December 17, 2014
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Deer Hunting Season Starts Friday


A Recent news story highlighted a Norwegian hunter who accidentally shot a man sitting on the toilet after the hunter missed a nearby moose and the bullet pierced through a wooden cabin wall. The projectile whizzed straight past the animal, sliced through the building and hit the 70-year-old victim in the stomach.

West Fargo Fire Chief Announces Controlled Burn


West Fargo Fire Chief Roy Schachtschneider indicates there will be a controlled burn of demolition debris during the afternoon of 31 October 2013.

Avoiding Telemarketers


Recent inquiries to the police department have related to telephone solicitations for charity events and business offers. The first word of advice is to know who you are speaking with. The caller should identify themselves.



Counterfeiting of money is one of the oldest crimes in history. It was a serious problem during the 19th century when banks issued their own U.S. currency. During the Civil War there were approximately 1,600 state banks designing and printing their own notes.

October Safety Reminders


The school season is about six weeks old and a routine has returned to most families. With the mild weather children continue to walk and bike to school.

Driving Under the Influence Don’t Risk It


The recent arrest of a Mapleton man highlighted the fact he was being charged with a Felony Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offense. While the arrest captured the attention of the media, the Felony charge is not that unusual.

Be Responsible with Firearms


The unintentional discharge of firearms has been highlighted in the news in the recent weeks. A number of the incidents resulted in injury to the gun owner while other incidents sent bullets flying into adjoining property. The term accidental discharge has been used. Examinations of the root cause of many of the firearm discharges found the incidents not to be accidental but were the result of improper firearms handling. The person handling the firearm failed to adhere to basic safe firearm...

Press Release-9th Street East Overlay Project 14th Avenue to 19th Avenue


Construction will start on 9th Street East at 9 A.M. Monday September 23, 2013, and should be completed by Wednesday September 25, 2013.

Keeping Your Cat Indoors


Most U.S. cat experts – the Cat Fanciers Association, humane organizations and others – are continually trying to reach the public with the message that keeping cats indoors protects them from disease and all manner of dangers.

Can You Afford the Time for a DUI


Two tragic events involving drunk drivers during the summer of 2012 resulted in the deaths of two young boys and the killing of four members of another family. During the last legislative session in North Dakota there was considerable debate about changing the statutes relating to driving under the influence.

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