MOORHEAD – Students who survived the shooting in Parkland, Fla., are embarking on a nationwide summer campaign, and their next stop is Moorhead’s Woodlawn Park to register young voters and push for gun reform. Jaclyn Corin, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, told The Forum that 10 of her classmates will be in Moorhead on Tuesday, June 26, along with two students from Chicago and another from Milwaukee.
REILE’S ACRES, N.D. – A 56-year-old woman riding a bicycle was killed Wednesday, June 20, in a collision with an SUV on a rural road near this Cass County town, northwest of Fargo, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The crash happened about 6 p.m. on County Road 20 near 47th Street Northeast.
COLFAX, N.D. – The wife of the Fargo School District’s new superintendent has taken a job as Richland 44 School District’s junior and senior high school principal. Britney Gandhi’s contract was unanimously approved during a special Richland 44 School Board meeting Thursday, June 7. The board agreed to pay Gandhi $72,000 for the coming school year. She’s the wife of Rupak Gandhi, the incoming Fargo superintendent, who starts his new role July 1.
WEST FARGO — A fire that burned three houses this week has forced two families out of their homes, West Fargo officials said Friday, April 20. The fire, which was reported about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, started at 580 22nd St. E. and spread to houses on both sides, 574 and 586 22nd St. E. Jared Noel, of 586 22nd St. E., said inspectors told him the two other houses were total losses.
FARGO – The body of a man was discovered Monday, Feb. 5, underneath a dump truck parked in a lot behind a Fargo auto repair business, city police said. Officers were dispatched about 5 p.m. to the lot behind Bilal Auto Repair Workshop, 1902 1st Ave. S. Yellow tape was set up around several vehicles, and officers were investigating the area before the body was removed from the scene.
FARGO – After a quarter century of the same Republican serving as North Dakota’s secretary of state, Democratic state Rep. Josh Boschee says it's time for a change. “Our current secretary of state and GOP Legislature have had two decades to bring this office up to current technology standards – something they have failed to do effectively while wasting taxpayer dollars in their failed attempts,” Boschee said.
MOORHEAD – The City Council here has approved a tax break for two projects along Center Avenue in downtown that’s significantly more than initial estimates. Council members considered tax exemptions for developer and architect Kevin Bartram, of MBA Investments, at a meeting this week. Bartram intends to turn the old Moorhead armory, 904 Center Ave., into an event center and the neighboring Simon Warehouse to the east, 8 10th St. N., will be made into a 60- to 65-unit apartment complex.
HILLSBORO, N.D. – Clean up efforts are underway after a semi truck hauling canola oil lost control and then struck and landed on top of a bridge guardrail, with the trailer falling below into a frozen Elm River Monday, Jan. 15.
FARGO – Officials with North Dakota State University are investigating the death of a student after a body was found on campus. A university spokesperson said Wednesday, Jan. 10, that NDSU police reported that the body of a deceased student was found in a private room in Mathew Living Learning Center West. Officials say there is no indication of foul play or threat to public safety.
FARGO – A flood of pink hats will be returning to downtown Fargo. On the anniversary of last year’s inaugural Women’s March on Washington, a rally at the Fargo Civic Center and a march through the city are being planned for Saturday, Jan. 20. Organizer Nicole Mattson of Indivisible Fargo-Moorhead said the event was posted on Facebook Tuesday, Jan. 9. And within five hours, 500 people said they were going or were interested in attending.