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Former Fargo Officer Loses Appeal, Will Not be Reinstated

David Boelke appealed his removal from the force to clear his name

FARGO, ND — The Civil Service Commission will not reinstate a former police officer who was fired from his job in August. David Boelke appealed his removal from the force to clear his name. It’s a case the Fargo Civil Service Commission says was no easy job. “It’s a challenge,” said Jane Pettinger, who is on the FCSC. “This is…

Boelke to Get Decision on Fargo Police Appeal Wednesday

The 15-year department veteran was fired last month for dereliction of duty

  FARGO, ND — Fired Fargo Police Officer David Boelke will get a ruling on his appeal on Wednesday. The Civil Service Commission has scheduled a meeting for September 13 at 5:30 p.m. to make its decision. The 15-year department veteran was fired last month for dereliction of duty. The commission held a hearing Friday on his appeal and heard…

Supporters of Fired Fargo Officer David Boelke Speak at Hearing

His wife and a retired West Fargo officer defended Boelke in front of city commissioners

FARGO, ND — In spite of his termination, about 300 people signed an online petition in support of Boelke. Two of his supporters spoke to Fargo city commissioners explaining why they think he should be given a second chance. His wife, Heidi Boelke, made her stance clear in front of officers and city leaders. She claimed other law enforcement officers…

Energy Transfer Partners Responds to NDPSC on Discovery of Artifacts

It's in response to state regulators who say Energy Transfer Partners did not properly report the discovery.

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — The company which built the controversial Dakota Access pipeline responded to an offer made about their discovery of American Indian artifacts. It’s in response to state regulators who say Energy Transfer Partners did not properly report the discovery. The North Dakota Public Service Commission made an offer with the company on August 14th saying they…

North Dakota May be Handing Over Voter Information

A decision is expected next week

  BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota may give voter information to a commission looking at election fraud, after all. The state initially said it would not hand over data requested by President Trump’s commission in June. Election officials are giving the request a second look after the commission pledged not to make public individual voters’ information. A decision is expected…

Dispute Over American Indian Artifacts Reporting by Pipeline Company in Question

They are also investigating if the company removed too many trees while laying the pipe

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — The dispute over American Indian artifacts and the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline will not be over any time soon. North Dakota’s Public Service Commission filed a complaint in November of 2016 saying Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the pipeline, improperly reported the discovery of the artifacts. They proposed a $15,000 fine. They…

West Fargo Police Department Posts Job for New Police Chief

The job opening is now open for the public to apply for the chief of police position with West Fargo

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — The West Fargo Police Department wants to know if you have what it takes to be in charge. The city is looking for a Chief of Police after the commission fired Mike Reitan last month for creating a hostile and toxic work environment. The job opening was posted late Friday afternoon. Qualified applicants must have…

The Blue Ribbon Commission on Addiction Takes Action

The Blue Ribbon Commission is working to end opioid abuse and addiction in the Fargo-Moorhead community

The CDC says drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental deaths in the nation. Since 2012, the Cass County Coroner reports there have been more than 60 overdose deaths in the county. So how are local officials working together to come up with a plan to fight back? The mayors of Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, Dilworth and Horace have…

West Fargo Police Chief Placed on Leave

After a closed door meeting between the mayor and commissioners, Reitan was placed on leave

West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan has been put on administrative leave. At this time, city officials and Reitan have yet to comment on why he is on leave. Mayor Rich Mattern and city commissioners had a closed-door meeting late this afternoon but did not vote on the matter. Reitan joined the department in 1987. He became police chief in…