Red Cross

Klobuchar and medical leaders share ideas to end blood shortage

UNITED STATES (KVRR) – The Red Cross is looking to address a blood shortage that’s the worst the organization has seen in a decade. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and medical professionals from across the country addressed their concerns of a lack of donations and staff shortages in hospitals. Leaders are worried emergency blood will not be available for patients in…

Fargo-Moorhead Red Cross volunteers heading east to help with tornado relief

KENTUCKY (KVRR) – Seventeen Red Cross volunteers from Minnesota and The Dakotas, including three from Fargo-Moorhead, are heading to Kentucky to help with tornado relief. They will run eight shelters in Kentucky. Many of the volunteers are in the Mayfield area which has been hit hard by storms. The Executive Director of the local Red Cross chapter says he was…

Local Red Cross sends supplies and volunteers South

The organization has sent 4 volunteers from the F-M area along with one disaster response vehicle loaded with supplies and food to help victims of the hurricane.

FARGO, N.D. –The Eastern North Dakota & Northwestern Minnesota Chapter of the Red Cross has deployed a number of volunteers to help with relief efforts for Hurricane Ida. The vehicle will go from door to door in neighborhoods or can be set up at local shelters in the affected states . The red cross has also sent 19 volunteers and…

Fire Spreads From Roof To Apartment Unit Near Downtown Fargo

People In One Unit Displaced After Fire

FARGO (KVRR) – A two-alarm fire forces some residents out of their home early Thursday morning in Fargo. Firefighters responded to an apartment building on the 100 block of 9th Street South just after midnight.  They found flames along the roofline of the building that had spread into the wall of a second-story apartment. Some firefighters finished evacuations while others…

Local Red Cross Seeking More Than Money On Giving Hearts Day

The local chapter held a blood drive on Thursday afternoon, the first time they've done so on Giving Hearts Day

FARGO, ND (KVRR) – Blood Drives are essential at any time of the year but even more so on a day that’s aimed at donating. As organizations across the area rally financial support on Giving Hearts Day, the American Red Cross of Eastern North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota is taking it a step further. “You know, today is giving hearts…

Fire damages south Fargo home

FARGO (KVRR) – Two people were able to escape after a fire broke out in a bedroom in a south Fargo home. Firefighters responded to the 500 block of 9th street South just after 6:15 p.m. Tuesday. When firefighters arrived, smoke was coming out of a second-story window.  Crews evacuated two people inside the home along with their pets. The…

UPDATE: Fargo apartment fire caused by smoking materials

UPDATE: Fargo Fire Department’s Fire Marshal says a fire at an apartment building November fifth was caused by someone improperly getting rid of smoking materials on a third floor balcony. It happened on the one hundred block of Prairiewood Drive South. Flames extended from the balcony into the building and the attic. Damage is estimated to be $590,000.   FARGO,…

UPDATE: Fargo apartment fire investigation continues

FARGO (KVRR) – Fire heavily damaged a south Fargo apartment building Thursday. The fire at 137C Prairiewood Drive broke out shortly before 5 a.m. No injuries were reported. Fargo Battalion Fire Chief Lee Soeth says the the fire started on the third floor of the three-story building. The cause is being investigated. Several families have been displaced.  The Red Cross…