EMERGENCY

Class Clay Alerts Will Provide Quicker Way To Notify Residents Of Emergencies

Cass and Clay County have been using codeRED to provide emergency notifications for the last 15 years.

CASS COUNTY, N.D. and CLAY COUNTY, Minn. –¬† Starting September 1, there will be a few changes in the way we receive alerts about what is happening in our community. Cass County Alerts will alert residents about severe weather, fire, floods, and other emergencies as well as of road closures and water utility maintenance. Residents will be able to pick…

Abate of ND And Fargo Harley Owner Group Come Together To Celebrate Healthcare Workers

More than 50 bikes paraded through the Sanford Medial Center, Broadway Hospital, Essentia Health and the VA Hospital

FARGO, N.D. — Many across the country are showing their appreciation for healthcare workers. This afternoon, it was some local bikers’ turn to say thank you. “Just a simple appreciation for everybody and anybody healthcare and we all probably have a friend or relative that works in healthcare and knows everything they’re having to go through especially now, with all…

Phone Outage Affects Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office

UPDATE: All County phones are back online. Anyone who needs to contact the Sheriff’s Office can resume calls at 701-780-8280   GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a phone outage on Tuesday. All County phones in the Downtown Grand Forks area are currently being affected. Anyone who needs to contact the Sheriff’s Office should call 701-746-2542….

Health Experts Say It’s Okay To Go To The Clinic For Non-Coronavirus Related Illnesses

Sanford Children's Southwest Clinic is operating only as an urgent care center for children.

FARGO, N.D. – Health care workers are seeing a significant decrease of patients in urgent care saying some are choosing to treat illnesses and injuries at home. “The number of patients we’re seeing is probably 80% less than usual. Seeing patients concerned about COVID even has been pretty low. So, it’s one of two things, right. It’s good that people…

Cass County Residents Encouraged to Participate in State-Wide Tornado Drill

A full-system test of the outdoor siren warning system will begin at 11:15 a.m. on April 29.

FARGO, N.D.–Cass County residents are encouraged to participate in the statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, April 29. A full-system test of the outdoor siren warning system will begin at 11:15 a.m. as a part of North Dakota’s Severe Weather Awareness Week. When residents hear the sirens they are encouraged to: Seek shelter indoors and turn on local media (local broadcast…

Cobbers Raise Emergency Funding For Students

One generous graduate has stepped forward to match gifts in support of these efforts up to $50,000

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Most residential students have departed campus at Concordia and Cobbers are transitioning to online learning during the coronavirus pandemic. These circumstances have left some students in a vulnerable financial condition. The college is working to provide emergency funding for students and is accepting donations. The money will be use for such things as food, gas cards or…

Grand Forks County Commissioners Prepare For Potential Flooding Costs

A number of ditches and fields are full of water

GRAND FORKS CO., N.D. — Commissioners in Grand Forks County pass an Emergency Declaration to deal with rising water. It is in response to recent record rains and the melting of last week’s early October snowstorm. The action by the board will allow the county to tap into an emergency fund if needed to help fix infrastructure. At least four…

Course Prepares Local Businesses for Active Shooter Emergency

"Stop the Threat - Stop the Bleed" is free and open to any organizations in Cass County

FARGO, N.D. — A collaboration between local police officers and Essentia is aiming to help save lives. It’s a joint effort between the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Fargo and West Fargo Police and Essentia to “Stop the Threat” and “Stop the Bleed.” “The key takeaway is knowing what to do should the worst happen in our community. All the things…

Emergency Responders Hold Active Shooter Drill in West Fargo

Sanford and Essentia also took part in the exercise

WEST FARGO, N.D. — If you saw a lot of first responders around Liberty Middle School this morning, there’s nothing to worry about. It was just a training exercise. Fifteen agencies from the area practiced what would happen in the event of an active shooter. First responders take into account mass shootings happening nationwide when they planned the exercise. Some…

Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Field Near Wolverton

Wilkin County Sheriff's Office says the plane's engine seized about 1.5 miles east of town

WOLVERTON, Minn. — An agriculture plane makes an emergency landing in a field east of Wolverton. Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office received a call that the plane’s engine had seized and it went down about a mile and a half from the town. The pilot from Colfax, North Dakota was not injured and the plane had minimal damage. However, several gallons…