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Update: Woman found dead in South Fargo

(Update - 8:52 a.m.) -- Fargo Police now confirm to WDAY Radio that they responded to reports of an unresponsive women around 6:35 p.m. Wednesday. The woman was declared dead upon arrival. The cause of her death, and the woman's identity has not been released. Crews were on scene for...
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Frustrated North Dakota To Trade City of Fargo To Minnesota

North Dakota finally pulls the trigger. It's a blockbuster trade that's been in the works for years. Fargo has been a liberal outlier in North Dakota for as long as anyone can remember. A literal burr in the red butt of conservative North Dakota. The state has been patient with the outspoken city primarily because of our love of NDSU Bison football.
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Police arrest man connected to South Fargo stabbing

(Fargo, ND) -- One man in custody for a recent South Fargo stabbing has been identified. The Fargo Police Department says that on Wednesday at 9:08 p.m, officers were dispatched to the 3400 block of 13th Avenue South for a reported disturbance. When they arrived on scene, they discovered a victim who had sustained serious injuries as a result of being stabbed.
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Fargo Police mum on heavy presence in South Fargo

(Fargo, ND) -- We're still waiting for more information on a heavy police presence in South Fargo Wednesday evening. Fargo Police have said to this point they responded to a medical incident near the area of Pacific Drive South and 27th avenue south. Neighbors in the area saying authorities were...

Police searching for man in connection to body found in downtown Fargo

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Police are searching for a man they believe is connected to the death of another man they found in downtown Fargo Sunday morning. Authorities were called to the 50 block of N. Broadway around 8:40 a.m. for a medical emergency. When they arrived, they found a man, dead, on the east side of a structure.
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West Fargo Peace Officer program graduates 18

(West Fargo, ND) -- The West Fargo Police Department Peace Officer Academy has 18 new graduates. The graduation ceremony was held Thursday at West Fargo High School. Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner was one of the keynote speakers at the ceremony. The program is a partnership with Lake Region State...

Man faces attempted murder charges following Wednesday stabbing in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Police say one man is facing serious charges, including attempted murder, after stabbing another person in Fargo Wednesday night. Around 9 p.m., police were called to the 3400 blk. of 13th Ave. S. for a disturbance. When they arrived, they found a person who...

Martin drops out of Cass County Commission race

FARGO (KFGO) – The founder of the Fargo-based “F5 Project” that promotes criminal justice reform has decided to drop out of the race for Cass County commission. Adam Martin tells KFGO News that his priorities have shifted. “I had an opportunity to start a treatment center, something...

Cass County Sobriety Checkpoint and Saturation Patrol

BISMARCK, N.D. (NDHP) – On Saturday, August 20, the North Dakota Highway Patrol and Cass County Sheriff’s. Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Cass County. Essentia Health nursing staff will be participating and providing information to drivers about the risks of driving while under the influence. Saturation...

City of Ada Focused on Eliminating Dead & Diseased Trees

Ada, MN — The City of Ada Public Works has been inspecting trees around the community and sending out letters to residents with dead or diseased trees. Those letters will require property owners to remove those trees to avoid spreading more disease or the risk of the trees causing damage to property. Unless the tree is located on the boulevard, Ada Public Works Director Brian Rasmussen says the homeowner is responsible for the removal of those tree.

North Dakota school board reinstates Pledge of Allegiance

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The school board in North Dakota’s most populous city reversed course Thursday on its decision to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at its monthly meetings, following complaints from conservative lawmakers and an angry backlash from citizens around the country. Seven of the nine members of the Fargo Board of Education, including four newcomers who took office in June, voted last week to cancel a previous board edict that was approved a couple of months before the election. The new board agreed with member Seth Holden, who said the pledge did not align with the district’s...

One hurt, one cited in rural Davenport crash

CASS COUNTY, N.D. (Valley News Live) - One person was hurt and another was cited Thursday afternoon following a crash in rural Davenport. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash around 1:15 p.m. Deputies say a semi, driven by a Florida man, was westbound on CR 16 when he struck a pickup, on CR 15, driven by a 20-year-old Walcott man.

Norman County East School Board Discusses Staffing Needs Heading Into School Year

Twin Valley, MN — The Norman County East School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Monday night, August 15th. Like all area districts, the board had some discussions about staffing as they look to fill a few positions ahead of the new school year. Norman County East Superintendent Rob Nudell says they are eagerly looking to hire a music and Spanish teacher, along with paras and substitutes, but are working on suitable solutions if they cannot fill those positions.

Body found on N. Broadway, police say

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Fargo Police are investigating after they found a body Sunday morning in the 50 block of N. Broadway. Around 8:40 a.m., authorities were called to the area for a medical assist. When they arrived, they found the man on the east side of a structure.

FPD brings in 10 special education teachers from the Philippines

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - In the midst of staffing shortages, Fargo Public Schools is working on hiring 10 new special educations teachers from the Philippines. The teachers are expected to be in place for this coming school year. FPS says they’re working with a placement agency, Teach Quest USA, to hire the teachers through the J-1 Visa process. They say the teachers are finalizing their paperwork through Teach Quest to obtain their visas and working with ND ESPB to obtain the appropriate licensure.

Police investigating unattended death in Downtown Fargo

(Fargo, ND) -- Fargo Police are asking for your help in figuring out what led to a body being found in Downtown Fargo Sunday morning. On Sunday, officers say they received a medical assist call at around 8:42 a.m. in the area of 50 North Broadway. When they arrived, personnel found a man on the east side of the structure there who was dead on scene.

Intense Backlash Leads To Pledge Reversal In Fargo North Dakota

Turns Out The Fargo School Board Poked The Wrong Bear. Before I do the same, I'm playing it safe and opening this article with the Pledge of Allegiance. I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Lawyers argue to delay North Dakota law banning abortion

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Lawyers for North Dakota’s lone abortion clinic that two weeks ago closed its doors asked a judge Friday to delay the start of the state’s trigger law banning the procedure. The abortion ban is set to go into effect on Aug. 26. The Red River Women’s Clinic in Fargo argued for a preliminary injunction as part of a lawsuit that says the ban violates the state constitution. Burleigh County District Judge Bruce Romanick said he would make a decision on the motion by the end of next week. He did not say how they would proceed with the lawsuit. Romanick put the trigger ban on hold last month when he ruled that Attorney General Drew Wrigley was premature in setting a July 28 closing date. The judge issued a temporary restraining order that in effect gave the Fargo clinic time to transition to a new location in nearby Moorhead, Minnesota, where abortion remains legal, even as it seeks to block the ban.

Fargo teacher recruitment letter goes viral. Crime suspect scuffles with Chief. White teachers laid off first.

Each weeknight, WDAY News First reporter Tom Tucker delivers that day’s headlines and stories impacting you. Tonight's Headlines: A teacher recruitment letter for Fargo Public Schools is causing a stir. A crime suspect gets into a scuffle with a police chief, who receives help from citizens in making the arrest. How and why white teachers in one school district will be the first to face layoffs.