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UPDATED: Single-sort recycling starts, garbage routes change in West Fargo
Moderate Drought Conditions Continue
Two qualify for state geography bee
This week in history (March 25, 2015)
The Mustang Weekly: Sheyenne High School track team gives back
Harwood man honored for logging 36 accident-free years with UPS
Element Fargo opens as 130-room 'green' hotel in West Fargo
Business digest (March 25, 2015)
City's tax incentives a big draw for Magnum Electric
New Harley-Davidson revved to open April 17
Trygve Olson cartoon (March 25, 2015)
Chief's Corner: City sets rules for pet ownership
Koppelman: More fiscal caution this ND session
Letter: Don’t give water resource district a blank check
Letter: Thanks to Hoeven for calling out Obama on Iran
Nursery News for West Fargo (March 25, 2015)
Library News (March 25, 2015)
Senior menu (March 25, 2015)
YMCA partnering with Legacy school
Catholic churches set cooking contest
Sheyenne track teams looking to clear hurdles in first season
Packers center Cassidy Nelson gets all-state honors
West Fargo to name new athletic director in April
West Fargo track and field teams have ambitious goals for season
Athlete spotlight: Heisler and Schock
Flight lines: Woodpeckers’ drumming part of communication
Flight Lines: Fallibility to be expected in identification of birds
Cat show strives for purrfection
Garden Club meeting scheduled Thursday
Red River Valley Fair announces musical acts
Rotary Club recital March 24 in Fargo
Sunrooms great for gardeners
home & garden
February 3, 2015
Former mayoral, city commission candidate sentenced for child porn
A man who ran for mayor and city commissioner of West Fargo has been ordered to serve six years in prison for possessing child pornography. Peter Karl, 52, of West Fargo was sentenced in Fargo’s federal court Monday on a charge of receipt of materials involving the sexual...
February 3, 2015 - 1:13pm
January 27, 2015
Cass County Sheriff’s Office promotes several employees
The Cass County Sheriff’s Department recently made several promotions. Those promoted are: Rufat Agayev, Matt King and Michael Drake, patrol deputies in the field services division; Carrie Anderson, Katie Nechiporenko and John LaFerriere, corporal; Thomas Ray and Matthew B. Iverson,...
January 27, 2015 - 6:00pm
Fargo man identified in high-speed chase
West Fargo police have identified the suspect who led them on a high-speed chase through icy city streets Thursday morning. Warren M. Misevich, 21, of Fargo is the driver who sped away from a police officer during a traffic stop last week, police say. West Fargo Sgt. Jason Dura...
January 27, 2015 - 4:24pm
January 20, 2015
West Fargo courts (Jan. 21)
Week of Dec. 22 Driving under suspension or revocation: Dexter Arlanzo Holt, West Fargo, $350 fine, 30 days in jail with 29 days suspended. Week of Jan. 7 Driving under suspension or revocation: Darin Allan Borseth, Moorhead, $500 fine, 30 days in jail with 30 days...
January 20, 2015 - 4:25pm
January 7, 2015
Police find 4 pounds of pot on traffic stop
A 34-year-old man accused of being in possession of more than 4 pounds of marijuana was pulled over on eastbound Interstate 94 near West Fargo, according to a Cass County Sheriff’s Department news release. A Cass County deputy pulled over Brian Wayne Flem, of Portland, Ore., who...
January 7, 2015 - 8:51am
January 5, 2015
Pizzeria fails alcohol compliance check
One business failed a Dec. 22 alcohol compliance check. The West Fargo Police Department, with the assistance of Fargo Cass Public Health, conducted alcohol compliance checks in West Fargo on 11 establishments. Ten of the businesses passed, while the newly opened Ole & Lena’s...
January 5, 2015 - 12:17pm
DUI arrests dip in West Fargo
The number of DUI arrests in West Fargo dipped since 2004. Increased calls for service and educational efforts paying off are two big reasons police officials in the Fargo-Moorhead attribute to the decrease. Fargo and Moorhead have seen a decline in the number of DUI arrests. Fargo...
January 5, 2015 - 11:33am
December 16, 2014
West Fargo courts (Dec. 17)
Week of Nov. 21 Driving under the influence: Bradley Calvin Sessler, West Fargo, $750 fine, 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended. Sean Michael Kiernan, Fargo, second in seven years, $1,500 fine, 30 days in jail with 20 days suspended. Brittany A. Grzadzielewski, West Fargo,...
December 16, 2014 - 2:38pm
December 9, 2014
West Fargo courts
Week of Nov. 19 Driving under suspension or revocation: Pierre Lamar Ferrell, St. Paul, Minn., 30 days in jail. Driving under the influence: Barry Lee Beier, Fargo, $750 fine. Scott A. Kaufman, West Fargo, $750 fine, 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended. Christopher...
December 9, 2014 - 11:57pm
December 2, 2014
West Fargo teacher’s trial starts March 24
A trial date has been set for the West Fargo High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. A five- to seven-day trial starting March 24 has been scheduled in Cass County District Court for Aaron Knodel, who was charged Aug. 22 with five counts of felony...
news / education
December 2, 2014 - 4:07pm
November 25, 2014
West Fargo woman pleads guilty in newborn son’s death
A West Fargo woman has pleaded guilty to accidentally killing her 4-day-old baby boy by breast-feeding him after snorting a prescription painkiller. Reanne Rose Pederson, 32, pleaded guil-ty Monday morning in Cass County District Court to negligent homicide, a Class C felony, and...
November 25, 2014 - 4:05pm
Arrest warrant issued in West Fargo bar brawl
An arrest warrant was issued last Wednesday for a Fargo 23-year-old accused of stabbing another man a dozen times in a West Fargo bar brawl last month. At 2:22 a.m. on Oct. 18, police officers responded to the Essentia Health emergency room for a report of a male victim with multiple...
November 25, 2014 - 4:01pm
West Fargo courts (Nov. 26)
Week of Nov. 12 Disorderly conduct: Timothy Michael Buchanan, Crookston, Minn., 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended. Theodore Allen Wolfnecklace, Fargo, $250 fine, 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended. Fleeing a police officer on foot: Christopher Scott Cook, West Fargo,...
November 25, 2014 - 3:27pm
Fargo man arrested after WF traffic stop
A Fargo man was in jail Monday after nearly running over a police officer with his car following a traffic stop in West Fargo on Sunday. West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan said officers were called on a report of a suspicious vehicle in the construction area of 10th Street West...
November 25, 2014 - 1:53pm
November 19, 2014
West Fargo ranked No. 8 of top 10 safest ND cities
West Fargo was recently named as one of the top 10 safest cities in the state. A survey by the national company Movoto Real Estate marked West Fargo as No. 8 on the list, the only city with a population more than 20,000 in the Red River Valley to earn the honor based on crime statistics. Topping...
November 19, 2014 - 10:02am