Fargo Mail Carrier Helps Rescue Confused Woman In Blizzard

quick thinking may have saved her life

Michael Sorum/FacebookFARGO, N.D. — The quick thinking of a Fargo mail carrier may have saved a woman’s life. Fargo Postmaster Greg Johnson says letter carrier Michael Sorum was outside delivering mail during the blizzard when he spotted an elderly woman who was very cold and didn’t know where or who she was. He helped her into his postal vehicle and…

North Dakota to Receive $1.47 Million to Modernize 911 Services

The state has three years to use the grant funds.

FARGO, N.D.–North Dakotans will soon be able to share images and videos with 911 dispatchers in an emergency situation. The U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of Transportation awarded North Dakota’s 911 System $1.47 million to upgrade to Next Generation 911 (NG911) capabilities. North Dakota has been in the process of transitioning its 22 Public Safety Answering Points for…

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 941 Hosts 9/11 Commemoration

Local veterans have held this remembrance since the first anniversary of the attacks

MOORHEAD, MINN. — Local Vietnam Veterans are keeping the memories of 9/11 victims alive. “The VVA has sponsored this for the past 17 years. We held the first one a year after the attacks,” said retired U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Russel Stabler. Community member Theresa Nunn has been at every single ceremony. Not only honoring those who passed, but…

Firefighters Commemorate 9/11 at Memorial Stair Climb

Firefighters wear 60 pounds of gear while doing the stair climb

FARGO, N.D. — Eighteen years have passed since 9/11, and local firefighters are keeping the memory alive. Family Wellness hosted its annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb to raise awareness and honor those lost. Firefighters from Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo are doing the stair climb machine in 60 minute intervals in attempt to reach 110 stories. It was 110 stories…

House Passes Funding For 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund

WASHINGTON – The House overwhelmingly passes a bill giving money to the 9/11 victims compensation fund until 2090. Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson and North Dakota Rep. Kelly Armstrong voted in favor of the measure. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to take action on it before the August recess. The Victims Compensation Fund gives money to people who file…

One Man Dead After Alleged Assault in Fosston

Police arrested 29-year-old Nicholas Hauge, of Fergus Falls

FOSSTON, Minn. — A Fergus Falls man is arrested after another man was found not breathing along a curb in Fosston, Minnesota. The reported assault happened on 8th Street Northwest at the intersection of North Mark Avenue around 3:45 this morning. 29-year-old Nicholas Hauge was arrested and taken to the North West Regional Correctional Center. Deputies started CPR but the…

Officer Helps Deliver Baby In North Dakota’s Oil Patch

Arnegard Officer Travis Bateman jokes that he should have had a catcher's mitt

MCKENZIE COUNTY, ND —¬†A police officer arrived just in time to help deliver a baby girl along a rural road in North Dakota’s oil patch. Arnegard Officer Travis Bateman jokes that he should have had a catcher’s mitt when he responded to a 911 call last week along McKenzie County Road 30. After just two minutes on the scene Bateman…

Fargo Fire Department Shares Dos and Don’ts for Kitchen Fire Safety

In the event of a fire, do not hesitate to call 911 for assistance

FARGO, N.D. – The holidays are quickly approaching and fire safety is important to keep in mind when cooking meals in the kitchen. Paying close to attention to hot surfaces, having a fire extinguisher on-hand, and being aware of items surrounding hot surfaces are ways to avoid a cooking fire. Fargo Fire Department says never use water when trying to…

Nine Volunteers Deploy to East Coast for Hurricane Florence Relief

Volunteers will help distribute food and bulk supplies

FARGO, N.D. —¬†Hurricane Florence is a Category Four storm expected to reach landfall in the Carolinas and Virginia by Thursday. While evacuation orders are in place, brave volunteers heading into the storm. All it took was one ad in the paper. “Red Cross needed help so we said we can do this and then we started taking classes and then…

Local Firefighters Participate in Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Firefighters wear their gear, which weighs between 50 and 60 pounds, while climbing 110 flights of stairs

FARGO–Firefighters from Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead and a half dozen surrounding areas are honoring the fallen 9/11 firefighters by climbing 110 flights of stairs. “It’s been 17 years since it happened now and it’s not fresh in everyone’s mind and this just kind of helps everybody remember what happened that day,” West Fargo firefighter and event organizer Zach Banister said….