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West Fargo VFW Post 7564 has been hosting Veterans Day programs since 2000. Prior to that, the Club was involved with Patriotic Bodies out of Fargo. Each year the program has become a little more intense and has now grown to the point where it is one of the Post's biggest celebrations of the year. And that's just how it's viewed by everyone who attends, according to Dale Ronning, longtime member, past state commander and Vietnam veteran, presently serving as quartermaster adjutant.
Kevin Gorder, representing the North Dakota Department of Transportation, provided an update at the West Fargo City Commission meeting Monday night on the 9th Street and I-94 overpass work, where the surcharge (dirt filling) project developed major dirt slides a couple of weeks ago, one on the south and two on the north side. The issue was discussed at the Commission meeting two weeks ago with the consensus Gorder would be present Monday night with a progress report. The surcharge project that began on the overpass in late June involved placing approximately 800,000 yards of extra dirt on
The Red River Valley Fair Association has reached a tentative settlement with former Manager Bruce Olson regarding an ongoing lawsuit. The action came Monday night at a special meeting of the nine-member executive committee, which is the governing body of the Association. According to terms of the settlement, Olson will receive $10,000 from the Fair Association's insurance company in return for both parties agreeing to drop their respective lawsuits.
Tonight is Halloween, of course, and it looks like the weather is going to cooperate to some degree for all the little trick-or-treaters who will be out there, hopefully accompanied by adults, but many of the older ones will be out and about by themselves. The streets will be dark and extra caution will be required of motorists as they are returning home after work, since most of the little ones will start out on their costumed treks around the 5 p.m.
It seems like everything has a month named after it, and in the food world it's no different.
Have you ever thought to yourself or heard someone else say that today's youth just don't understand the value of a dollar?
The West Fargo Fire Department is one step closer to securing money for training equipment and will also be attending a fire school thanks to recent donations from officials from Monsanto Company, 304 Center St., West Fargo. Site Manager Vic Nordstrom and Site Safety Director Evan Punt, representing Monsanto, presented two checks in the amount of $3,000 and $2,500, which will be used respectively for attending fire schooling at Texas A&M and for purchasing a projector for fire prevention and training.
Last week we ran a brief story clip on suspicious individuals knocking on doors in a senior citizen living community asking to enter homes to check gas meters. The individual represented himself as being an official from a local gas company but carried no identification. To top it off, there were no gas meters located inside the residences; instead they were outside these particular units.
Spina bifida is much more than a familiar word in the Craig and Kristine Boser household - it is an everyday way of life. Their five-year-old son, Grant, was born with the disabling birth defect that affects approximately one of every 1,000 newborns in the U.S.
Verna Rasmussen, a first grade teacher at Westside Elementary in West Fargo, was named 2008 North Dakota Teacher of the Year during the NDEA Instructional Conference in Minot Oct. 18, 2007. Rasmussen says when she was young she was always sharing her love of learning with others. "I was teaching my cats to lie on their back and drink milk out of a doll's bottle, teaching younger children in 4-H how to cook and sew, or reaching small children in Sunday schools classes," she said.