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Denis Otterness is sworn in as West Fargo Police Chief

WEST FARGO, N.D. – West Fargo makes it official at its City Commission meeting. Denis Otterness is the city’s new Chief of Police. It’s a homecoming of sorts since he began his law enforcement career as a West Fargo Police Officer. Otterness has 29 years of service in law enforcement including the chief of the Montana State University Billings Police…

Finalists for Fargo Police Chief expected to be released on Friday

FARGO, ND – A selection committee has completed two days of “virtual” interviews of seven candidates for Fargo’s next police chief. The committee met in closed-door sessions Wednesday and Thursday to do the remote interviews and late Thursday picked the finalists. Three to four applicants will be contacted by the city human resources office to find out if they are…

Funeral Services Set For Former Fargo Fire Department Chief

Murile "Duke" Ledoux was 89

FARGO, N.D. — A former Fargo Fire Department chief has passed away. Murile “Duke” Ledoux was 89. He died Wednesday in the care of Bethany On 42nd and Hospice. Ledoux retired in 1999 after spending 47 years in various roles with the fire department. Funeral services are set for Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church in Fargo. Boulger…

Dilworth Police Officer Hurt in Head-On Crash, Returns to Shift

DILWORTH, Minn. – A Dilworth Police officer is the definition of dedication. Officer Elias Hoversten’s squad car was hit head–on. He went to the hospital and then returned to work. Chief Ty Sharpe says Officer Hoversten suffered a twisted arm, cracked neck, hurt his knee and received chemical burns. On its Facebook page, the department says “They build them tough in…

Film at the Fargo Theatre Serves an Appetizer for the Northern Plains Food and Farming Conference

Chef Dan Barber is in the film and will also be the keynote speaker at this year's conference

FARGO, N.D. — In preparation for the Northern Plains Food and Farming Conference, a movie starring a special chef is shown at the Fargo Theatre. The Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society invited people to a free showing of “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste”. Chef Dan Barber is in the film and will also be the keynote speaker at this…

Fargo Police Chief Wins Highest Honor From Alma Mater Oak Grove Lutheran School

Chief Todd says he is humbled for receiving this award, but says he owes it to his past teachers for receiving this recognition

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Police Chief David Todd has received the Living the Mission Award from his High School Alma Mater. Chief Todd says he is humbled for receiving this award, but says he owes it to his past teachers for receiving this recognition. “Oak grove is a special place to me. The teachers there are really compelled by the…

Dep. Chief Confirmed To Become Next Police Chief In Moorhead

Shannon Monroe is a 24-year veteran of the department and has served as deputy police chief since 2008

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Shannon Monroe will be the next police chief in Moorhead. The city council agreed with the city manager’s recommendation to hire Monroe at a meeting Monday night. He is a 24-year veteran of the department and has served as deputy police chief since 2008. Fargo Police Lt. Jason Nelson was also in the running. City Manager Christina Volkers…

Detroit Lakes Police Chief Steve Todd Accused of Choking 12-Year-Old Boy

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Law Enforcement is investigating assault allegations against Detroit Lakes Police Chief Steve Todd. Detroit Lakes Police call logs show officers responded to an assault call at 7:04 PM on June 20th. A witness said their 12-year-old son was choked by a person at the Washington Park ball fields. Chief Todd says in a statement, “On Wednesday, June 20th…