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Minn. police leaders discuss how they plan to lower the increasing rate of carjackings statewide

MINNESOTA (KVRR) – According to the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, carjackings statewide were up 15 percent from 2019 to 2020. During a roundtable with Senator Amy Klobuchar, state officials said a majority of the people committing them are juveniles with criminal histories. Police chiefs say they want to make sure they don’t put broken people back on the streets….

How do local police departments get approval for no knock warrants?

FARGO-MOORHEAD (KVRR) – We’re looking at local police departments’ policies following the death of Amir Locke at the hands of a Minneapolis SWAT team during a no knock warrant. He was armed on a couch when he was shot and killed. What are the steps Fargo and Moorhead Police Departments go through to get a no knock warrant? “The benefit…

Dilworth Police Chief Under Fire For Alleged Tweets

Sharpe Jackoff clean11 Sharpe20 Sharpe8 Sharpe17 Sharpe22 Sharpe23 Sharpe26 Sharpe twitter   DILWORTH, Minn. (KVRR) – Tweets calling President Biden a terrorist have allegedly been sent by Dilworth Police Chief Ty Sharpe’s Twitter account. Sharpe denies sending them. Tweets from the @LordTySharpe Twitter account, which is followed by Dilworth Police, sent messages this in response to CNN anchor Jim Scuitto’s…

Plans for new West Fargo Fire Dept. HQ shared with City Commission

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Plans for the new West Fargo Fire Department headquarters are coming together. West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller announced the finalized planning process of the project. The fire department selected the building’s design firm, Construction Management Company, and have been moving forward with the design process. They hope the new headquarters will Improve response times…

Crews Put Out Detached Garage Fire in Mapleton

MAPLETON, N.D. (KVRR) – Smoke fills the air of Mapleton after a fire breaks out at a house. Fire crews from West Fargo and Mapleton were called Monday afternoon to the 500 block of Second Street for a structure fire. The only damage was to the detached garage where the fire started and some nearby grass. “I’m very proud of…

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…