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Posted on: April 2, 2020

4:30 p.m. April 2, 2020-Man faces felony charges after WF PD rescue him from garage fire

GARAGE FIRE UPDATE

At 3:39 p.m. March 25, 2020, the West Fargo Police Department and West Fargo Fire Department responded to a garage fire at 108th C St. in West Fargo. Upon arrival, officers with the West Fargo Police Department located Marty Melvin Johann, 44, inside the ...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

2:45 p.m. April 1, 2020-WF Police Department Chief Heith Janke accepts reinstatement with FBI

Heith Janke Post

West Fargo Police Department Chief Heith Janke has announced that he has accepted the opportunity to be reinstated as a special agent with the FBI and has submitted his resignation, with an effective date of Friday, April 24, 2020.

“It has been a...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

2 p.m. March 31, 2020- West Fargo extends closures and work-from-home directive until April 17

WF Extends Closures

After review of the COVID-19 pandemic conditions, the City of West Fargo administration has decided to extend closure of all public buildings and the work-from-home directive for employees until Friday, April 17, 2020. This means the West Fargo City Hall,...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

1 p.m. March 31, 2020-Mountain lion neutralized in West Fargo

WFPD Wild Animal

At approximately 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the West Fargo Police Department responded to a report of a mountain lion sighting in the 3200 block of Ninth Street W. in West Fargo.

When officers arrived on scene, a mountain lion was observed in the t...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

12 p.m. March 24, 2020-WFPD reminds public to be aware of potential scams during COVID-19 pandemic

SCAM alert

The West Fargo Police Department wants the public to be aware of scammers using the coronavirus pandemic to trick victims.

“It is unfortunate that scammers from around the world attempt to take advantage of stressful situations to prey upon our c...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

5:45 p.m. Friday, March 20: City of West Fargo releases FAQs regarding Executive Order 2020-06

GOVERNOR BURGUM EXECUTIVE ORDER FAQ:

FAQ PDF VERSION

What is executive order 2020-06? 

Executive order 2020-06 was issued Thursday, March 19, 2020, by North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum. The executive order goes into effect Friday, March 20, at noon ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

5 p.m. March 19, 2020: Executive Order 2020-06

North Dakota Governor Burgum Executive Order 2020-06

This afternoon an executive order was issued by North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum. The order goes into effect noon Friday, March 20, and continues through Monday, April 6. The executive order does three things:

  1. It closes all restaurants, bars, breweries, c...
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Posted on: March 18, 2020

1 p.m. March 18,2020- The West Fargo Police Department investigating report of a missing person

Missing Person-Zeck

The West Fargo Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing person. Travis Zeck, 37 year old male, has not had contact with his family since 9 a.m., Tuesday, March 17th. Zeck was last seen driving a black 2015 Chevrole...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

6 p.m. March 17, 2020-City of West Fargo closes all city buildings to public

All City Buildings Closed to Public

All City of West Fargo buildings are closed to the public beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During this closure, essential services will remain available such as emergency services, garbage collection, streets, sewer...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Service Cancellations within the West Fargo Police Department

Service Cancellations

Due to the safety of our officers and for the public amid COVID-19, the West Fargo Police Department won’t be offering fingerprinting or car seat checks to the general public until further notice. Fingerprinting for medical personnel will still ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

City of West Fargo issues declaration to enact emergency spring flood preparation plans

Spring Flooding Emergency Declaration

Today, City of West Fargo Commission President Bernie Dardis signed an official Emergency Declaration for the City of West Fargo to provide departments and agencies the ability to initiate appropriate actions to manage and recover from the potential impac...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

West Fargo Police Department’s K9 Brewtus has received donation of body armor

Brewtus Vested Interest vest graphic

West Fargo Police Department’s K9 Brewtus has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored by Margaret Kaler of West Fargo, ND, and em...

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

West Fargo Police Department’s K9 Macho has received donation of body armor

Macho Vested Interest vest graphic

West Fargo Police Department’s K9 Macho has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love-T...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Commission President Bernie Dardis presents State of the City at FMWF Chamber of Commerce Event

Commission President Dardis presents State of the City

West Fargo Commission President Bernie Dardis presented the state of the City of West Fargo during the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the Cities event.

During his speech, Commission President Dardis reviewed highl...

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