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Michael Jerome Waller Jr., 23, who was arrested Sept. 18 in Yonkers, New York, on a Cass County felony warrant for gross sexual imposition and burglary, signed a waiver a week ago today (Wednesday) to be extradited to North Dakota to face the charges. West Fargo Police Department officials believe he is the man responsible for the November, 2005, sexual assault by knifepoint of a 73-year-old West Fargo woman, with DNA testing linking him to the case.
This Friday will be a big day in the business community of West Fargo with the special ribbon cutting ceremony planned by the West Fargo Chamber at Trail King Industries, Inc., in the City's industrial park on the West edge of town. Gov. John Hoeven was in town a little over a year ago to announce a major expansion for the business - construction of a new 160,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. At that time, he offered kudos to Trail King officials for retaining their West Fargo presence saying "business is the engine that drives our economy...
A special event has been scheduled to benefit Carrie Leopold and her family on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Olivet Lutheran Church, 1330 S. Univ. Dr., Fargo. The evening will consist of a silent auction and baked goods sale, sponsored by Community Presbyterian Church members in West Fargo and Olivet Lutheran parishioners in Fargo.
October is National Pizza Month, so there is no better time to share a few wonderfully delicious homemade pizza recipes that are a nice diversion from the 'order out' variety most of us instantly think of.
Twenty-four years and going strong, Sandy's Donuts and Coffee Shop continues to live up to its reputation of the best donuts around, all baked fresh daily at their West Fargo location, conveniently positioned and easy to find on the corner of Main Avenue and Sheyenne Street. Hands-on owner operators are Sandy and Donna Ostlund, who originally founded the business in 1983, and their son, Mark, who became actively involved after graduating from college.
Last week West Fargo Commissioners approved first reading of a water rate increase for residential and commercial users set to go into effect Jan. 1, 2008. A second hike will take the rate up even more on Jan. 1, 2009. I referred to the rate as a 'slight increase,' soliciting some much welcomed email responses questioning the use of the word slight. If the ordinance receives second and final reading, the current minimum service charge of $7 for the first 2,000 gallons of water used will remain the same.
West Fargo Police Department officials are confident they have identified the man responsible for the November, 2005, sexual assault by knifepoint of a 73-year-old West Fargo woman. A former West Fargo resident, Michael Jerome Waller Jr., 23, living in Yonkers, New York, was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 18, on a Cass County felony warrant for gross sexual imposition and burglary following confirmation of DNA testing linking him to the rape. Waller, who lived about five blocks from the victim, is waiving extradition to North Dakota.
If crowds are an indicator, West Fest 2007 was a whopping success with thousands of people lining Main Avenue and Sheyenne Street for the annual grand parade which this year boasted 156 units of all types and sizes, representing all facets of the community. The five-mile run that started at Elmwood Park also showed remarkable participation with 80 runners involved; the Valley Vintage Car Show, held both days, realized an outstanding attendance; as did a variety of other activities held throughout the day, concluding with the popular Fireman's Ball in the evening. Two West Fargo High gradua
A special benefit event for Harlan Muhlenbeck has been set for Thursday, Sept. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Speedway Event Center, 680 W. Main Ave., West Fargo. Muhlenbeck has been seriously ill with TENS (Toxic Epidermal Necrosis Syndrome), a disease that causes the equivalent of second degree burns on the inside and outside of the body.
Carrie Scarr has been named the new Assistant Director at the West Fargo Public Library, a position she will assume Oct. 1. Scarr holds a B.A. in English Literature from Boise State University and an MLS from the University of North Texas. She has previously worked in public libraries in Boise, Idaho, Denton, Texas, and most recently at the Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa. Library Director Sandra Hannahs said "we are delighted to have Carrie join us at the Library.