West Fargo

Protester Clings To Vehicle For 3 Blocks After Getting Hit

WEST FARGO, N.D. — At approximately 3:46 p.m., May 30, 2020, West Fargo police officers witnessed a vehicle versus pedestrian accident on Main Avenue in West Fargo. Officers witnessed a vehicle drive past a road block that was in place to protect a protester. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as 47-year-old Michael Griffin, was observed accelerating and striking…

Ten Charged After Riot In Downtown Fargo Saturday Night

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Governor Burgum Activates the National Guard, State of Emergency Declared in Fargo and West Fargo

BISMARCK, N.D. (MAY 30, 2020) – Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order tonight declaring a state of emergency in Fargo, West Fargo and Cass County and activating the North Dakota National Guard to help local authorities respond to unlawful activity and the risk to people and property due to civil disturbances. The mayor of Fargo and West Fargo declared…

Authorities Searching for Man after Pursuit through Horace and West Fargo

Police say there is no threat to the public at this time.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–The North Dakota Highway Patrol and West Fargo Police Department were involved in a vehicle pursuit on Monday. The NDHP received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in a rural area of Horace at approximately 10:40 p.m. A trooper attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the driver fled north east into West Fargo. West Fargo…

Red River Valley Fair canceled

WEST FARGO, N.D. – The 2020 Red River Valley Fair has been canceled. In a Facebook post, the fair says its Executive Board voted, “to adhere to the North Dakota Department of Health’s recommendation to cancel the 2020 Red River Valley Fair due to the COVID-19 pandemic.” The fair says the health and safety of everyone involved in the fair…

West Fargo School District Allows In-Person Graduation Ceremonies

There will be a Facebook Live event on Friday at 1:30 p.m.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Public Schools plans to hold in-person graduation ceremonies for the class of 2020. The district has partnered with Essentia Health on how to follow the state’s guidelines with social distancing. There will be a Facebook Live event tomorrow at 1:30 with Superintendent Slette and Al Hurley along with Essentia Health’s Chief Operating Officer to…

Red River Valley Task Force To Tackle Growing COVID-19 Numbers

Testing will be increased along with contact tracing

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum says we need targeted action in Cass County against COVID-19. The county has the majority of the deaths in the state at 23. He is announcing the creation of the Red River Valley COVID-19 Task Force and he says he wants Clay County included. “Again part of my offer to Gov. Walz is we…

Enjoying local parks safely during the pandemic

Community members are asked to continue following CDC guidelines as they take advantage of nearby parks

FARGO & WEST FARGO, N.D. — For Avi McGregor, living next to Island Park makes getting fresh air that much easier. “It feels awesome to get outdoors, even when it’s raining out here,” she says. Warmer weather and sunny days are hopefully around the corner, but visiting a local park may feel a bit different. “I understand the social distancing part…

Fargo, West Fargo leaders back Gov. Burgum’s decision to reopen businesses

They note that much of the power to control the virus still lies in the hands of the public

FARGO & WEST FARGO, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum says the state is ready to implement Phase One of the North Dakota Smart Restart plan. “We anticipate there’ll be some rules applied to this, but we see it as hopeful to start opening up businesses, get our economy moving again,” says Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney. West Fargo Commission President…