Safety

Fargo Public Schools tests new security system for visitors

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Public Schools is testing out new security measures to keep students and staff safe. Lewis & Clark and Lincoln Elementary Schools are piloting a new system called Raptor Technologies. The technology replaces the paper and pencil sign-in system currently in place. Visitors will use their driver’s license or state ID to sign in electronically. The…

Sanford Health to open new Children’s Safety Store

The store is located inside Sanford Children's Southwest Clinic on 13th Avenue South in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Sanford Health is opening a new Children’s Safety Store to help prevent childhood injuries across Fargo-Moorhead. The center opens January 4th and will educate parents on how to create a safe environment for their children. Items like bike helmets, car seats and life jackets are available at cost, which makes them more affordable than ones sold…

NDDOT says new autonomous impact protection vehicle will improve road safety

They plan to officially expand the autonomous impact protection vehicle in the metro this spring.

HORACE, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Transportation unveils its first self-driving impact protection vehicle. New vehicle technology is hoping to make roads safer in North Dakota. It was developed by two companies and used to turn a NDDOT truck into a self-driving vehicle. The director of the NDDOT Bill Panos says it will improve safety in work zones…

West Fargo Fire Department’s hosts Fire Prevention Week

Kitchen fires can be prevented by taking simple, safety steps while cooking

WEST FARGO, N.D. – It’s Fire Prevention Week, and this year the West Fargo Fire Department is reminding everyone of safety tips to keep you from having a house fire. The department is focusing on serving up safety in the kitchen. Almost 44 percent of reported home fires start there. Normally, the firefighters are out in the community spreading awareness…

Clay County Commission Approves Sheriff’s Office Buying Body Cameras

The board unanimously approved the department up to 50,000 dollars to buy 22 cameras.

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. –  The Clay County Board of Commissioners allows the sheriff’s office to move forward with purchasing body cameras after getting public input. Clay County will soon be equipping deputies with body cameras. The public response was overwhelmingly positive. “I fully support any technology that protects our police from false accusations,” read Clay County Sheriff mark Empting. “This…

Cass County Highway Department Seeks Input About Change In Speed Limit

You can vote on the potential increase on the Cass County government website linked below

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — The new speed limit would increase from 55 to 65 miles per hour and would affect paved county highways. A total of 134 miles of highway meet the safety requirements for the potential increase. The Highway Department says the reason for the change is due to requests of rural residents who regularly use these roads. “Our…

A Car Crash Display Is Hoping To Make An Impact In The Community

The display is located at the Moorhead Travel Information Center.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – A car crash display at the Moorhead Travel Information Center is making drivers stop in their tracks. This car belonged to a young family from West Fargo who were killed by a drunk driver as they were heading home from visiting family in Bismarck. It’s part of the Drive Sober Drive Smart campaign by the Minnesota Department…

Xcel Power Crews Work Around Fargo To Restore Power

Large amounts of standing water slows down the process as crews have to navigate safely.

FARGO,N.D. — Flooded roads and dozens of businesses being left in dark have Xcel Energy crews busy. Including 19 Street North near the Fargodome. “Lighting and that storm coming through, kind of what we saw is about seven to eight thousand customers out,” Account Manager For Xcel Energy Shawn Paschke said. Multiple downed power lines were caused by either fallen…

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…