Public Safety

Mayor Mahoney releases budget plan for 2023

In a special session in front of City Commissioners at City Hall, the Mayor highlighted some major initiatives for next year.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney releases his preliminary budget plan for 2023. The main initiatives involve a priority to retain Fargo citizens, city growth and expanding the Fargodome. He says energy costs are up nearly a half million dollars and Fargoans can expect a $2.50 raise for both water rates and water reclamation for the average…

President Biden Signs Executive Order on Policing On 2nd Anniversary of George Floyd’s Killing

THE WHITE HOUSE (KVRR) —   Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and others join President Joe Biden as he signs an Executive Order on policing and public safety. The measure, which comes following months of talks with police professional groups and reform activists, orders federal law enforcement agencies such as the CBP and FBI to revise their…

Governor Walz shares his public safety plan in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, MINN. (KVRR) – Governor Tim Walz discusses the state’s historic $9.3 billion budget surplus at the law enforcement center in Moorhead. The Walz-Flanagan budget would invest around $300 million over three years to cities, counties and tribes and recruiting officers that represent the diversity of the state. Local police are grateful for Walz’s presence as they mention issues within…

Minnesota’s 2022 Legislative Session Starts With Massive Surplus

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) — Minnesota’s 2022 Legislative Session is underway with lawmakers looking at a $7.7 billion budget surplus. Republicans want to pass permanent tax cuts to give money back to Minnesota families. Democratic Gov. Tim Walz has proposed sending checks of $175 or $350 to more than 2 million Minnesota families. The governor also proposed a record $2.7…

Several people with firearms results in gunfire

Investigation remains active, police believe there is no threat to public safety

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Police in Moorhead continue to investigate a shooting that happened late Friday night. It was reported in the 2400 block of 4th avenue North. Reports claim there were several people with firearms including reports of gunfire. Once officers arrived, the suspects involved had already left and officers found a spent cartridge in a parking lot nearby. They…

MN Sets New Standard For Traffic Stops Four Years After Philando Castile Shooting

Other advice for drivers include avoiding reaching around inside the vehicle and to not get out of the vehicle unexpectedly or approach the officer.

MINNEAPOLIS — “I pray that Minnesota can be a model for other states, the whole United States be a model and do these things we all can be better,” Valerie Castile said. Philando Castile’s mother, law enforcement and state officials discussed the new changes in traffic stops involving guns. The guideline for drivers carrying a gun is to keep their…

Man Arrested after Fleeing from Police Near MSUM

MSUM Public Safety was made aware of the incident.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–A man was arrested after fleeing from police during an attempted traffic stop at approximately 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday. Moorhead Police officers attempted to stop a vehicle in the 1000 Block of 20th Street South for erratic driving, but the vehicle fled westbound onto a sidewalk and started cutting through properties. The vehicle came to a stop after striking…

West Fargo Fire Department Adding Full-Time Firefighters

The department plans to have ten more full-time employees on staff by the end of the year

WEST FARGO, ND — Big changes are proposed with the West Fargo Fire Department with the likely addition of full–time firefighters. The decision made by West Fargo city leaders to add full time fire fighters is to improve public safety. “It was partly response time,” said West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern.  “Sometimes it was a little longer than it really…

Defending Yourself…On and Off the Internet

Safety Tips for Students on a College Campus

FARGO, N.D. — You can never be too prepared when it comes to protecting yourself on and off the internet. We talked with different professionals throughout the F-M area on how college students can better prepare themselves. Many different colleges around the U.S., including NDSU, MSUM and Concordia College, have put programs in place to protect their students. Some of the…