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Two Minot captains vie to be Fargo chief

The search for Fargo's next police chief has drawn 17 applicants, including two from Minot, N.D. William Brown and Al Hanson, both captains in the Minot Police Department, were the only in-state applicants as of Friday, according to Fargo's human...

The search for Fargo's next police chief has drawn 17 applicants, including two from Minot, N.D.

William Brown and Al Hanson, both captains in the Minot Police Department, were the only in-state applicants as of Friday, according to Fargo's human resources director.

Brown, 48, is commander of police administration in Minot, a city of about 36,000 people. Hanson, 50, leads investigations.

Both men have been with the force since 1979. As captains, they hold the department's second-highest rank.

The city of Fargo began taking applications to replace Chris Magnus earlier this month. Magnus left to become chief in Richmond, Calif.

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The other 15 applicants seeking to replace Magnus hail from 13 states, including Florida, Washington, Maryland and Texas.

The deadline for applying is Feb. 15, A search committee will review applications and narrow the list for interviews.

The position has a salary range of $70,824 to $97,866.

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