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Macho, a West Fargo police dog. Photo courtesy of the West Fargo Police Department

WEST FARGO — The West Fargo Police Department announced Thursday, Oct. 27, that its K-9 ToSti passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 22, due to an unforeseen medical emergency while off duty.

K-9 ToSti was a 7-year-old Dutch Shepherd from Holland who joined the department in November 2015 and was paired with handler Officer Ben Orr. K-9 ToSti was deployed over 800 times for tasks including narcotic detection, suspect tracking, building searches and article recovery. Full story here.

Fargo police board considers external investigation in officer shootings

(forground) Four people, two of whom are police officers, sit at a table. (midground) Police officer stands at podium. (background) Board members sit at a taller table with a screen on the wall displaying an aerial map.
Fargo Police Advisory and Oversight Board meeting on Oct. 27.
Melissa Van Der Stad / The Forum

FARGO — The Fargo Police Advisory and Oversight Board met on Thursday, Oct. 27, to once again discuss the officer involved fatal shooting of Shane Netterville that occurred on July 8 in Fargo.

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Board member David Hogenson on Thursday called for an independent investigation to help restore trust. Full story here.

2 girls rescued from Red River in Fargo

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Fargo police escort to young girls to an ambulance after being rescued from the Red River.
Matt Henson / WDAY News

FARGO — Two young girls are safe after being rescued from the Red River.

The girls called 911 around 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, saying they were trapped on an island at the bottom of a support beam holding up a rail bridge by the Hjemkomst Center. Full story here.

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