Forum staff reports
VINING, Minn. — A garage is a total loss after a fire at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at 106 Lothrop St. in Vining, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office. No injuries were reported. Vining and Henning fire departments responded to and extinguished the blaze. The structure and contents were destroyed. The exact cause of the fire is undetermined but not considered suspicious. The garage is about a half mile southwest of the Big Foot Gas, Grocery & Deli in Vining.
WEST FARGO — The youth of St. Andrew Lutheran Church are looking for local home-based vendors and crafters to participate in their annual Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in the fellowship hall, 1005 First St.
WEST FARGO — St. Andrew Lutheran Church is hosting the "Apple of His Eye" evangelism event beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1005 First St.
HORACE, N.D. — The seventh annual Horace Fall Festival will take place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Horace Community Center, 214 Thue Court.
FARGO — The snow that fell across the Red River Valley on Wednesday, Oct. 10, varied wildly when it came to snow depths for various communities across northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. For example, many areas around Grand Forks reported precipitation totals from about 5 inches to about 6 inches, while Grand Forks Air Force Base reported 19.2 inches, according to the National Weather Service.
FARGO — Much of the Red River Valley, including the Fargo-Moorhead area, found itself in a thick snowfall Wednesday morning, Oct. 10, but the first significant snowfall of the season wasn't expected to hang around for long. Parts of the region can expect anywhere between two and five inches of snow from the storm before it abates late Wednesday, but the area is headed into drier conditions as the week moves on, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Forks.
TEA, S.D. — Following delays due to construction issues, the first Hindu temple in the Dakotas now has an official opening date. The Hindu Temple of Siouxland in Tea, a South Dakota town southwest of Sioux Falls, is set to open Sunday, Oct. 14. The temple is said to be the first operational Hindu temple in the Dakotas. Efforts to build the South Dakota temple began in 2009 to accommodate a growing South Asian and Hindu community, Archana Chatterjee, chairwoman of the temple's board of trustees, previously told The Forum.
FARGO — Fargo police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect in a case involving unauthorized use of credit cards. The case stems from a vehicle break-in, according to the Fargo Police Department’s Facebook page, where surveillance photos of the suspect were posted. Anyone with information about the man in the photos is asked to call 701-241-1405, or to text a tip to 701-730-8888. Tipsters can also call a tip line at 701-241-5777.
NORMAN COUNTY, Minn. — Authorities have identified the victim of a fatal two-vehicle crash here as 72-year-old Allan Francis Boreen of Twin Valley. About 11 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, a pickup truck driven by Danny George Guenther, 52, of Mahnomen was going east on Highway 113, and an ATV, driven by Boreen, was headed south on 450th Street South, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
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