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July 8, 2013
Reitan: Responsibility of pet owners include leashing, clean up
On a regular basis the West Fargo Police Department answers complaints of a dog or a cat being allowed to run free in a neighborhood to defecate on someone else's property. To allow the animal to roam free is disrespectful of other people's property; it places the pet in danger of...
July 8, 2013 - 11:51am
June 26, 2013
Fourth of July celebration should respect rights of others
West Fargo residents are reminded the possession and use of fireworks within West Fargo is prohibited. West Fargo Ordinance 12-0310. Fireworks. 1. Except as provided herein, it is unlawful for any person to offer for sale, expose for sale, sell at retail, bring into this City, use...
June 26, 2013 - 12:47pm
June 24, 2013
Reitan: Prescription drug misuse and abuse
Prescription Drug Misuse & Abuse (source: http://www.awarerx.org/) Prescription drug abuse is the nation's fastest-growing drug problem, and it has been classified as an epidemic. Unfortunately, people of all ages are affected, as shown by several government studies. Being an informed...
June 24, 2013 - 7:57am
June 17, 2013
Reitan: Parking in a cul de sac restricted
A recent question came into the police department asking about parking in the center of a cul de sac. While the center of the cul de sac may appear to be a large parking lot it is not meant to be one. A vehicle parked upon a roadway must be parked parallel to the curb and the right...
June 17, 2013 - 4:21pm
May 24, 2013
Siren tests bring no surprises
MidStates Communications of Fargo completed the spring function test of the West Fargo Outdoor Warning Sirens last week and found few surprises. While some minor maintenance issues were identified the system worked as designed. Testing will be done again this fall. The system does...
May 24, 2013 - 8:41am
April 29, 2013
Reitan: Bicyclists must follow the rules of the roadways
Frequently the members of the Police Department are asked about the rules relating to bikes and bicyclists. Here is a review of the specific ordinances which cover the most commonly asked questions. Bicyclists are granted the same rights as any other vehicle operated on the roadway...
April 29, 2013 - 2:36pm
April 22, 2013
Reitan: Spring melt to finally arrive
The much anticipated spring melt is expected to arrive later this week. The City of West Fargo and other communities in the area have been reviewing plans; conducting coordination meetings; and inspecting equipment in preparation for higher water.
April 22, 2013 - 11:41am
April 16, 2013
Reitan: Dying on North Dakota highways, day-to-day driving behavior needs to be conscientious choice
By Mike Reitan In the April 12th addition of “The Forum” an article appeared on page A5 titled Highway deaths have mayor looking for answers. Watford City Mayor Brent Sanford referenced the nine traffic fatalities in McKenzie County representing twenty-eight percent of the thirty-two...
April 16, 2013 - 2:20pm
April 9, 2013
Reitan: Changing West Fargo
Looking around West Fargo it is easy to see changes happening on nearly a daily basis. Larry Weil, West Fargo City Planner, and his staff are pouring over applications for new developments and reviewing modifications to existing business and residential development plans. According...
April 9, 2013 - 2:51pm
April 2, 2013
Reitan: Spring melt preparations begin as snow fades
West Fargo city crews have begun spring melt preparations as temperatures warm and snow begins to melt. Crews have been inspecting and testing storm sewer lift pumps, emergency generators and portable pumps to ensure proper operations. Inlets to catch basins and culverts are being...
April 2, 2013 - 1:13pm
November 30, 2011
Reitan recipient of Book of Golden Deeds honor
West Fargo Assistant Police Chief Mike Reitan has been honored by the West Fargo Exchange Club with their Book of Golden Deeds Award. This year's announcement holds added significance since Reitan also happens to be a member of the West Fargo Exchange Club, having joined in 2005. The...
November 30, 2011 - 12:00am
October 15, 2009
Halloween is near, police urge caution
As Halloween approaches, parents and drivers are urged to use caution to ensure an enjoyable evening for all. Many of the planned activities will take place under the cover of darkness. Progressing into the winter months, our available daylight becomes less. Sunset will occur at approximately...
October 15, 2009 - 12:00am