Toughened laws still balk at interlock, mandatory jail time
FARGO – After losing his son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter in a crash caused by a drunken driver last summer, Tom Deutscher prays that North Dakota’s tougher DUI law works.
LIDGERWOOD, N.D. - Rick Whittier’s business keeps him so busy making fish, he barely has time to catch them anymore. “We even got a brand new spear this year, and we never even got to use it,” he said.RELATED CONTENT
Good intentions can turn into backlog
FARGO – For most metro residents, Cleanup Week is a beneficial time to rid their homes of unnecessary clutter, broken items and, well, just plain junk.
FARGO – The youngest of Fargo’s three unsolved missing-person cases turns 20 years old in October.RELATED CONTENT
University to seek compensation; loss likely in thousands of dollars
FARGO – North Dakota State University plans to seek compensation from the owner of two dogs that attacked a flock of sheep inside an NDSU research barn, killing seven sheep and injuring five others that had to be euthanized.
FARGO – A man suspected of swiping cash from the till of a south Fargo convenience store Tuesday morning was also the lone person charged in a theft spree that targeted five stores in Fargo-Moorhead on Jan. 29.RELATED CONTENT
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.RELATED CONTENT
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before they were eligible and resulting in more than 50 cases since 2008 in which a cabbie’s license should have been revoked or suspended because of multiple traffic violations, a Forum investigation found.RELATED CONTENT
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.
Basement apartments ineligible for insurance
Kathy North’s apartment in south Fargo sits about three miles from the Red River, but given this year’s ominous spring flood forecast, she wasn’t taking any chances.