National Guard

Cass County Uses Emergency Flood Measures to Close Roads

The county closed a number of roads overnight on Monday

CASS COUNTY– Cass County is continuing to take emergency measures by blocking off roads and bridges. The county closed a number of roads overnight on Monday. County employees and members of the National Guard are seeing a lot of overland flooding both north and west of Harwood and east of Argusville. A Cass County engineer asks people who are traveling…

Red River Cresting In Fargo Area

Impacts this year include closed roads and bridges but no flooded homes or businesses.

FARGO, N.D – The Red River is cresting in the Fargo-Moorhead area with few problems, though overland flooding remains an issue in rural areas. The river is about 5 feet above major flood stage, but the cities have put several flood control measures in place since the record 2009 flood when the river crested nearly 6 feet higher. Impacts this…

National Guard Sends Troops to Cass County & LaMoure to Help With Flood Fight

1/4 Courtesy: North Dakota National Guard Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Courtesy: North Dakota National Guard Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Courtesy: North Dakota National Guard Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Courtesy: North Dakota National Guard Show Caption Hide Caption The North Dakota National Guard is sending soldiers and equipment to Cass County and the City of LaMoure to help…

Emergency Commission Reaches Resolution For ROTC Tuition Shortfall

It affects about 60 undergraduate cadets and 35 graduate students, most of whom attend NDSU

BISMARCK, ND — An ROTC tuition assistance shortfall has been covered. The North Dakota Emergency Commission voted in favor of a National Guard proposal to move $450,000 within its budget and to have an additional $110,000 transferred from the state’s contingency fund. The Legislative Budget Section must give final approval. The group meets on December 5. Tuition increases and declining federal…

Soldiers Return to North Dakota After Almost Yearlong Mission in Afghanistan

About 15 members of the North Dakota Army National Guard's 191st Military Police Company came home

FARGO, N.D. — Just in time for Thanksgiving, over a dozen North Dakotans are back home after an almost yearlong mission in Afghanistan. About 15 members of the North Dakota Army National Guard’s 191st Military Police Company had their homecoming. Nine months ago, they were sent on a NATO mission in Afghanistan. They served as protective detail and provided transportation for…

Congress is Deciding on Bills That Could Fund FM Diversion and Nat’l Guard Readiness Center in Fargo

WASHINGTON – Bills in the House and Senate could give millions of dollars to important Red River Valley projects. The Army Corps of Engineers has set aside $35 million for design work for the diversion in this year’s budget. 2019 Funding bills passed in the House and in the Senate Appropriations Committee give $32 million for a North Dakota National…

Returning North Dakota National Guardsman Surprises Daughters at LPA Elementary

He is one of around 150 Happy Hooligans returning from a six month mission to southwest Asia

AUDUBON, Minn. — It was a big surprise for the daughters of an airman with the North Dakota National Guard. Senior Master Sgt. Travis Schauer of the 119th Wing Civil Engineering Squad surprised his two oldest daughters at Lake Park Audubon Elementary. Schauer just returned home this morning and was greeted by his wife and youngest daughter at Hector in…

Governor Dayton Authorizes National Guard for Protection During Super Bowl LII

The City of Minneapolis made the request to ensure that all Minnesotans and over one million expected visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience

  MINNEAPOLIS — Governor Mark Dayton has signed an executive order authorizing the Minnesota National Guard to protect people during Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. Dayton’s Executive Order follows a years-long public safety planning process between local law enforcement agencies and all levels of government. The City of Minneapolis made the request to ensure that all Minnesotans and over one…

Emergency Shelter at Moorhead’s National Guard Armory Needs Volunteers

Dozens of people in need were in danger on Christmas Eve and needed a roof over their heads

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With dangerous cold temps settling in, Governor Dayton approved expansion of emergency shelter space at the National Guard armory in Moorhead. Churches United is looking for volunteers. Dozens of people in need were in danger on Christmas Eve and needed a roof over their heads. “It’s life or death if they don’t have a place to stay,”…

Deployment of National Guard Members Put on Hold with Hurricane Maria Moving in

The storm is now on track to pass northeast of the eastern tip of the country early Thursday

  NATIONAL — The deployment of more than 100 members of the New York Army National Guard and state police to the U.S. Virgin Islands to help with hurricane recovery efforts is on hold because of another storm. People in the Dominican Republic are being told to prepare for Hurricane Maria. The storm is now on track to pass northeast…