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National Guard soldiers return to Minnesota after Kuwait deployment
North Dakota, Minnesota state parks offer prime road-trip recreation
North Dakota fire chief to train dog, himself in search and rescue tactics
Reasons for fatal South Dakota crash still undetermined one year later
EpiPen price spikes sting at $608 per pair, leaving allergy sufferers in potential danger
Whirlpool to recall 15,200 microwaves due to fire hazard issue
Oil prices drop as analysts say price rally overdone
Wall Street little changed as biotechs offset energy drop
Wentz signs endorsement deal with BlackRidgeBANK
Loren Lee's provides casual fine dining for West Fargo
Chief's Corner: 2016 crime stats shaping up for a busy year
Parks want to say, 'Thank you'
Cartoon: Aug. 24, 2016
It is time for property tax reform
McFeely: Klieman’s--and others--friendship with Scott Miller went deeper than words
Nursery News (8-24-16)
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Growing Summer Arts Intensive production group to play “Hair”
Nursery News (7-20-16)
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Mule Deer Foundation holding banquet, auction at Bonanzaville
Gardening in small spaces
Library News: May 4, 2016
Breitling: Time for Color
Library News (April 27, 2016)
home & garden
Red River Valley Fair
Flight Lines: Feathers and leaves comparable
Flight Lines: Riding Mountain, the other nearby national park
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
Richard A. Burckhard
Michael L. King
Kip J. Johnson
Dennis D. Keblar
Ralph M. Peterson
March 6, 2013
Insight from West Fargo PD: Speeding criteria in school zones defined
A question has come into the police department asking about speeding in the area of the school. 13-1101(2) provides the rule. 13-1101. SPEED LIMITATIONS. Except in instances where a lower speed is specified in this Title or by the laws of this state, it shall be prima facie lawful...
March 6, 2013 - 10:24am
December 27, 2012
Insight from West Fargo PD: Sobriety program strives to keep criminals alcohol free
In 2007 the 60th Legislative Assembly authorized the Attorney General to establish a sobriety program pilot project modeled after the very successful 24/7 sobriety program of South Dakota. The pilot project was conducted in the South Central Judicial District. The project obtained...
December 27, 2012 - 9:20am
July 25, 2012
Driving Under the Influence penalties, time for state review
Recently a West Fargo family was killed when their vehicle was struck head-on by a drunk driver. The individual was driving the wrong way on the interstate with a blood alcohol content nearly three times the per se limit in North Dakota. The tragedy was entirely preventable. The incident...
July 25, 2012 - 12:00am
July 18, 2012
Insight from West Fargo PD: Fireworks prohibited within City, ordinance, enforcement under review
Conversations have been occurring and editorials written about the use of fireworks within the city limits of West Fargo this past Independence Day. In the strict sense of the ordinance possession or discharge of fireworks within the city is a class B Misdemeanor punishable by up...
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
July 11, 2012
Insight from West Fargo PD: Citizen responsibility to watch pets
The West Fargo City Commission has enacted several ordinances to regulate the keeping and care of pets with the intent to identify owners of lost pets, control destructive animal behavior and prevent spread of disease. Information can be found on the West Fargo Police Department Web...
July 11, 2012 - 12:00am
July 4, 2012
Scout spearheads WFPD project
When Troop 225 Boy Scout Brandon Duenow decided to tackle the West Fargo Police Department's project earlier this summer, he didn't really realize...
July 4, 2012 - 12:00am
May 29, 2012
Accident claims life at school construction site
The victim of a construction accident that occurred Friday at the high school addition to the Sheyenne Ninth Grade Center, 800 40th Ave. E., West Fargo, was identified Tuesday morning by West Fargo police officials as 30-year old Trevor Skarphol, of Fargo. According to Assistant...
May 29, 2012 - 12:46pm
May 23, 2012
Insight from WFPD: A need for traffic offense change
Did you know a simple Purchasing Power Calculator would set the relative value of a 20-dollar bill from 1960 at a value of $2.72 in 2010? This answer is obtained by multiplying $20 by the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index from 1960 to 2010. Did you know many of the...
May 23, 2012 - 12:00am
April 25, 2012
Insight from WFPD: A glimpse at the budget process
May is typically the first month of spring and brings the warm temperatures of the summer season to our area. It is also the time of budget preparation for the Police Department. Like any business, the department must analyze the goods and services that it provides to the customer,...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
April 18, 2012
insight from WFPD: National Take-Back Initiative to be held April 28
The West Fargo Police department will be working with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on safely removing and disposing unwanted prescription drugs. This will be the fourth time for this national event. From the three past events DEA has boosted participation from citizens...
April 18, 2012 - 12:00am
March 28, 2012
Grants vital in yearly police department budget
Grants received by the West Fargo Police Department play a huge role in the yearly operation, saving thousands of dollars in officer salaries...
March 28, 2012 - 12:00am
February 29, 2012
Police Department releases annual stats
The West Fargo Police Department didn't rest on its laurels in 2011. Instead, staff was busier than ever responding to a total of 15,924 calls for service, a 4,213 increase over the prior year as outlined in the 2011 annual report released last week by West Fargo Police Chief Arland...
February 29, 2012 - 12:00am
February 1, 2012
Insight from WFPD: Simple yet effective way to save your child's life
If I could give you one simple thing to do that could save your child's life would you do it? Most people would say "absolutely, of course!" Well here it is: BUCKLE UP CHILDREN UNDER 13 IN THE BACKSEAT. Sounds simple, right? Yup, but unfortunately most children go from the booster...
February 1, 2012 - 12:00am
January 25, 2012
'Go with your gut'
Bailey Jo Aanenson, 15, recently learned a startling statistic: according to reports, kids her age are the most likely to be kidnapped. She...
January 25, 2012 - 12:00am
inisght from WFPD: Thank you for keeping an eye out on suspicious behavior
In recent weeks, the West Fargo Police Department has apprehended four separate groups for breaking into motor vehicles in our city. While officers are on routine patrol, they are actively seeking out those types of suspicious behavior. While officers on routine patrol did identify...
January 25, 2012 - 12:00am