West Fargo

West Fargo’s Mayor Defends Police Chief Search Process, Despite Criticism from Newspaper Editor

Mayor Mattern says he's had enough

WEST FARGO, ND– Tensions are heating up between West Fargo city leaders and a local paper about the city’s hiring of a new police chief. Mayor Rich Mattern is calling out the Forum over what he says is their attempt to create drama in order to sell papers. “Were those open to the public?” asked KVRR’s Shiina LoSciuto, in regards…

Legion Baseball Roundup: Post 2 Wins Home Opener

Post 2 sweeps Jamestown at Jack Williams Stadium.

FARGO, N.D. — Post 2 played its first game at Jack Williams Stadium this season. Fargo defeated Jamestown in a pair of games 7-1 and 8-2. Ben Bryant had a double that scored three for Post 2 in game one to add insurance. At Young Field, the Moorhead Blues defeated West Fargo 8-5. The Blues improve to to 3-0 on…

Man Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot After Domestic Disturbance

Woman Found With Head Injuries

West Fargo, N.D. –West Fargo Police say a man shot himself to death after officers responded to a domestic disturbance call. Police were called around 8 o’clock Saturday night. They found Darla Balster, 45,  on the sidewalk across the street from 1804 10th Street West with head injuries. The woman said her fiancé, Grant Poyner, 47, was still inside. Police…

New Police Chief Finalists Awaiting A Decision

It is now a waiting game for the finalists for West Fargo Police Chief

WEST FARGO, ND — The candidates for West Fargo Police Chief met with city officials on a more personal basis and are now waiting on a decision. It is now a waiting game for the finalists for West Fargo Police Chief. Each candidate had the opportunity to meet with city officials, interview panelists and officers in the department. “We thought…

West Fargo Firefighters Battle Auto Shop Blaze in 90-Degree Temps

Westbound lanes on Main Avenue were shut down from 45th to 17th Street.

WEST FARGO, ND — Cars were forced to take different routes as crews responded to an auto shop fire in West Fargo. Westbound lanes on Main Avenue were shut down from 45th to 17th Street. Officials say a fire started on the 1900 block of Main Avenue West at the end of a long commercial structure that holds vehicles. Crews…

West Fargo Police Chief Search: Lt. Troy Hischer

Lieutenant Troy Hischer has worked in North Dakota law enforcement for nearly 23 years and says he is ready to work with West Fargo's finest

FARGO, ND — The city of West Fargo has narrowed their search for a new police chief down to two candidates. We learned more about FBI Agent Heith Janke on Wednesday and we continue our candidate profiles. Today, we met with candidate Lt. Troy Hischer and learned more on why he says he is perfect for the job. After four…

Legion Baseball: West Fargo Opens Season with Walk-off Win

West Fargo and Post 400 open legion baseball seasons.

WEST FARGO, N.D. – West Fargo baseball, fresh off a state title, opened up its legion baseball season hosting Post 400. It took extra innings to decide a winner with West Fargo winning on a walk-off base hit in the 8th to seal the 3-2 victory. Denver Blinn scored twice for West Fargo in the victory, including the game-winning run….

Family Dispute Over Relationship Leads to Arrest, Kidnapping Charges

Authorities say Sprague was taken from a West Fargo home by the Toribios and dropped off in Richland County

  WEST FARGO, ND — A family dispute about a relationship has landed a father and son in jail with kidnapping charges in West Fargo. Jose Toribio, 44, and his son, Victor Toribio are accused of kidnapping 21-year-old Dylan Sprague and threatening him over his relationship with Jose’s daughter. Authorities say Sprague was taken from a West Fargo home by…

West Fargo Home Destroyed by Fire

Everyone was able to get out of the house safely but at one point, communication was lost with firefighters inside

WEST FARGO, ND — There was a momentary scare for firefighters who were fighting a fire which gutted a house in West Fargo. Crews were called to 940 44th Avenue West shortly before noon. They saw smoke and flames shooting through the roof as they arrived. A neighbor was able to break-in a back door to rescue dogs and cats….