BRIGHTON, Colo. – A man charged with sexually assaulting a child in Colorado was a West Fargo school teacher up until a year ago. Rory Seeman, 33, faces two counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, and two counts of sexual assault on a child. Seeman was a computer skills teacher at Overland Trail Middle School in Brighton, Colo., a northeastern Denver suburb of about 35,000 people.
WEST FARGO -- The longtime West Fargo-based Stockmen’s Supply store is moving, but the veterinary clinic will remain at the 802 Main Avenue W. facility. Stockmen’s parent company, ANIMART, said in a statement that the store will be relocating to the Mandan, N.D., location by June 30. Dr. Tammy Johnson will continue to operate in the West Fargo clinic location and provide companion animal veterinary services for the area.
FARGO – Fargo School District officials are trying to dispel misconceptions about plans for a small elementary school for students with severe behavioral needs after the School Board voted to remodel a space to accommodate the school despite concerns from parents and staff. Superintendent Jeff Schatz says the new school, which would be in the Agassiz School in south Fargo, is meant to be temporary for students, and they would eventually be transitioned back to their neighborhood schools.
WEST FARGO -- The West Fargo School Board narrowed on Friday, March 23, its superintendent finalists from three to two. The two finalists are Bethe Slette and Ben Johnson. Slette is the West Fargo assistant superintendent of elementary education and Johnson is the assistant superintendent of education in Bismarck. The board at a morning meeting chose to not advance Pelican Rapids (Minn.) Superintendent Randi Anderson, who is also a finalist for the superintendent position in Moorhead.
WEST FARGO – A man fatally shot by members of the Red River Valley SWAT team after a standoff on Monday, March 12, has been identified. West Fargo officials said the man was Justin Lee Dietrich, 32. West Fargo Police Chief Heith Janke said Monday that the incident began about 8:30 p.m. when a West Fargo officer tried to pull over Dietrich – who was suspected of possessing stolen handguns. However, the attempted traffic stop turned into a high-speed chase through the city.
WEST FARGO -- The West Fargo School District has named three finalists for the superintendent position, which includes one internal candidate. The finalists are Beth Slette, West Fargo assistant superintendent of elementary education; Pelican Rapids (Minn.) Superintendent Randi Anderson and Ben Johnson, Bismarck, assistant superintendent of secondary education.
WEST FARGO – West Fargo Public Schools Superintendent David Flowers has announced he will retire June 30, 2018. According to a statement from the district, the West Fargo School Board will consider Flowers’ letter of intention to retire at its Monday, Dec. 11, meeting.
WEST FARGO -- Police Chief Heith Janke plans to add five new supervisory positions to his department, including an officer who will focus on a growing drug problem and another who will work directly on building relationships with new Americans.
WEST FARGO -- A Sheyenne High School language arts teacher here resigned on the eve of the new school year after an internal district investigation found she gave alcohol to minors and officials found alcohol in her classroom.
FARGO – A funeral for Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, whose killing has prompted outpourings of grief around the region, will be held this week in Fargo. The funeral is set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at First Assembly Church, 3401 25th St. S.