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Supporting a Brother in Blue: Community Rallies Around Former Fargo Officer After Injury

And for eight years, Fred Lassonde responded to that call as an officer with the Fargo Police Department

FARGO, ND — One former Fargo Police Officer made an impression on the community during his eight years of service, but has now taken off his badge after a life threatening injury. When you need help, police officers are the first people you think to call. For eight years, Fred Lassonde responded to that call as an officer with the…

Former City Worker Claims Self Defense Towards Boss, Wants Job Back

Cockfield insists he acted in defense to an angry supervisor

  FARGO, ND — Commissioners in Fargo will decide if a fired city worker can get his job back after allegedly assaulting his boss. Reports say Aaron Cockfield was terminated from his job at a Fargo solid waste facility on August 22nd. Officials say Cockfield was clearly the aggressor during a fight with his boss in the break room. Cockfield…

Montevideo Police Release More Details Behind Fatal Work Accident

Fultz was pronounced dead at the scene Friday

  MONTEVIDEO, Minn. — Police say the death of an auto shop worker in Montevideo was an accident. Authorities said 55-year-old Richard Fultz was pinned between a pickup and a tool chest when the owner of Backstreet Auto accidentally stepped on the truck’s accelerator. Fultz was pronounced dead at the scene Friday. Police do not expect the shop owner will…

Dakota Access Pipeline will Continue Operations, Despite Environmental Impact Study

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ordered more environmental study anyway

  NORTH DAKOTA — A federal judge says the Dakota Access oil pipeline can continue operating while an environmental impact study is done. The $3.8 billion pipeline built by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners began moving North Dakota oil to Illinois on June 1. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ordered more environmental study anyway. He has now ruled that the pipeline…

Senator Heitkamp Named in Top 10 List for Most Effective Senators

Heitkamp was ranked ninth among Democrats in the 114th Congress

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Heitkamp has been named one of the most effective senators by the Center for Effective Lawmaking. It is a joint initiative between the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University. Heitkamp was ranked ninth among Democrats in the 114th Congress. She sponsored 29 bills on a variety of issues and got three of those bills signed…

Fargo Police Looking for Candidates for Explorer Program

Police officers said those in the program will have the opportunity to do exactly what police officers get to do on a day to day basis

FARGO, ND — If you’ve ever considered a career in law enforcement, the Fargo Police Department may have the perfect opportunity for you. The Police Explorers program gives people ages 14-20 the chance to shadow officers out in the field. “Every police officer has to do reports, so they have to have very good communication skills,” said Fargo Police Officer…

CONE ZONE: I-94 Near West Fargo to Start Monday

Expect delays during morning and evening rush hour or use an alternate route

WEST FARGO, ND — Another road construction project is about to begin. Work on I-94 from one mile west to one mile east of Sheyenne Street in West Fargo will start on Monday. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on the interstate and speeds will be reduced. Expect delays during morning and evening rush hour or…

TOWN OF THE YEAR: Abercrombie Shatters Voting Records with More Than 150,000 Votes

The town of around 280 people received more than 150,000 votes in the final round

ABERCROMBIE, ND — Abercrombie, North Dakota shattered all previous voting records to win our Town of the Year Contest. The town of around 280 people received more than 150,000 votes in the final round. Chief Meteorologist Rob Kupec spent the day getting to find out what make this town tick. Rob met one of the nominators of Abercrombie for Town…

Cone Zone Alert: Crews Making Progress on 32nd Ave. Project, Hit Snag in West Fargo

Detours are in place to get to businesses in the area

  FARGO, ND — Crews are making more progress on the 32nd Avenue South Project. They have closed access to 32nd Avenue South from 33rd Street South on the south side to complete paving through the intersection. Detours are in place to get to businesses in the area. The intersection should reopen to traffic sometime next week. Crews have also…

Storm Damage Cleanup Teams Are in Full Force in Becker County

After Tuesday night's storm, cleanup crews are working to get Becker County back to normal

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — The city of Detroit Lakes is still cleaning up after this week’s storms tore through Becker County. People who live in the region are still picking up the pieces left behind after a series of storms that spawned tornadoes ravaged Lakes County. “I’ve been the emergency manager here since 2013 and this is the worst storm…