West Fargo Schools forming task force to address long-range planning

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The West Fargo Public School District is forming a Long Range Facilities Task Force to examine the district’s current and future needs in response to continued growth. Projected enrollment for the 2026-2027 school year is 14,559 students. School officials say that while many schools are projected to have sufficient space over the next five years,…

UND task force releases diversity, inclusion recommendations

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – Following several months of discussions, the University of North Dakota’s Diversion and Inclusion Task Force has released a list of recommendations to promote a “welcoming, safe and inclusive campus.” According to UND, the report is the result of months of research and discussions conducted by the task force, a 27-member body comprising the Campus Community…

LIVE: White House Covid-19 Task Force Briefing

President Donald J. Trump and the White House coronavirus task force hold a press briefing. Posted by Fox News on Thursday, April 9, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC — Thursday, April 9 2020 White House Covid-19 Task Force Briefing.   Categories: Coronavirus Tags: COVID-19, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, TASK FORCE, VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE, WHITE HOUSE

Task Force Arrests 100 Fugitives in 4 Months

The collaboration of resources is making a difference by getting dangerous individuals off the streets.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A task force made up of law enforcement agencies in North Dakota and the U.S. Marshals Service has arrested 100 fugitives and seized heroin and methamphetamine since its formation four months ago. Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier says the collaboration of resources is making a difference by getting dangerous individuals off the streets. Officials say task force members have…

Fargo City Commissioners Spar Over Special Assessment Policy

The city commission will make the final decision on any changes

FARGO, N.D. — By a 3 to 2 vote, Fargo City Commissioners agreed to have city staff evaluate and come up with a revised draft for a new city special assessment policy. The roll call vote came after some heated discussion. “I have had people pose questions, ‘is what you do this way perfectly legal?’, said Fargo City Commissioner John…

Fifth Graders Across F-M Area to Take Part In Plastic Bag Challenge

They will bring in as many plastic bags as they can to be recycled

Schools across the F–M area are competing to be more sustainable with the Plastic Bag Challenge. According to the Plastic Bag Task Force, the average person uses 250 bags each year, and that’s something they want everyone to cut back on. “Introducing these ideas when they’re kids… it’s something they bring up to their parents, something they talk about, something that’ll…

Special Assessment Task Force Filled With 13 Members

Recommendations will go to the city commission in December

Fargo City CommissionFARGO, N.D. — Thirteen people have been named to Fargo’s newly formed Special Assessment Task force. City Commissioners voted unanimously to set up the committee last month to review, study, and recommend “innovative” financing options to pay for city infrastructure. The move came as a result of public backlash about high specials assessed after the city changed the…

Task Force Will Address Richland 44 School Concerns

hazing allegations led to juvenile court referrals

COLFAX, N.D. — The board of Richland 44 High School, where hazing allegations led to juvenile court referrals, is forming a task force to address concerns in an independent report by a Minneapolis law firm. The report released earlier this month found issues with school policies, training and supervision. The task force will be comprised of faculty, parents and students….

Fargo City Commission Votes Against Reforming City’s Election Process

  FARGO, ND — Fargo City Commission voted 3-2 against putting a measure on the June ballot to reform the city’s election process. The changes would have involved increasing the size of the city commission from five to seven, switching to “approval voting” which allows voters to choose as many candidates as they like and creating a primary election. The…

Three People Arrested in Wahpeton Drug Bust

The drugs have a street value of about $17,000

WAHPETON, ND — Three people are in custody after a drug bust in Wahpeton. Aaron Rodriquez, 30, of Detroit Lakes, 28-year-old Cody Freitag of Dalton and 26-year-old Chelsea Jensen of Elbow Lake are facing multiple drug charges after authorities stormed a home in south Wahpeton. Authorities say they found two pounds of marijuana, 20 grams of meth, one gram of…