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West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern reads the oath of office to new West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan as he is sworn in Monday, flanked by his family, sons Nick and Nathan, wife Michelle and parents June and Bud, at West Fargo City Hall. David Samson

Hail to the chief: Reitan sworn in to lead city’s police force

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While in his early 20s, Michael Reitan applied for a job at the public works department in his hometown of Casselton. He didn’t get the job.

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But he did get a call that would eventually lead him to Monday night, where he stood in front of the West Fargo City Commission flanked by his wife, Michelle, and mother June Reitan along with his father, Bud, and sons, Nick and Nathan.

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