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Local Fargo Firefighters Give Update From West Coast Wildfires

OREGON — Wildfires are continuing to devastate the West Coast and local firefighters from the Fargo Fire Department are lending a hand in the fight. “When the tones drop for a call, we drop whatever we’re doing and we go on that call,” said Fargo Fire Battalion Chief Dane Carley. Fargo firefighters are working hard on projects in California and…

Firefighters Answer The Call To Help Battle Wildfires On The West Coast

Wildfires in Oregon have burned at least 1 million acres and destroyed at least two thousand homes

Courtesy: Fargo Fire Department/FacebookFARGO, N.D. — Firefighters from across North Dakota and Minnesota headed to Oregon this week to help fight wildfires. The City of Fargo put out a brief video explaining how four of its members answered the governor’s call for assistance. “After reviewing the request Gov. Burgum signed the authorization that allowed North Dakota resources to travel to…

UND Labs To Play Role In Testing COVID-19 UV Light Scanner/Disinfection Systems

The work is supported by a $1.5 million grant from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture

Courtesy: UNDGRAND FORKS, N.D. — COVID-19 detect-and-disinfect technology is being developed and tested right here in North Dakota. SafetySpect, a California-based company, is bringing its virus-fighting solution to multiple UND labs for testing. The UV light scanner/disinfection systems could decontaminate an entire surface by zapping it with a handheld ultraviolet light. The hope is to have dozens of prototype systems…

Local Firefighters Arrive In Oregon To Help Battle Wildfires

Firefighters from Fargo, Grand Forks, Williston and Across Minnesota

1/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 6/6 Show Caption Hide Caption SALEM, OR — We are getting an update on the firefighting crews from North Dakota and Minnesota who are just arriving on the West coast to help fight wildfires. The…

U.S. Space Command Commander Coming To North Dakota Monday

Stops Planned in Grand Forks And Cavalier

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The Commander of the U.S. Space Command is visiting North Dakota on Monday. Sen. Kevin Cramer invited Gen. James Dickinson to the state during his nomination hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee. They talked about the role UND could play as Space Command develops a University Affiliated Research Center. He will also stop by the…

Apartment Fire Under Investigation In Grand Forks

Courtesy: KNOX News RadioGRAND FORKS, N.D. — The cause of an apartment fire in Grand Forks is under investigation. It was called in after 3 Sunday afternoon at 826 4th Avenue South. Everyone was able to get out of the building safely. The Red Cross has been called on to help those displaced by the fire. Categories: Local News, North…

Volunteers host Indigenous census and voter info drive-thru event

The event took place at University Park in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A group of volunteers in Grand Forks is working to make sure local Indigenous communities get their voices heard and votes counted this election. In collaboration with North Dakota Native Vote, they hosted a drive-thru event at University Park where community members stopped by to complete their 2020 census and get voting information. The organizers say…

Grand Forks COVID-19 testing event on September 8th open to the public

Testing will take place at UND’s High Performance Center

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Forks Public Health will host a COVID-19 walk-up testing event Tuesday, September 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Testing will be open to the general public and will take place at UND’s High Performance Center at 2419 2nd Avenue North. Ages 5 and older are welcome to participate, even if you do not have…

Grand Forks pub supports Bochenski’s decision to close bars, restaurants early

Grand Forks bars, liquor stores and restaurants serving alcohol had to close early beginning this past Saturday

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — As UND students return to campus, Grand Forks has seen a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases among people in their twenties. “We expect our students, upon their return, either to test before they come back to campus or shortly after,” said UND President Dr. Andrew Armacost a couple weeks ago. 15 to 29-year-olds make up 87…