FIRST RESPONDERS

First responders train for airport disaster during simulation

The training exercise is conducted every three years to meet FAA requirement.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — First responders test their skills with hands-on airport disaster rescue simulation training. “We’re having an exercise that’s simulating an airplane crash at the airport. We’ve got a total of 60 victims on the airplane,” Hector International Airport Fire Chief David Bush said. To help those actors playing victims, a total of 15 first responder agencies throughout…

The Freez, formerly known as Tastee Freez, opens for the season

Former Tastee Freez re-opens to the public under new name

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A local sweet treat favorite is celebrating the start of spring with a new name and a grand season re-opening. The former Tastee Freez will now be known as “The Freez.” Co-owner Jessica Malvin says the transition has been a bittersweet moment, but this will give the restaurant the chance to test out new flavors and menu…

Moler Barber College shows support for first reponders

"I think that we overlook how hard the first responders have worked though this whole pandemic."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A barber shop in the community is providing free haircuts for a cause. “Me and my wife were down getting a vaccine and I looked around and looked at just how hard these people are working and sometimes I think that we overlook how hard the first responders have worked though this whole pandemic,” Moler Barber…

People confused as shelter in place alert in Fargo is sent to people across metro

The Fargo Police Department intended the alert to only cover a three block radius in South Fargo, but the alert sent out by Red River Dispatch reached far more people outside of that area.

FARGO, N.D. — After a man barricaded himself inside his vehicle early Saturday morning in South Fargo, a shelter in place alert went out to people throughout the Cass and Clay counties. The Fargo Police Department intended the alert to only cover a three block radius in South Fargo, but the alert sent out by Red River Dispatch reached far…

Community members give back to West Fargo first responders

For the first responders, this past year has been a rollercoaster of emotions.

WEST FARGO, N.D.- The El Zagal Shrine in Fargo and Dakota Water Conditioning team up to say thank you to first responders. West Fargo first responders and their families received a meal at the POW/MIA plaza in West Fargo as token of appreciation for all they do. “It’s a drive through COVID safe meal. We got BBQ ribs, we got…

Red River Zoo offers free admission to healthcare workers and first responders

FARGO, N.D.–Healthcare workers and first responders will receive free admission to the Red River Zoo from June 22 through June 30. Free admission for all healthcare workers and first responders has been sponsored by Rick Electric, Inc and the Dakotas Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association. Rick Electric and the NECA want to recognize the dedication and hard work…

Downtown Alexandria Businesses Being Demolished to Contain Fire

The public is asked to avoid the area.

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LIVE: Help Your Hometown Heroes With The Fargo Force

Hometown Heroes Night Raises Money For First Responders To Get Life-Saving Equipment

  You can help support the first responders who help protect us with help from the Fargo Force. The Force are hosting their 7th annual “Hometown Heroes” night this Saturday. They’re wearing special jerseys for the game. There will be games, auctions and raffles with proceeds going to a variety of law enforcement support programs. Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting…

Good Samaritan Rescues Fargo Police Officer During Blizzard

With a storm as bad as this last weekend's, it's common to see people get stuck. In those situations, first responders usually help out. But who do they turn to when they get stuck?

FARGO, N.D. – Paul Sip came down to Fargo for the weekend for a volleyball tournament, but Mother Nature had something else in mind. Instead, Paul and his brothers decided that they had only one job in town: Rescue as many stranded or stuck people as they could. “We’ll always stop if there’s somebody on the side of the road…

Authorities Respond to Farming Accident Near Buffalo

AirMed was needed to transport the individual.

BUFFALO, N.D.–First Responders received a report of an individual who had their foot caught in an auger at approximately 11 a.m. on Thursday. The extent of the individuals injuries is unknown, but AirMed was needed to transport the individual to a metro area hospital. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Casselton Ambulance, Buffalo QRU and Buffalo Fire were among the responding…