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Safety Tips For Summer Swimming In Fargo-Moorhead Area

West Fargo Deputy Fire Chief Tom Clark says there are some things you need to pay attention too before jumping in.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — As the summer starts, so does swimming as people look for ways to cool off from the heat. West Fargo Deputy Fire Chief Tom Clark says there are some things you need to pay attention too before jumping in. “Always remember there is a current that you can’t always tell, an under current or a fast…

Fargo Cass Public Health Encourages People To Stop Smoking For “It’s Quitting Time” Week

Health experts the best first step in quitting is finding the cause.

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Cass Public Health says nearly 20% of all adults in North Dakota smoke. That leads to more than $300 million in health care costs and killing nearly 1,000 people a year. Health experts the best first step in quitting is finding the cause. “Pay attention when you are having each of those cigarettes. Is it a…

Snow-battered Trees Present New Dangers For Fargo-Moorhead

After last weeks snowstorm, trees in our region are presenting new dangers for pedestrians and motorists.

If you’ve been around the Concordia and MSUM campuses over the weekend, you’re no stranger to downed branches, damaged trees and a mess near the roads. Moorhead Public Works isn’t either. It has been overwhelmed with calls ranging from branch pickups to tree removals. “We are prioritizing our workload right now, so our top priority is downed trees and dangerous…

Effects from North and West Coast Wild Fires Making their Way to the Midwest

If you fit into one of those categories make sure you aren't doing anything strenuous outside or being exposed to the haze for long periods of time

FARGO, N.D. — Affects from wild fires are making their way to North Dakota and Minnesota all the way from the north and west coast. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert for western Minnesota through 10 a.m. Saturday. Those with the Division of Air Quality within the North Dakota Department of Health are warning the…

The Dangers of Binge Drinking in College

"It makes you remember that you're out to have fun but at the same time you're not out to hurt yourself or anyone else"

FARGO, ND — Taking that extra drink or shot can turn deadly. “In the long run it’s the life we are trying to save,” said Don Martin, the Operations Manager with FM Ambulance. College students tend to binge drink and think more about the moment than the consequences. “What happens with college age they are playing drinking games, doing initiations,…