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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FARGO — A Utah-based education company is eyeing North Dakota to be part of a pilot program to provide free, at-home preschool service to rural areas.
WEST FARGO — City commissioners have unanimously approved hiring Dustin Scott as West Fargo's first city engineer. Scott graduated from West Fargo High School and the University of North Dakota. He's provided engineering services to the city for about 10 years through Moore Engineering. Since 1963, Moore Engineering has served as West Fargo's engineer, working on projects such as the Sheyenne Diversion, the city's expansion south of Interstate 94, and water and street projects.
WEST FARGO—A trip to downtown Fargo will no longer be required for anyone with a hankering for German fare and big beers. Wurst Bier Hall West is now open in West Fargo. The second location opened Oct. 1 in the former home of Loren Lee's at 3179 Bluestem Drive, in a building also home to a Bottle Barn liquor store, and has already attracted a crowd. "It's been crazy," said co-owner Bert Meyers. "The first day was a little slow, and it's been gangbusters since."
HARWOOD, N.D. — Officials say construction of the state's first Department of Veterans Affairs national cemetery is on track and burials could begin as soon as spring. Construction on the new cemetery began earlier this year on nearly five acres of land purchased by the VA east of Maple Sheyenne Lutheran Church, 8711 40th Ave. N., in Harwood. "Everything is on schedule and we anticipate in our fiscal year 2019, probably late spring to early summer, we should be ready for burials," said John G. Knapp, deputy director of the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
FARGO — A 29-year-old Fargo man pleaded guilty Thursday, Sept. 27, to felony charges of manslaughter and terrorizing in connection with the death of an acquaintance during a fight in March. Daniel Habiger had been charged with murder. His sentencing hearing on the manslaughter and terrorizing charges is set for Nov. 15 in Cass County District Court.
MOORHEAD — Authorities believe someone intentionally started a house fire near Concordia College here, Tuesday, Sept. 25. A passerby reported a fire at 722 5th St. S., Moorhead, around 9:10 p.m. Fire crews arrived to find the first and second floors along the south side in flames, but were able to control the fire in about a half hour. On Wednesday, Sept. 26, fire officials said the cause of the fire has been ruled an arson. Nearby resident Lily Farrel said she believed the home has been unoccupied since the previous owner passed away earlier this year.
WEST FARGO — Voters in the West Fargo School District overwhelmingly approved a bond referendum for a new high school, with 71 percent of voters approving the measure on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The more than two dozen parents, community members and district staff broke into applause at the Leidel Education Center as Business Manager Mark Lemer said the district had reached its needed 60 percent of the vote to pass.
WEST FARGO — Polls for the West Fargo School District bond referendum are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at six locations across West Fargo, Fargo, Horace and Harwood.
FARGO — A Fargo man is accused of trading his employer's advertising space for more than $63,000 in luxury items and services for his own personal use, including a home sound system, mechanic work on exotic cars and spa treatments meant to freeze off fat.
WEST FARGO — Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Sept. 25, to decide if the West Fargo School District can move forward with a $106.9 million bond that would pay for a third high school and middle school as well security upgrades and artificial turf for the district's three high schools. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at six locations: Harwood Community Center, Westside Elementary School, Lutheran Church of the Cross, Horace Senior Center, Scheels Arena and Triumph West Church.