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ND Lawmakers Hoping to Establish Needle Exchange Program

Lawmakers say IV drug use is on the rise in North Dakota and they want to help people to lower their risk

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota health officials are backing bipartisan legislation that would establish a needle-exchange program. State Republican Sen. Howard Anderson is the primary sponsor of the bill. The retired Turtle Lake pharmacist and former member of the state narcotics coalition told a legislative committee that intravenous drug use is on the rise in North Dakota. Anderson says allowing…

UND Police Officer Sentenced in Child Porn Case

Paul Meagher will serve 10 years in prison and 10 years supervised release

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A former UND police officer has been sentenced for possessing child porn. Paul Meagher, 43, will serve 10 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release. During a search of Meagher’s residence in November, 2015, officers found multiple media devices containing more than fifty-thousand images and videos. Meagher was charged with 10 counts of possession…

Reitan Reacts to Termination as Police Chief

Reitan has served with the West Fargo Police Department since 1987

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan no longer has a job with the city. The city commission voted unanimously to terminate him at their meeting. It all began on January 13th when West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan was placed administrative leave. “These concerns have been reviewed and the management style that has been used by…

Grand Forks Police Need Help Locating Missing Man

Stammen may be driving his tan Volkswagen Golf with ND plates 557 BUB

  Grand Forks Police are looking for a missing man. They say Larry Stammen hasn’t been seen since Friday and his family is concerned about his welfare. Stammen drives a tan Volkswagen Golf with North Dakota license plates 557 BUB. If you have any information on his whereabouts, call police. Categories: Community, Crime, Local News, News Landing Page, North Dakota…

Fargodome Sets Record Breaking Year in 2016

Officials say a strong concert is what smashed the record with four Garth Brooks concerts leading the way

Courtesy: TJ Nelson  The Fargodome broke an attendance record in 2016. Nearly 600,000 people packed the venue last year. The record crowds produced an operating surplus of over $528,000, which was way above the budgeted $92,000. Fargodome General Manager Rob Sobolik cites a strong concert line-up last year that included four Garth Brooks concerts, AC/DC, Justin Bieber, James Taylor and…

Change of Command At 119th Wing In Fargo

North Dakota Air National Guard

A non-native Hooligan has taken over the 119th wing. A change of command ceremony for the Happy Hooligans was held Saturday in Fargo. Col. Kent Olson, who has served as commander since 2013, turned over his duties to Col. Thomas Hatley. He has served in various flying and staff assignments including the Joint Staff as the Department of Defense Liaison…

Shooting Suspect Did Not Take Hostages

According To Ramsey County State's Attorney

A North Dakota prosecutor says the suspect accused of shooting at a state trooper did not take hostages before shooting himself in an apartment. The Ramsey County State’s Attorney said that while other people were in the Devils Lake apartment with 23-year-old Daniel TwoHearts, “this was not a hostage situation.” Police were negotiating with TwoHearts when he shot himself. He…

Update: Suspect Hospitalized After Suicide Attempt

Police say a crime spree by a man who fired at a state trooper is over after the suspect shot himself rather than surrender.

REYNOLDS, N.D. (AP) – Police say a crime spree by a man who fired at a state trooper is over after the suspect shot himself rather than surrender. Police Capt. John Barnett says that Daniel TwoHearts shot himself once. He says the wound did not appear to be fatal before he was airlifted to a hospital. Police say TwoHearts fired…

Mike Reitan Rejects West Fargo’s Separation Agreement

The city will hold a final hearing on the matter on Monday, February 6th at the city commission meeting

  Officials with the City of West Fargo say they have not received a signed separation agreement from Mike Reitan. Reitan was placed on administrative leave as the city’s police chief on January 13th after he was accused of creating a toxic and hostile work environment. The city offered him a three-month severance offer but Reitan says he wants the…