West Fargo

Cooling Off During Hot Weather While Staying Safe From COVID-19

Medical experts are reminding people you need to be extra careful when you go outside

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Public pools are a hot spot for people to come cool off. COVID-19 is causing new changes to pools across the metro. “We have no chairs, no horizontal surfaces on the facility, everything is secured and put away. Our capacity is normally 277 patrons. We are down to 207. We would love to open it up…

Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre Back With New Show On Saturday

The theatre company will be running five shows of the Tony Award winning musical HairSpray.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre is back after being gone for months due to COVID-19. The group is performing outdoors at The Lights in West Fargo. The theatre company will be running five shows of the Tony Award winning musical HairSpray. The show includes new rules for guests. People must wear masks when coming in and leaving…

West Fargo City Commission Approves New Police Chief

The West Fargo City Commission approved the recommendation to hire Denis Otterness

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo has a new police chief and it is Denis Otterness. The West Fargo City Commission approved the recommendation by City Administrator Tina Fisk. Otterness started his career as an officer with West Fargo Police Department. He is currently the Montana State University – Billings Police Department Chief of Police and Emergency Management Director,. He’s…

Gophers’ Fleck Entertains West Fargo

Minnesota Head Football coach PJ Fleck visited West Fargo to discuss his career path, current team, and more

WEST FARGO, ND – The West Fargo community got a visit from the man responsible for “Row The Boat,” Minnesota Gophers head Football coach PJ Fleck in a conversation put on by Epic Events in West Fargo. The 32 year old touched on an array of topics including the differences in operating the program through COVID-19. I’ve worked harder in…

West Fargo’s The Lights Plaza celebrates grand opening

City leaders and developers held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially add the laza to West Fargo's community owned spaces

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Lights Plaza in West Fargo is officially open. The city hosted a Ribbon Cutting ceremony to officially add the Plaza to West Fargo’s community owned spaces. The celebration included speeches from city leaders and developers, food trucks, live music and tours of the plaza. Some guests in attendance say the new space is unlike anything…

Finalists For West Fargo Police Chief Talk Police Reform & Diversity

Police reform and diversity have become a priority in many conversations.

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Interim Chief Jerry Boyer and Montana State University-Billings Police Chief Denis Otterness got the chance to hear the community voice their concerns. Some of the questions included Having more diversity in law enforcement, police reform and even their talking about their favorite hobbies. Police reform and diversity have become a priority in many conversations between city…

Daniel Dal Pozzo pleads guilty to criminal vehicular homicide in death of Johnny Grey

FARGO, N.D. – A man charged for his role in Fargo hairstylist Johnny Grey’s death has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Daniel Dal Pozzo pleaded guilty to one count of felony criminal vehicular homicide and criminal mischief. He was given the maximum sentence. The Cass County State’s Attorney’s Office says a judge suspended eight years. Under the plea…

What happens if there’s rain for Moorhead fireworks?

"We know the show will go on. As soon as they load the fireworks, we have to shoot them off."

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Independence Day Firework Shows may be in for a bit of rain. The Moorhead Business Association says that even if it does rain, the show at Horizon Park must go on. Organizers say that they won’t have to worry about people getting wet as they will be viewing the shows from inside their cars. In the event that…

Safety Tips For Summer Swimming In Fargo-Moorhead Area

West Fargo Deputy Fire Chief Tom Clark says there are some things you need to pay attention too before jumping in.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — As the summer starts, so does swimming as people look for ways to cool off from the heat. West Fargo Deputy Fire Chief Tom Clark says there are some things you need to pay attention too before jumping in. “Always remember there is a current that you can’t always tell, an under current or a fast…