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North Dakota law enforcement to end aid across Minnesota state line

Officers on the North Dakota side need time to train on new Minnesota protocols before lending a hand across state lines.

NORTH DAKOTA, MINNESOTA (KVRR) — Fargo, West Fargo and Cass County law enforcement officers are halting their aid across the Minnesota border. A change in a new Minnesota law that took effect Monday, March 1st is changing how officers can use deadly force if a reasonable apparent threat of death or great bodily harm is present. The word “apparent” has…

Metro area school districts launch pilot program to target food insecurity, waste

FARGO, WEST FARGO AND MOOHREAD PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE TESTING THE SCHOOL LUNCH REPACK PILOT PROGRAM

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A pilot program at Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead Public Schools aims to eliminate food waste by making sure no student goes hungry. “In the pandemic especially, we have realized there’s a lot of need out there,” said West Fargo Public Schools Director of Food Service Dana Reith. She says food waste has always been…

Sanford Health seeing increased vaccine allotments, prepares for Johnson & Johnson vaccine

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota Health Department says the state is receiving 6,300 doses of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot COVID-19 vaccine on Friday. Minnesota is getting more than 45,000 doses. Dr. Doug Griffin says Sanford is beginning to see a significant increase in overall vaccine distributions. This week will be its largest week of distribution thus far with…

Sheyenne High School assistant principal arrested for DUI

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Public Schools officials say Sheyenne High School assistant principal Nathan Schleicher was arrested by Fargo Police for Driving Under the Influence and DUI Refusal on Saturday. Fargo Police will be handling the criminal investigation related to the arrest. West Fargo Public Schools sent a statement to Sheyenne High School staff and families saying: “After…

Former West Fargo teacher accused of soliciting a minor online

Luring a Minor by Computer or other Electronic Means is a Class B Felony

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A former West Fargo and Sheyenne high schools teacher, who recently resigned amid a police investigation, is accused of soliciting a minor online. Fifty-eight-year-old Ron Thompson faces a charge of Luring a Minor by Computer or other Electronic Means. “It is a Class B Felony. As a Class B Felony, that is something that has…

Update: Former West Fargo teacher admitted chatting online with ‘multiple females’

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A former West Fargo teacher who suddenly resigned earlier this month is accused of soliciting a minor by computer. Fifty-eight-year-old Ronald Thompson has been charged with one count of luring a minor by computer or other electronic means. West Fargo Police Chief Denis Otterness says investigators received a tip from an out-of-state investigator on Jan….

West Fargo firefighters train for grain bin rescues

"Farmers are in their bins all the time so training like this; we need to take advantage of this as much as we can."

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The West Fargo Fire department shows us one of the many things they train on when they’re not fighting fires. “We like to get indoor training like this for the winter times, this is a great opportunity to take advantage of the cold weather, stay inside, but farming accidents like grain bin extrication can occur…

West Fargo Public Schools extends COVID-19 Student Support program

Program helps students cope with stress amid pandemic

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – As students transition back and forth from virtual learning to in classroom learning, it may cause some hardships. To help students deal with these stressful scenarios, West Fargo Public Schools is extending its COVID Student Support program through the Spring. The program is available for middle and high school students. They virtually meet with a…

Cass County Vector Control hosts public hearings about its mosquito management

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Cass County Vector Control is informing the public about its mosquito management operations. Program director Ben Prather’s in-depth presentation at Fargo City Hall on Thursday is one of multiple public meetings being held in Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead. The public hearings come following an incident last summer where thousands of monarch butterflies died after aerial…

Fargo City Commission extends mask mandate

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In a 3-1 vote, the Fargo City Commission decides to extend its face mask mandate until March 22nd. Fargo City Commissioner Tony Gehrig was the sole vote against the face mask mandate extension. Commissioner Dave Piepkorn was not present, but has voted against extending the mandate in the past. The extension comes following a recommendation from…