Safety

UPDATED: Authorities Give the All Clear in Park Rapids Explosives Investigation

Schools in the area were on lockdown but students and staff were allowed to leave at the normal dismissal time

  PARK RAPIDS, Minn. —  Authorities have given the all clear in an explosives investigation on the west side of the city. This information was posted on the Hubbard Co. Sheriffs Office & Emergency Management Facebook page: The scene on the west side of Park Rapids has been cleared. Everyone can return to the area & the roadways are being…

Cass County Vector Control Already Battling Mosquito Populations

Cass County Vector Control is making rounds in the community to get rid of mosquitoes before they cause harm

FARGO, ND — It’s almost that time of year again where the buzzing and biting insects are coming out to play. “Especially at night, sometimes at night when it gets really humid there will be like a thick cloud of them just to attack you left and right,” said Ward Kitzman from West Fargo. “This year we’re seeing mosquitoes in…

Experts Give Children Free Safety Tips at the Zoo

Safe Kids FM Safety Safari took place at the Red River Zoo

FARGO, N.D. — Firefighters, police and FM ambulance went to the Red River Zoo, but not because of an emergency.  Sanford Children’s Safe Kids FM and AAA hosted their annual safe Kids FM Safety Safari. Animal presentations, a rollover simulator and safety games were set up for children and parents. Organizers say it’s a great way to get the community…

Motorcyclists Face More Dangers Than They May Realize

Experts share motorcycle riding tips to keep the community safe

FARGO, ND., — As the weather warms up, more motorcycles are out on the highways. “I don’t care who you are, what you ride or how good you ride,” said Marg Hohnadel, who is a certified riding coach with Abate. “Every person that rides a motorcycle has room for improvement.” After a long winter of being cooped up inside, riders…

Students Still Feel Safe Amid Recent Crimes in the MSUM Neighborhood

Many students told us they still feel safe when on campus

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Police said a man with stab wounds to the chest showed up at a south Moorhead home asking for help. This adds to the list of crimes in a neighborhood just south of MSUM. Authorities said they don’t know where the stabbing took place. But it was in the 1200 block of 18th Street South where the…

Heitkamp: Grand Forks Could be Vital for National Security

Senator Heitkamp talks the investigation between the 2016 election and President Trump among other issues

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — U.S Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Grand Forks leaders and Russian experts are talking about ways the city can keep the United States safe. A CNN report says both Democrats and Republicans want answers to a possible association between the Trump campaign and Russia. President Trump took his thoughts to Twitter, saying this whole investigation is a “witch…

Changing Gun Laws Could Change the Game for Campus Gun Policies

The proposed bill to allow guns in state owned buildings put Universities in a legal grey area

FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Board of Higher education passed a measure making it the only body who can decide if guns should be allowed on college campuses. It’s in response to North Dakota lawmakers proposing another gun bill which would allow firearms into buildings owned or managed by the state. This would put public universities like NDSU in…

Pushing the Boundaries? ND Lawmakers Consider Bill that Expands Jurisdiction of Campus Police

The bill is intended to protect the greater community and not just those on campus

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota lawmakers are considering a bill that expands the jurisdiction of campus police officers. A co–sponsor of the bill said it’s all about increasing public safety for the entire community and not just the school. Right now, campus police have no jurisdiction off campus. Lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow campus police to go…

Safe Kids: Keeping Children Safe from Accidental Injury in the Home

A group of social workers is set to teach younger parents about keeping their kids safe

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Safe Kids educators say keeping small children from accidental injury involves more than storing cleaning fluids out of reach. It’s why a team of social workers and home visitors are getting the tools they need to educate younger parents across the valley. A child care specialist said more kids are getting accidentally poisoned by prescription medication…

St.Patrick’s Day In Fargo: Wearing More Than Just Green To The Parade

Organizers want to make sure you're prepared for the outdoor St.Patrick's Day celebration

FARGO, N.D. — There are events for all ages in the works to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the next two weekends. Organizers want to make sure you’re prepared for what the outdoor party might bring. “One day a year, everyone is Irish,” said Don Martin, Operations Manager at FM Ambulance. Or in Fargo, two days a year when you count…