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Samson named assistant principal at West Fargo High School
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West Fargo High School honor students
West Fargo Cash Wise set to open May 22
Brand, Slaathaug attend trial skills
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Pioneer does well at NDNA
Western State Bank promotes Stoppler
Chief's Corner: Clarifying sex offender registration
Koppelman: Legislators close out session with important work
Letter: Appreciating the work of police
Editorial: Witham was voice of West Fargo
Koppleman: Witham will be missed
The Packer Weekly: Stearns finds music
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Red River Valley Art Show planned for Moorhead Center Mall
Funny business: The silliness goes on for WF's "Helma and Selma"
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Red River Valley Fair
Flight Lines: Bird banding helps research
May 27, 2015
Brand, Slaathaug attend trial skills
Lynn Slaathaug Moen and Scott Patrick Brand of the Brudvik Law Office recently attended the prestigious Criminal Justice Act, Trial Skills Academy in San Diego, Calif. The academy only accepts a limited number of federal court criminal defense attorneys. The program consists...
May 27, 2015 - 11:22am
May 13, 2015
West Fargo courts (May 13, 2015)
Week of April 29 • Failure to pay fine: Amber Noel Parsons, Fargo, $90 fine. Adalberto Rodriguez Alanis, West Fargo, $90 fine. Bryce McGillis, Moorhead, $90 fine. Jesse Howard Schweitzer, Fargo, $90 fine. • Driving under the influence: Annette Rose Cannon, West Fargo,...
May 13, 2015 - 4:55pm
Prosecutors file motion for mistrial in Knodel case
FARGO -- Prosecutors in the case of Aaron Knodel, 2014 North Dakota Teacher of Year accused of having sexual contact with a student, filed a motion Wednesday seeking a mistrial. Knodel, 36, was charged with five felony counts of corruption or solicitation of a minor in August...
May 13, 2015 - 2:07pm
May 6, 2015
West Fargo Courts (May 6, 2015)
Week of April 22 • Failure to pay fine: Ryan Allen Link, Barnesville, Minn., $90 fine. • Driving under suspension or revocation: Michael Jason Bell, West Fargo, $350 fine, 30 days in jail with 26 days suspended. Dennis Clayton Cullen, West Fargo, $750 fine, 30 days in...
May 6, 2015 - 10:27am
Unions won't say if they're helping Knodel in legal fight
Leaders of the West Fargo and state teachers' unions have declined to say whether either of their groups or affiliated organizations contributed money or other resources to the legal defense of West Fargo High School English teacher Aaron Knodel on charges that he had sex with a 17-year-old...
May 6, 2015 - 10:26am
Mistrial looms for accused West Fargo teacher Knodel
As a possible mistrial looms for Aaron Knodel, the 2014 Teacher of the year accused of having sexual contact with a student in 2009, fellow teachers, former students, friends and family are rallying behind the West Fargo teacher. Knodel, 36, was charged with five felony counts...
May 6, 2015 - 10:10am
April 29, 2015
Mistrial possible in Aaron Knodel trial after juror lied about past with sex abuse
The sole juror holding out for a conviction in the Aaron Knodel sex-charges trial lied during jury selection by not disclosing she was a victim of sexual abuse, and the judge in the case might declare a mistrial after that juror became disoriented Wednesday morning. Cass County...
April 29, 2015 - 12:42pm
West Fargo court (April 29, 2015)
Week of April 15 • Failure to pay fine: Eric D. Jones, Fargo, $100 fine, and pay original $75 fine balance. Melinda Sue Kupitz, Fargo, $90 fine. • Minor in consumption/possession: Alex Dwain Burton, West Fargo, $250 fine. Taylor Lindsay Muffenbeir, West Fargo, $500 fine,...
April 29, 2015 - 12:24pm
Recap: Knodel trial goes to jury
A verdict in the trial of the 2014 North Dakota Teacher of the year accused of having sex with a 17-year-old student in 2009 rests solely on the testimony of the alleged victim, the defense attorney for Aaron Knodel said in closing arguments Monday. With only her testimony and no...
April 29, 2015 - 10:39am
April 28, 2015
No verdict yet in West Fargo teacher sex case
FARGO - Cass County District Court Judge Steven McCullough will never make jurors miss dinner. So the jury in the case of Aaron Knodel, the 2014 North Dakota Teacher of the year accused of having sex with a 17-year-old student in 2009, recessed deliberations about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The...
April 28, 2015 - 7:00pm
April 27, 2015
Jury sent home in West Fargo teacher trial
FARGO - The case of the 2014 North Dakota Teacher of the Year accused of having sex with a student in 2009 is now in the jury’s hands. The jury was sent home for the evening around 4:30 p.m. Deliberations will begin again Tuesday morning. Prosecutors and defense attorneys for...
April 27, 2015 - 5:15pm
April 24, 2015
Knodel, wife take stand in West Fargo teacher-student sex trial
FARGO – The wife of the 2014 North Dakota Teacher of the Year accused of having sex with a student in 2009 corroborated much of the testimony Aaron Knodel gave when he took the stand in his own defense Friday. The suspended West Fargo teacher disputed a former student’s claims...
April 24, 2015 - 5:03pm
April 23, 2015
Defense calls character witnesses, Knodel trial to resume Friday
FARGO -- Prosecutors in the trial of 2014 North Dakota Teacher of the Year Aaron Knodel, accused of having a sexual relationship with a student, rested their case just before noon today after presenting evidence of 93 calls between Knodel and the student in late 2008 and early 2009,...
April 23, 2015 - 5:14pm
April 22, 2015
West Fargo teacher Knodel's accuser, school superintendent take stand
FARGO - The woman accusing 2014 Teacher of the Year Aaron Knodel of having a sexual relationship with her in 2009 when she was 17 and he was a 29-year-old teacher described this morning how their relationship turned physical in his home and in his classroom. The former student...
April 22, 2015 - 2:57pm
West Fargo courts (4-22-15)
Week of April 8 Driving under suspension or revocation: Jenna Leigh Collins, Fargo, $350 fine Driving under the influence refusal: David Scott Greywind, Dilworth, $1,500 fine, 30 days in jail with 20 days suspended. Theft of property: Samantha Dawn Hass, Fargo, $350 fine,...
April 22, 2015 - 9:00am