ADA, Minn. – Paulita Ruiz skipped her prepared statement Wednesday, March 14, and told the woman who shot and killed her nephew in a YouTube stunt gone wrong that she should’ve known better. “This comes from the heart, where you shot him,” she said during Monalisa Perez’s sentencing at the Norman County Courthouse. “You took him away from us, Mona” But, when she added, “We don’t hate you,” a scoff could be heard from a man sitting with Perez’s family.
FARGO – Next to the Kilbourne Group’s new Roberts Commons mixed-use building in the heart of downtown here is a large hole in the ground where a parking lot owned by the Dillard family used to be. RoCo is still a few months from completion but the developer has already driven pilings into the clay soil in preparation for another six-story mixed-use building.
FARGO – The Airport Authority plans to share details of its proposed elevated walkway, including architectural renderings providing details of what it will look like, at an open house Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Hector International Airport. The authority board is scheduled to discuss the proposal at its regular meeting starting at 8 a.m. with the open house scheduled 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the boardroom on the terminal’s second floor, 2801 32nd Ave. N.
FARGO – The state of Fargo-Moorhead is pretty great, mayors of the four largest metro cities reported in their annual State of the Cities address Thursday morning, Jan. 11.
FARGO – Fired police officer David Boelke asked elected Fargo leaders for his job back at a hearing Monday, Nov. 27, but they turned him down, though some did try to let him resign. That means the 15-year veteran of the force is out of options at City Hall. Though he may still sue the city, he said afterwards that his law-enforcement career is finished.
FARGO – All parties to the federal lawsuit against the $2.2 billion Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion have agreed to put the suit on pause while a bi-state task force tries to hammer out a compromise, the Diversion Authority said Friday, Nov. 3. These parties include the authority and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as defendants and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Richland-Wilkin Joint Powers Authority as plaintiffs.
FARGO – The governors of North Dakota and Minnesota have named members of a task force aimed at seeking compromise on the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion, and it includes several people who have opposed the project.
FARGO – A Forum reporter was escorted out of an F-M flood diversion meeting Wednesday at the downtown public library that included about 36 people, including several area elected officials.
FARGO – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said he and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton have agreed that modifications to the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion could be enough to satisfy Minnesota regulators rather than starting over, Burgum’s office said Tuesday, Sept. 19.
FARGO – Work on the flood diversion to protect Fargo-Moorhead must stop immediately pending the outcome of a years-long lawsuit, a federal judge ordered on Thursday, Sept. 7. The $2.2 billion project is opposed by Minnesota, and John R. Tunheim, chief judge in the District of Minneapolis, said there is a likelihood that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority will have to get a state permit.