Skip to main content
West Fargo Pioneer
Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration comes to Bonanzaville
Lady in command
Veterans Memorial likely to stay busy even after new facility is finished
Scholars: June 29, 2016
Former TNT's Diner in West Fargo opens under new name
Exchange Club donates to crisis center, aquatic center
Prairie Supply breaks ground on new headquarters
Power of 100 of gives to Project Ignite Light
Fed may delay interest rate hike
Chief's Corner: Times are changing
Cartoon: June 29, 2016
Chief's Corner: Last month in crime
Theft of flowers like slap in the face
Increase tobacco costs
Wild West Jamboree a success
Nursery News (6-29-16)
Nursery News (6-22-16)
Nursery News (6-15-16)
Library News: June 8, 2016
Breitling: Time for Color
Library News: May 4, 2016
Library News (April 27, 2016)
Library News: April 20, 2016
Singer comes home on a high note
home & garden
Red River Valley Fair
Flight Lines: Bug hunter declining in numbers
Video: Meadowlark recognized as symbol of west
NEW: Flight Lines Video: Even images in hand won't stop mistaken identities
Flight Lines: Bird watchers aren't creepers
Flight Lines: Raven’s call always stops me in my tracks
Ruby Ann Ness
Gerald Perry Henderson
Gerald "Butch" Reineke
May 20, 2015
Chief's Corner: Parking enforcement a must
West Fargo City Ordinance 13-1604 prohibits the parking of commercial vehicles and trailers on public roads within a residential district. Exemptions to the restriction include: for a period of time no longer than what is necessary to load or unload cargo; while performing a necessary...
May 20, 2015 - 2:25am
May 13, 2015
Chief's Corner: Change in possession law
During the 2015 North Dakota Legislative Session the law relating to the possession of drug paraphernalia was changed to lessen the penalty within two areas. The first area of change relates to the possession of drug paraphernalia used to ingest drugs classified as schedule I,...
May 13, 2015 - 3:00pm
April 29, 2015
Chief's Corner: Adapt, alter your driving routes to avoid frustration
Road construction and peak traffic counts at certain times of day create frustration for drivers trying to get around town. Many factors play into why construction occurs when it does and why traffic is heavier at certain times of the day. Small changes like adjusting the time you...
April 29, 2015 - 1:57pm
April 22, 2015
Chief's Corner: Siren testing as summer storm season approaches
The City of West Fargo will be testing the outdoor emergency warning sirens beginning 9 a.m. today. The testing is completed twice yearly to ensure proper operation and is more comprehensive than the functional check that is done at noon each day. The spring siren testing should...
April 22, 2015 - 4:25am
April 14, 2015
Chief's Corner: Parents' guide to gangs
According to the the National Gang Center, research indicates that parents play a pivotal role in keeping young people out of gangs. Negative influences within the family such as domestic violence, child abuse, harsh or inconsistent parenting practices, and/or drug or alcohol...
April 14, 2015 - 5:22pm
April 8, 2015
Chief's Corner: City has laws for storing vehicles
Vehicles coming out of storage will again begin appearing around the community. Owners of recreational vehicles are reminded of the existing ordinances relating to parking. Parking regulations apply to both on-street parking and parking upon your property. Traffic ordinance 13-1608...
April 8, 2015 - 3:34am
April 1, 2015
Weekday sirens in city were once used for more than emergencies
Each day Monday through Friday, sirens blare at high noon in the city of West Fargo. They have for decades, says Richard Fuller, 87, who retired...
April 1, 2015 - 8:50am
Chief's Corner: DUI detection lengthy process
The detection and investigation of individuals driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs involves a series of processes. Law enforcement officers come into contact with drivers through obvious traffic violations like speeding, disregard of a traffic control signal or driving...
April 1, 2015 - 6:22am
March 25, 2015
Chief's Corner: City sets rules for pet ownership
The city of West Fargo has enacted an ordinance regulating the licensing of dogs and cats. All dogs and cats over 12 weeks of age kept or maintained in the city shall be licensed and registered. Licenses are issued by the Police Department at the cost of $6 for an animal that has...
March 25, 2015 - 3:51am
March 18, 2015
Reitan: Recycling changes take effect April 6
The city of West Fargo has contracted with Waste Management to begin single stream recycling April 6. Single stream recycling allows the home-owner to throw all recyclable material into a single container for pickup. Once collected by Waste Management the material is transported...
March 18, 2015 - 6:30am
March 11, 2015
Chief's Corner: The changing face of narcotics
According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Mexican drug cartels are shifting production away from marijuana to concentrate more on the profitable markets of methamphetamine and heroin. The change has occurred as the demand for Mexican marijuana has fallen off due to the increased...
March 11, 2015 - 11:43am
March 4, 2015
Chief's Corner: Police department’s annual report out
The West Fargo Police Department saw significant changes during 2014 with the retirement of Chief Arland Rasmussen and the beginning of construction of the new police department and commission room addition. The public is invited to review the 2014 West Fargo Police Department’s...
March 4, 2015 - 11:24am
February 24, 2015
Reitan: Child Abduction Response Team receives recertification
On Feb. 18, West Fargo Police Detective Sgt. Greg Warren received notice of the recertification of the Red River Child Abduction Response Team (CART). The team is a multiple jurisdictional group of law enforcement agencies, emergency service providers and volunteer organizations...
February 24, 2015 - 4:04pm
February 17, 2015
Reitan: West Fargo police host narcotic dog certification
On Feb. 8, the West Fargo Police Department hosted a United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) narcotic certification trial. In total, 21 canine teams representing police departments, sheriff’s offices and the highway patrol from North Dakota and Minnesota attended the event. A...
February 17, 2015 - 11:17pm
February 10, 2015
Reitan: Beware of scam calls during tax season
As the 2015 tax filing season begins, officials are reminding taxpayers to beware of phone scams from people claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service. “It is critical that all taxpayers continue to be wary of unsolicited telephone calls from individuals claiming to be...
February 10, 2015 - 3:26pm