Forum staff reports
FARGO — The Red River Zoo is now home to two black-footed ferrets. The animals are on permanent loan as part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Program.
FARGO — A 62-year-old West Fargo man is suspected of intentionally crashing his vehicle into an unoccupied vehicle parked on the shoulder of Interstate 29 while going about 113 mph. John P. Milligan faces a felony charge of reckless endangerment in Cass County District Court. According to court documents: Milligan attempted suicide on Aug. 2 by driving his vehicle into the parked vehicle on I-29 at about 113 mph.
FARGO — Police here are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 31-year-old Fargo woman. The missing woman, Brenda Kay Kartes, is described as white, 5-foot-3, 125 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes, according to a post on the Fargo Police Department’s Facebook page. Kartes’ family has not had recent contact with her, and she’s been reported missing, police said.
FARGO—Rep. Kevin Cramer will be joined by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and USDA Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky at a trade-related town hall forum planned from 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the North Dakota State College of Science auditorium, 1305 19th Ave. N. The purpose of the visit is to engage Trump administration officials on the president's trade strategies, according to a press release issued by Cramer's office. While in town, the delegation will also tour TrueNorth Steel and visit with employees.
Tyler and Lydia Zahana, West Fargo, are the parents of a girl, Rylie Mae, born on August 12, 2018, at Essentia Health. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long. Dori Amundson and Chad Dahl, West Fargo, are the parents of a boy, Gryffin Allen, born on August 13, 2018, at Sanford Medical Center Fargo. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 22 inches long. Brittany and Mike Peschel, West Fargo, are the parents of a boy, Cal Michael, born on August 13, 2018, at Sanford Medical Center Fargo. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.
WEST FARGO — The southbound lane of Sheyenne Street from 24th Avenue to 26th Avenue West will be closed for one day on Tuesday, Aug. 21. The closure is needed for crews to widen the road at 26th Avenue West for more room to detour traffic, city officials said in a news release. Southbound traffic will need to turn west at 24th Avenue , turn south at Fifth Street West and then connect with 26th Avenue to head west to the Ninth Street West detour. Only the southbound lane in this area will be closed.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The affiliation between Sanford Health and Good Samaritan Society has cleared government reviews without objection and the organizations now plan to unite Nov. 1. The two organizations announced the latest in their planned union in a joint statement.
WEST FARGO — A judge has ruled that a West Fargo contractor violated North Dakota's consumer fraud law and has ordered him to pay clients more than $45,000 in restitution. Cass County District Judge John Irby found that Joshua James Vance was doing business without a contractor's license and diverted consumer funds. Irby ordered that Vance must pay $45,669.42 in restitution and $7,000 in civil penalties, fees and costs.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Patrick Smith scored two goals to lead West Fargo Sheyenne to a 6-1 win over Jamestown on Friday in North Dakota boys soccer. The game was season opener for Sheyenne.
The JL Beers located at 518 1st Ave. N. in downtown Fargo is now serving breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. seven days a week. A few of the new signature breakfast sandwiches include The Morning Humpty, The Hampty Dumpty, For the Love of Bacon, Big Benny and Good Gravy. JL Beers will also serve orange juice, pour over coffee and Brewmosas. JL Beers also has pubs in south Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead.