NORTH CAROLINA

Minnesota First Responders Head for North Carolina

Gov. Tim Walz authorized the emergency response when North Carolina asked for assistance.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Three dozen first responders and 15 ambulances from Minnesota are headed to North Carolina to help with Hurricane Dorian. Gov. Tim Walz authorized the emergency response when North Carolina asked for assistance through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, a mutual aid agreement between all 50 states. The first responders are divided into three teams which each include five…

South Dakota Sending Hurricane Assistance To North Carolina

The officials will be stationed in the state emergency operations center in Raleigh, North Carolina.

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Office of Emergency Management is sending two staff members to help with the response to Hurricane Florence. The officials will be stationed in the state emergency operations center in Raleigh, North Carolina. They’ll help coordinate requests to other states for help through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, a mutual aid agreement among U.S. states and…

North Dakota Sending Medical Teams To Hurricane Relief

Each team has 28 registered nurses, paramedics and emergency medical technicians.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ North Dakota’s Health Department is sending two medical response teams to Raleigh, North Carolina, this week to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. North Carolina requested the specialized teams through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact , a mutual aid agreement among U.S. states and territories. Each team has 28 registered nurses, paramedics and emergency medical…

Nine Volunteers Deploy to East Coast for Hurricane Florence Relief

Volunteers will help distribute food and bulk supplies

FARGO, N.D. — Hurricane Florence is a Category Four storm expected to reach landfall in the Carolinas and Virginia by Thursday. While evacuation orders are in place, brave volunteers heading into the storm. All it took was one ad in the paper. “Red Cross needed help so we said we can do this and then we started taking classes and then…

911 Outage Caused By Human Error

CenturyLink says that an employee of West Safety Services made a mistake

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The more than hour long 911 outage two weeks ago in Minnesota, North Dakota, and North Carolina was the result of human error. CenturyLink says that an employee of West Safety Services made a mistake while making a network configuration change. The error prevented 911 calls from being accepted in Minnesota, North Dakota and North Carolina….

North Dakota Joins Lawsuit Against Drug Maker Purdue Pharma

Six States Blame Company For Role In Overdose Deaths

North Dakota and five other states are filing a lawsuit against a drug maker for overdose deaths. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says Purdue Pharma “misrepresented and trivialized” the risk of addiction from prolonged opioid use. He says the company promoted the drugs through a “pervasive and deceptive marketing campaign.” Similar lawsuits are being filed in Nevada, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee…

Video: Rev. Billy Graham Dies at 99, Visited Fargo in 1987

He had been treated in recent years for cancer, pneumonia and other ailments.

MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) _ The Rev. Billy Graham, counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died at age 99. Spokesman Mark DeMoss tell The Associated Press that Graham died Wednesday morning at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. He had been treated in recent years for cancer, pneumonia and other ailments. His wife, Ruth,…

Minnesota Towns Working to Find Out Who’s Trying to Recruit KKK Members

Community leaders say they don't know who is putting up the flyers and say they are trying to put a stop to it

  REGIONAL — Community leaders in three Minnesota towns are working to find out who is trying to recruit membership into the Ku Klux Klan. Flyers have popped up in Virginia, Buhl and Embarrass from a North Carolina-based KKK group in an attempt to recruit people to their cause. Community leaders say they don’t know who is putting up the…

Minnesota Woman Moving to North Carolina, Hoping to Save Her Life

Teri Starkey has Cystic Fibrosis and can't get the double lung transplant she needs unless she moves to North Carolina. Fox 9 News' Paul Blume Reports from Delano, Minnesot

DELANO, Minn. — A woman suffering from cystic fibrosis needs to move more than one thousand miles to have a life-saving double lung transplant. “I’d say it’s like when you have the flu and you’re knocked out for a week and you think you’re dying,” said Teri Starkey, who lives in Delano.  “That’s a good portion of my life.” Teri and…