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Controlled Burns Happening Throughout the Metro

This afternoon, they burnt roundabouts on Veterans Boulevard to remove weeds and stimulate growth of existing native plants

WEST FARGO, N.D. — If you see grass fires in the area, there’s a chance they could be controlled prairie burns. City workers in Fargo say these scheduled burns happen throughout early springtime. This afternoon, they burnt roundabouts on Veterans Boulevard to remove weeds and stimulate growth of existing native plants. Oftentimes, burns will get rescheduled since the weather has…

Applications for West Fargo Police Chief Slow in Coming in

The annual starting salary is just over $89,000

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — Only two people have applied to be the next police chief in West Fargo. The job was posted three weeks ago. A city spokesperson says there has been a lot of last minute interest shown by prospective candidates and she expects a rush of applications before the 5 p.m. Friday deadline. The annual starting salary…

Bison Turf Owner Says Reopening Still Scheduled Despite Setbacks

Pete Sabo said if there are no more surprises, the bar should be open by early June

  FARGO, N.D. — The owner of the Bison Turf said while he is facing a few setbacks, the bar is still set to reopen as planned. Pete Sabo, who owns¬†Fargo’s iconic college hang-out, said the contractor found the entry to the basement does not meet code. Sabo¬†said that is going to require additional work to pass inspection. He said…

No Injuries in Polk County House Fire

Officials with the Polk County Sheriff's Office say the house had extensive damage

  POLK COUNTY, Minn. — Three fire crews responded to a house fire late last night in Grove Park Township in Mentor, Minnesota. Officials with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office say the house had extensive damage. No one was hurt. The fire is under investigation. Fire Crews from Mentor, Erskine and Fertile all responded to the call. Categories: Community, Local…

Fort Totten Woman Dies After Police Chase, Car Crash

Her passenger, 26-year-old Derrick Brown, was treated and released

  MINOT, N.D. — The driver of a car involved in a chase and crash after a drunken incident early Monday at Sky Dancer Casino has died. Clarice Brown ,25, of Ft. Totten, died of her injuries on Tuesday at Trinity Hospital in Minot. Her passenger, 26-year-old Derrick Brown, was treated and released. Belcourt Police tried to stop Brown on…

Attorney for Moorhead Man Accused of Torturing Cats Wants Evidence Suppressed

If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — An attorney for a Moorhead man accused of torturing and killing three cats wants a judge to suppress several key pieces of evidence. Jalan Greer, 23, is charged with three counts of felony mistreatment of animals. If convicted, he faces up to six years in prison. In court documents, Greer’s attorney says his client gave statements…

UPDATE: Deputy State Fire Marshal Confirms Nome Church Fire was Intentionally Set

Investigators say they came to the conclusion after it was determined the building did not have electricity and no source of heating

Courtesy: Mary Peterson, Nome  NOME, N.D. — The deputy state fire marshal said the blaze that destroyed a church in Nome, North Dakota was intentionally set. He said the fire started near the southeast walk-in door of the locked and unoccupied church and was intentionally set with an unknown open flame device. Investigators said they came to the conclusion after…

Update: Cat Found With Bullet Wounds In Surgery

The cat, whose name is now Bullet, was rescued from Frazee.

cat1 cat UPDATE- Bullet, the cat found with multiple gunshot wounds is in surgery. Cat’s Cradle Executive Director, Gail Adams-Ventzke, is with Bullet at the vet. She tells KVRR that he will likely make a full recovery. The surgery is to repair some broken bones. Adams-Ventzke confirmed the cat suffered multiple gun shot wounds. He will stay at the veterinary…

For Sale To the Highest Bidder: Your Internet Data

New laws change a lot of the old ways internet service providers used to handle our data. And data security experts aren't happy.

There’s a new law in effect that removes a lot of the privacy guarantees that kept our browsing history, app usage and geo-locations private. Now, internet service providers are allowed to collect and provide our data to other companies. Including advertisers. The change comes amid controversy over the potential sale of our private usage info to other companies. Proponents of…

West Fargo K9 Receives Bullet Proof Vest

The vest is embroidered with the sentiment, "In memory of K9 Jethro, Canton, OH Police Department".

ToSti, West Fargo Police K9, received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation. The vest is embroidered with the sentiment, “In memory of K9 Jethro, Canton, OH Police Department”. K9 ToSti is a 2-year-old Dutch Shepherd. He is a dual purpose K9 and works the night shift. He is certified nationally in narcotics detection through United…