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Fargo police perform Violent Intruder Training at City Hall

At Fargo City Hall, law enforcement is conducting a staged exercise simulating a violent intruder scenario.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A training exercise at Fargo’s City Hall designed to be a realistic active shooter scenario. It’s to put security, sheltering and evacuation plans into place for those inside City Hall. The point of the exercise: to prepare and recognize anything could happen at any time, especially in a public building. “We have a lot of staff…

TSA installing new 3D bag-scanning technology at Hector International Airport

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Hector International Airport passengers should prepare for some delays as the TSA starts to install new security machines Tuesday The TSA is installing a new Computed Tomography system by creating 3D images of items in a carry-on bag. “I think people will enjoy is that you no longer need to remove your electronics. So, your phone,…

Armstrong says U.S. Capitol police may be spying on Congress, public

FARGO (KVRR) – North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong says he has concerns about a “dramatic expansion” of U.S. Capitol security measures that were ordered in the wake of the Jan. 6 riots. Armstrong is among 7 members of Congress who are asking for answers about the Insider Threat Awareness Program and records and documents connected to the program. “This is…

Judge Refuses To Delay DAPL Security Documents

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A state judge has refused to delay the release of thousands of documents related to security during the construction in North Dakota of the heavily protested Dakota Access Pipeline. South Central District Judge Cynthia Feland in late December ruled that the documents are public. Attorneys for pipeline developer Energy Transfer asked Feland to put on hold…

Audit finds state troopers lax in monitoring access to North Dakota Capitol

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Highway Patrol says it’s working to improve security measures after an audit found key card access to the building hasn’t been adequately monitored. The audit found that 13 state employees who had been terminated still had active access cards. The audit also found 28 active access cards for contractors who had completed work but…

Feds, North Dakota to negotiate pipeline policing costs

BISMARCK, N.D. – Federal and state lawyers will meet next week to negotiate a settlement for money that North Dakota claims it spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. North Dakota filed a lawsuit two years ago seeking to recover more than $38 million in damages from the months-long pipeline protests almost five years ago. The state argues…

Two agencies recommend removal of Minnesota Capitol fence

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – Minnesota officials say the security fence that has surrounded the state Capitol for nearly one year should come down soon. The departments of Public Safety and Administration are recommending removal of the fence after the legislative session ends. The Legislature adjourns its regular session May 17. “Absent any credible threat to the building, the…

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…

Minneapolis beefs up security before trial in Floyd’s death

George FLoyd memorial (CNN)MINNEAPOLIS – Minneapolis city leaders are beefing up security plans, preparing to close streets and keeping residents and businesses informed as the trial approaches for the former police officer charged in the death of George Floyd. Mayor Jacob Frey said security will be a top priority during the trial. Former police officer Derek Chauvin is charged with…

Security officials want people to avoid Minnesota Capitol

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Security officials are asking Minnesotans to consider staying away from the state Capitol complex unless they have specific planned activities or business there. The request comes amid growing concern about potential attacks at state capitols ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. It follows last week’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Trump. Gov….