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Education partnership aligns students, needs of workforce
Metro officials not considering bans or restrictions despite potential liability issues
This week in history (Jan. 21)
Winter days flying by
Mitten tree collects 150-plus donations
BioLife sets grand opening date in West Fargo
Building permits (Jan. 21)
Mayor boasts of new businesses, housing, booming population in State of the Cities
Business digest (Jan. 21)
Moore Engineering’s Engels earns award
Steve Stark cartoon (Jan. 21)
Omdahl: Fears raised with Common Core not new
Lee: ND legislators looking at ‘surge funding’ bills
Reitan: Law defines domestic violence
Trygve Olson cartoon (Jan. 14)
8 Cass County 4-H clubs recognized
Nursery News (Jan. 21)
Library News (Jan. 21)
Nursery News (Jan. 14)
Senior menu (Jan. 14)
'DEFLATE GATE': Belichick: 'No explanation for what happened'
Report: NFL will try new replay method
NFLPA instructs Patriots players to 'reserve comment'
NFL-Super Bowl has ways to go in captivating global audience
Packers remain in shock from loss to Seahawks
Flight lines: Modern living takes heavy toll on birds
Flight Lines: Anything can happen during Christmas Bird Count
Home & Garden: The problem with squirrels
Where are my keys? And other musings of an aging mind
home & garden
January 20, 2015
West Fargo courts (Jan. 21)
Week of Dec. 22 Driving under suspension or revocation: Dexter Arlanzo Holt, West Fargo, $350 fine, 30 days in jail with 29 days suspended. Week of Jan. 7 Driving under suspension or revocation: Darin Allan Borseth, Moorhead, $500 fine, 30 days in jail with 30 days...
January 20, 2015 - 4:25pm
January 7, 2015
Donarski sworn in to replace Bailey as municipal judge
Michelle Donarski was sworn in Monday night as West Fargo’s sole municipal judge by Mayor Rich Mattern. Mattern recommended Donarski for the job. She replaces longtime Municipal Judge Susan Bailey, who was elected to a Cass County District judgeship in November after winning the...
January 7, 2015 - 9:10am
December 23, 2014
West Fargo courts (Dec. 24)
Week of Dec. 10 No valid driver’s license: Abdikadir Abdi Abdulle, West Fargo, $150 fine. Alexis Barbara Hoffman, West Fargo, $150 fine. Dylan Craig Skinner, Barnesville, Minn., $150 fine. Driving under the influence: Randall David Cocking, West Fargo, $750 fine, 30 days in...
December 23, 2014 - 5:05pm
City names new municipal judge
A new judge will serve the city of West Fargo starting in the new year. The City Commission unanimously approved Mayor Rich Mattern’s appointment of Michelle Donarski as municipal judge on Monday night. “I look forward to the opportunity to serve the citizens of West Fargo as...
December 23, 2014 - 3:55pm
December 16, 2014
West Fargo courts (Dec. 17)
Week of Nov. 21 Driving under the influence: Bradley Calvin Sessler, West Fargo, $750 fine, 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended. Sean Michael Kiernan, Fargo, second in seven years, $1,500 fine, 30 days in jail with 20 days suspended. Brittany A. Grzadzielewski, West Fargo,...
December 16, 2014 - 2:38pm
December 9, 2014
West Fargo courts
Week of Nov. 19 Driving under suspension or revocation: Pierre Lamar Ferrell, St. Paul, Minn., 30 days in jail. Driving under the influence: Barry Lee Beier, Fargo, $750 fine. Scott A. Kaufman, West Fargo, $750 fine, 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended. Christopher...
December 9, 2014 - 11:57pm
December 2, 2014
West Fargo teacher’s trial starts March 24
A trial date has been set for the West Fargo High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. A five- to seven-day trial starting March 24 has been scheduled in Cass County District Court for Aaron Knodel, who was charged Aug. 22 with five counts of felony...
news / education
December 2, 2014 - 4:07pm
November 25, 2014
West Fargo woman pleads guilty in newborn son’s death
A West Fargo woman has pleaded guilty to accidentally killing her 4-day-old baby boy by breast-feeding him after snorting a prescription painkiller. Reanne Rose Pederson, 32, pleaded guil-ty Monday morning in Cass County District Court to negligent homicide, a Class C felony, and...
November 25, 2014 - 4:05pm
Arrest warrant issued in West Fargo bar brawl
An arrest warrant was issued last Wednesday for a Fargo 23-year-old accused of stabbing another man a dozen times in a West Fargo bar brawl last month. At 2:22 a.m. on Oct. 18, police officers responded to the Essentia Health emergency room for a report of a male victim with multiple...
November 25, 2014 - 4:01pm
West Fargo courts (Nov. 26)
Week of Nov. 12 Disorderly conduct: Timothy Michael Buchanan, Crookston, Minn., 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended. Theodore Allen Wolfnecklace, Fargo, $250 fine, 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended. Fleeing a police officer on foot: Christopher Scott Cook, West Fargo,...
November 25, 2014 - 3:27pm
November 19, 2014
Man charged in West Fargo bar stabbing
WEST FARGO – An arrest warrant was issued on Wednesday for a Fargo 23-year-old accused of stabbing another man a dozen times in a bar brawl here last month. At 2:22 a.m. on Oct. 18, police officers responded to the Essentia Health emergency room for a report of a male victim...
news / crime
November 19, 2014 - 2:04pm
Bailey elected to Cass County District Court
West Fargo is looking for a new city judge after longtime municipal judge Susan Bailey was elected on Nov. 4 to serve four years as a Cass County District Court judge. Bailey, who was just re-elected as municipal judge in June, will begin her new position Jan. 2. In the meantime,...
November 19, 2014 - 10:23am
November 18, 2014
West Fargo courts (Week of Nov. 5)
Failure to pay fine/costs: Nathan William Schultz, Fargo, $100 fine, to pay $115 outstanding fine. Driving under the influence: Michelle Lee Desjarlais, West Fargo, $750 fine, 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended. Theft of property: Kelli Benice Foss, West Fargo, $388.97 fine,...
November 18, 2014 - 4:06pm
November 11, 2014
West Fargo courts (Nov. 12)
Week of Oct. 24 Driving under the influence: Eric Neil Back, West Fargo, $500 fine, 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended. Bennett Lee Mercil, Dilworth, $500 fine, 30 days in jail with 30 days suspended. Scott Allen Mueller, Fargo, $750 fine, 30 days in jail with 30 days...
November 11, 2014 - 4:39pm
WF man sentenced in Petro Serve robbery
A man charged with robbing a south Fargo gas station in February was sentenced Monday in Cass County District Court to 10 years in prison. Ibrahim Perry Kardor, 21, of West Fargo, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver within...
November 11, 2014 - 3:26pm