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Fargo Police Asking for Community’s Help to Stop Neighborhood Crime

More than 67,000 calls for service are made each year to the Fargo Police Department

FARGO, ND — The Fargo Police Department is reaching out to the community to hear how they can better inform you on what’s happening in your neighborhoods. The department is discussing crime in District 3, which is the southwest corner of town, and how to identify it. More than 67,000 calls for service are made each year to the Fargo…

Run, Hide, Fight: Getting Yourself Out of Danger During a Mass Casualty Tragedy

They recommend prioritizing getting yourself out of the area of danger before trying to hide or fight back

RED RIVER VALLEY — Local emergency officials say there are ways you can stay ready in case you find yourself in a similar mass casualty tragedy. A nationally recognized response is, “Run, Hide, Fight.” They recommend prioritizing getting yourself out of the area of danger before trying to hide or fight back. People traveling with friends should set up a…

North Dakota Legislature Suing Governor Burgum Over Veto Powers

Legislators contend the governor violated his veto powers by deleting words or phrases that would have changed the intent

  BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Legislature will challenge Gov. Burgum over his veto powers. The bipartisan Legislative Management Committee has voted to pursue the litigation in the state Supreme Court, after meeting behind closed doors to talk about strategy. The Republican-led Legislature adjourned on April 27, and Burgum used his line-item veto during the following week to change…

UND Football Hoping to Turn Things around after Players-Only Meeting

The Fighting Hawks are 1-3 to start the season

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After their second blowout loss in a row, University of North Dakota football players held a players-only meeting to address some of the issues. The captains organized it, trying to pinpoint why they’ve lost by a combined 66 points in the last two weekends. Head coach Bubba Schweigert is glad they’re taking action. “Our leadership is…

Governors Burgum and Dayton Agree to Meet on F-M Diversion Project

The two governors talked over the phone to quote "to try to find a path forward'' for the $2.2 billion project

  REGIONAL — Governors Doug Burgum and Mark Dayton have agreed to discuss ways to restart the F-M flood diversion project. The two governors talked over the phone to quote “to try to find a path forward” for the $2.2 billion project. The 30-mile channel has been approved by Congress and work had begun but a federal judge from Minnesota…

Property Tax Frustrations Brought to the County Budget Meeting

One man told commissioners he might move to Minnesota

FARGO, ND — People told Cass County leaders how they could be driven from their homes with the latest property tax increase. It’s their main concern while commissioners begin to finalize the 2018 budget. “It’s got me looking at moving to Moorhead because the property taxes are quite a bit lower there,” said Merrill Hinger of West Fargo. Many property owners…

Angry Homeowners Address Fargo City Commissioners on Property Tax Bills

Fargo city commissioners approved the 2018 budget by 4-1

FARGO, ND — Some angry homeowners addressed the Fargo City Commission about their estimated property tax bills. Many of them said they received notices in the mail saying they will be seeing double digit increases. City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn said the new budget actually cuts the tax rate by 2 mills, but he says it was the state legislature’s decision…

West Fargo to Announce Police Chief Decision Friday

It'll be held Friday morning at 8 a.m.

  WEST FARGO, ND — A special meeting of the West Fargo City Commission has been called to announce the city’s new police chief. It’ll be held Friday morning at 8 a.m. The final two candidates, Heith Janke, an FBI Supervisory Special Agent and North Dakota Highway Patrol Lt. Troy Hischer, had final interviews earlier this month. The man picked…

Star Lake Casino: Environmental Assessment Public Hearing This Week

Many property owners in the area are opposed to the Star Lake Resort and Casino proposed by the White Earth Nation

  OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — A packed house is expected Thursday night for an informational meeting about a controversial casino proposal on a lake east of Pelican Rapids. Many property owners in the area are opposed to the Star Lake Resort and Casino proposed by the White Earth Nation. This week’s public hearing will discuss a recently completed Environmental…

Army Corps of Engineers Taking a Look at Progress on F-M Diversion

FARGO, ND — Leaders with the Army Corps of Engineers came to the metro to get their first look at the F-M Flood Diversion construction. The six and a half year project has already begun near Horace at the southern end of the project’s site. Army Corps leaders say they’re pleased with how it’s shaping up and will work to move…