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Giving on full display as Golden Drive’s donations are handed out

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – It’s the time of year for giving and a nonprofit brings schools and organizations thousands of donations. Golden Drive volunteers, law enforcement and firefighters handed out donations to shelters and schools at the West Fargo fire station on First Street. Boxes upon boxes are loaded into vehicles. “I’m just so thankful. We are so blessed….

Person found dead during Grand Forks apartment fire

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – A person is dead following an apartment fire in Grand Forks. Police, fire crews and paramedics were sent to 21 South 4th Street around 4:15 Saturday morning. When they arrived, they saw smoke coming from the building. Police say firefighters found a person dead inside an apartment. Authorities say their identity is unknown. Crews were…

A scrumptious deal: Eat at a Fargo Culver’s & raise money for homeless children

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – If you like Culver’s, Starbucks and helping others, two fundraisers are perfect for you. Until 8:00 Wednesday night, 20 percent of sales at both Fargo Culver’s will go to The Golden Drive. The giving also happened during the lunch rush. From Mar. 1 through the 21st if you donate five food items to Golden Drive at…

West Fargo City Commission Approves New Police Chief

The West Fargo City Commission approved the recommendation to hire Denis Otterness

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo has a new police chief and it is Denis Otterness. The West Fargo City Commission approved the recommendation by City Administrator Tina Fisk. Otterness started his career as an officer with West Fargo Police Department. He is currently the Montana State University – Billings Police Department Chief of Police and Emergency Management Director,. He’s…

Finalists For West Fargo Police Chief Talk Police Reform & Diversity

Police reform and diversity have become a priority in many conversations.

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Interim Chief Jerry Boyer and Montana State University-Billings Police Chief Denis Otterness got the chance to hear the community voice their concerns. Some of the questions included Having more diversity in law enforcement, police reform and even their talking about their favorite hobbies. Police reform and diversity have become a priority in many conversations between city…

West Fargo Police Host 26th Annual “Guns vs. Hoses” Charity Softball Game

Former Viking Carl Lee was the celebrity on hand helping with the event.

FARGO, N.D. —┬áThe police association of West Fargo hosted its 26th annual ‘Guns vs. Hoses’ Charity Softball game in Saturday evening. This major event pitted the West Fargo police department against the fire department in a softball game to help raise money for numerous youth programs in the area. The event also helps raise money for better training and equipment…

Walmart Grants Fargo Police Department Funding to Help Local Youth

The community trust officers say this money will help enroll kids in different programs

FARGO, ND — The Fargo Police Department is getting some help in making a difference in the lives of local children. Walmart is giving the department a grant for the second year in a row to provide opportunities to children they may not receive otherwise. The community trust officers say this money will help enroll kids in different programs. Whether…

Gov. Dayton Calling on State Senator, Police Officer to Resign Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Political leaders from both sides of the aisle are calling on Schoen to resign

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says a state senator who works as a police officer and is accused of sexual harassment should resign. State Sen. Dan Schoen, like Dayton a Democrat, is accused of behavior ranging from unwanted attention to women to physically grabbing a woman from behind. He says the allegations are false. Political leaders…

Fargo Officers Attend Funeral for Slain Wayzata Officer

Officer William Mathews died at the scene of a crash on September 8th

WAYZATA, Minn. — A Minnesota community coming together to say goodbye to a fallen officer. Wayzata police officer Bill Matthews was killed after being struck by a vehicle last week on the highway while he was removing debris. 54-year-old Beth Freeman has been charged in Matthews’ death. Investigators said she had been on her cell phone and was under the…

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…