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FARGO — It took more than 45 years, but the Fargo High Rise has finally had a fire drill. Dozens of residents streamed out of the 22-story public housing tower Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 26, and gathered in a corner of the parking lot. As alarms sounded in the hallways, resident Rosiland Heath was among the volunteers who knocked on apartment doors and hollered "Fire drill!" "I love it," said Heath, 59. "We're helping, and it might be how to save a life."
FARGO – Sheri Paulson’s pain is constant. She takes nine different medications. She can only keep down bananas, protein shakes and other soft foods. “They’re pretty much talking a feeding...
DILWORTH — A Clay County prosecutor has dismissed felony charges against a former substitute teacher accused of having sex with a 17-year-old boy. Tara Nichols, 40, of Glyndon was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct in March. But prosecutor Pam Harris said she dropped the charges Tuesday, Oct. 18, after learning that the boy had withdrawn from the school where Nichols worked before the two allegedly had sex.
MOORHEAD — Despite steady rainfall, the mood was upbeat as a few dozen people gathered Monday, Oct. 17, for the groundbreaking of a 43-unit apartment building for the homeless in north Moorhead. "It's not a shelter. It is permanent housing," said Lisa Rotvold of Beyond Shelter, the nonprofit developer of the $8.5 million building. "We're just trying to set families up for success."
FARGO — Winona LaDuke once had a dream about riding a horse against the flow of an oil pipeline. The dream inspired her to organize a protest ride along the Sandpiper route, a pipeline project planned for north-central Minnesota that's since been put on hold. LaDuke, an activist, writer and environmentalist, said the same dream is now spurring her and as many as 80 other riders to travel 270 miles of the Dakota Access pipeline route. The riders will stick to the ditches of county roads, roughly following the path of the pipeline, she said.
FARGO — Throughout North Dakota's court system, officials are looking to eliminate about 40 district court positions, including the two judicial referees based here. If Fargo loses referees Scott Griffeth and Susan Solheim, the result would be longer waits for civil trials and a 20 percent jump in the caseload of the nine district judges who would take over the referees' cases, said Frank Racek, presiding judge in the East Central Judicial District.
FARGO – North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani did not violate any State Board of Higher Education policies in his controversial handling of media rules for athletics coverage, an...
FARGO — Fed up with a life of homelessness and alcoholic parents, Brandi Azure sought refuge in the foster care system as a 14 year old. It's a decision she believes saved her from disaster. "Without the foster care, I think I'd be either dead or in prison," she said. Brandi, who's now 26, can see the good that came from leaving her family. But in the months after entering the foster care system, which also took in her older sister, Brandi was consumed by regret because her family was angry over what she'd done.
FARGO — Brandi Azure could feel the love fade from her family on days her parents drank. What happened on one of those joyless days left a deep scar on her memory, ever-present among a constellation of scars from a childhood spent in poverty with parents stuck in the haze of addiction. It was a Saturday gathering at her uncle's house in West Fargo where the adults were boozing. An argument erupted, and her uncle started choking her aunt.
FARGO — When Abdi Jama started coaching youth soccer at Jefferson West Park, he would show up three days a week to supervise drills and scrimmages. But the kids, largely from families new to America, told him that on off days, "We're bored. We can't do nothing at home." So now Jama and the kids are at the park every evening playing and laughing on a soccer field not far from Community Homes, a south Fargo housing complex where many refugee families live.