support Enforcement Division director Mike Schwindt said the move will temporarily disrupt local services, with only limited phone service available on April 7 and April 8, as work stations and computers are moved. Customers will be able to contact the Minot Regional Child Support Enforcement Unit at 857-7696 (fax number is 857-7777) or the central office customer service line in Bismarck at 1-800-231-4255. Parents can also conduct normal business on the secure Web site at (www.childsupportnd.com).
Customers will be able to visit with caseworkers in person again on Friday.
Fundraiser under way for survivors of sexual assault
Annie Langseth began a 10-week fitness journey at ATA Blackbelt Academy in Minot known as the Ultimate Bodyshaping Course, and came up with the idea to also help others along the way.
Langseth has begun a fundraising effort to benefit the Strong Body/Joyful Heart Foundation, a foundation that helps survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse.
Langseth has pledged to donate funds to the foundation for each pound she loses, and she's seeking the help of others to offer additional donations to the foundation.
To support Langseth in her Strong Body/Joyful Heart endeavor, visit her Web site (www.articulate1.com) for more information.
Minot Edgewood Vista enhances service options
Edgewood Vista in Minot is moving forward with construction and new services. The new services will include Edgewood Plus, Edgewood At Home and the construction of Edgewood Junction.
Edgewood Plus is a new option for residents which provides additional services and care, and is an ideal option for individuals who don't require nursing home care but will benefit from more one on one attention to their physical needs.
Edgewood At Home has been providing home based services for the past 10 years, and due to the increasing need for this type of care, Edgewood is adding additional staffing and hours to meet the needs of its clients.
Edgewood Junction is a new construction, scheduled to open this spring, that will feature a 32-seat movie theater, fitness center and spa, Fireside Bistro coffee shop, office space for an on-site nurse practitioner and an inviting outdoor patio with seating.
Physicians join St. Alexius Minot Medical Clinic
Dr. Jo Van Winter recently joined the St. Alexius Minot Medical Clinic as a family physician.
Van Winter, a Minot native, earned her M.D. degree from the University of North Dakota-Grand Forks. She then completed residencies in pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology and family medicine, as well as an internship in pathology. Van Winter is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. Prior to coming to St. Alexius, Van Winter worked for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Dr. Thomas Gray also recently joined the clinic as a family physician.
Gray earned his M.D. degree from the University of North Dakota-Grand Forks. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Prior to coming to St. Alexius, he worked at the Minne-Tohe Health Clinic in New Town and in hospitals in Minot, Fort Yates, and Port Angeles, Wash.