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 and at CBS Television City, Calif. before working at newspapers in Minnesota and North Dakota.
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WEST FARGO—Voters here will likely be asked to approve a more than $92 million bond in November that will help pay for two new West Fargo elementary schools, an aquatic center and a new ice facility. The district plans to then return to voters around 2017 and ask for about $104.39 million to build a third high school and middle school, one more elementary school and make some renovations to existing schools. The school district's long-range facilities planning committee agreed Wednesday on a final plan it will present to the school board for approval at a special meeting Sept.
WEST FARGO - A Christine church will be on the road Tuesday as crews move the 125-year-old building to its new home at Bonanzaville. Pleasant Church will replace St. John's Lutheran Church, which was destroyed by fire July 19, 2014, in the pioneer village in West Fargo. Brenda Warren, executive director of Bonanzaville, said the church will start its roughly 30-mile trek at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Schmidt Movers, based in Wyndmere, expects to have the church at its new location by about 3 p.m. The church will not immediately be placed on its new site.
WEST FARGO – The West Fargo School Board gave itself a 78 percent raise Monday, approving a new board salary policy that will give members an annual pay hike equal...
WEST FARGO -- Construction on an aquatics center here could start as early as next spring after the West Fargo School Board decided Monday to ask its architects to start...
FARGO – School officials here have adopted a new policy setting boundaries on what sort of contact is appropriate between students and staff, limiting out-of-school communication to discussion of school-related activities and coursework. Fargo Superintendent Jeff Schatz said the policy — which explicitly prohibits any contact that could lead to a sexual relationship between teachers and students — isn't related to the recent allegations faced by West Fargo English teacher Aaron Knodel. "This isn't in relation to anything that might have happened
WEST FARGO – The woman who accused teacher Aaron Knodel of having an affair with her when she was his 17-year-old student at West Fargo High School is protesting his return to the classroom.
WEST FARGO – Police say there is no new information to report in the death investigation of 6-month-old Owen Skodje.
WEST FARGO—The long-term facilities planning committee will recommend the school district ask voters to approve a roughly $86 million bond referendum as soon as November, then return in a couple of years and ask them to OK more money to build a new high school and middle school. The committee, which has been tasked with finding a plan for buildings to accommodate an expected 60 percent growth in 10 years, decided Wednesday that the district should go to voters in two phases and ask for a pool and ice arena right away. The first phase would ask voters to approve a bond referendum for ab
WEST FARGO – A judge has agreed to give a West Fargo teenager custody of her brother and sister, which she's been seeking in court since the death of their father earlier this year. MacKenzie Jackson, 19, said Wednesday that a Cass County District Court judge on Tuesday granted her legal guardianship of her sister, Meagan Jackson-Metcalf, 17, and brother, Spencer Jackson-Metcalf, 14. "We still have a lot ahead of us," Jackson said Wednesday. Jackson began to lobby for guardianship of her siblings immediately after the death of their father, Cory Metcalf, on Jan. 4.
BISMARCK—Aaron Knodel can return to the classroom after the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board voted to dismiss the case against him on Monday. In a 5-3 vote, the board dismissed an inquiry into whether the 2014 North Dakota Teacher of the Year violated any ethical or conduct codes under the state licensing board's rules in connection with allegations that he had a sexual relationship with a student in 2009. In an April trial, Knodel was acquitted on three of the five felony charges he faced after being accused of having sexual contact with a 17-year-old student.