law enforcement

Proposed bill in ND would eliminate bonds for misdemeanors

"Our number one concern for our community is public safety we want to make sure that our citizens are safe that our businesses are safe."

BISMARCK, N.D. — A proposed bill would allow for a cite and release method for people faced with misdemeanor charges in North Dakota. “What this bill would do is it would allow officers to cite and release the person on their own recognizance which we can already do so we can either do it on scene or that person can…

Sheriff says Clay County’s new bodycams are success

Clay Co. Sheriff Mark Empting with new bodycam MOORHEAD (KVRR/KFGO) – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is one of the latest area law enforcement agencies to obtain body cameras. Sheriff Mark Empting says 22 officer-worn cameras were ordered last fall at a cost of $44,500 and have been in use for about a month. Empting says deputies seem to like…

Missing Wahpeton woman may be in Fargo

WAHPETON, N.D. (KFGO) – The Wahpeton Police Department is asking for help in finding a missing Wahpeton woman. Janet Faye Nelson, 66, was last heard from at approximately noon Thursday. Nelson was on her way to Fargo in a Maroon 2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer with North Dakota License plate 369AXD. Her cell phone was last located in Fargo at 1:36 a.m….

Firefighters in the metro ring the bell for the Salvation Army

This year they will be ringing bells at 26 kettles throughout the community.

FARGO-MOORHEAD –  Fargo-Moorhead firefighters take part in the annual ‘Ring the Bell’ fundraiser to raise money for the Salvation Army. Every year off duty Firefighters compete with law enforcement and realtors to see who can raise the most money. This year they will be ringing bells at 26 kettles throughout the community. Bruce Anderson with the Fargo fire department has…

Cass County calls on Congress for Covid-19 relief

According to Peterson, counties across the nation are estimating a shortage of 202 billion dollars.

CASS COUNTY, N.D. – Counties across the country including Cass County are hoping to receive federal aid as they continue to deal with the effects of COVID-19. Cass County is part of the National Association of Counties that is calling on Congress to acknowledge the role it has played in addressing the pandemic. Cass County Commission Chairman Chad Peterson says…

Rally to “Back the Blue” in Moorhead

Community members come out for "F-M Back the Blue Rally."

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Some in the community are showing their support for local law enforcement in the second “F-M Back the Blue Rally.” The gathering started in the Moorhead Center Mall’s south parking lot. The event organizer spoke followed by a few members from law enforcement. The group then marched down Third Avenue South and up to Main Avenue before…

Two, including one police officer, injured in Grafton shooting

UPDATE: Names of the officer and suspect have been released

UPDATE: GRAFTON, N.D. (KFGO) — The Grafton Police Department has released the names of an officer and shooting suspect of a late night shooting that happened Friday. It happened around 11:56 pm when Grafton PD and Walsh County Deputies attempted to apprehend Ruben J. Cruz, 37 of Bottineau, on a outstanding federal warrant. Cruz fled on foot and then opened…

Extra distracted driving enforcement in MN as state marks one year of being hands-free

Minnesota’s hands-free law went into effect August 1st, 2019

MINNESOTA — For a little over a year, Minnesotans have been required by the hands-free law to put down their phones while driving, in the hopes of making roads safer for everyone. “Unfortunately, a year after the hands-free law went into effect, we’re seeing some drivers who haven’t gotten the message and have not changed their behavior,” says Minnesota Office…