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Nine Volunteers Deploy to East Coast for Hurricane Florence Relief

Volunteers will help distribute food and bulk supplies

FARGO, N.D. — Hurricane Florence is a Category Four storm expected to reach landfall in the Carolinas and Virginia by Thursday. While evacuation orders are in place, brave volunteers heading into the storm. All it took was one ad in the paper. “Red Cross needed help so we said we can do this and then we started taking classes and then…

American Red Cross Offers Safety Tips For Labor Day Weekend

Travel safety, water safety, and grill safety are three major areas to keep in mind

FARGO, N.D. — Before you jump into your Labor Day plans, make sure you always prioritize your well–being. The Red Cross says there several safety tips people should remember. Jim Fitzpatrick calls himself a full-time “RV–er.” As someone who’s always on the road, safety is never far from his mind. “I’m in a big motor home, and I tow a…

How to Stay Safe on the Water this Fourth of July

Even if you're a pro behind the wheel, safety is something everyone should be aware of

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — As we head into the holiday week, boating professionals want you to stay safe while also having fun. It’s that time of year to pull your boats out from hiding and get them back in action on the lakes. But before you start driving, make sure everything you need is still there. “A lot of the…

Dead Fish Washing Ashore in Detroit Lakes

They're dying off because of naturally-occuring bacteria

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Some people are noticing dead fish washing up on the shore in Detroit Lakes, but there’s no need to worry. Wildlife officials say it’s perfectly normal. The Division of Fisheries at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the fish are dying off because of naturally occurring bacteria. It is caused by changes in water temperature around…

Kids Participate in Fargo Parks’ Water Safety Day

They learned important skills while having fun in the water

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Park District hosted Water Safety Day, where kids got to learn some important skills while having fun too. “They feel better when they’re comfortable, and they’re also safer when they’re comfortable,” Isabelle Sinkler, a lifeguard, said. “If you educate them, they’ll know what to do in a situation if they ever have to, try to…

Tips For Staying Safe in the Heat

People should know the signs of heat illness

FARGO, N.D. — With warm temperatures coming up, people are reminded stay safe when going outside. To avoid suffering from heat illness, people should know the symptoms and be prepared beforehand. Heat exhaustion could be happening if someone feels dizzy and lightheaded and has a rapid pulse and breathing. Signs of heat stroke include your body not sweating, loss of…

Get Ready to Grab Your Swimsuit Soon! Island Park Refills Pool for Summer

Opening day is June 4

FARGO, N.D. — With temperatures rising above 80, pretty soon you’ll be able to cool off at one of the many local pools in the metro. Fargo Park District has started to fill up Island Park’s Pool for the summer. The facility takes up to 420,000 gallons of water, which is why the process lasts for a whole day. Park service…

Woman Throws Water On Conservative Commentator Tomi Lahren At Minneapolis Establishment

President Donald Trump tweeted in support of Lahren

Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren says she is disheartened and embarrassed but not broken after a woman threw water on her at Union Bar and Grill in Minneapolis. “I think that those that threw the water, that were applauding and laughing about it, wanted to get their 15 minutes of fame by making a video of me,” said Lahren. “I think…

Fargo City Commissioners Agree To Revert To 70-30 Share On Special Assessments

The change means those paying the higher specials will see their assessment drop

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo’s special assessment structure is under fire by taxpayers and has become the number one issue leading up to the June election. City commissioners voted unanimously Monday to rescind the current cost share policy for street, water and sewer line projects. Commissioner Tony Grindberg offered the motion to revert to a 2013 policy that had taxpayers picking…

Environmental Quality Board Discusses Water Management

There isn't much worry for a flood this year

MOORHEAD, Minn. — State agency commissioners and citizen members on the Environmental Quality Board gathered to discuss the future of water management in the Red River Basin. This took place in conjunction with a joint conference with the Red River Watershed Management Board and the Flood Damage Reduction Workgroup. The goal was to come up with a strategic plan on managing…