BOTTINEAU, N.D. – The mother of two boys killed by a drunken driver last summer was cited for DUI after rolling her car last weekend, just days after she and her husband stood behind Gov. Jack Dalrymple as he signed a bill strengthening the state’s impaired driving penalties.
FARGO – Police here aren’t fully enforcing a decades-old city ordinance that regulates taxicab drivers, allowing at least two convicted felons to obtain licenses before they were eligible and resulting in more than 50 cases since 2008 in which a cabbie’s license should have been revoked or suspended because of multiple traffic violations, a Forum investigation found.
FARGO – The city ordinance that regulates taxicabs and their owners and drivers in Fargo turned 60 years old last year, and police say some sections of the law no longer make sense in today’s world.
FARGO – Rules for obtaining a taxicab driver’s license vary among area cities of similar size to Fargo, with some being more stringent and others looser, but police always play a role in the process.
The Sioux Falls (S.D.) Police Department conducts background checks on cabbie license applicants, but only for traffic and criminal records in South Dakota, said Officer Sam Clemens, a department spokesman.
FARGO – The calendar had just turned to 1971, and Jim Thoreson was studying at North Dakota State University to become a schoolteacher and coach when a friend told him about a job opening at the Cass County Jail.
FARGO – Andrew Chan, of Winnipeg, fidgeted with his smartphone as he waited for his friends to finish browsing the Best Buy Mobile store at West Acres mall.
FARGO – Nearly 200 people gathered in downtown Fargo on Sunday for a two-day conference on mobile technology that’s believed to be the first event of its kind in North Dakota.
FARGO – As the Red River reached major flood stage here on Sunday, the National Weather Service lowered its predicted peak to 37 feet late Tuesday or early Wednesday – and Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker said he believes it will crest even lower than that.
Sandbagging done as 37- to 39-foot crest forecast eases fight
FARGO – A year ago, brothers Chad and Jeffrey McCracken were playing disc golf in Moorhead during a visit to see their grandparents.
On Saturday, with that same Moorhead park under water, the brothers from Maple Grove, Minn., got a lesson in community service in south Fargo, tossing sandbags instead of Frisbees to help protect strangers against spring flooding.
FARGO – Volunteers and contractors hustled Saturday to complete the last of the sandbag and clay levees in Fargo as the National Weather Service held to a 37- to 39-foot crest prediction, despite the Red River at Wahpeton appearing to have topped out at more than a half-foot below its predicted crest.
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