Ousted West Fargo assistant city administrator enters plea agreement

Photo by: Tim Solberg
Photo by: Tim Solberg

(West Fargo, ND) -- Former West Fargo assistant city administrator Tim Solberg is entering into a plea agreement.

Court records show Solberg pleaded guilty Monday to disorderly conduct and preventing arrest in connection with accusations of domestic assault and resisting arrest. His trial was set to begin Tuesday.

Solberg was sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation, was given credit for three days he served in jail, and must pay a 325-dollar fine.

You can find his full released statement to WDAY Radio below:

"On the evening of January 15th, my family's world was changed by decisions and behaviors that could have been prevented.  I write today to make clear that I do not condone my behavior that evening and would like to publicly apologize to the Officers and leadership of the Fargo Police Department for not treating them with the respect they deserve in responding to a very difficult matter in my personal home.  Their job is an extremely difficult one, and my actions on the evening of January 15 were disrespectful of their positions and of their actions that evening.  I have long been a friend to law enforcement and am an ardent supporter.  My personal situation that evening caused me to behave in a way that in no way reflects the respect I have for them or their work.  I hope to make amends with any and all involved as soon as it becomes possible for me to do so.

My family and I are working through a number of personal decisions to overcome the tremendous damage done by this event.  The portrayal of the evening by reports have done lasting damage to each of us professionally, socially and emotionally.  My wife and I seek to lead our family to success with the help of our close friends, family and professional support.  We feel determined that we will be coming out on the other side far stronger than we have ever been.

I would like to thank those closest to us who know us and seek us out for who we truly are, regardless of the actions or reports of one evening.  I want to publicly express gratitude to those who have assisted us professionally and spiritually.  We have a tremendous Church family and our closest group of friends have made us feel normal when this very long aftermath has been anything but normal.  Having personal matters aired publicly is a position no one can be prepared for, and it takes truly wonderful people to trust you and love you for who they know you to be in those times.

We seek closure on the matter and are grateful for the support of those around us.  I hope only to contribute to the betterment of my family and my community in the future."


Most Sincerely,

Tim Solberg