FARGO – Chief Keith Ternes said he and the rest of the Fargo Police Department are not pleased with the city’s 2013 crime statistics. “We’re going to have to go back and renew some of our efforts in terms of crime
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FARGO – Often touted as a peaceful place to live, Fargo ranks better than most U.S. cities of similar size when it comes to crime rates. “Fargo is an incredibly safe and healthy community,” Police Chief Keith Ternes said of the city of 109,000 people. “But do we have crime issues here? Yeah, and as the city continues to grow, are those challenges going to increase? Undoubtedly.”
FARGO – City commissioners took action Monday night that aims to protect future homeowners from potentially skyrocketing flood insurance costs. The commission voted unanimously to change its policy for how high new homes built in the flood-plain must be elevated.
MOORHEAD – Police here have issued an arrest warrant for a Fargo man accused of kidnapping a teenage runaway and sexually assaulting her in a series of motels and trailers throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area in January.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL – Allowing liquor stores to open on Sundays remains a steep climb in the Minnesota Legislature, so its prime proponent is willing to accept “baby steps.” Sen. Roger Reinert, D-Duluth, has introduced seven bills that to varying degrees allow Sunday sales, including some that make minor changes in existing state law that bans liquor store sales.
ST. PAUL – A $1.2 billion budget surplus does not mean massive new state spending. Gov. Mark Dayton made that clear Thursday when he unveiled his plan for election-year budget changes: About half of the projected surplus would go to tax cuts, $162 million would be spent on what he called “essential” needs and the rest would go into the state budget reserve.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Jennifer Blue, the ex-girlfriend of a man stabbed to death Nov. 17 near Grand Forks, has been charged with murder along with three men. She and the men will be arraigned in state district court today. Investigators said from the start it was Joe Saucedo who stabbed Ruben Cisneros Jr. during a burglary of Cisneros’ home aimed at getting Blue’s property back.
FARGO – Those trying to find work and a better life working in the oil fields of western North Dakota have to struggle with the elements, finding housing and hostile attitudes.RELATED CONTENT
Fargo businessman launches bid for seat held by Brian Kalk
BISMARCK – A Fargo businessman pledged Thursday to bring better strategic planning if elected to the North Dakota Public Service Commission, calling the regulatory agency “slow to respond to our citizens’ needs.” Todd Reisenauer officially announced his candidacy for the Democratic-NPL Party’s endorsement to run for the PSC seat that’s been held by Commissioner Brian Kalk since he was elected to a six-year term in 2008.
CASSELTON, N.D. – On one of the nicest days of the year, Central Cass Elementary School kept its students inside for early recess and at least one child care center here refrained from taking its morning walk.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – A father and his young son were struck by a vehicle this morning while walking to school in south Fargo.
HILLSBORO, N.D. – The two women killed in a rollover crash near Hillsboro on Wednesday afternoon were sisters.
Amanda Johnson, a California native, and her husband, the Rev. Joe Johnson, moved to Hillsboro in 2011. When the Johnsons interviewed with the church in Hillsboro, residents said the community needed a bakery and coffeehouse. “There was a need in my heart. There was a need in the town. It was really fulfilling to be able to fulfill that need."RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – In her 20 years in the corporate world and seven years as a mindset coach and speaker, Teresa Lewis has seen women lack assertiveness, meekly voicing opinions and shrinking themselves into a boardroom chair. Lewis was labeled at one job as not having confidence. It was a label that followed her, she said.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – A nonprofit group that helps low-income families maintain their homes received a pick-me-up Thursday. Actually, it was a brand-new Toyota Tundra pickup with a list value of more than $30,000.RELATED CONTENT
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FARGO – After four surgeries and the prospect of another one, Josh Colville’s right knee gave him two words of advice: That’s enough.RELATED CONTENT