As 1999 wound down, individuals and government entities prepared for Y2K disruptions that might occur when the clock struck midnight, ushering in a new millennium. Police and fire stations and the city itself had generators ready and extra employees working from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., The Pioneer listed the addresses of the schools that would available as shelters. Happily, the only anomaly was an above average number of arrests as a result of more cars on patrol.
In 2014, with the headline, “A Force for Good” the Pioneer gave recognition to the volunteers who make life a little easier for the West Fargo Police. Ron Babb, Gary Bakken, Carl Glander and Richard Logan who were shuttling patrol cars and delivering paperwork to the courts, Earl “Bud” Meyers with his bloodhounds, Shawn O’Donnell and Chad Rice with the Boy Scout Explorer program. They also talked about volunteer chaplains, Vern and Casey Baardson. They were especially helpful in times of tragedy.