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Cold as ice: West Fargo firefighters, families take ALS challenge
Fair Association offers winter storage beginning Oct. 5
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Fall Parade of Homes Sept. 11-12, Sept. 18-19
Brewer’s Ball Oct. 3 in Fargo
Exchangite of the Year
Building permits (Aug. 27)
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Business briefs (Aug. 20)
Firehouse Subs opens
Alderman: Will your children inherit your debt?
Letter: Measure 2 is good for North Dakotans
Letter: Support amendment for clean water, parks
Letter: Good Samaritan laws to get look in session
Chief's Corner: Police department is working to keep community’s trust
West Fargo Parks Dog Show winners
Library News (Aug. 27)
Senior menu (Aug. 27)
Nursery News (Aug. 27)
North Dakota pageants accepting applications
West Fargo returns three standout tennis players
State champ duo to usher in new era of Packers tennis
WF boys tennis team takes Ice Bucket Challenge
Jack of all trades: Packers’ versatile Hoy at another new position
Running results: Halftime 5K
Flight Lines: Lanky shorebird a delight to find anywhere
Flight Lines: Shorebird stories are almost mythical
Courting laughs: ‘Spamalot’ showcases WF’s theater program
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January 18, 2012
WFPD's Officer Anderson promoted
Chief Arland Rasmussen announced that Officer Jason Anderson has been selected to the position of Patrol Sergeant for the West Fargo Police Department. Due to growth over the past several years, Chief Rasmussen was granted, by the city commission, his request for an additional...
January 18, 2012 - 12:00am
January 11, 2012
Pearson recipient of chief's award
West Fargo Police Officer Todd Pearson is the recipient of the 2011 Chief's Award presented to him by West Fargo Police Chief Arland Rasmussen at the department's January meeting. The award was implemented in 2008. Officers previously receiving the honor include: Brad Berg, 2008;...
January 11, 2012 - 12:00am
Insight from WFPD: Defining domestic violence, offenses involved, how to react
In 2011 West Fargo Police Officers investigated seventy assault cases which fell into the definition of domestic violence. Sixty-two assaults were committed by adults and eight by juveniles less than eighteen years of age. Eight assaults were considered aggravated assaults and sixty-two...
January 11, 2012 - 12:00am
November 30, 2011
West Fargo officer injured at traffic crash scene
West Fargo Police Officer Jason Anderson was hurt when his marked patrol vehicle was struck from behind by a vehicle exiting I-94 at Sheyenne Street in West Fargo, Nov. 30, at 8:38 a.m. Anderson had just returned to his vehicle when it was struck. He was transported to Sanford Emergency...
November 30, 2011 - 3:34pm
October 26, 2011
Insight from WFPD: Beware of parking rules in residential areas
With the start of fall and the closing of lake homes its time for residents to be aware of the parking restrictions within residential areas. Boats, campers and other summertime related equipment brought into the community and parked can be deemed to be in violation. While short-term...
October 26, 2011 - 12:00am
October 12, 2011
Insight from WFPD: West Fargo Police receive hiring grant
The West Fargo Police Department recently learned they had been awarded a Department of Justice (DOJ) COPS Hiring Grant in the amount of $408,000. The funds are to be used to hire two new police officers and cover the cost of salary and benefits for the officers over a period of three...
October 12, 2011 - 12:00am
August 31, 2011
Citizens Police Academy seeking applicants
The West Fargo Police Department is now accepting applications for the fall session of the Citizens Police Academy. Classes will begin on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. and continue weekly through December 15. This program is designed to increase the understanding between the West...
August 31, 2011 - 12:00am
Insight from WFPD: Point penalty in place for driving violations
Under North Dakota Law certain driving offenses are assigned not only a statutory fee but also a point value. The points provide an additional penalty for a driver who repeatedly violates traffic laws. The point value is based on the seriousness of the offense. A driver with no...
August 31, 2011 - 12:00am
August 10, 2011
Insight from WFPD: Recent motor vehicles thefts serve as reminders
The Police Department has responded to an increased number of reported thefts recently. Most of the thefts involve items being stolen from unlocked motor vehicles. Some thefts involved items taken from garages where the overhead door had been left open. The items stolen included electronics,...
August 10, 2011 - 12:00am
August 3, 2011
Insight from WFPD: What to do when someone you know needs treatment
It is daily that personnel of the West Fargo Police Department are faced with situations relating to a person's mental health or chemical dependency issues. An estimated ninety percent of those booked into jail have difficulties related to chemical dependency.
August 3, 2011 - 12:00am
July 20, 2011
Insight from WFPD: Take proper precautions during hot weather
It's now officially the dog days of summer. This is the time when people and animals are trying to find ways to keep cool, whether it is playing in the pool, going to the lakes or just sitting inside an air conditioned house. This is many people's favorite time of year because of...
July 20, 2011 - 12:00am
July 13, 2011
Insight from WFPD: Careful handling of suspicious items a must for safety sake
A number of incidents recently reported in the news illustrate the importance of proper response to suspicious items. In the local area, a man purchased a military munitions which he transported home and to his place of work. Not knowing the item to have been made inert, he called...
July 13, 2011 - 12:00am
July 6, 2011
Insight from WFPD: Pet regulations meant to keep community safe, clean
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 6, 2011 - 12:00am
June 29, 2011
UPDATE: 12-year-old treated, released after vehicle, bicycle accident
A 12-year-old child involved in an accident Wednesday was treated and released from Sanford Medical Center, a spokesperson for the West Fargo Police Department said. Police responded to a vehicle-bicycle accident Wednesday, June 29, around 12:30 p.m. at the 500 block of Sheyenne...
June 29, 2011 - 2:52pm
Insight from WFPD: Keep West Fargo looking good
The citizens of West Fargo have come to expect a well-maintained community. The development of beautiful parks and construction of roadways with eye-pleasing features enhance the feel of the City. Future plans are expected to continue improvements. The West Fargo Police and Public...
June 29, 2011 - 12:00am