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Written rules lacking for teacher-student communication
Scholars (April 6, 2015)
Five West Fargo student place in speech tournament
Henry named assistant principal at Sheyenne
Running for Lupus: Two local teens battling the incurable disease
West Fargo housing permits more than double
Business digest (May 6, 2015)
American Family honors agents
New Indian/Asian market opens in West Fargo
New Harley Davidson store will open Tuesday
Chief's Corner: House bill addresses privacy surrounding police body cameras
Silbernagel: District 22 Legislative update
Letter: AG should drop charges in Knodel case
Letter: Time is running out
Chief's Corner: Adapt, alter your driving routes to avoid frustration
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Library News (May 6, 2015)
Middle of the pack start for Packers girls soccer
Collins and Enno to play in Lion's All-Star games
Wrestler Shearer wins Schultz award
Athlete Spotlight: Urlab and Holoien
TNT kicks off million dollar campaign
Flight Lines: American crow couple familiar
Home and Garden: With spring finally here, it's time to garden
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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...
4 hours 59 min ago
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...
5 hours 52 sec ago
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...
5 hours 16 min ago
May 5, 2015
Former students, colleagues rally behind accused WF teacher Knodel
FARGO—Colleagues and former students are rallying behind Aaron Knodel and asking the state attorney general's office not to retry felony charges against the 2014 North Dakota Teacher of the Year accused of sexual contact with a student in 2009. A letter-writing campaign is circulating...
May 5, 2015 - 10:26am
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
Police chase yields one arrest, one still at large
WEST FARGO -- One person is injured and a driver is still at large after a police pursuit. Officials say it started after an officer spotted...
April 24, 2015 - 8:12am
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
April 21, 2015
Prosecution reveals why Aaron Knodel's accuser came forward after 5 years
FARGO—If she couldn't do it herself, how could she ever get others to report allegations of abuse? A prosecutor said Tuesday that's why the woman accusing the 2014 North Dakota Teacher of the Year with having sex with her in 2009 when she was a student finally decided to...
April 21, 2015 - 5:56pm
Police offer camera registration program
The West Fargo Police Department is now offering the Citizens Electronic Eye camera registration program. The CEE program geographically maps the location of any registered camera. It allows residents to register their surveillance video systems with the police and if a crime occurs,...
April 21, 2015 - 4:00pm