North Dakota News

Warm Weather Doesn’t Dampen the Spirits at the Blizzard Bash

The 2017 Blizzard Bash took place at Scheel's Arena for kids and parents of all ages

Parents and kids of ages celebrated a day off and enjoyed some winter fun. The Fargo Park District and the West Fargo Park District worked together and hosted the annual Blizzard Bash at Scheel’s Arena. The free event featured a screening of ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’ with popcorn and soda and inflatable games were set up for kids to play…

Reitan Won’t Return as Police Chief of West Fargo

Chief Reitan was placed on administrative leave on January 13 and Mayor Rich Mattern says privacy policies prohibit him from saying why

  West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan will not be returning to his job according to the mayor. Reitan was placed on administrative leave on Friday after a special meeting between the mayor, commissioners and city officials. Mayor Mattern says a separation agreement between the city and Reitan is being drawn up. He could not tell us the reason behind…

Moorhead Woman Suing the FPD Wants Former Chief’s Employment Record

Sarah Rhodes says she was wrongly accused of possessing a meth pipe after being arrested for drunken driving

  An attorney for a Moorhead woman who claims the Fargo Police Department violated her civil rights wants to see the employment record of former Police Chief Keith Ternes. Sarah Rhodes filed a federal lawsuit last year that claims she was wrongly accused of possessing a meth pipe after she was arrested for drunken driving. A felony drug charge against…

Fargo Plans Ceremony to Honor Anniversary of Officer Moszer Shooting

Officer Moszer's father says the family is a supporter of the Fargo Force and wanted to honor Jason in this way

  A ceremony is planned to mark the one year anniversary of the shooting of Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer. The February 10th observance will be prior to the Fargo Force game at Scheels Arena. Dave Moszer says Jason and his family were avid fans of the hockey team, so it’s an appropriate place to honor his son. There will…

Bison Turf Owner Gets Permit to Begin Nearly Million Dollar Rebuild Project

Pete Sabo says three-quarters of the building will need to come down before the process can begin.

  The owner of an iconic Fargo bar, heavily damaged by fire last summer, has finally received a permit to rebuild. Pete Sabo says he was determined to rebuild the Bison Turf near NDSU after the July 22 fire which started in the attic and was caused by repair work. Sabo says the new plan, meeting new code requirements and…

Former Jailer Gets Suspended Sentence

A former Mercer County jailer, who shot up a hotel in western North Dakota, gets a suspended sentence

A former Mercer County jailer, who shot up a hotel in western North Dakota,won’t serve any prison time. The judge gave 27-year-old Michael Peterson, of Hazen, a suspended sentence of one year at Friday’s hearing. Police say Peterson drunkenly fired a rifle about 32 times on February 28 at the Dakota Farms Inn in Beulah. No one was hurt. He…

U.S. Senator Heitkamp Speaks Out About Alleged Death Threats

U.S. Senator Heitkamp won't let threats keep her from public appearances

WEST FARGO, N.D. — U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp spoke with KVRR for the first time about the threat against her life which put Kevin Olson in federal custody. Olson is accused of sending emails to Heitkamp in which he threatens to shoot her in the head. Heitkamp said this isn’t the first threat like this she’s received, although most past…

North Dakota Senators Address Veterans’ Issues

Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp visited the West Fargo VFW for their Mid-Winter Conference

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Both North Dakota senators were in West Fargo speaking to veterans at a VFW post for their mid–winter conference. There are multiple issues facing veterans these days including budget cuts, homelessness and unemployment, but Senator John Hoeven said North Dakota has made significant progress with veterans’ access to healthcare. “The VA healthcare system that exists here…

21 Years Later, a West Fargo Family is Still Dealing with the Murder of Cherryl Tendeland

Appearing in court for the first time in three years the family shares their feelings about Friday's court ruling

Convicted murderer Barry Garcia appeared in court appealing his life sentence. The family of his victim was in the courtroom and spoke with us after the decision. “The defendant’s summary for disposition is denied,” said District Judge Wade L. Webb. After almost a year of delays, the Tendeland family finally hears the answer they’ve been hoping for. The man convicted…

Kids at Ben Franklin Middle School Learn Retail

Partnering with the Kilbourne Group, kids imagine a shop for Roberts Common in Fargo

Students at Ben Franklin Middle School got a crash course in retail over the past few months. The students presented their plans for unique retail stores that could be built in Roberts Commons in Fargo. They worked over the past few months along with the Kilbourne Group to come up with the ideas for the stores. They identified target audiences,…