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West Fargo Community Gathers for Another Chili Cook-Off

This was the 16th year for the cook-off

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo challenged the community to see if they had what it takes to make the best chili. Those with empty stomachs filled the West Fargo VFW for the 2017 Best Chili Cook–off, an annual event since 1994, with more than 16 chili recipes brought in for this year’s contest. They even had a trivia game…

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…

Man Gets Plea Deal in 2016 West Fargo Motel Standoff

Jan Michel Wangstad, 38, plead guilty to multiple charges and was given five years in prison

  A plea deal and sentence for the man involved in an armed standoff at a West Fargo motel last March. Jan-Michel Wangstad, 38, pleaded guilty to terrorizing, reckless endangerment, illegal possession of a firearm, criminal mischief and possession of a controlled substance. An attempted murder charge was dropped. Wangstand was given five years in prison. He was arrested last…

Reitan Won’t Return as Police Chief of West Fargo

Chief Reitan was placed on administrative leave on January 13 and Mayor Rich Mattern says privacy policies prohibit him from saying why

  West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan will not be returning to his job according to the mayor. Reitan was placed on administrative leave on Friday after a special meeting between the mayor, commissioners and city officials. Mayor Mattern says a separation agreement between the city and Reitan is being drawn up. He could not tell us the reason behind…

West Fargo, Davies Boys Take Down Area Teams

Packers Defeat Spartans, Eagles Beat Mustangs

Watch the video to see highlights of Friday’s boys’ basketball action, as shown on KVRR Sports. Games featured include: Sheyenne vs. Davies West Fargo vs. Fargo North Categories: High School, KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports Headlines Tags: Boy’s Basketball, Davies, Eagles, Fargo North, Mustangs, Packers, Sheyenne, Spartans, West Fargo

West Fargo Police Chief Placed on Leave

After a closed door meeting between the mayor and commissioners, Reitan was placed on leave

West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan has been put on administrative leave. At this time, city officials and Reitan have yet to comment on why he is on leave. Mayor Rich Mattern and city commissioners had a closed-door meeting late this afternoon but did not vote on the matter. Reitan joined the department in 1987. He became police chief in…

Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead & Dilworth Deliver State of the Cities

Mayors of Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, and Dilworth Come Together to Address the State of the Cities

The four metro area mayors come together at the State of the Cities to talk about the previous year and what they are looking to do in the future. Dilworth Mayor Chad Olson would like to see more recognition for his city. “I’m here…hat in hand…asking humbly to consider the city of Dilworth to be acknowledged in name to the…