Cass County

Cass County Sheriff’s Office to hold Citizens Academy in Fall 2020

The course will span 11 weeks starting on October 20.

FARGO, N.D.–The Cass County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a Citizens Academy this fall. The course will span 11 weeks starting on October 20. It will feature presentations and hands-on training, and be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Only Cass County citizens who are 18 and older are eligible for the course. Participants may be subject…

Class Clay Alerts Will Provide Quicker Way To Notify Residents Of Emergencies

Cass and Clay County have been using codeRED to provide emergency notifications for the last 15 years.

CASS COUNTY, N.D. and CLAY COUNTY, Minn. –  Starting September 1, there will be a few changes in the way we receive alerts about what is happening in our community. Cass County Alerts will alert residents about severe weather, fire, floods, and other emergencies as well as of road closures and water utility maintenance. Residents will be able to pick…

Pursuit in Cass County Leads to Three Arrests

The sheriff's office says deputies tried to pull the vehicle over at 1:40 a.m.

CASSELTON, N.D. — An early morning pursuit in Cass County leads to the arrests of three men. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says deputies tried to stop a vehicle at 1:40 this morning. The pursuit ended northeast of Casselton when spike strips stopped the vehicle. The driver, 25-year-old Collin Forthun, of West Fargo, was arrested for multiple charges, including terrorizing….

Bismarck Man Facing Multiple Sex Crime Charges Against 15 Minors

All 15 alleged victims were females in their early teens with each case being a separate incident.

FARGO, N.D. — The U.S. Attorney for North Dakota says 21-year-old Dawson Rouse of Bismarck is facing 27 federal indictments of sexual exploitation of children, the corrosion of sexual exploitation of minors and the creation and transfer of obscene material involving minors. All 15 alleged victims were females in their early teens with each case being a separate incident. With…

Cass County COVID-19 Task Force Reminding People To Keep Following Guidelines

The task force says the overall positive rates have continued to drop from the peak in April. However people need to still take the virus seriously as they are noticing an uptick in July.

FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Valley COVID-19 Task Force says things are looking better in Clay and Cass Counties. With the state loosening restrictions cell phone data tracing found more people are on the move after being quarantined. “I think we said it back at the beginning of the pandemic if you can’t easily remember or count the contacts…

Cass County Vector Control seeing uptick in tick activity

Here's how to protect yourself this tick season

FARGO, N.D. — We may still be social distancing, but it’s that time of year when a certain critter will get too close for comfort; we’re talking ticks and the potential exposure to Lyme disease. Those with Cass County Vector Control say they’ve already seen increased tick activity this season. The good news, Cass County Vector Control Director Ben Prather…

Cass County Vector Control spraying Wednesday night; keeping safety of pollinators in mind

Vector Control says that thanks to the last five years of larval control, they have been able to reduce the amount of times they have to spray pesticides yearly, which is ultimately safer for pollinators like Bees and Monarch Butterflies.

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Cass County Vector Control will be spraying for adult mosquito control on Wednesday, June 24th , but they are keeping the safety of friendly pollinators in mind while they do it. Trucks will begin spraying just after 8:00 PM. Vector Control says that thanks to the last five years of larval control, they have been able…

Recount in Gardner, ND City Council election yields same results as initial count

Both Carey Hanson and Patrick Nelson are still sitting at eight votes each

FARGO, N.D. — Several Cass County employees spent the day recounting ballots for three local elections, including the race for Ayr mayor, Gardner City Council, and West Fargo School Board. A tight race isn’t the norm for local elections in the small city of Gardner; a town of nearly a hundred people just 25 miles north of Fargo. “There’s basically…