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—No one commented on the city's proposed budget at a budget hearing Monday, Sept. 18, but one homeowner did complain about projected higher tax bills in 2018 because of higher property valuations. "I think we need to look at where this is going," said homeowner Steve Marquart. He said his property valuations have increased in recent years, resulting in him paying more property taxes.
WEST FARGO — A Sheyenne High School teacher who resigned amid allegations of partying with students will not face criminal charges after a July incident at her home where she was reportedly found drunk with four minors, including one cited for having a blood-alcohol content nearly three times over the legal limit to drive.
WEST FARGO—After the city tried for years to develop what was long dubbed the "Strawberry Patch" in the northwest corner of Sheyenne Street and Interstate 94, West Fargo's first Hornbacher's grocery store will soon find a home there. Oppidan Investment Co. plans to break ground this fall on 15.5 acres of land that will become home to a nearly 61,000-square-foot Hornbachers store that will include a pharmacy and Caribou Coffee. The Hornbacher's store is expected to be open by fall 2018.
FARGO—Convicted murderer Ashley Hunter will hear his punishment this week for killing Clarence Flowers and Samuel Traut in June 2015. Hunter was convicted June 2 of two counts murder and one count of arson after a two-week trial in Cass County District Court. The murder charges, Class AA felonies, are each punishable by life in prison without the possibility of parole. The Class B arson felony is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
MOORHEAD—Domestic assault charges against Fargo Police Officer Jeremiah Ferris were dropped but he was sentenced Tuesday, Aug. 29, on a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge for a June fight with his live-in girlfriend. Ferris, 34, was sentenced in Clay County District Court to one year of unsupervised probation and ordered to pay a $385 fine along with completing chemical and mental health assessments. A sentence of one year in jail, with credit for one day served, was suspended.
WEST FARGO — Construction closures on one of West Fargo's main thoroughfares caused headaches for some drivers on the first day of school here, but the city plans to make changes soon that will ease congestion. Ninth Street — a main north-south route in West Fargo — is under construction from Seventh Avenue to nearly 17th Avenue. At the same time, 13th Avenue, a major east-west route, is closed from 14th Street East to Prairie Parkway.
WEST FARGO — West Fargo Public Schools has grown by nearly 600 students. A district news release states that 10,635 students were counted on the first day of school Tuesday, August 29. It is an increase of 584 students from 2016, the first year the district topped 10,000 students with 10,051. Kindergarten through fifth-grade enrollment grew by 238 students and sixth- through 12th-grade enrollment grew by 333 students, Communications Specialist Stephanie Hansen said in a release.
FARGO - A pregnant Fargo woman hasn't been seen since Saturday afternoon and her family is seeking help to find her. Savanna Marie Greywind, 22, of Fargo was last seen at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 19 at her apartment building in North Fargo, according to Fargo Police. Her sister, Kayla Greywind told WDAY-TV that she was texting with her boyfriend on Saturday afternoon and no one has heard from her since. Family members said that she left behind her car and wallet. "It's not like Savanna," Kayla Greywind said. "We are just praying for the best but it's really hard."
DILWORTH—Longtime radioman and popular morning show host Don Dresser could have moved from the Fargo-Moorhead market to the national scene at anytime during his 32 years at WDAY-AM Radio, but Dresser said he loved the area too much to leave. Minnesota-born Dresser remained in the metro area until his death on Friday, Aug. 18, at Lilac Assisted Living Facility in Dilworth. He was 84 years old.
FARGO—Logan Hahn knew she could have almost anything when she was told that Make-A-Wish of North Dakota would be granting the 11-year-old a wish, but she didn't want to receive something, she wanted to wanted to give. Hahn, who lives with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that causes thick mucus to build up in the lungs and other areas of the body, asked Make-A-Wish to help her open her own art show. "Not only did she want to create art but she wanted to spread the word about what she lives with every day," said Wish Granter Angie Lord.