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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FARGO—In September 2007, Beth Bouley stood at the World War II Memorial in Washington as part of the WDAY Honor Flight with her father, U.S. Navy veteran Richard Quesnell, when a young girl and her mother approached them. "I want my daughter to meet a hero," the mother said. As the young girl chatted with Quesnell, who served in the South Pacific during the war, Bouley didn't even try to fight the tears of pride welling up for her father and all veterans.
WEST FARGO – The complaint that prompted West Fargo officials to place the city’s longest-serving police officer on administrative leave for three weeks was over some information about a vehicle the lieutenant relayed to his brother, an insurance investigator. The investigation didn’t lead to any criminal charges or internal disciple, clearing the way for Lt. Greg Warren to return to work.
WEST FARGO – West Fargo is down to only two final candidates in its search for a police chief after Fargo Deputy Police Chief Joe Anderson withdrew his name this week. From a pool of 11 applicants, Anderson, North Dakota Highway Patrol Lt. Troy Hischer and FBI Supervisory Special Agent Heith Janke were selected as finalists who would move on to a second round of interviews. In a May 18 letter to the city, Anderson said he had a conflict with the second round of interviews slated for June 7-9.
WASHINGTON— A solemn silence that fell over the roughly 30,000 people on the U.S. Capitol lawn Monday, May 15, was broken only by the sound of bagpipe music as survivors of fallen peace officers began to walk toward the 36th annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service. Among the hundreds of survivors was Rachel Moszer, the widow of Fargo police Officer Jason Moszer.
WASHINGTON — Thousands of law enforcement officers from across the country along with survivors of fallen officers were filling the Capitol lawn here Monday, May 15, for the 36th Annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service. Included in the crowd are 39 Fargo police officers here to honor Officer Jason Moszer, who was shot in the line of duty on Feb. 10, 2016, and died the next day. Moszer's wife, Rachel, their children, Dillan and Jolee, are also there, along with his parents, Dave and Karen, to witness the memorial ceremony.
WASHINGTON --- When World War II Army veteran Merle Grossman boarded the Honor Flight plane out of Fargo on Sunday, May 14, he wondered why none of his other children were there to see him off like the families of the other 90 veterans heading to Washington D.C. But the Pelican Rapids, Minn., native quietly took his seat with daughter Evie Beste by his side and started chatting with his high school classmate, Wayne Plummer, a World War II Air Force veteran who was also on this year's WDAY Honor Flight.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—When Kathi Schwan was here on business just a few weeks ago, she came upon the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, where engravers were etching Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer's name into marble alongside more than 21,000 names of officers who died in the line of duty since 1791. Schwan's son, Drew, grew up with Moszer and she was excited to get a look at the engraving before the 29th annual Candlelight Vigil on Saturday, May 13.
WEST FARGO — While the city has still not released what triggered a North Dakota Bureau of Criminal investigation into West Fargo police Lt. Greg Warren, his personnel file shows a highly decorated 42-year career, including a state Peace Officer of the Year award. Warren also has the support of the city's former police chief. The Forum obtained Warren's personnel file from the city this week after he was placed on placed on paid leave, Monday, May 1.
WASHINGTON — Nearly 100 people from the Fargo-Moorhead area, including 39 Fargo police staff, will travel to Washington this weekend for an annual national ceremony honoring officers who died in the line of duty, a solemn list that this year will include Fargo Office Jason Moszer. "We're going out there to honor Jason as well as all the others that lost their lives last year," Fargo Deputy Chief Todd Osmundson said. "We will never forget."
WEST FARGO—The West Fargo School District's 15th elementary school slated to open in fall 2018 has been named after the Fargo neighborhood it's in. The West Fargo School Board unanimously voted to name the school Willow Park, the original name of the development in the Fargo neighborhood. The land, which is just west of Blue Cross Blue Shield headquarters at 4510 13th Ave. S. in Fargo, is now an empty grassy knoll surrounded by apartment buildings and retail stores.