Wendy reports for The Forum and West Fargo Pioneer, where she is also assistant editor. A University of Minnesota Morris graduate from North Dakota, Wendy started her career in television news and entertainment in Minnesota and at CBS in Television City, Calif. before working at newspapers in Minnesota and North Dakota.
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WEST FARGO — Although school districts in the Fargo area have policies that define appropropriate student-teacher boundaries, school officials find themselves still working to educate all involved on how to avoid crossing a line, which can be difficult in a world of ubiquitous social media. "I think we can overcome this problem, but we need to really educate everyone in the dangers that lie in the use of social media," West Fargo Superintendent Beth Slette said.
FARGO-- A former West Fargo middle school teacher who was initially accused of sharing illicit videos with two students and having sex with one of them now faces new charges alleging four additional victims.
FARGO — One of the world's largest technology companies is partnering with the future of agriculture in an educational initiative that will bring the two industries together. Microsoft has joined the National FFA organization to create the Blue 365 initiative, a program that will be kicked off at FFA's national convention in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 27-28.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A three-day fundraising festival here has chosen Landon Solberg of West Fargo as one of its recipients. The annual Dough 4 Joe event, a three-day camping, fun run and music event that raises money for about five individuals, will be held July 26-28, at 21756 Highway 22 in Fergus Falls. Attendees can camp for the three days and participate in motorcycle run throughout lakes country each day. Live music and other activities are available at the campsite each day.
WEST FARGO — City commissioners here have unanimously approved a property tax exemption for Cargill Inc. that would allow the major agricultural company to save money on taxes for 10 years on a potential expansion of its plant at 250 Seventh Ave. NE.
FARGO — Although the first day of horse racing of at the North Dakota Horse Park opened to a bumpy start, officials are confident the following five days of racing will draw back race fans to the live meet. Shortly before the first race on Saturday, July 14, the thoroughbred horse Pennant Fever became fractious in the gate and unseated 17-year-old jockey Evan Herman. Herman had to be taken by ambulance to a Fargo hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
FARGO—While the thrill of watching the horses break from the gate and thunder down the track at the North Dakota Horse Park is draw enough for many, especially when the live races are coupled with food trucks and a playground for the little ones, those looking to make a little money will have plenty of chances during the six-day live horse racing meet that starts at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14.
WEST FARGO — On Mayor Rich Mattern's last day of public service after 20 years, his vision for a downtown West Fargo took shape. The City of West Fargo held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, June 25, for its new outdoor gathering space, the POW/MIA Plaza, which sits just north of Sheyenne Plaza and the VFW's new home at 444 Sheyenne St. S.
WEST FARGO — Two races here are close enough that candidates may be eligible to ask for a recount, which they can do after votes are canvassed on Monday, June 18, at their own expense.
WEST FARGO — For the first time in 16 years, West Fargo will have a new mayor after businessman Bernie Dardis defeated incumbent Rich Mattern on Tuesday, June 12.