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It's never easy to come back from an injury. It's going to be even tougher for Tyler Roehl and a host of North Dakota State's top starters for the 2006 football season. Roehl, now in his third year with the program, missed all of last season recovering from a broken leg he suffered in practice. Wide receiver Travis White tore a ligament in his knee in the early part of last season.
Friday afternoon was an eerie display of North Dakota weather, with skies clouding over and high winds coming down across the prairie. Yet, Friday night, the faithful at the North Dakota Horse Park were enjoying the second weekend of yet another successful season at the track, just north of West Fargo on Ninth Street East and 19th Avenue North. Saturday and Sunday were clearly the gems of the weekend, however, as fans of the ponies basked in the sun and watched the horses run.
A local photography studio with deep West Fargo ties has hit the ground running, and is relocating to space in the community's long-time center for business. Milestones Photography, owned and operated by West Fargo native David Arntson, has moved into the Westgo Square on Morrison Street. The longtime area photographer founded the business about a year ago in the basement of his West Fargo home. "The new space is obviously much bigger," Arntson said. "We have more room for portrait work. We have additional workspace for employees.
The third and almost final step in a complete renovation of the L.E. Berger Pool will set up the community for 20 more years of indoor swimming enjoyment. That's according to the pool's director, Marsha Dahl, as she watched the finishing touches come together on one of the largest renovations the West Fargo School District has put in place over the last five years. "The pool itself is running well, and has been," Dahl said. "But this is a project that has really made the facility more efficient.
How out of step is the North Dakota Legislature with Gov. John Hoeven? Take one look at its latest proposal to heal the wounds created by inadequate education funding, and you'll know right away. And this time, unlike some instances in the past, the Legislature, or a group representing it with an interim committee, is way out of touch. And way off course, for that matter.
Dick Samson has been through the rigors of the working-man's life. In his day, he's dabbled in several different fields. But he's probably best known for helping launch a construction company that is now run by his son, Rick. He's put in his work weeks, come home to his wife and kids, and enjoyed time on the weekend in his house on Cherry Court. Now, it's his time. Dick no longer punches a clock, or worries about his overtime.
Don't blame Brett Peterson if he's suffering from a headache all week this week. He's suffering from a severe case of déj? vu. The West Fargo Patriots manager, who also is the coach of the West Fargo Packer spring baseball club, watched his team fall apart once again in the loser-out game of a regional tournament, something he's seen all too often this year. The Packer squad fell to Fargo South in must-win situation, when a base-running gaffe gifted the Bruins the game.
Sometimes it's obvious when an industry is just out there to make a fistful of dollars. The oil industry is doing it to a tee right now. The movie industry is another that has its moments. The recipe of violence, sex, and language combined with edgy cinematography and a few highly visible stars usually spells box office success, no matter the material. Two films this year, however, have gone beyond that formula, sticking to true-to-life sequences, recapturing the horror and heroism that occurred on Sept.
The Red River Valley Fair, by all definitions a public entity, has taken more steps to close off some of its information to the public.
The warm-ups are over. Now, the real test begins. In the minds of most West Fargo Patriot players, and in the mind of the squad's coach, the East Region Tournament is the true litmus test for the summer baseball season. And it kicks off this week in Wahpeton. After 49 games, 20 of them wins, and nearly a .500 record in league play, the Patriots will try to get back to the State A Legion Tournament.