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Fargo Cass Public Health Offers Free Naloxone Training

Everyone at the training got an emergency response kit with nasal spray

          FARGO, N.D. — You don’t have to be part of the fire department or ambulance to help if you see someone overdose. Fargo Cass Public Health offered a free naloxone training to the public. The class was completely full and even had a waiting list. Some people came because it relates to their work, but others…

Red River Zoo Practices Positive Reinforcement When Training its Otters

The majority of the zoo's training helps with veterinarian procedures

FARGO– The Red River Zoo takes pride in educating its visitors on the wide variety of animals available to see, including its North American River Otters. “They are not a threatened or endangered animal but they give us many opportunities to talk to people about the role that otters may play in an ecosystem,” Red River Zoo executive director Sally…

N.D. Department of Health Holds Syringe Service Program Training

Health leaders from across the state learned about starting programs in their communities

FARGO, N.D. — A new program could help people who inject drugs get connected to the right resources. Health leaders learned about starting syringe service programs across North Dakota. Syringe service programs give people access to clean needles and a place to dispose used ones, but those at the North Dakota Department of Health says there’s so much more than that….

West Fargo Police Explorer Post Lets Youth Get a Taste of Law Enforcement

The program goes through the majority of what's covered at the police academy

WEST FARGO, N.D. — If you know someone who’s in high school or college who might be interested working in law enforcement, they can start exploring early. The West Fargo Police Explorer Post lets young people get a taste of the field. “Growing up in the field, it’s kind of hard field to turn away from when you’re brought up in…

Moorhead Fire Department is Looking to Hire New Firefighter

Applicants should have at least a high school diploma and basic firefighter training

MOORHEAD, Minn. — If you love helping people and serving the community, the Moorhead Fire Department may have the perfect opportunity for you. “There’s a lot of adrenaline, thinking about what’s the best route to get there, is there construction, is there other factors that inhibit our ability to respond,” Mark Olson, a firefighter, said. Those are things he thinks about…

West Fargo First Responders Take Part in Active Shooter Drill

Police, fire, ambulance, and the school district were all involved in the full-scale exercise

WEST FARGO, N.D. — If you saw emergency vehicles at West Fargo High School Tuesday morning, no need to worry: it was all for a drill. Police, fire, ambulance, and the school district were all part of a full scale exercise involving an active shooter. Police say this is the first time something like this has been done involving all the…

Lt. Governor Michelle Fischbach Discusses Goals as a Team with Governor Candidate Tim Pawlenty

Fischbach says they are focused on lowering taxes, trying to keep government spending low, having market–based rather the government based healthcare reforms, and cracking down on illegal immigration

Lt. Governor Michelle Fischbach, who is Tim Pawlenty’s running mate, also made a stop in the metro ahead of the primary. Fischbach says they are focused on lowering taxes, trying to keep government spending low, having market–based rather the government based healthcare reforms, and cracking down on illegal immigration. Fischbach says as a team, she and Pawlenty are focused on…

Fargo Fire and Police Training at Vacant Apartment Building: Soon to be Demolished

The soon to be demolished building by Xcel Energy, at 11 12th Street North is giving them a place to mirror skills they need to know how to do

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Fire Department and Police Department are honing in on their skills by practicing real life scenarios inside a vacant apartment building. The soon to be demolished building by Xcel Energy, at 11 12th Street North is giving them a place to mirror skills they need to know how to do. From quick entry and exit…

27-Year-Old Completes Her Goal of Running 27 Races in her 27th Year

Throughout the year, Erika traveled around the region and across the country, checking off one race after another

FARGO, N.D. — Everyone has that one day of the year they get to blow out their candles, close their eyes and make a wish. But one Fargo woman made her 27th birthday wish come true instead of just dreaming. One year ago, Erika Edwards ran her first half marathon. “After that I kind of got the runner’s high and…

Cass County Electric Co-Op Teaches Workers New Safety Skills

The training is part of Electrical Safety Month

FARGO, N.D. — For several hours, line workers rose up in a bucket truck, scaled an electrical pole in tree–climbing spikes, and tried to save an 180–pound dummy from possible disaster. “They’re learning proper rigging, proper lifting skills, proper, you know, being able to bring them down safely, are just some of the main skills that they’re learning, and then also,…