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West Fargo Bale Fire Reignites

The West Fargo Fire Department had previously put water all over hay bales Sunday night

  WEST FARGO, N.D. —┬áThe grass fire multiple crews worked to put out last night in West Fargo reignited this morning. It was on the west side of the Sheyenne River near Central Livestock. The fire was first reported around 7 last night. Yesterday the West Fargo Fire Department also had to tear apart hay bales and soak them with…

Fargo Blues Festival is Back in Town

The weekend is filled with performances by 12 blues bands from different parts of the country

FARGO, ND — The Fargo Blues Festival is back for its two day extravaganza at Newman Outdoor Field. The weekend is filled with performances by 12 blues bands from different parts of the country. BBQ ribs, cheese curds, clothing, and hair beading are just a few of the vendors that will be there all weekend. The organizers say more than…

South Dakota Woman Identified in Grass Fire Death

Officials do not yet know if the region's drought conditions caused the fire

FAIRBURN, SD — A South Dakota woman who died in a grass fire has been identified. Authorities say the grass fire spread to the home of 26-year-old Julia Pawelski on Tuesday morning in Fairburn, a town just south of Rapid City. The fire damaged at least three other buildings along with multiple vehicles and hay bales before fire crews got…

South Dakota Woman Dies After Grass Fire Spreads to House

Authorities did not immediately identify the 26-year-old woman whose body was found Tuesday morning

FAIRBURN, SD — A woman is dead after a grass fire spread to her home in Fairburn, South Dakota, south of Rapid City. Authorities did not immediately identify the 26-year-old woman whose body was found Tuesday morning. The Custer Fire Chief says the grass fire had the potential to destroy the small town. It damaged at least three buildings in…

What You Need to Know as Tick Season Approaches

Ticks carrying Lyme disease can be more dangerous than you think

FARGO, ND — As the weather gets warmer, keep a watchful eye out for ticks. The tiny mites can carry Lyme disease. The CDC reports that 300,000 people get Lyme disease each year. It’s something that starts out as a bullseye-like rash and can end up infecting your tissues, joints, organs, brain and heart. Lyme Disease Support Group members say…

UPDATE: Five Area Fire Crews, Law Enforcement Respond to House Fire Near Hawley

People inside the house were able to get out before crews arrived

HAWLEY, Minn. — Multiple fire crews spent the afternoon fighting a house fire that was sparked by a grass fire near Hawley. Thick smoke could be seen coming from the roof of the house as firefighters worked to put it out. Crews from Hawley and Hitterdal were called out around 4:30 to 26586 28th Avenue South. Other crews from Lake…

Multiple Fire Crews Responding to House Fire Near Hawley

The call for help came in around 4:30 p.m. after reports of a grass fire in the area

HAWLEY, Minn. — Fire crews from Hawley, Hitterdal, Glyndon, Barnesville and Lake Park are battling a house fire at 26586 28th Ave. South near Hawley. The call for help came in around 4:30 p.m. after reports of a grass fire in the area. The Salvation Army has also been called to assist. We have a crew on the scene and…

Controlled Burns Scheduled for Veterans Boulevard

The exact time of the burns depends on the weather

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — If the weather is just right, crews will be doing controlled burns along Veterans Boulevard this week. The burning on the three roundabouts between 40th and 52nd Avenues South will happen Thursday or Friday and possibly next week. The exact time of the burns depends on the weather. The burning will help remove weeds and…