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Refugee Leader Wants Fargo City Leaders to Take Responsibility for Racism in the Community

Hukun Abdullahi said the Walmart incident is an example of what is wrong with the FM community

FARGO, ND — Local activists told Fargo city commissioners they are partially to blame for last week’s race driven rant outside of Walmart. “The Walmart incident is an example of what is wrong with our community,” said Hukun Abdullahi, who is with the Afro American Development Association. Abdullahi urged City Commission members to integrate diversity in Fargo. After the rant went viral, he…

Fargo City Commission Unanimously Votes for Student Housing Complex

Monday night, all commissioners voted in favor of the same plans

FARGO, ND — A student housing complex near NDSU is set to move forward after a unanimous vote from the Fargo City Commission. Plans for the four-story student apartment went over a nearby public alley. This move requires a super majority vote of 4-1 from the city commission and it failed earlier this month. Monday night, all commissioners voted in…

ND Attorney General Says Devils Lake City Commission Violated Open Meeting Laws

A city assessment found low morale and reports of a hostile work environment at the police department

  DEVILS LAKE, ND — Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the Devils Lake City Commission violated the state’s open meeting laws. Stenehjem says the commission met secretly in early April to discuss a report on the city’s police chief and his top captain. Last month, Chief Keith Schroeder and Captain Jon Barnett were placed on paid administrative leave. A city…

City of West Fargo Releases List of Police Chief Applicants

The city will now begin reviewing the applicants and schedule interviews

WEST FARGO, N.D. — There are 12 applicants to become the next police chief in West Fargo. The interim chief, Gerald Boyer, is in the running along with two deputy chiefs from Fargo and Moorhead. Three other officers with the West Fargo Police Department have also applied. Candidates also include members of the Cass County and Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Offices,…

Devils Lake City Commission Suspends Police Chief, Captain

The City Commission on Monday placed them on paid administrative leave until officials can decide their future

  DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — The Devils Lake police chief and his top captain have been suspended. The City Commission on Monday placed Chief Keith Schroeder and Capt. Jon Barnett on paid administrative leave until officials can decide their future. The city assessment of the 18-member department found low morale, reports of a hostile work environment and an opinion of…

Fargo Planning Commission Approves Demolition of Rental Units Near NDSU

The Fargo Planning Commission has approved a zoning change for the $23 million project

  FARGO, N.D. — Nearly two dozen rental houses near NDSU will be demolished to make way for a new student housing and retail complex. The Fargo Planning Commission has approved a zoning change for the $23 million project. It needs final approval by the city commission. It’s located on the 1600 block of North University Drive, directly across from…

South Dakota Considers Lawmaker Approval on Refugee Resettlement

States across the country are looking into similar bills after President Trump issued the travel ban earlier this year

  SOUTH DAKOTA — South Dakota lawmakers are considering taking more control of refugee resettlements in the state. The Senate State Affairs Committee approved amending a bill that would require state lawmakers’ seal of approval on refugee resettlements. The bill would require private refugee resettlement groups to provide certain information about the process, like services provided, demographics and the number…

Parking Meters One Step Closer to Coming to Fargo

North Dakota is the only state banning parking meters, but that could soon change

FARGO, N.D. — Parking meters may be on their way to Fargo. A bill passed by the state house would repeal the more than sixty–year–old ban on parking meters in the state if it makes it through the State Senate. After talking to businesses in downtown Fargo, it’s clear opinions are divided on parking meters. “We have a lot of…

West Fargo Begins Search for New Police Chief

Mike Reitan was terminated as police chief Monday evening during a city commission meeting

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The City of West Fargo is planning to begin its search for a new police chief following the termination of Mike Reitan. A spokesperson for the city says they will first review the job description of the position. It will be open to both external and internal applicants. There is no timeline set for this process….

West Fargo City Commission Taking Action on Police Chief Mike Reitan

Chief Reitan was placed on administrative leave on January 13 and is asking to be re-instated

After being placed on administrative leave on January 13th, the fate of West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan is in the hands of city leaders. Reitan says he wants leaders to consider reinstating him. The discussion is underway right now at city hall. Watch the above clip to hear a report from KVRR Reporter, Shiina LoSciuto, who is at the…