December 08, 2016

City of West Fargo Blog

Dec 07 Wed

The city of West Fargo values the safety of our residents. Therefore, the following codes are in place to ensure snow is properly managed during the winter.

Author: Public Works Staff Department: Public Works
Dec 05 Mon

Winter weather has finally reached us as the temperatures are going to drop and the snow is going to fly tonight. Here are some basic safety and preparedness strategies for driving and home during winter weather.

Author: Public Works Staff Department: Public Works
Nov 30 Wed

The West Fargo Pioneer profiles Matt Marshall, economic development and community services director for the city of West Fargo.

Author: Economic Development Staff Department: Economic
Nov 23 Wed

The holiday shopping season has begun and buyers are taking advantage of the many instore and online deals to get the much sought after products. The joys of finding that special something can be quickly ruined when an item goes missing. There are a number of crime prevention practices you should follow to avoid becoming the victim of a theft.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Nov 19 Sat

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Nov 01 Tue

Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center issued the U.S. Winter Outlook today, saying that La Nina is expected to influence winter conditions this year. La Nina favors drier, warmer winters in the southern U.S and wetter, cooler conditions in the northern U.S. If La Nina conditions materialize, forecasters say it should be weak and potentially short-lived.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Oct 13 Thu

The scales of justice have long symbolized the balance between truth and fairness within the modern-day judicial system. In criminal matters, the balance of the scale is held in favor of the accused based upon the rights granted within the United States Constitution. A person is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty within a court of law. The accused must be granted the ability to confront their accuser and examine any evidence that may be presented at trial. The person must not be subjected to the unreasonable search and seizure of their property nor cruel or unusual punishment. The government’s burden is to present evidence sufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the criminal act for which they have been accused. The weight of the government’s evidence placed upon the scale’s pan must be great enough to move the balance of the scales of justice from a position of innocence for the defendant to a position of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Oct 06 Thu

Taxicabs to be registered During the July 6th City Commission meeting the West Fargo City Commission approved Ordinance 10-15 Taxicabs, an ordinance to regulate the business of transportation for hire. The purpose of the ordinance is to ensure established public safety standards relating to the transportation of passengers are met. The ordinance requires any individual or company wishing to operate a taxicab in West Fargo to be licensed through the city. There is a provision within the law to allow taxicabs licensed in another jurisdiction to provide services in West Fargo if the other jurisdiction’s licensing requirements are similar to the West Fargo ordinance. The application process is administered through the Auditor’s Office.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
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