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Week In history: Jan. 9, 2019

Early January 1989 brought the second major snowstorm of the winter. This one was a record-breaker dropping 24.4 inches of snow. It was hard work for city crews to clear the streets; homeowners were digging out for days. Children, however, were having a great time sliding down the mountains of snow.

The second week of January 2014 West Fargo Police Chief for 19 years, Arland Rasmussen, announced that he would be retiring in June. In a letter to the mayor and commissioners Rasmussen explained that he was not leaving for any negative reasons, but "because it is time for me and my family."

His wife of 39 years, Verna, was planning to retire from Westside Elementary at the end of the school year.

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