City of Fargo Prepping for First Snowfall of the Season

Staff at Fargo Public Works are checking the equipment and getting it prepared for the first snow of the season

FARGO, ND — With the possibility of snow falling in the Metro, it also means a higher chance of danger on the roads. After a summer of warm days and beautiful sunshine, it is time to embrace a true North Dakota winter. “Early fall snow storms can catch anybody off guard,” said Mark Williams, who is with Fargo Public Works. Williams…

Deployment of National Guard Members Put on Hold with Hurricane Maria Moving in

The storm is now on track to pass northeast of the eastern tip of the country early Thursday

  NATIONAL — The deployment of more than 100 members of the New York Army National Guard and state police to the U.S. Virgin Islands to help with hurricane recovery efforts is on hold because of another storm. People in the Dominican Republic are being told to prepare for Hurricane Maria. The storm is now on track to pass northeast…

Minnesota Power Company to Help Hurricane Irma Victims

Their crews will restore power to homes which lose it after the storm

MINNESOTA — While thousands of people are trying to flee Florida before Hurricane Irma hits, a Minnesota-based power company is sending crews into the state. Minnesota Power crews are gearing up and working on gathering supplies they will need once they get to Florida. The crews are hoping to provide support and equipment to help people get their power turned…

Beware of Donating to Harvey Victim Scams

Also watch out for fraudulent charitable solicitations that prey on the goodness of people seeking to help those in need

  NATIONAL — People are being advised to watch out for scams in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. They could include unsolicited email, social media messages, crowdfunding pitches or telephone calls promoting investment pools or bonds to help storm victims. Investors are also being warned about bogus water-removal or purification technologies, electricity-generating devices and distressed real estate remediation programs. Also…

Red Cross Searching for More Volunteers to Help in Houston

Volunteers usually spend two weeks in the area

NATIONAL — The American Red Cross has sent 21 locals so far to help with Hurricane Harvey relief, but they’re still looking for more help. They are helping with sheltering and feeding programs in Houston. All of the Dakota’s Region trucks have been deployed and they are continuing to send people down. Volunteers usually spend two weeks in the area….

Former Fargo Woman Preps for Hurricane Harvey

Former Fargo Resident Prepared Due to Fargo Floods

FARGO, ND — One of those Texans prepping for Hurricane Harvey is a former Fargo woman, but she says thanks to living in the Red River Valley, she’s ready to brace the storm. Courtney Taylor, who now lives in Fisher, Texas, is already getting her property in order for when Harvey hits landfall. Taylor said people are already sandbagging, boarding…

Storm Damage Cleanup Teams Are in Full Force in Becker County

After Tuesday night's storm, cleanup crews are working to get Becker County back to normal

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — The city of Detroit Lakes is still cleaning up after this week’s storms tore through Becker County. People who live in the region are still picking up the pieces left behind after a series of storms that spawned tornadoes ravaged Lakes County. “I’ve been the emergency manager here since 2013 and this is the worst storm…

Several Towns in the Region Damaged in Tuesday’s Severe Weather

Damage in Hillsboro showed winds up to 100 miles per hour, but the tornado did not pass through town

Severe Weather Severe Weather Severe Weather Severe Weather Severe Weather Severe Weather REGIONAL — A National Weather Service storm damage assessment team says Tuesday’s severe weather in the northern and central parts of the Red River Valley produced at least three separate tornado tracks. Preliminary findings show EF-O damage between Larimore and Northwood. As the storm tracked to the southeast,…

Tornado Misses Hillsboro; Town Doesn’t Escape Damaging Winds

Straight-line winds blow down trees and damage buildings in the city; a tornado passes by just three miles to the northeast

HILLSBORO, ND — A tornado went through Traill County, just missing Hillsboro, but the town didn’t escape damaging winds.  People in Hillsboro spent the day picking up the pieces. The sound of chainsaws could be heard all across Hillsboro.  A powerful storm rumbled across Traill County, blowing down trees, damaging homes and spawning a tornado. “When we rolled into town…

Detroit Lakes Country Club Damaged by Strong Storms

Around 30 workers helped pick up debris left behind from the storm

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Crews work to clean up Detroit Country Club after it takes a big hit during the storm. Dozens of trees were knocked down and uprooted throughout the golf course in Detroit Lakes. We got a look at some of the damage with our KVRR Drone. Around 30 workers helped pick up debris left behind from the…