May 24, 2016

City of West Fargo Blog

May 18 Wed

To provide a comparison to the previous month, a number appearing in [brackets] will indicate the number of incidents reported in the previous month’s article.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
May 13 Fri

The documentary, "Faded," was screened at a public forum Tuesday evening at the Empire Arts Center in downtown Grand Forks. The screening, which was part of a larger event to discuss the issue of fentanyl and other addictions in the area, was followed by a panel discussion with representatives from health services, schools, Altru Health System and the North Dakota courts.

Author: Assessor Department Staff Department: Administrator
May 13 Fri

The documentary, "Faded," was screened at a public forum Tuesday evening at the Empire Arts Center in downtown Grand Forks. The screening, which was part of a larger event to discuss the issue of fentanyl and other addictions in the area, was followed by a panel discussion with representatives from health services, schools, Altru Health System and the North Dakota courts.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
May 12 Thu

As public discussion highlights a serious problem with heroin, fentanyl and furanyl fentanyl use in our community the question that is posed to law enforcement is what we are going to do about it. The emphasis within the question needs to be placed squarely on the ‘we’. For a solution to be found we, the community, most be involved at all levels. Law enforcement, the schools, and the service providers can continue to pursue their missions of drug prevention but the most important influence in preventing the spread of addiction remains within the family. To assist in having that talk with your family members you can find assistance at the web site Parents Lead, http://www.parentslead.org/

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
May 06 Fri

U.S. cat experts are trying to reach the public with the message that keeping cats indoors protects the cats from all manner of dangers. The average life span of indoor cats is about 14 years. That number is reduced by up to 4 years in cats that are allowed to roam free.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
May 05 Thu

The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division, in collaboration with the Reducing Pharmaceutical Narcotics Task Force, is launching “Stop Overdose.” This statewide campaign is focused on saving lives by sharing information and providing resources for those most impacted by this public health concern such as family members and friends, prescribers, pharmacists, behavioral health professionals, and first responders.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Apr 28 Thu

Opioid overdose is a life threatening condition created by excessive opioid levels within a person’s circulatory system. Examples of opioids are: morphine, heroin, fentanyl, tramadol, oxycodone, and methadone. Opioids, because of their effect on the part of the brain that regulates breathing, may cause a person to develop ineffective breathing or cause complete respiratory arrest and death. The signs and symptoms of an opiate overdose often include: a decreased level of consciousness for the person; the person’s eyes exhibiting pinpoint sized pupils; and respiratory depression. Other symptoms can include seizures and muscle spasms.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Apr 13 Wed

A signature collection campaign is underway to place the North Dakota Compassionate Care Act on the November 8 ballot. The measure can be viewed on the North Dakota Secretary of State web site sos.nd.gov under the Ballot Measures link or by going directly to https://vip.sos.nd.gov/pdfs/measures%20Info/Petitions%20Being%20Circulated/11.30.2015.NDCCA.Final.wPetitionTitle&Changes.pdf

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