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Morning headlines: One year after his death, a West Fargo police officer is honored

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Adam Gustafson honored at North Dakota Peace Officer Memorial

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Adam Gustafson

BISMARCK — Police Lt. Adam Gustafson was honored Thursday, May 12, at the North Dakota Peace Officer Memorial in Bismarck.
The memorial honors North Dakota officers who have died in the line of duty. Lieutenant Gustafson’s name will be added to the memorial alongside the 66 North Dakotans who previously lost their lives in the line of duty.

“Our department continues to carry his dedication and passion for service with us every day,” said Chief Denis Otterness. “Lieutenant Adam Gustafson always made a positive impact in his community and it is an impact our department will continue to make in his honor.”

A private memorial will be held at the West Fargo Police Department on Wednesday, May 18, to honor Gustafson. Full story here.

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Moorhead firefighters extinguish dryer fire at apartment

Moorhead firefighters extinguish dryer fire at apartment building
Moorhead firefighters had to extinguish a fire in a laundry room at 1210 19 1/2 St S early Wednesday, May 18.
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MOORHEAD— Firefighters quickly extinguished a dryer fire early Wednesday, May 18 at an apartment building two blocks south of Romkey Park.

Emergency crews were dispatched shortly after 1 a.m. to 1210 19th 1/2 St S for a report of a dryer that was putting out smoke.

Moorhead police officers arrived before fire crews and confirmed that there were flames coming from a dryer inside the laundry room in the building.

Firefighters upgraded the call to a 2-alarm fire but were able to quickly extinguish it once they arrived.

Nobody was hurt and there were no people displaced.

Fargo leaders advance downtown plan for taxi, ride-share pickup areas

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Craig Thompson drives his first Uber fare May 14, 2015, through downtown Fargo on the company's first day of operation there.
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FARGO — A tentative plan to create five designated cab and ride-share pickup areas in downtown Fargo near Broadway squeaked by the City Commission on Monday night, May 16.

In the works since last December, the plan would allow cabs to park in the designated areas and provide easier access for Uber and Lyft drivers to pick up downtown bar and restaurant patrons from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday nights through early Sunday mornings.

On-street parking would be restricted in the areas during those times.

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The vote to have city police finish planning and developing the new law, which would require ordinance changes, was 3-2. Full story here.

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