Safety Tips for New Year’s Eve Fireworks

The West Fargo Fire Department encourages those shooting off fireworks to keep safety in mind.

WEST FARGO, N.D. – West Fargo is the only city in the Fargo-Moorhead area that allows fireworks to be legally set off on New Years Eve. Fire officials say the danger comes with how resident’s dispose of fireworks. They recommend using a metal garbage container with a little bit of water to make sure fireworks can not reignite or start…

Fireworks sold now until January 1st in North Dakota

Make sure to follow safety guidelines when using fireworks

HORACE, N.D. — Fireworks can be sold to North Dakotans today through January 1st. Non-North Dakota residents can buy fireworks in North Dakota any time of the year. Those living in West Fargo are allowed to light fireworks within city limits on New Year’s Eve from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. on January 1st. If you are planning on taking…

Fireworks Related Incidents In The F-M Area

WEST FARGO, ND — West Fargo authorities report 15 incident related to fireworks over the July 4th Holiday. West Fargo Fire reports five fireworks related calls for either dumpster or other outside trash, trash or rubbish fire contained or outside rubbish fire. West Fargo Police had 10 fireworks related calls for the following reasons, fireworks shot off outside the time…

Tips to Keep Pets Safe During Fourth of July Fireworks

It's best to keep them inside in an escape-proof room

FARGO, N.D. –You might be enjoying the celebrations tomorrow night, but the Fourth of July fireworks can be a very stressful time for your furry loved ones. To keep pets from running away because of fireworks, Homeward Animal Shelter says it’s best to keep them inside in an escape-proof room. You can also turn on music to calm them down….

Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls Over 37,000 Fireworks

It claims the products are "overloaded" with explosives.

Fargo, ND–The Consumer Product Safety Commission is issuing a recall on over 37,000 fireworks. It claims the products are “overloaded” with explosives with the possibility of being a burn or explosion hazard to users. Customers are being urged not to use them and to return any of the products in question for a refund. The full list of fireworks in…

Firefighters Remind People to Use Fireworks Safely

In West Fargo, they can only be used within a certain time frame

WEST FARGO, N.D. –West Fargo Fire Department is reminding everyone about the rules for using fireworks as the Fourth of July approaches. In West Fargo, they can be used legally from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Independence Day only. You must be at least 12 years old to light them off. Also make sure fireworks are completely extinguished when…

Fourth of July Fireworks to Return to Mount Rushmore in 2020

The show was discontinued in 2009

MOUNT RUSHMORE, S.D. —¬†Fireworks will return to Mount Rushmore for the Fourth of July celebration in 2020. The show was discontinued after 2009 due to concerns related to the pine beetle infestation that increased fire concerns in the Black Hills National Forest. The forest has since rebounded, and there have been advances in pyrotechnic safety. Gov. Kristi Noem says the…

Not Many Missing Pets Reported to Metro Law Enforcement

Homeward Animal Shelter Only Recovered A Couple Dogs Found on the Streets

FARGO, N.D. —¬†Even with fireworks bursting in the air throughout the Fourth of July, animal agencies across the metro did not scoop up many missing pets wandering the streets. Staff from the Homeward Animal Shelter reported lower than average recovery totals for stray animals on Wednesday. Fargo Police says that there were no calls made concerning animals that ran away…

FM Area Fireworks Related Calls

In Fargo, there were two fires related to fireworks.

FARGO, ND — Fire officials in the F-M area report a few fireworks related calls on the 4th of July. In Fargo, there were two fires related to fireworks. One small grass fire and a trash fire. In West Fargo, there was one commercial dumpster fire related to fireworks being thrown out. Fire officials report there was no damage. In…

Saints Spoil RedHawks 4th of July with 8-5 Win

The RedHawks have lost five of their last six games

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks had fireworks after Wednesday night’s game against St. Paul, but they couldn’t muster enough fireworks during the contest. The RedHawks fell short against the Saints 8-5. Brandon Barker made his American Association debut for Fargo-Moorhead, but he didn’t record an out of the third inning. Saints outfielder Burt Reynolds hit a three-run homer in…