Safety

Grilling Out This 4th of July Could Make You and Your Family Sick

Family cookouts are a staple of the traditional Independence Day  Celebration, but your cooking could be hurting your loved ones

FARGO, N.D.– The CDC reports more than 47 million people get sick from undercooked food each year. Family cookouts are a staple of the traditional Independence Day  Celebration, but your cooking could be hurting your loved ones. Under cooked foods and cross contamination can cause  people to get sick. “The best way to avoid cross contamination is to use separate…

“Operation Dry Water” Targets Drunk Boaters Over Holiday Weekend

More officers will be patrolling Minnesota lakes

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. –If you’re headed to the lakes in Minnesota this holiday weekend, make sure you’re not being reckless on the water. The DNR, State Patrol, and Sheriff’s offices are all teaming up to stop people from boating while drunk. It’s part of a campaign called Operation Dry Water. Many boaters are also keeping safety top of mind. “Of…

Stay Safe in the Heat as Temperatures Rise Over the Weekend

It's important to take breaks if you're outside for a long period of time

Summertime means lots of fun outside, but it’s important to stay safe in the heat. “We try to go to the pool, but on nicer days like today we go to the park or something else we can be outside for awhile,” Erin Kub of Kindred said. “With extreme heat and dew points rising, it’s going to take a little…

Firefighters Remind People to Use Fireworks Safely

In West Fargo, they can only be used within a certain time frame

WEST FARGO, N.D. –West Fargo Fire Department is reminding everyone about the rules for using fireworks as the Fourth of July approaches. In West Fargo, they can be used legally from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Independence Day only. You must be at least 12 years old to light them off. Also make sure fireworks are completely extinguished when…

Fargo-Moorhead Police Chiefs Address Crime and Safety Concerns Directly

All three cities say property crimes and drug-related issues are prevalent

MOORHEAD, MN– Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo police chiefs are speaking directly to people about the community’s crime and safety situation. The three chiefs spoke at Tuesday morning’s Eggs and Issues event hosted by The Chamber. All three cities see property crimes and drug-related issues as prevalent. Addiction-driven behavior and mental health are also major areas of concern. “When there…

Firefighters Remind People to be Mindful When Burning Recreational Fires

Always have some sort of water supply on hand

As you enjoy the nice weather and longer days, firefighters want you keep fire safety in mind. Having a fire in your backyard to roast some s’mores is a great summer pastime, but if the smoke starts to bother neighbors, that’s when it becomes a problem. Neighbors may call the fire department if the flames cause them to close their…

Students Use Their Own Wheels Despite Postponed Bike to School Day

Bike to School Day at Eagles Elementary is rescheduled for Thursday

FARGO, N.D.– Eagles Elementary postponed National Bike to School Day for its students Tuesday due to morning rain and slick roads. Despite being rescheduled, some students decided to use their own wheels to get to school. The physical education teacher says the number of bikes on the rack this morning is normal for the school. The school uses this day…

LIVE: Eagles Elementary Sees Normal Amount of Bikers on Postponed Bike to School Day

National Bike to School Day for Eagles Elementary is rescheduled for Thursday due to rain

FARGO, N.D.– KVRR’s Maggie LaMere speaks with Tyler Hetland, Eagles Elementary physical education teacher, about importance of safety on National Bike to School Day. Bike to School Day for Eagles Elementary is rescheduled for Thursday due to rain. Categories: Morning – In The Community Tags: EAGLES ELEMENTARY, National Bike to School Day, Safety

Red River Zoo Offers “Zoocation” for Kids Despite Heavy Snow Amounts

A zoo staff member says the zoo is working to keep the paths and exhibits safe for its visitors and animals

FARGO, N.D. – The Red River Zoo is adding an educational aspect to spring break for kids with a day at the zoo. Despite the piles of snow spread throughout the entire zoo, zoo staff members are making spring break fun by teaching kids about being a zookeeper. Kids spent the day learning about the healthcare, training, and science behind…