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Willow Tree Counseling providing mental health care
New tea store opens in West Fargo
Glacial Peak offering freezing-temperature therapy
Samsung halts Galaxy Note 7 smartphone production
Cartoon by Steve Stark
Peterson not asking for free publicity
West Fargo native Tufte best for the job
Lee's attack on Peterson unnecessary
I support Marsy's Law
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Athlete Spotlight: Bucumi Eliachim and Matthew Tassava
Indians shut out Cubs in World Series opener
Wild use another second-period explosion to blow past Bruins
Former UND standouts make NHL debuts, more to come
Hard-working LaVine silences critics with play in first two seasons
Late summer early fall notes
'Walking Dead' star among paranormal convention-goers in Mahnomen
Mule Deer Foundation holding banquet, auction at Bonanzaville
Gardening in small spaces
Home & Garden
Red River Valley Fair
Zen and the art of hawk watching: Identifying migrating raptors always a challenge
Flight Lines: Beautiful volume worth a spot on shelf
Flight Lines: Feathers and leaves comparable
Flight Lines: Riding Mountain, the other nearby national park
Flight Lines: Rest easy birders, the future is bright
Ruth E. Anderson
Gail R. Washburn
Jerald "JD" Thone
December 16, 2009
Diesel Wallace to step down
On Monday night, the West Fargo School Board meeting was held at the STEM Center. A fitting location, as Superintendent Dr.
December 16, 2009 - 12:00am
December 2, 2009
Bus discipline changes yield positive results
Before the start of the 2009-10 school year, the West Fargo School District Transportation Department restructured its disciplinary guidelines. So far, the results have been impressive, to say the least. Transportation Director Brad Redmond explained at Monday's school board meeting...
December 2, 2009 - 8:47am
November 12, 2009
School Board has first reading of policies
At the West Fargo School Board meeting on Monday, board members reviewed the first reading of several policies. The policies were that of fraud prevention and investigation, video surveillance and recording in schools, and carrying weapons. Some of the most drastic policy changes...
November 12, 2009 - 12:00am
October 29, 2009
School board, teachers settle salary contracts
After a short caucus of the School Board, West Fargo school district teachers could release their collective breath. "We will accept the settlement offer," said Thomas Gentzkow, School Board President. More than six months of negotiations between the West Fargo School Board and...
October 29, 2009 - 12:00am
October 22, 2009
Open campus contradiction brought to forefront
The West Fargo School Board meeting Oct. 13 should have been fairly cut-and-dried, but a concerned parent brought to light an interesting contradiction in the student handbook. Peter Hettwer, with his wife Wanda in attendance, voiced concern for inconsistency between the open campus...
October 22, 2009 - 12:00am
October 9, 2009
School Board Agenda
October 9, 2009 - 8:38am
October 1, 2009
School Board addresses communication problem
Communication, or the lack thereof, is a problem in West Fargo schools. At least that is what the result from a recent survey of West Fargo employees showed after it was presented in August to the West Fargo School Board. Superintendent Dr. Dana Diesel Wallace noted at the School...
October 1, 2009 - 12:00am
August 14, 2009
Negotiations teams agree to consider salary compromise
The negotiations teams for the West Fargo School District and the West Fargo Education Association went away from the bargaining table on Tuesday night (August 11) with a challenging homework assignment. With this year's budget already locked in place, Tom Gentzkow, head negotiator...
August 14, 2009 - 1:17pm
August 13, 2009
Crews scramble to finish Osgood Kindergarten in time for opening day
The parking lot and bus loop have been paved at the new Osgood Kindergarten Center, however, progress on the project is slightly behind schedule. In a report to the school board during the Monday, August 10 regular board meeting, building and grounds director Pete Diemert assured...
August 13, 2009 - 12:00am
August 6, 2009
Community forums your chance to speak up
West Fargo school board members and administrators have been talking to parents and residents one-on-one, and they have been told repeatedly that the first bond election package was too big and too expensive. So they have come up with a new scaled-down school construction project...
August 6, 2009 - 1:36pm
Plans for second referendum move forward
The West Fargo School Board's Planning and Development Committee met on Thursday, July 30, to discuss a second bond referendum, with a tentative date set for October 6. By eliminating the additions to Horace Elementary and the Sheyenne Ninth Grade Center proposed in the first building...
August 6, 2009 - 8:58am
West Fargo School Board holds fall retreat
The West Fargo School Board and administrators held their annual fall retreat on Thursday, July 30, at the Leidal Education Center, with breakfast and lunch catered in from area businesses for the full day of meetings.
August 6, 2009 - 12:00am
July 30, 2009
Negotiations teams disagree on communications panel makeup
The agenda for the next negotiations meeting will look much the same as this week's agenda, with the same list of items still to be acted on.
July 30, 2009 - 12:00am
July 23, 2009
Date for second bond election yet to be determined
The West Fargo School Board's Planning and Development Committee met on July 21, to discuss possible dates for a second bond election. They are in the process of analyzing why the first bond failed and brainstorming about what changes should be made to the building proposal before...
July 23, 2009 - 10:17am
July 22, 2009
West Fargo School district considers adding incentive benefits for teachers
The West Fargo School District's negotiating team is considering the possibility of implementing two new incentive programs for teachers. Board president Tom Gentzkow brought the proposals to the table during the negotiations meeting held on Tuesday, July 21, at the Lodoen Education...
July 22, 2009 - 3:23pm