Safety

Chipotle Hoping to Win Back Customers with New Addition to the Menu

The burrito chain is hoping to draw new and existing customers back in good graces

  NATIONAL — Officials with Chipotle, say at least 350 stores will be offering queso and if it’s successful, will take it to all their stores in the nation. The burrito chain is hoping to draw new and existing customers back in good graces. Just last month, a Chipotle in Virginia sickened more than 100 people with a norovirus outbreak….

Two Fishermen Rescued from the Red River

Around 25-30 people assisted in the rescue

FARGO, ND — Some scary moments on the water for a father and son. They had to be rescued after getting their fishing boat stuck on the Red River. About 25-30 people assisted in the rescue. It was supposed to be a relaxing, father-son fishing excursion. But it quickly turned into placing a 911 call for help instead. Justin Kill…

City Officials Refresh Cyclists on Safety After Recent Crashes

They call Fargo a mostly bike friendly community as long as everyone keeps paying attention

FARGO, ND — When the world of vehicles and bicycles meet, the outcome can be dangerous. Fargo city officials said there are rules for both drivers and cyclists you might not know about. Multiple crashes between cars and bikes struck the Red River Valley throughout the past week. On Thursday, a 14–year–old girl was killed after being hit by a…

Stranger Approaching Child Reported on Social Media: Police Investigating

Fargo police speak on what to do when a stranger approaches you and how to keep safe

FARGO, ND — Police are investigating a report of a stranger approaching a child in south Fargo. According to a social media posting on the site ‘Nextdoor’, an 11-year-old boy was approached in the area of 17th Avenue and 20th Street South in Fargo. The boy said a man asked him to get into his vehicle and after he told…

Train Derailment Safety Program Facing Elimination

Its annual budget of about $300,000 is funded by a tax that railroads pay on diesel

  NORTH DAKOTA — A safety program aimed at lowering the risk of disastrous train derailments involving the state’s crude oil could be eliminated. Republican legislative leaders say the pilot program duplicates federal and industry inspections programs. Its annual budget of about $300,000 is funded by a tax that railroads pay on diesel. State inspectors have found nearly 2,700 “defects,”…

Minnesota DNR Reminds Everyone to Stay Safe on the Lakes

Authorities remind the public about boat and water safety tips for the Fourth of July holiday

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — It’s no surprise if you live in the Valley you might be spending Fourth of July on the lakes. Some celebrate the Fourth of July with food on the grill, fireworks in the sky and boats on the lake; however, being on the water could be dangerous if you’re not playing by the rules. “On a…

Keep Your Pets Safe During Fireworks Season: Leave Them at Home

Your furry friends may be spooked by the loud noises and run off into danger

FARGO, N.D. — Many love to celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, but the same can’t be said for our furry friends.  Experts say that pets should stay at home while you enjoy the area’s fireworks display. When your pet is at home make sure you keep them in an interior room to muffle the explosions and play music…

Fireworks Reminders for this Dry 4th of July

The do's and don'ts to pay attention to while handling fireworks this summer

FARGO, ND — Fireworks are great for family fun, but they can be dangerous when you don’t play by the rules. It’s the holiday where lighting off tons of fireworks and firecrackers throughout the night is widely acceptable. But when it comes to playing with fire, it’s dangerous on a number of levels. “I don’t think there’s a year that…

Swimmers Are Getting Safety Tips Before Getting Into the Water

Swimmers in the FM area are getting safeety tips during Water Safety Day

FARGO, ND., — School’s out for the summer and what better way is there for kids to spend their days off, than hanging by the pool. With the blazing heat outside, it’s no surprise kids are ready to spend their summer vacation jumping in and out of pools. But before dipping their toes in the water, the Fargo Park District…

Minnesota Offering ATV Safety Classes

Safety precaution tips to make sure you're safe while riding an ATV this summer

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Polk County authorities have identified the victims killed in an ATV crash over the weekend. Noel Schmieg, 34, of Mentor, and 34-year-old Crystal Scott of Crookston died after hitting an approach while driving an ATV. It happened on a county road south of Mentor on Saturday. Both were found unconscious when responders arrived and were pronounced dead…