Swimming

Crews Looking For Moorhead Man Who Fell Into Little Detroit Lake

Becker County and Valley Water Rescue and Dive teams have multiple boats on the water looking for 24 year old Abdimajid Osman of Moorhead.

DETROIT LAKES, MINN. — “We had a report of a person in the water at 3:55 pm and he was out with another male on a boat and one person went into the water and didn’t come back up,” Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander Becker County and Valley Water Rescue and Dive teams have multiple boats on the water looking…

Minnesota State High School League votes to move football, volleyball to spring

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota State High School League met Tuesday morning to determine what the options are for the high school fall sports season amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Thousands of high school athletes are awaiting word on their futures after hundreds of seniors across the state had their 2020 spring seasons canceled due to the global health pandemic. The MSHSL canceled the…

3-Year-Old pulled from Otter Tail County lake identified

It happened at the Eagle Lake public swimming area on Friday afternoon

UPDATE: The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office has identified the child who died after being pulled from Eagle Lake on July 24. Authorities say 3-year-old Clare Glenetske was flown to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis where she passed away two days later. A GoFundMe has been organized to raise funds for the Glenetske family. A visitation for Clare will be held on…

UPDATE: Southwest Recreation Pool to reopen Thursday

UPDATE: Southwest Recreation Pool will reopen to the public on Thursday after it was temporarily closed. Staff at the pool were recently exposed to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. The exposed staff were tested and the results came back negative for the virus. Fargo Cass Public Health determined there is no concern for the public.   FARGO, N.D.–The…

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…

Livestock and pet owners encouraged to be on the lookout for blue-green algae

Livestock, pets and children are most at risk of becoming ill due to the algae.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Blue-green algae may already be present in many bodies of water across North Dakota. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality says that while the algae is most common in late summer, it only takes a few hot days for the algae to bloom. The algae is known to produce toxins called cynotoxins that when ingested can cause vomiting,…

Swimming in the winter? Well, that’s now possible at Fargo South High School

The Fargo Park District is offering "Open Swim" for community members

FARGO, N.D- Amber Morris came to celebrate her son’s birthday and says this gives the kids an opportunity to do something different and not worry about being cold. She also says that during the winter months, the pools are not as busy and they can swim and run around more freely. “Who doesn’t love the swim, especially the kids so…

Public Works Officials Warn People of the Dangers of Swimming in Standing Water

many people will swim in the water at NP Park in Fergus Falls

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — In addition to cleaning up after the storm, many people will frequently start swimming in the flood waters, and they shouldn’t. While they may look cool and refreshing, the water that builds up in places like NP Park may actually be filled with contaminants. Fergus Falls Public Works director Len Taylor says that includes animal waste,…

Fargo Park District Hosts World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

The World Health Organization lists drowning as the third leading cause of unintentional death worldwide, and for kids under four its number one.

FARGO, N.D.– With summer kicking off tomorrow, kids may need to learn the rules of the pool before jumping in. The World Health Organization lists drowning as the third leading cause of unintentional death worldwide, and for kids under four its number one. That’s why the Fargo Park District says knowing how to swim can be the difference between life…

Kids Learn to Stay Safe in the Pool at Fargo Park District’s Water Safety Day

There is a new swim test policy

FARGO, N.D. — Before jumping straight into the pool this summer, make sure you and your kids are keeping safety top of mind. The Fargo Park District is teaching children to stay safe in the pool at Water Safety Day. There are plenty of things to enjoy at the pool, but don’t dive in too quickly. “Know your strengths and weaknesses,…