VALLEY CITY, N.D. — Allegations that a Valley City police officer illegally drew wages from multiple agencies while on duty are unfounded, Valley City Police Chief Fred Thompson said Wednesday, June 29. Thompson said an investigation into the pay and work schedules of Lt. David Swenson found no indication that he was drawing hourly wages from three separate revenue streams for the same hours, as claimed by Valley City resident Bob Drake.
FARGO — An easy-to-read matrix that makes it easier for business owners and hospitality industry workers to understand penalties levied to enforce Fargo's liquor ordinances will be unveiled Friday, June 17, during a meeting of the city's Liquor Control Committee, City Auditor Steve Sprague said. A public hearing will give citizens a chance to comment on the matrix, and a proposal to lengthen from 12 months to 18 months the penalty-accrual period for liquor license holders, Sprague said.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Wednesday, June 15, that it is investigating the cause of death for Samantha Edwards, a former Fargo resident who was crowned Miss North Dakota USA for 2003. A spokesman for the office said he is waiting for results of an autopsy on Edwards before any further information is released on the case. Edwards was reportedly found dead Tuesday.
WAHPETON, N.D. — An Enderlin man who died of injuries suffered in a work-related accident at a Wahpeton hotel Tuesday, June 14, has been identified. Duane A. Harston, 47, who worked for Fraedrich Transport of Enderlin, suffered severe crush injuries after being pinned between a dumpster and its concrete block enclosure at the Baymont Inn, 1800 210 Drive, Wahpeton Police Chief Scott Thorsteinson said Wednesday, June 15.
FARGO - The Fargo School Board will get a significant injection of new blood in the Tuesday, June 14, election. Eight people were vying for four four-year seats on the nine-member board. With all 16 precincts reporting, Kristi Ulrich, a former director of communications and development at Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, topped the field in unofficial results with 19 percent of the votes cast.
FARGO — Eight students from Fargo North High School are now acting as ambassadors for the United States. The group is in Germany as part of an exchange program with...
FARGO — State Sen. Tim Flakoll is proposing legislation to help address teacher shortages in North Dakota. The Fargo Republican proposes to triple the scholarship dollars available to eligible students...
DILWORTH, Minn. — A deputy state fire marshal "is leaning toward arson" as the cause of a fire Thursday, June 2, in the bedroom of a unit at Tivoli Garden condominiums, Police Chief Ty Sharpe said Friday, June 3. "They're learning toward arson. I have not seen the report yet that it's ruled an arson," Sharpe said. He said a woman was arrested as a person of interest in the investigation of the blaze. Kimberly June Littleghost, 39, Fargo, was arrested by Dilworth police about 10 a.m. Thursday.
FARGO - Fargo aims to have some bike lanes downtown on another stretch of NP Avenue. The question is, will they be on the street level or sidewalk level? City...
FARGO — Two makeshift knives, or shanks, were discovered in a safety and security sweep of the Cass County Jail Tuesday night, May 24. Law enforcement officers and personnel from 12 agencies took part in the sweep, Sgt. Tim Briggeman said Wednesday, May 25. The sweep was prompted by an increase in contraband found in the jail and a growing concern over possible drug use by inmates, Briggeman said. "We were looking for everything" in what was called Operation Inn Sweep, he said.