Red River Commodities

Fire at Fargo sunflower plant injures one

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) – Several employees were treated after breathing in smoke from a small fire at the sunflower processing plant in Fargo late Friday afternoon. The call to 501 42nd Street North came in just before 5:15 p.m. when Fargo firefighters arrived to a report of a fire in a piece of equipment at Red River Commodities. Crews found…

Fargo seed company fined $225,000 for worker injury

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – A Fargo seed company will pay a $225,000 fine and change its safety and training practices after a worker was severely injured last August. Red River Commodities signed an agreement with the U.S. Dept. of Labor following an investigation. The worker suffered multiple lacerations and a partial amputation of a leg when he got caught in a…

Fire Damages Birdseed Plant in Fargo

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is still unknown. 

FARGO, N.D.–A large dryer fire at a birdseed plant in Fargo forced workers to evacuate after encountering heavy smoke conditions. Fargo Firefighters responded to Red River Commodities at 501 42nd Street North for reports of a fire in a large dryer at approximately 10 p.m. Thursday. The fire was contained inside the dryer allowing firefighters to extinguish the fire quickly…