Richland County: North Dakota Wildfires Under Control

U.S. Fish & Wildlife's Fire Service helped monitor the fire throughout the night

RICHLAND COUNTY, ND — Wildfires that burned about 800 acres in southeast North Dakota have been brought under control. Richland County Emergency Manager Brett Lambrecht says up to eight departments were called to assist with the fires, which spanned about 3 miles long and 2 miles wide. Crews from Hankinson, Mantador, Lidgerwood, Dwight, Great Bend, Fairmount, Breckenridge, Wahpeton, Mooreton and…

Cone Zone: Center Street in West Fargo

A truck hit it last Wednesday morning

  WEST FARGO, ND — A section of Center Street in West Fargo will be closed this week. Crews will begin work on Tuesday to repair a damaged railroad underpass. A truck hit it last Wednesday morning. No serious injuries were reported, but the truck was heavily damaged. Center Street will be closed from Main Avenue to 7th Avenue Northeast…

Highway 10 Near Detroit Lakes Reopens All Lanes

Crews installed new traffic signals at the intersection of Highways 10 and 59 on Monday

  DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — We have some great news if you’re driving to, through or around Detroit Lakes. After an all summer-long road construction project, all four lanes are once again open on Highway 10 in Detroit Lakes. Crews installed new traffic signals at the intersection of Highways 10 and 59 on Monday. The temporary crossover on Highway 10…

Two People Displaced After Fire at West Fargo Apartment

Fire Crews say the fan overheated and dropped to the floor while burning

  WEST FARGO, ND — Two people are without a home after a bathroom ceiling fan started a fire in a West Fargo apartment. Fire crews say they were called to the fire at 123 Main Avenue in West Fargo at about 5:30 this morning. They say the fan overheated and dropped to the floor while burning. Firefighters were able…

North Dakota Firefighters Rescue Survivors of Collapsed Building…It’s Only a Drill

The chief said a Sioux Falls building collapse which killed one person last December is one of many reasons this training is important

FARGO, ND — Firefighters from Fargo to Minot are saving people from a collapsing office building as part of a simulation. Before getting a taste of the action, crews set up obstacles which will simulate a partially collapsed building. It’s the culmination of eight days of training to prepare them from natural disasters or other structural issues. Seasoned firefighters experienced…

Dump Truck Causes Massive Power Outage in Jamestown Area

Two severed lines came to rest across both lanes of traffic

JAMESTOWN, ND — Otter Tail Power Company spent the afternoon working on a massive power outage involving a major transmission line north of Jamestown. Areas affected by the outage included Gackle, Streeter, Eldridge, Windsor, Medina and Montpelier. Otter Tail Power Company says the outage was caused by a dump truck that hit one of the transmission lines on Highway 52….

State Fire Marshal Investigating Structure Fires Near Mahnomen

The sheriff says the buildings had not been used for over 10 years and had no power

1/2 Courtesy: Tony Herrmann Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Courtesy: Tony Herrmann Show Caption Hide Caption MAHNOMEN, Minn. — Suspicious fires at two unoccupied buildings near Mahnomen are under investigation. The structures were engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived Monday afternoon. They were located 12 miles east of Mahnomen on Highway 200 and both were destroyed. The sheriff says…

Water Main Break Shuts Down Traffic Until Friday

If you live in that neighborhood, you'll still be able to drive through.

  WEST FARGO, ND — Crews in West Fargo work to clean up after a water main break. It happened on Ninth Avenue West near Sheyenne Street. Water was restored to the area after 3 o’clock this afternoon. However, 9th Avenue West will be closed to through traffic from Sheyenne Street to 2nd Street West until the end of the…

Boat Involved in Rescue on the Red River Recovered

Fargo fire officials say retrieving the boat was good practice for future river rescues

  FARGO, ND — A boat was recovered after getting stuck on the Red River Tuesday morning. The boat became stranded after a father and son couldn’t get the motor to start, causing it to drift and get stuck in the river’s rocks. It took Fargo and Moorhead rescue crews about two hours to bring them to safety using cables…

Cone Zone Alert: Crews Making Progress on 32nd Ave. Project, Hit Snag in West Fargo

Detours are in place to get to businesses in the area

  FARGO, ND — Crews are making more progress on the 32nd Avenue South Project. They have closed access to 32nd Avenue South from 33rd Street South on the south side to complete paving through the intersection. Detours are in place to get to businesses in the area. The intersection should reopen to traffic sometime next week. Crews have also…