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'This magical life:' Sandy Buttweiler leaving local radio after 35 years
Moorhead passes 'Inclusive Community' resolution
Moorhead hires a Fargo official as assistant city manager
National anthem tradition at pro games started in big way 99 years ago
Teen bicyclist struck, killed by car in Fargo was hit deliberately by vehicle in 2014, parents say
40 years later, downtown Fargo's pioneer of nightlife gets his day
Content with its content: Minnesota Public Radio celebrates 50th anniversary with events in Moorhead
Women's clothing boutique Laurie's moves west to new Fargo storefront
Top 10 attractions college students should check out in Fargo-Moorhead
Fargo native opens children's clothing boutique in south Fargo
Port: Did Obamacare's Medicaid expansion contribute to North Dakota's opioid crisis?
PARENTING PERSPECTIVES: Our reporter is embedded deep in the War on Bedtime. Here's the latest from the front lines.
Port: Your right to protest does not make your protest right
AstroBob: Wildfire smoke smudges our starry skies
Port: It's time to change the way we govern the North Dakota University System
Passing it on: Third generation of Hansen family outfitting canoeists for adventures in the Boundary Waters
Nursery News (8-16-17)
Young trapshooters from Grand Forks Gun Club make their mark on a national level
Brad Dokken: New border crossing system goes online in Northwest Angle
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ Mike Jacobs: Hummingbirds appear in the garden
UND football team hopes player-only meeting is step in the right direction
Sam Cook: Damp weather, lots of foliage slow grouse opener
Ground game is suddenly UND's enemy
Former Davies, NDSU athlete Scheel wins men's Wild Hog Marathon in Grand Forks
Montana State hands UND its second straight blowout loss; Hawks drop to 1-3
Confessions of a traveling rarity chaser
Duluth woman meets the German donor whose stem cells saved her life
Heart full of hope
Flowers in winter can brighten up the snowy blues
Gardening for seniors
Home & Garden
Red River Valley Fair
Flight Lines: The water giveth and it taketh away
The sometimes subtle clues birds leave, including tracks
Canadian bird heading back home for summer; Early spring means tree sparrows; Misnamed bird making an appearance
Oh the places I would go
Assessing nature not always clear-cut
Bernice B. Schmidt
Vicki L. Scott
Marlene M. Weippert
June 13, 2017
Letter: City officials prefer doing business in the dark
As some of you may know, my father was the police chief of West Fargo until January, when he was publicly fired for his "hostile work environment"...
June 13, 2017 - 3:00pm
May 10, 2017
West Fargo selects three police chief finalists
WEST FARGO—City officials here have narrowed down the list of 12 candidates for the West Fargo police chief to three finalists and none...
May 10, 2017 - 10:19am
April 7, 2017
City has 12 applicants for West Fargo Police Chief job
WEST FARGO — Twelve applicants, including four from inside the West Fargo Police Department, have applied to be the next West Fargo police chief. City officials refused to release the names of applicants, but did disclose that Acting Police Chief Jerry Boyer was one person who...
April 7, 2017 - 10:53pm
February 20, 2017
As leadership expectations change, being police chief gets even harder
FARGO — The job of police chief is fraught with potential pitfalls. It's a precarious role that feels the tug of demands from the public,...
February 20, 2017 - 9:08am
February 15, 2017
Letter: Police chief situation handled poorly
Something stinks in West Fargo and it is not the lagoon. When I heard on the news that Mike Reitan had been suspended as Chief of Police, I went...
February 15, 2017 - 6:05am
Reitan: An open letter to the community of West Fargo
On Jan. 13, following an executive session of the West Fargo City Commission, Mayor Mattern stepped before the media and announced I had been...
February 15, 2017 - 6:03am
February 8, 2017
Letters: I am disappointed by WF City Commission
I attended the City Commission meeting on Monday, Feb.6, in hopes of speaking to the Commission. Since I had not received my agenda for the meeting, I called city offices to inquire why I was taken off the email list. I was told the agenda is on the city web site. I printed the...
February 8, 2017 - 6:13am
February 6, 2017
West Fargo city commissioners vote unanimously to fire police chief Mike Reitan
WEST FARGO—The City Commission here voted unanimously to fire embattled police chief Mike Reitan on Monday, Feb. 6. The commission opened...
February 6, 2017 - 7:42pm
February 3, 2017
West Fargo police chief Reitan decides not to accept severance agreement
WEST FARGO—Embattled Police Chief Mike Reitan has decided not to accept a three-month severance package offered by the city of West Fargo on...
February 3, 2017 - 5:34pm
January 30, 2017
Reitan says he asked West Fargo commissioners to reinstate him as police chief
FARGO—While embattled West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan says he hasn't made up his mind up about whether to accept the city's three-month...
January 30, 2017 - 7:21pm
January 28, 2017
West Fargo opens investigation of police chief
WEST FARGO—The city here has opened an investigation and is preparing an administrative report on embattled Police Chief Mike Reitan's performance....
January 28, 2017 - 4:21pm
January 23, 2017
West Fargo Chief Reitan has until Feb. 3 to decide on severance offer
WEST FARGO—Police Chief Mike Reitan has until Feb. 3 to decide if he will agree to resign from his position or ask to return to work. Reitan...
January 23, 2017 - 6:41pm
January 20, 2017
Reitan asks for more time before agreeing to resign
Fargo, ND (WDAY News) - West Fargo's police chief is asking for more time before agreeing to resign. Mike Reitan was placed on administrative...
January 20, 2017 - 10:29pm
January 17, 2017
'Toxic,' 'hostile,' scary': Internal complaints may help explain why West Fargo police chief was placed on leave
WEST FARGO — Toxic. Hostile. Favoritism. Unpredictable. Scary. Low morale. Those are terms found in numerous internal police complaints about...
January 17, 2017 - 9:33pm
January 16, 2017
Reitan surprised as West Fargo officials poised to oust him as police chief
WEST FARGO -- The City Commission here does not expect to act on the fate of Police Chief Mike Reitan, who is on paid administrative leave, at...
January 16, 2017 - 2:45pm