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Fargo Police Department swears in two new officers

"Today is an important day for these new officers as they begin a challenging but rewarding career as guardians of our Fargo community."

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Police Department welcomes new officers to its law enforcement team. Officer Alex Torp is from New Prague, Minnesota, a graduate from University of North Dakota and a Lieutenant in the North Dakota Army National Guard. Officer Matthew Wolbersen comes from Alexandria, Minnesota and is a recent graduate from North Dakota State University. “Today is an important…

Sen. Klobuchar Says Marches Are “A Moment In Time Like No Other”

Klobuchar says an important piece to adressing the issue is making sure we have economic justice in the country.

WASHINGTON, D.C – Minnesota Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar says this is not an issue only affecting big cities like Minneapolis or New York, but many locations across the nation, including the F-M metro, that want to see a change in policing. Klobuchar acknowledges the good police officers, but says there are also people within police departments that don’t meet the…

Charges Filed Against Man Involved in West Fargo Fire

Police are looking for 44-year-old Marty Johann

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Charges have been filed against the man involved in a West Fargo garage fire last week and a warrant is out for his arrest. Police officers and firefighters responded to the fire at 108th C Street on March 25th. Forty-four-year-old Marty Johann was inside the burning garage. The report says Johann told officers he would shoot…

Four Buildings Demolished After Fire In Downtown Alexandria

The fire reportedly started at Raapers Eatery & Ale.

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. – “We were paged at 4:34 this morning for a downtown building apartment fire. A tenant had smoke coming into his apartment,”  Chief Jeff Karrow, from the Alexandria Fire Department says. To prevent the fire from spreading, crews had to demolish businesses within the block which included RM Tattoo, Raapers Eatery & Ale, Charlie’s Bazaar and Little Darlings…

First Responders Teach People How To Save A Life In Minutes

The event is celebrating its sixth year

FARGO, N.D.- Local emergency responders invite anyone in the community to come in for a quick lesson on how to prevent a heart attack, as well as what to do in case it happens. They have about 20 mannequins ready to teach individuals or big groups. Organizers say it’s important to learn CPR because you never know if it might…

League Nixes Hockey Jerseys Honoring Injured Waseca Officer

The decision drew criticism on social media.

WASECA, Minn.–High school hockey players in Waseca won’t be able to wear game jerseys made in honor of a local police officer gravely wounded in the line of duty. League officials stepped in and told the school the jerseys don’t comply with rules for uniforms. The decision drew criticism on social media. The jerseys donated by a Minnesota company are…

Realtors Win ‘Ring A Bell” Challenge

In total, the groups were able to raise over 68,000 for The Salvation Army.

FARGO, N.D- Local realtors have still got it. They once again take first place raising over 30 thousand dollars for The Salvation Army as part of the “Ring a Bell” challenge. Firefighters took second place raising over 24 thousand and 3rd place went to law enforcement who raised just over 10 thousand dollars. Realtors say they are excited for the…

Firefighters Are Trying To “Fire Up The Kettles”

It's the fire department's turn to ring the bells and try to get people to donate.

FARGO, N.D. –  The rivalry between police officers and realtors motivates firefighters to try and raise more. The purpose of this event is for all the groups to come together and raise money for a good cause. Firefighters say it also gives them an opportunity to interact with the community. “It’s just another way for us to reach out to…

Barnesville Honors First Responders for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

First responders say it's a chance to mingle with other departments in a relaxed environment

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — It’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, and people in Barnesville are showing their support for first responders. Firefighters, EMT’s, and police officers all gathered at the event. Cards and posters made by local students were displayed at the open house. First responders say it’s a great chance to mingle with other departments in a relaxed environment. They also say…

“Wear the Badge”: Minnesota Needs A Few Good Officers

The recruitment campaign emphasizes the community service parts of police work

ST. PAUL, MN — The Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association has launched a six-month public relations campaign dubbed “Wear the Badge” to try to increase the number of recruits into the profession. The recruitment campaign emphasizes the community service parts of police work through videos and online advertisements. The effort comes as top law enforcement officials say there is a “crisis”…