UPDATE: Drive inhaled toxic substance prior to crashing into Casey’s General Store in Moorhead

No one else was injured during the incident.

UPDATE: The Moorhead Police Department determined that the man responsible for crashing into a Casey’s General Store on August 9 had inhaled cans of compressed air prior to the crash. Police believe the toxic substance was a contributing factor in the crash that caused significant damage to the Casey’s building. The man, 30-year-old Gage Robert Durbin, was cited for reckless…

Firefighters Respond to Overnight Chemical Spill in West Fargo

The chemical is toxic with exposure, causing skin burns and respiratory problems.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – The Fargo Fire Department Hazmat response team and West Fargo Firefighters responded to a chemical leak shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday at XPOLogistics trucking company in the 1700 block of 2nd Ave.Northwest, in the West Fargo industrial park. Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Baron says 250 gallons of the chemical, calcium chloride, leaked from a…

West Fargo Police Lieutenant, Former Chief Candidate Resigns

It has been a rocky year for the force

  WEST FARGO, ND — A candidate for the top job at the West Fargo Police Department has decided to resign three months after he didn’t get the job. Lieutenant Duane Sall turned in his resignation early last month after 25 years with the department. In his resignation letter, Sall said it was in the best interest of his family,…

Applications for West Fargo Police Chief Slow in Coming in

The annual starting salary is just over $89,000

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — Only two people have applied to be the next police chief in West Fargo. The job was posted three weeks ago. A city spokesperson says there has been a lot of last minute interest shown by prospective candidates and she expects a rush of applications before the 5 p.m. Friday deadline. The annual starting salary…

West Fargo Begins Search for New Police Chief

Mike Reitan was terminated as police chief Monday evening during a city commission meeting

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The City of West Fargo is planning to begin its search for a new police chief following the termination of Mike Reitan. A spokesperson for the city says they will first review the job description of the position. It will be open to both external and internal applicants. There is no timeline set for this process….

Neighbors Near Warren Fiberglass Plant Describe Home Evacuation

Neighbors near the Nordic Fiberglass Plant had to leave their homes Wednesday night after it caught fire, spreading smoke through the neighborhood

Some of those who were evacuated from their homes say the fire came as a surprise to the quiet town. People say they didn’t know what they might find when they were allowed to return to their homes. The streets surrounding the Nordic Fiberglass Plant in Warren have returned to their usual quiet hum. “The only other thing that happened…

Reitan’s Leave Causing “Mixed Emotions” at Coffee With a Cop

The West Fargo Police Department is carrying on despite being in the spotlight this week

West Fargo Police host “Coffee With A Cop” at Sheyenne Crossing but didn’t talk much about the troubles with their chief who is in the process of being let go. We¬†asked officers how moral at the department is going after Mike Reitan was put on administrative leave. It’s a presentation they do every month. But this time, it’s different. Not…