homeland security

FEMA & Emergency Management Teams Survey Damage in NW Minnesota

Pennington Co., MNPENNINGTON CO., Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) — FEMA and Minnesota Public Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management are conducting surveys of recent flooding and storm damage in northwest Minnesota. The teams are traveling through Pennington, Polk, and Red Lake counties to determine if the damage exceeds local and state resources and to estimate repair costs. Pennington County Emergency Management Director…

President Biden Taps Gov. Tim Walz to Co-Chair Council of Governors

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has been appointed co-chair of the Council of Governors along with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. The appointments made by President Joe Biden. The Council consists of 10 bipartisan governors and is responsible for advising the secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security, and the White House Homeland Security Council on matters related to the…

Business Owner Arrested In Moorhead For Solicitation of a Minor

James VanRaden was unknowingly chatting with a West Fargo Police detective

James VanRadenMOORHEAD, Minn. — Disturbing details are coming out about a business owner living in Moorhead who allegedly offered to pay money to “deflower” a 10-year-old girl. James VanRaden was unknowingly chatting with a West Fargo Police detective after answering a Craigslist ad for a tutor last December. The conversation moved to texts on WhatsApp and the detective says VanRaden…

Fargo Man Arrested In Underage Sex Sting

Police say 42-year-old Wade Pfarr agreed to pay for sex with an underage girl, not realizing that the he was communicating with a detective pretending to be a girl under the age of 18.

FARGO,┬áND – A Fargo man faces a felony charge for agreeing to have sex with a minor in a sting conducted by the state human trafficking task force, Homeland Security, North Dakota BCI and Metro Street Crimes Unit. Police say 42-year-old Wade Pfarr agreed to pay for sex with an underage girl, not realizing that the he was communicating with…

President Trump Signs Executive Order Stopping His Family Separation Policy

But the president added the ``zero tolerance'' policy will continue.

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep families together at the southern border, saying at the White House that he doesn’t like the sight of children being separated from their families. He said, “We are keeping families together.” But the president added the “zero tolerance” policy will continue. Vice President Mike Pence added…

Grand Forks Man Arrested During Child Porn Investigation

Authorities recovered prohibited images and arrested 27-year-old Nicholas Bartholome

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A child porn investigation has landed one man behind bars in Grand Forks. Members of the police department, sheriff’s office, BCI and Homeland Security served a search warrant at a home in the 1100 block of 14th Avenue South. They recovered prohibited images and arrested 27-year-old Nicholas Bartholome of Grand Forks. Charges have been forwarded to…

Protecting Minnesota’s Balloting Process From Attack

Working With Department of Homeland Security

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s elections chief is working closely with the Department of Homeland Security to protect the state’s balloting process from attack. It comes as concern grows about Russian targeting of America’s election infrastructure. Senate Intelligence Committee leaders recently said efforts to protect elections from Russian cyberattacks in 2016 didn’t go far enough, and they recommended new safeguards…

North Dakota Granted Extension for Real ID Act

The federal government has granted the state an extension until October of 2020 to get in compliance with their driver's licenses.

  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota has been granted a waiver to get in compliance with the federal Real ID law. The federal government has granted the state an extension until October of 2020 to get in compliance with their driver’s licenses. The Real ID Act was put into place to increase standards for identification requirements for boarding a plane…

Run, Hide, Fight: Getting Yourself Out of Danger During a Mass Casualty Tragedy

They recommend prioritizing getting yourself out of the area of danger before trying to hide or fight back

RED RIVER VALLEY — Local emergency officials say there are ways you can stay ready in case you find yourself in a similar mass casualty tragedy. A nationally recognized response is, “Run, Hide, Fight.” They recommend prioritizing getting yourself out of the area of danger before trying to hide or fight back. People traveling with friends should set up a…

Homeland Security: North Dakota’s Election System Targeted in 2016

The Dept. of Homeland Security say the systems were targeted but not breached

  NORTH DAKOTA — There was an attack on North Dakota’s election systems in the summer of 2016. The Department of Homeland Security delivered that news to the Secretary of State’s office on Friday. They said the systems were targeted but not breached. North Dakota was among 21 states targeted last summer. Secretary of State Al Jaeger said he is…