EMERGENCY

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…

WFFD Launches EMS Bike Program to Better Respond to Emergencies at Big Events

Bikes are equipped with bags with supplies for traumatic injuries and tools for opening a persons's airway

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Fire Department launches its new EMS bike program that will make it easier to respond to emergencies at large events. “With the increase in population, with the density of the crowd, we know it’s going to happen,” Chief Dan Fuller said. Responding on bikes is already common for EMT’s and police officers, but West…

West Fargo Declares An Emergency to Prepare for Spring Flooding

WEST FARGO, N.D. – The City of West Fargo follows suit with Fargo and Moorhead in declaring an emergency to prepare for spring flooding. It’s the first step in preparing to request resources from county, state and federal agencies. The city is preparing for the high potential of 2009 or 2011 flooding conditions. Mayor Bernie Dardis says the biggest concerns are…

Fargo Mayor Mahoney Declares Emergency, City Preparing For “Substantial Flood Event”

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney makes an emergency declaration as he anticipates the city is “in danger of suffering a substantial flood event.” The emergency declaration authorizes agencies of local, state and federal agencies to take action to “limit hardships of this pending emergency.” Mahoney is directing city staff to prepare for the National Weather Services’ forecast of…

MN AG Keith Ellison Joins Lawsuit Against President Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has joined a 16 state lawsuit led by California to fight President Trump’s emergency declaration to fund his border wall. “President Trump, who has been unable to persuade Congress and the American people that a wall is necessary, is harming the people of Minnesota by forcing this constitutional crisis. I have…

Couple Found Dead from Suspected Murder-Suicide in Fargo Identified

Fargo Police responded to 1814 16th Street South

UPDATE – Fargo Police identify the couple as 78-year-old John T. Ham and 80-year-old Lois Ann Ham.   FARGO, N.D. — An elderly man and woman were found dead this morning at 1814 16th Street South from gunshot wounds. Fargo Police responded around 11 a-m. Neighbors say there was lots of commotion on the street with all emergency vehicles. Police…

West Fargo First Responders Take Part in Active Shooter Drill

Police, fire, ambulance, and the school district were all involved in the full-scale exercise

WEST FARGO, N.D. — If you saw emergency vehicles at West Fargo High School Tuesday morning, no need to worry: it was all for a drill. Police, fire, ambulance, and the school district were all part of a full scale exercise involving an active shooter. Police say this is the first time something like this has been done involving all the…