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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,…

Neche Port of Entry Shut Down by Flood Waters

Floodwaters have forced the closure of Highway 18, shutting down the Neche Port of Entry

COURTESY: DEANNA NEWELL  NECHE, N.D. — The 2017 flood fight continues in the northern valley and the flood warning has been extended for the Pembina River at Neche. The area has been dealing with overland flooding for the past couple of weeks. It has forced the closure of Highway 18, shutting down the Neche Port of Entry. The county’s emergency…

Authorities Identify Body Found in Cannonball River Near DAPL Protest Camps

The Morton County Sheriff's Office says the body is that of 35-year-old Damjan Nedelkovski of Glendale

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The body of a California man has been pulled from the Cannonball River. It was found near the site of the former Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camps late yesterday morning. The Morton County Sheriff’s Office says the body is that of 35-year-old Damjan Nedelkovski of Glendale. He had an identification card from the Republic…

Farm Rescue Adds Another State to Its Assistance List

Officials with Farm Rescue say they are offering free-haying and hay-hauling for Nebraska farmers who are facing a crisis

  HORACE, N.D. — A North Dakota-based non-profit that helps farmers and ranchers in need is expanding into their sixth state. Officials with Farm Rescue say they are offering free-haying and hay-hauling for Nebraska farmers who are facing a crisis. The organization, which was founded in 2006, has provided assistance to more than 400 farm families in the Dakotas, Minnesota,…

New Standardized Tests in North Dakota Schools for 2017-2018

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler says she has approved new math and English testing

  BISMARCK, N.D. — There will be new standardized tests in North Dakota schools for the 2017-2018 year. State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said she has approved new math and English testing. She said the new tests will not be based on the Common Core system but were created by two committees that had more than 70 math and language…

Bullet the Cat on the Road to Recovery

Many people took to social media their shock about the cat found with bullet wounds in his leg

FARGO, N.D. — Comments are flooding into a local animal shelter’s social media page after a cat was found with bullet wounds in his leg. In both North Dakota and Minnesota, it is unlawful to abandon or abuse any animal. Working at a rescue shelter, you see many cats find a happy ending. But…it’s not always the easiest journey. “There’s…

Controlled Burns Happening Throughout the Metro

This afternoon, they burnt roundabouts on Veterans Boulevard to remove weeds and stimulate growth of existing native plants

WEST FARGO, N.D. — If you see grass fires in the area, there’s a chance they could be controlled prairie burns. City workers in Fargo say these scheduled burns happen throughout early springtime. This afternoon, they burnt roundabouts on Veterans Boulevard to remove weeds and stimulate growth of existing native plants. Oftentimes, burns will get rescheduled since the weather has…

UPDATE: Deputy State Fire Marshal Confirms Nome Church Fire was Intentionally Set

Investigators say they came to the conclusion after it was determined the building did not have electricity and no source of heating

Courtesy: Mary Peterson, Nome  NOME, N.D. — The deputy state fire marshal said the blaze that destroyed a church in Nome, North Dakota was intentionally set. He said the fire started near the southeast walk-in door of the locked and unoccupied church and was intentionally set with an unknown open flame device. Investigators said they came to the conclusion after…

UND Softball Sweeps Home Openers against SDSU

Fighting Hawks Win 6-0 and 4-3

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND Athletics) – Strong pitching paved the way for the North Dakota softball team in its home-opening sweep against South Dakota State, as the Fighting Hawks earned 6-0 and 4-3 victories over the Jackrabbits on Wednesday afternoon at the Apollo Sports Complex. Redshirt-junior Kaylin VanDomelen set the tone in the first game of the day, striking out…

Ag Week at NDSU: Game Show Night!

Students and community members come together for a night of games celebrating Ag Week

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU students and community members gathered for a game of jeopardy in the continuation of celebrating Ag Week on campus. Teams answered questions about topics ranging from school history to sports. Prizes were given out, including gift cards to Scheels and Herd and Horns. “We all share the background of NDSU and NDSU’s background is agriculture,” said Jacob…