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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,…

An estimated 53 million Americans are expected to travel for Thanksgiving

"If you plan on hitting the skies for some pies or the road for some rolls, travelers should know this year, traffic and crowds will be much different from last year."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — “Primarily the airlines, TSA, and the airports are all working together to make sure the passengers experience is a pleasant as possible during this busier holiday travel period,” said Executive Director, Fargo Airport Authority Shawn Dobberstein. If you plan on hitting the skies for some pies or the road for some rolls, travelers should know this…

Bomb threat at Hector International Airport temporarily halts flights

Police were called to investigate the threat Saturday morning around 9:00

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Authorities respond to a bomb threat report at Hector International Airport. The call came in shortly before 9 a.m. Fargo Police officers worked with FBI, TSA and Airport Authority members as they investigated the threat. A K-9 unit was brought in to sweep the airport but did not come up with anything in the search. Officers…

Minot lawmaker barred from flight after run-in with TSA

Jeff HoversonMINOT, N.D. – A North Dakota lawmaker was barred from boarding a flight at Minot International Airport this week following a run-in with airport security. Rep. Jeff Hoverson and his wife were planning to travel Monday for their anniversary. Hoverson says a Transportation Security Administration agent said he was going to give him a pat down but did not…

TSA Agents at Hector Working Without Pay are Served Lunch from Somali Community

Many in the Somali community came to Fargo as refugees

FARGO, N.D. —┬áTSA agents are working without pay during the government shutdown, but one group decided to serve them through a major act of kindness. The Somali Community Development of North Dakota, along with the Islamic Center of Fargo, teamed up to serve traditional Somali food to TSA agents. Abdiwali Sharif, executive director of the Somali Community Development of North…

New TSA Proposal Could Do Away With Security at Smaller Airports

Hector International Airport would not be affected

A new TSA proposal could do away with security at some airports.┬áThe plan would only affect about 150 small-to medium-sized airports across the country, not including Hector International Airport. “I think it’s a mistake. I think there has to be a continued surveillance, not because the danger is always there, but because people make mistakes,” Michael Yellowbird, a frequent flyer,…

New TSA Screening Procedures Take Effect

Impacts Electronics And Bags Containing Liquids, Gels and Aerosols

FARGO, ND — The TSA has fully implemented new and stronger carry-on baggage security screening procedures at Hector International Airport in Fargo. Training began in late November and the rules went into effect Thursday. Travelers must place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for x-ray screening. Passengers should continue to remove their one-quart bag containing liquids, gels…

Travelers About to Break Records This Holiday Season

more than 107 million people are expected to be traveling over the next ten days

FARGO, N.D. –If you’re planning to get out of town for the holidays, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Those traveling this holiday season are about to break records. “We’re expecting about 107 million people to travel over the next ten days so it’s going to be busy out there whether you’re traveling on the roads,…

AAA: Tuesday May be the Worst Travel Day of the Thanksgiving Holiday Week

They say nearly four million people will fly to their destinations and airline industry officials say there are still some last minute deals out there if you do a little digging

  NATIONAL — When it comes to traveling for your Thanksgiving vacation, there is some good news and then there’s the bad news. Perhaps we could just say the good news…and then maybe the not-so-good news to put a positive spin on it. AAA says nearly 51 Americans are traveling on the road, on the rail, by air or by…