FIRST RESPONDERS

Bismarck Air Medical Plane Crash Victims Honored at Memorial Service

Pilot Todd Lasky, paramedic Chris Iverson, and NICU nurse Bonnie Cook were honored at a memorial service

BISMARCK, N.D. -People are celebrating the lives of the three first responders killed in a plane crash last Sunday. Pilot Todd Lasky, paramedic Chris Iverson, and NICU nurse Bonnie Cook were honored at a memorial service. The three were killed in a plane crash while on duty on November 18th. “Your attendance today and your support for these families is…

Friendly Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry Has a Solution for Your Excess Halloween Candy

Donated candy will be sent to troops and first responders

FARGO, N.D. — If you’ve got piles of candy from Halloween night, you can spare some cavities and put it towards a good cause. Friendly Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry is doing a candy buyback that helps our heroes. All donated candy goes towards Operation Gratitude, which sends treats to troops and first responders. “We could get candy away from the kids, so…

Proposed Half Cent Sales Tax Would Provide Upgraded Radios to Cass County First Responders

Voters will approve or deny the tax on Election Day

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — Election Day is just a month away but Cass County voters will notice something new on the ballot. They will decide whether or not to approve a half cent sales tax increase. Whether they’re responding to a fire, shooting or weather disaster first responders use radios to communicate 365 days of the year. “Knowing that our Motorola…

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…

Petitions Delivered To Legalize Marijuana And Establish Special License Plates

If the marijuana measure is approved by voters it would be legal to grow, use and distribute marijuana for people 21 and older

BISMARCK, N.D. — Legal recreational marijuana is one step closer to a public vote in North Dakota. Sponsors of the initiative have delivered petitions with nearly 19-thousand signatures to the secretary of state’s office. In order to get the measure on the November ballot, nearly 13-thousand 5-hundred signatures must be valid. The secretary of state has until August 13 to…

“Spirit Ride” Honors First Responder Roadside Deaths

Advocates want drivers to slow down or move over when they see first responders and tow truck drivers on scene

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — When you think of first responders, police, fire and EMS usually come to mind. Another group risking their lives is tow truck drivers working on highways. A cross–country campaign called “Spirit Ride” is raising awareness as it passes through Detroit Lakes. “We’re here to help the community, we’re not here to be in a like that,” James…

Hector International Airport Holds Disaster Training Exercise

Actors playing victims were transported to the hospital, which was also holding a training exercise

FARGO, N.D. — There were plenty of emergency responders at Hector International Airport, but not for the reason you might think. Two white buses played the part of an airplane disaster. First responders from the FM area practiced what to do in a real life airplane emergency. More than 70 passengers were on board, and in the scenario, ten people died….

Lake Park-Audubon Students Stage Distracted Driving Crash

The mock crash was complete with fake blood, first responders, and a Life-Flight helicopter

LAKE PARK, Minn. — If you have the urge to reach for your phone while driving, you might think again after seeing a real–life simulation of what could happen. Lake Park–Audubon High School National Honor Society students put on a mock crash with first responders to show the consequences of distracted driving. One student, Allison Rohweller, says she was in a…

The Red River Valley Remembers and Honors 9/11

The scars on the nation's psyche are still fresh

RED RIVER VALLEY — It’s been 16 years since many call the worst day in modern American history and the scars on the nation’s psyche are still fresh. It’s known as the September 11th terrorist attacks, or 9/11, all around the world. City leaders, law enforcement and members of the community gathered on the Veterans Memorial Bridge to honor and…

Minnesota Nonprofit Quadruples Amount of Naloxone Giveaway

Naloxone is the drug that when given during an overdose can help reverse the effects and save a person's life

  MINNESOTA — With the increase on opioid overdose deaths all across the country, a Minnesota nonprofit is giving away four times the amount of naloxone to people in need. Naloxone is the drug that when given during an overdose can help reverse the effects and save a person’s life. The Steve Rummler Hope Network says they plan on giving…