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Safety Tips For Summer Swimming In Fargo-Moorhead Area

West Fargo Deputy Fire Chief Tom Clark says there are some things you need to pay attention too before jumping in.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — As the summer starts, so does swimming as people look for ways to cool off from the heat. West Fargo Deputy Fire Chief Tom Clark says there are some things you need to pay attention too before jumping in. “Always remember there is a current that you can’t always tell, an under current or a fast…

Wild Terra Cider Will Plant a Tree for Every Drink Sold This Easter

the bar is doing it to kickoff Earth Week

FARGO, N.D. — This is one of the few times that drinking cider will also help the environment. For every cider sold at Wild Terra this Easter, the bar will plant one tree. Last year, Wild Terra planted 100 trees. The bar’s philosophy has always been about giving back to our planet, but they’re doing the promotion to kickoff Earth week….

Rural Cass County Faces Rising Flood Waters

The county has already distributed 80,000 sandbags

HARWOOD, N.D. — Conditions may look fine in a majority of the metro area, but in rural Cass County, that’s not the case. Around Harwood, areas that were once roads or crop fields are turning into giant pools, and they’re not expected to disappear anytime soon. The Sheyenne River is expected to crest at 91.5 feet in the next 24 hours….

City of Fargo to Put In Additional Flooding Measures at Five Locations

The river is expected to crest at 35 feet early next week

FARGO, N.D. — The City of Fargo is putting additional measures in place for the flood fight. The Red River is at about 25 feet. Flood level is 18 feet, and it’s expected to crest at 35 feet early next week. “We’ve been continually refining our protection plans ever since the emergency declaration has been made a couple weeks ago. So…

River Keepers are Telling You to Get Out and Enjoy the Red This Summer

"The scenery is just breathtaking and the wildlife that you get to see along the Red, it's just a beautiful, beautiful site"

FARGO, N.D. — The River Keepers meet once a year to honor members, discuss new possibilities and learn how to continue keeping the Red River clean. People involved in the group are sharing their plans for the future. The Red River is a distinct characteristic to the Fargo/Moorhead community, but it does more than just glorify nature. “The Red River’s…

Flood Diversion Task Force Releases Report on Construction Recommendations

The future of the greater Fargo–Moorhead area has been in question since the destructive flood of 1997

FARGO, ND — The Flood Diversion Task Force has released its recommendations, but does that mean construction will continue for the Red River diversion project? The future of the greater Fargo–Moorhead area has been in question since the destructive flood of 1997. But now, those fears may come to an end with new protections. “It gives people an opportunity to…

FM Diversion Task Force Meets for Final Time, Says They’re Making Progress

They include sending more water through the river channel and moving a holding area closer to town

FARGO, ND — The Diversion Task Force met for the fifth and final time and made progress towards a solution for permanent flood protection in the metro. The task force is recommending large-scale changes to the Red River diversion project around Fargo-Moorhead. They include sending more water through the river channel and moving a holding area closer to town. The…

Body of Woman Missing for More Than 30 Years Found

Shirley Whetter's skeletal remains were discovered by a boater in the Red River

GRAND FORKS, ND — Skeletal remains found in the Red River are confirmed to be that of a woman who has been missing more than 30 years. DNA tests show the body is Shirley Whetter, a woman who went missing in 1984. Her remains were found on the east bank by a boater near the Higdem Township on June 10th….

Community Offers Prayers and Hope for Missing Fargo Woman, Family Raises Money for a Reward

F-M community offers support and hope to Savanna Greywind's family

FARGO, N.D. — As police in Fargo and Grand Forks continue to question people about the disappearance of Savanna Greywind, the F-M community is coming together to support her family. People surrounded the family at a candlelight vigil and prayer service in Fargo. The search continues for the missing and pregnant 22-year-old. Prayers and hope are what the F-M community…

Is it Safe to Take a Swim in the Red River?

A deeper look into the Red River to see if it's actually safe to swim in after recent drownings

FARGO, ND — Fargo Police have identified the man who drowned after going swimming in the Red River in Lindenwood Park. Hari Pradhan, 32, of Fargo, went into the river Monday afternoon but did not come back out. He is the third swimmer to die in the Red River this summer. Not only is the river proving to be dangerous…