January 28, 2015

City of West Fargo Blog

Jan 26 Mon

The North Dakota Department of Health may be assigned soon to regulate, approve and monitor the production, sales and use of marijuana for medical purposes. The marijuana would be without the approval process established by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Jan 13 Tue

While preparing for the 2014 Year in Review it was noted seven new officers were added during 2014. Three of the officers were hired based on the approval of the City Commission. Four others were hired to replace a retired employee; two officers who relocated to be closer to family; and one officer who resigned. Just as impressive is the number of employees who have been with the department for an extended period of years.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Jan 07 Wed

Considerable discussion has taken place following the death of an area police officer by suicide in March of 2014. Personal pressures from a discipline issue the officer faced at work have been cited by the family as a contributing factor. A potential loss of status as a respected law enforcement officer in the community may also have played a role. What actually caused the officer to make the fatal decision are answers we will never know.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Dec 29 Mon

The West Fargo Police Department has under gone a year of change during 2014. Arland Rasmussen retired on June 21st after having served as Chief of Police since January 9, 1995. Rasmussen had replaced long term Chief of Police Ken Hansen who retired due to medical reasons. Rasmussen’s replacement is Mike Reitan who was hired by Hansen in April of 1987. This past November, Rasmussen was elected to serve his first term as a Cass County Commissioner.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Dec 22 Mon

It was about 7:30 on a Saturday evening. The apartment building was nearly deserted as most of the college age tenants had left town over the Christmas break.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Dec 01 Mon

The right to a trial by jury is one of the foundation stones of this country's courts. As a juror you have a key role in the state's justice system.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Nov 29 Sat

The West Fargo Police Department will soon be providing surveys to the public to gauge the satisfaction of service and to determine what additional programs are needed.

Author: Police Department Staff Department: Police
Nov 25 Tue

The Hechinger Reports, North Dakota and Alaska have increased spending per student on higher education in an effort to raise the number of Americans with university degrees that are needed to feed the globally competitive knowledge economy. More than a quarter of billion dollars’ worth of new facilities are going up at UND or have been opened in the last few years. Another $80 million is being spent at North Dakota State University and $179 million more was approved for public universities and colleges statewide by the last session of legislature, along with $12 million for research and nearly $40 million for raises and increased operating expenses and utility cost.

Author: Economic Development Staff Department: Economic
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