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Chief's Corner: Truly, thank you
Cartoon: July 27, 2016
The Land of 10,000 Dreams
Thank you from the Schultz family
Schools of Thought: Sport Transcends
Growing Summer Arts Intensive production group to play “Hair”
Nursery News (7-20-16)
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Brennan takes position at NDSU Extension Service
Yard of the Month
Library News: May 4, 2016
Breitling: Time for Color
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: Rest easy birders, the future is bright
Flight Lines with VIDEO: Willet's scientific name changed
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
Elden E. Theurer
William "Billy" Bolken
Janice E. Molstad
Eric N. Sayler
May 6, 2015
Chief's Corner: House bill addresses privacy surrounding police body cameras
Going into North Dakota's 64th Legislative Session, one of the concerns of the West Fargo Police Department was the privacy rights of citizens and the growing national pressure for law enforcement to incorporate body worn cameras in everyday operations. Working with local elected...
May 6, 2015 - 10:41am
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 21, 2015
Police offer camera registration program
The West Fargo Police Department is now offering the Citizens Electronic Eye camera registration program. The CEE program geographically maps the location of any registered camera. It allows residents to register their surveillance video systems with the police and if a crime occurs,...
April 21, 2015 - 4:00pm
April 17, 2015
Update: Search for armed suspect prompts lockdown at Aurora Elementary School
WEST FARGO - Aurora Elementary School is back open following a lockdown that occurred after police received a report of a man near the school with a gun. The suspect was later identified as Jose Chavez, a 21-year-old Mexican national who allegedly pointed a handgun at a construction...
April 17, 2015 - 1:23pm
April 16, 2015
Lobby hours to temporarily change at West Fargo Police Department
The West Fargo Police Department will have a temporary change to the lobby hours starting April 25. The new temporary lobby hours will be Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. During these open lobby hours, citizens can report problems...
April 16, 2015 - 11:50am
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
March 12, 2015
Horace man charged with arson in overnight Dumpster fire in West Fargo
WEST FARGO – A Horace man is behind bars facing arson charges this morning after police linked him to a Dumpster fire here overnight. West...
March 12, 2015 - 12:33pm
February 9, 2015
'I'll regret it forever,' says WF mom sentenced to four months in jail in death of 4-day-old son
FARGO – When Reanne Pederson laid down to breastfeed her son for the last time on June 13, she hadn’t slept for more than two hours at a...
February 9, 2015 - 11:47am
January 27, 2015
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 7, 2015
Police volunteers serve community
At the scene of a recent accident in West Fargo, Vern and Casey Baardson were there, providing any comfort they could offer to family members...
January 7, 2015 - 8:57am
January 5, 2015
Reitan: It’s been a year of change for WF Police Department
The West Fargo Police Department has undergone a year of change during 2014. Arland Rasmussen retired on June 21 after having served as chief of police since Jan. 9, 1995. Rasmussen had replaced long-term Chief of Police Ken Hansen, who retired due to medical reasons. Rasmussen’s...
January 5, 2015 - 10:51am
December 23, 2014
Reitan: Always lock doors, and use caution when responding to knock, doorbell
It was about 7:30 on a Saturday evening. The apartment building was nearly deserted as most of the college-age tenants had left town over the Christmas break. In one of the apartments, three young women prepared themselves for another weekend in Fargo. A persistent knocking drew...
December 23, 2014 - 5:36pm
December 17, 2014
West Fargo officer resigns amid sex harassment case
A West Fargo police officer has resigned in the face of allegations that he kissed and groped a female co-worker during what she described as an unwanted sexual encounter, according to West Fargo police records obtained by The Forum. Officer Jorge Gonzalez came under scrutiny after...
December 17, 2014 - 12:32am
December 16, 2014
Reitan: After field-testing, department opts not to use body cameras
The use of body cameras has been suggested by some to be the tool to rebuild trust between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve. The West Fargo Police Department has field-tested body camera systems on three separate occasions but has elected to not make them a...
December 16, 2014 - 4:26pm
December 10, 2014
West Fargo officers to take kids shopping
The Fraternal Order of Police Red River Valley Lodge No. 1 will be conducting their 20th kids shopping event Sunday. Shopping will begin at noon at the 13th Avenue Wal-Mart at 3701 13th Ave. S. in Fargo. The program provides a brighter Christmas for disadvantaged children. It allows...
December 10, 2014 - 1:19am