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Morning headlines: YWCA of Cass Clay planning apartments for domestic abuse victims

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Sacred Heart Convent, 1101 32nd Ave. S., Fargo, is seen Monday, June 27, 2022. The sale of the facility to the YWCA Cass Clay is expected to be completed Thursday, June 30. The convent will be turned into 23 safe and affordable apartments for people dealing with domestic violence, homelessness, or other housing instability issues.
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FARGO — The YWCA Cass Clay is ready to create a new safe and affordable housing facility for people dealing with domestic violence, homelessness, or other housing instability issues.

YWCA Lantern Light Apartments could be operating by late 2023 in the former Sacred Heart Convent at 1101 32nd Ave. S., YWCA's COO Julie Haugen said.

The timing of the opening will depend on how quickly the facility can be rehabilitated to create the 23 one- to four-bedroom apartments planned, Beyond Shelter CEO Dan Madler said Tuesday, June 28.

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Erin Prochnow, the YWCA’s executive director, said closing on the purchase of the former convent from the Presentation Sisters should be complete Thursday, June 30. Full story here.

Man arrested on open warrant after chase in Fargo

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Fargo police surround the intersection of 42nd Street South and 18th Avenue South Tuesday night, July 5, as they arrested a man on an open warrant after a short chase.
WDAY News

FARGO — Police said one man is in jail on an open warrant, after he tried to get away from officers on a chase Tuesday night, July 5.

According to an eyewitness, police were following a man on a bike down 42nd Street South at about 11 p.m. Tuesday.

The biker got to the intersection of 42nd Street South and 18th Avenue South, near Rabanus Park, and was then chased off his bike by officers.

One officer tackled the man to the ground, and arrested him, the witness said.

WDAY is working to learn what the man's name is, as well as what charge he was booked for. Full story here.

North Dakota launches program to help with delinquent mortgage payments

BISMARCK — New funding is available to help North Dakota homeowners whose housing might be in jeopardy because they have been unable to pay their mortgages, utilities or other housing-related costs.

The North Dakota Department of Human Services announced the new ND Help for Homeowners program on Tuesday, July 5.

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“Our goal is to support housing stability and sustain homeownership for North Dakotans who have experienced financial hardship because of the pandemic,” said Executive Policy Director Jessica Thomasson in a news release.

Congress approved $50 million from the federal Homeowners Assistance Fund for North Dakota.

The program is available through August 2025 or until program funds are exhausted. Full story here.

Private academy selects site for future campus in Fargo

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Architectural design of Capstone Classical Academy.
Special to The Forum

FARGO — A new private school has found a construction company to build a campus in south Fargo.

The future site for Capstone Classical Academy, a religious and tuition-based school, will be built on 18 acres at the corner of 43rd Street and 64th Avenue South. The private academy is being designed by Duncan G. Stroik Architect of South Bend, Indiana, and a building contract has been signed with the Fargo-based Gehrtz Construction Services, Capstone Classical Academy said Tuesday, July 5, in a press release. Full story here.

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