Safety

Fargo Public Works Encouraging Drivers To Be Safe On The Roads

They're also being reminded to keep their lights on for other drivers

FARGO, N.D. — The City of Fargo is hard at work to clear the roads. The snowfall is leaving roadsides in slippery conditions as plow trucks move through to clear the streets. Drivers are being encouraged to drive slowly on city roads to keep from sliding. They’re also being reminded to keep their lights on for other drivers. Currently, Fargo…

Farmers Asked To Wear Hunting Gear For Deer Opener

North Dakota's Opener is on Friday and Minnesota's is on Saturday

NORTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA — Because of challenges with flooding and snow, farmers are being forced to work late into the season to harvest their crops. That leaves them directly in the firing zone as hunters sprawl across the fields of North Dakota and Minnesota for the deer hunting opener. “Understanding that those farmers are out there in their combine…

Fans Can Expect Walk-Through Metal Detectors At The Ralph And Betty

They will be used at all entry doors at both locations

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — If you are going to an event at Ralph Engelstad Arena or Betty Engelstad Sioux Center you’ll notice new walk-through metal detectors. They will be used at all entry doors at both locations. The move is part of the venue’s efforts to improve fan safety. People are encouraged to plan for more time to get into…

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…