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New West Fargo police chief plans policy review, engaging with community

Chief Denis Otterness has been in his role for nearly three days

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo’s new police chief Denis Otterness says he’s always known police work is his calling. “I was one of those young kids that always dreamt about being a police officer and never really had aspirations to do anything else,” he recalled. After nearly 29 years of experience in law enforcement, Otterness was sworn in as…

Hornbacher’s Donates Almost $100,000 To The Great Plains Food Bank

The donation is part of their Check Out Hunger Campaign.

FARGO, N.D-  Hornbacher’s customers were able to give throughout July at checkout at all nine locations in Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead. The company donation breaks last year’s record by more than $23,500 dollars. The money will provide almost 300,000 meals for those in need. “It’s just another testament to the Fargo-Moorhead community. No matter what’s happening. Whether we’re being…

Fargo Police Ask for Help Finding Missing Man

Tadd Johnson was last seen on August 15

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Police Department is asking for help finding 51-year-old Tadd Johnson. He was last seen on August 15 leaving his great aunt’s home in Fargo. Johnson is described as 5’9″, 165 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair. If you have any information, please call the Fargo Police Department or text FARGOPD and your tip to 847411….

Cleanup Week begins Monday

People can dispose of tires, appliances and other large items for free

FARGO-MOORHEAD — Cleanup Week for cities across the metro begins Monday. Those living in Fargo, West Fargo and Clay County can toss out larger items they no longer need. This year, the pickup schedule will match each household’s recycling collection day. Unwanted items should be set out before 7 a.m. Two appliances and up to four tires and rims will…

YWCA of Cass-Clay hosts 2020 Women of the Year awards

FARGO, N.D. – YWCA’s Women of the Year 2020 event is underway, but this year it’s being held virtually. 29 women and THREE organizations were nominated and the winner will be determined by an independent panel of judges. Some of the women nominated include Kari Bucholz of Haley’s Hope, Jeanine Larson from Berkshire Hathaway, and former City Commissioner Melissa Sobolik….

Sen. Kevin Cramer champions a bill to lower veteran suicides

WASHINGTON – On Suicide Prevention Day, North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer introduces a bill to build on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ suicide prevention efforts. It’s called the VA Zero Suicide Demonstration Project Act. The Zero Suicide model aims to eliminate suicide through improvements in our health care systems. A companion bill was introduced in the House this year. A…

Crews on scene of elevator fire in Grandin, N.D.

GRANDIN, N.D. – Fire crews and the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to an elevator fire in Grandin, North Dakota. They were sent to the nine hundred block of Industry Drive around 4:00 Thursday afternoon. A conveyer inside the building caught fire. The Fire Chief says there was never any threat to the public. “Something ignited inside there, and we’re…

Pet Connection: Meet Jughead

He puts the fun in funny papers.

This week’s Pet Connection cutie is a canine with a comic connection. Jughead the American bulldog comes to us by way of Homeward Animal Shelter. He’s a beautiful and affectionate fellow who’s done a bit of living in his young life. He’s only 3, but he’s got some scars, although shelter staff aren’t sure where they come from. He’s got…

LIVE: Rally for Recovery

Rally around. Just don't get too close to each other.

It’s an event that’s been growing each and every year since they first came up with it seven years ago. And it can put people who are struggling with mental health issues in touch with some of the best resources in the northern valley. So there was no way they were going to call it off completely this year —…