Author: TJ Nelson

Fargo Police Chief David Todd: Addiction Driving Increase In Crime

Todd Presented 2018 Crime States to Fargo City Commission

FARGO, ND — Addiction is driving an increase in crime in Fargo. Police Chief David Todd presented the crime report for 2018 to the Fargo City Commission. The report was done in February but was just made public due to scheduling issues and flood fighting efforts. Fargo saw a 3% increase in crime last year, most of it related to burglaries…

UND President Begins Job Interview Tours In Colorado

Kennedy has been the target of demonstrations and online petitions Against His Nomination

BOULDER, CO — UND President Mark Kennedy is in Colorado this week. He is meeting with administrators, students and faculty at the University of Colorado, where he is the lone finalist to become the next president. Kennedy’s first stop was to speak with administrators and foundation members. Visits are also planned Tuesday through Friday at campuses in Colorado Springs, Aurora,…

Average Price of Unleaded Gas Moves Closer To $3.00 Per Gallon

Crude oil is trending higher on reports that the U.S. State Department plans to end the use of waivers for countries to import oil from Iran

FARGO, ND — Gas has gone up another nickel in just one week. The average price for a gallon of unleaded gas in North Dakota is now $2.76, according to AAA. The average is 22 cents higher than one month ago and 11 cents higher than one year ago. The national average is $2.84. Crude oil is trending higher on reports…

Former North Dakota Governor Says F-M Diversion “Out of Control”

Ed Schafer sent a letter to three state representatives prior to House passage of last Friday's water budget bill

FARGO, ND — Ed Schafer, former U.S. Ag Secretary and Governor of North Dakota, says the F-M Diversion is “out of control and getting unaffordable to taxpayers.” Schafer sent a letter to three state representatives prior to House passage of last Friday’s water budget bill. The bill includes a $750 million state commitment to the diversion, $120 million short of the…

Record Setting Walleye Caught In North Dakota

Reeled In From Shore Along Heaert River in Mandan

MANDAN, ND — A Lincoln, North Dakota man has caught a record-breaking fish. Tom Volk’s 16 pound, 9 ounce walleye caught Sunday broke a record that was set nearly a year ago. He beat the record held by Neal Leier of Bismarck by three fourths of a pound. That record was set last May on the Missouri River and had…

Red River Cresting North of Drayton, Secondary Crests Continue

The National Weather Service says overland flooding continues along and near the Red River

As secondary crests continue from the recent snowmelt and rainfall, the Red River north of Drayton appears to have crested. The National Weather Service says overland flooding continues along and near the Red River. A secondary crest for Fargo-Moorhead has been lowered to 31.5 feet and is expected on Tuesday. Several roads including I-29 continue to be impacted due to…

Alleged Shoplifting Spree At Walmart Ends In A Chase And Arrests

Two Women Allegedly Stole $1,100 Worth of Merchandise From Walmart in Jamestown

STUTSMAN CO., ND — Two women are in custody after allegedly shoplifting $1,100 worth of merchandise from Walmart in Jamestown and leading police on a chase. The driver was identified as 27-year-old Ulanda TwoHearts of Fort Totten. 27-year-old Brittany Reyes of Fargo was a passenger. Police used stop sticks to stop the women last night but they avoided them and went…

Bills For Fighting Flood In Fargo Could Top $1 Million

The costs not covered by FEMA will have to come out of the general fund

FARGO, ND — Not all the bills are in yet, but Fargo’s share of costs for this year’s flood fight is likely to top $1 million. Mayor Tim Mahoney says the city is counting on a federal disaster declaration that would cover 75% of those costs. Mahoney said “many might say that’s not a lot of money but it is.” The…

Semi Driver And Passenger Rescued After Going Around Flood Barricade

It happened along on County Highway 8 near Galchutt

RICHLAND CO., ND — The driver of a semi was cited after he ended up in floodwaters in Richland County. The driver and a passenger were rescued by boat. It happened along on County Highway 8 near Galchutt. Sheriff Larry Leshovsky says the driver went around a barricade and got stuck. He says the water level of the Wild Rice River…