CASS COUNTY SHERIFF JESSE JAHNER

Police increasing downtown patrols in Downtown Fargo

Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner says his department will be helping aid Fargo Police on Friday and Saturday nights after bar time.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The Fargo Police Department and Downtown Community Partnership are discussing recent crime activity in the downtown area. Fargo Police along with the Cass County Sheriff discussed ways to make downtown Fargo safer. A recent report of shots fired from a rooftop early Sunday morning lead to a shelter in place overnight. “Some of the takeaways that…

Public Service Held For Jupiter Paulsen at Scheels Arena

"She's still with me everywhere I go. She's in the trees, in the grass, the sunshine, and the stars and anything beyond that, but most of all, she's with us."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — An emotional public service is held outside Scheels Arena in Fargo for Jupiter Paulsen, the Fargo teen killed earlier this month in a random attack. “I hope you guys could see it from my perspective how she was. She was not just a person that worked or just a person who was just there, she was…

Cass County Sheriff addresses his office’s bias training

"Our office also certifies and trains on less than lethal force options, use of force instruction and scenario based training."

CASS COUNTY, N.D. (KVRR) — The Cass County Sheriff’s office has released a statement regarding policing procedures. Sheriff Jesse Jahner says questions among people throughout the community have risen in regards to the department’s bias training. Jahner says he wants to be transparent and says the training includes anti bias, cultural awareness, de-escalation, diversity, communication, and crisis intervention. “Training is…

West Fargo Police honors Lieutenant Adam Gustafson with memorial

The memorial gives people the chance to remember and thank him for his service to the community.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) –The West Fargo Police Department has set up a memorial for Lieutenant Adam Gustafson who died after suffering a heart attack while on duty. The West Fargo Police Department says the autopsy on 40-yea-old Lieutenant Adam Gustafson determined he suffered from severe coronary artery disease and major arterial blockage. In his honor, a memorial gives people…

North Dakota law enforcement to end aid across Minnesota state line

Officers on the North Dakota side need time to train on new Minnesota protocols before lending a hand across state lines.

NORTH DAKOTA, MINNESOTA (KVRR) — Fargo, West Fargo and Cass County law enforcement officers are halting their aid across the Minnesota border. A change in a new Minnesota law that took effect Monday, March 1st is changing how officers can use deadly force if a reasonable apparent threat of death or great bodily harm is present. The word “apparent” has…

‘Freezing for a Good Reason’ participants endure a successful 44 hours outdoors.

"This was a 44 hour push and it was very successful, this is a great community and we are lucky to have the service organizations that banded together to make this happen."

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — After spending a total of 44 hours outdoors bearing frigid cold temperatures, participants for the Freezing for a Good Reason event are ready to warm up indoors. “The 44 hours represented over two days represents the 22 veterans a day that commit suicide each day. So that’s why we did it for two days and the…

Sheriffs battle cold weather for homeless & veteran suicide prevention

"Tonight when it's this cold out really it's going to give us the sense of what someone who's living out in the streets or homeless is going through."

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Some people will bear the frigid temperatures tonight to bring awareness to homelessness and veteran suicide prevention. Both Cass and Clay county sheriff’s will be freezing for good reason as they sleep inside of a tent outside the Moorhead American Legion to bring awareness to the cause. The sheriffs will remain outdoors until noon Saturday. The event…

Cass County Jail Inmate Tests Positive for COVID-19

CASS COUNTY, N.D. – The Cass County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that an inmate, who currently remains in custody, has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The male individual was booked in on Tuesday, April 7th and held in isolation through the screening process. All new intakes are subject to the isolation screening process and at no time do they have direct…

Sheriff Jesse Jahner gets “heartastic” haircut for a special cause

He's hoping to encourage the community to raise money for the Jail Chaplains

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a special haircut for a special cause. As part of Giving Hearts Day, Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner vowed to shave hearts into his head if the Jail Chaplains charity raises $100,000. That would then be matched to equal a total of $200,000 for the organization. Although the charity’s goal hasn’t been fully reached, Sheriff Jahner…

Code Red Issued for Chaffee, North Dakota Due To Individual In Crisis

People are asked to stay clear of the area

CHAFFEE, N.D. — An individual in crisis has authorities issuing a Code Red in rural Chaffee, North Dakota, about 40 minutes west of the metro. Cass County Sheriff’s Office says the individual is dealing with a mental health crisis. They ask that everyone stay clear of the area until the situation is resolved. Sheriff Jesse Jahner is on-scene and will…