WEST FARGO – A 286-pound marijuana bust on Interstate 94 has set a new record for the West Fargo Police Department and may be the largest for the North Dakota Highway Patrol, spokesmen for the two agencies said Tuesday, Nov. 21. The load of marijuana, with an estimated street value $1,370,000, was seized after an Askov, Minn., woman was pulled over Tuesday morning for speeding as she was driving east through the metro area. The bust was made with the help of West Fargo police dog Disco, who alerted officers to the presence of marijuana in the car, West Fargo police Sgt. Adam Gustafson said.
FARGO – Leah Juelke, a Fargo South High School language arts instructor who helped her students tell their immigrant stories to the world, has been named North Dakota’s Teacher of the Year for 2018.
FARGO – Future North Dakota State University sophomores will have more living space on campus thanks to a project underway just south of Newman Outdoor Field. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday, Sept. 12, for the $39.5 million Catherine Cater Hall.
MOORHEAD – Kayakers on the Red River made a grim discovery Sunday evening, Aug. 27, when they came across the body of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind.
FARGO – The Fargo School Board voted 6-2 Tuesday morning, Aug. 15, to unilaterally issue contracts to its teachers for the 2017-2018 school year. The vote followed months of negotiations and attempts to break a declared impasse by seeking help from a local mediation panel and the state Education Fact Finding Commission. The one-year contracts will be available for teachers on Monday, Aug. 21, three days before school starts on Aug. 24.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – The number of drunken driving arrests was down significantly for this year’s WE Fest, with no serious or fatal crashes reported in or around the event, the Minnesota State Patrol reported Monday, Aug. 7. The 35th annual country music festival featured big-name artists on its stages Thursday through Saturday, though the gates opened for campers on Tuesday, with local acts playing Tuesday and Wednesday.
BISMARCK – The number of violent crimes in North Dakota, including murder and aggravated assault, declined in 2016, and there was a significant drop in DUI arrests. But drug-related offenses continued a five-year trend, rising 11 percent in 2016, according to state crime statistics released Friday, July 21.
FARGO – A Harwood, N.D., man already accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old Nebraska girl is now charged with having sex with her as well as having sexual photos of her, according to documents filed in Cass County District Court. An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday, July 18, for Nichollas Troy Johnson, 24, on felony charges of gross sexual imposition and possession of certain materials prohibited, court documents stated. Court records did not list an attorney for him.
FARGO – Losing a little shuteye and having a flashlight handy paid off, as a Fargo mom, her daughter and daughter’s boyfriend teamed up early Friday, July 14, to find the second coin in this year’s Northern Plains Coin Hunt.
MOORHEAD – Moorhead police have released the name of a man who went into the Red River on Monday, June 5, and may not have resurfaced. David Michael Tikayne, 29, has not been reported seen since he entered the Red near First Avenue North about 1:30 p.m. Monday, police said in a news release Wednesday, June 7.