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Without knowing any better, people could walk right up to Dane Sayers, introduce themselves and shake hands. But after learning about Sayers' unique abilities, they might think twice the next time. That's because, for an average Joe, shaking a mixed martial artist's hands is like grabbing a loaded pistol: he could just as quickly pat you on the back as send you bleeding to the floor. As an MMA fighter, Sayers, 22, is practiced in multiple forms of combat, including muay thai, Brazilian Jiu jitsu and wrestling. He is a weapon of mass destruction in his own right - at least in the ring.
Registration currently is open for student athletes wishing to participate in any number of summer camps available through the West Fargo School District. The activities vary, and opportunity abounds for students of all ages. Here is a brief look at what West Fargo has to offer. For a complete overview of each camp, as well as registration forms and additional information, check out www.west-fargo.k12.nd.us/district/activities/ . Packer Football Camp, July 26-30: This camp will teach techniques for each position on the football field.
Here we go again; another wet spring, another flooding Red River of the North. With a 37- to 39-foot crest forecast by the National Weather Service expected to hit sometime this weekend, the race is on to protect our cities. In an eerily similar fashion as last year's record flood, the Fargo-Moorhead area and surrounding communities are preparing for the onslaught of excess water. Dikes are being erected, sandbags are being filled, and sump-pumps are on full blast. One city that can breathe a bit easier, however, is West Fargo.
The future of the West Fargo School District now is in the voters' hands. A special election is being held Tuesday, March 23, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., for the public to decide the fate of a proposed $40 million school building bond referendum. If approved, the money generated from the referendum would provide funding for various construction projects that would help alleviate over crowdedness in the district.
Last week, after nearly going the way of the Ford Pinto, the Red River Valley Speedway received a breath of new life. On March 9, during a special meeting that lasted all of five minutes, the Red River Valley Fair Board voted unanimously to approve a lease agreement with area businessman and race aficionado Danny Schatz.
With the warming temperatures across the region, the cities of West Fargo and Fargo enacted load restrictions on Monday. West Fargo Public Works Forman Chad Zander said changes with the restrictions typically involve drops in per-axle loads. In West Fargo, this means single axles drop from 20,000 pounds to 18,000 pounds. Likewise, tandem-axle truck weights drop from 34,000 pounds to 32,000 pounds. For a full list of West Fargo spring restrictions, as well as overdimensional vehicle policies and axle-weight charts, visit westfargond.gov.
West Fargo's Sandhills Archery Club is hosting a Bowhunters Shootout on March 19-21, at the Red River Valley Fairground's Hart Ag Building. The shootout is open to the public, and costs $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 12-18 years. Children younger than 12 get in free. There also is a team money round. The shootout consists of 30 targets, some moving, in ranges upward of 30 yards. There also will be concessions that include buffalo chili, buffalo barbeques and soda. Rounds run 5-8 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Communication problems within the West Fargo School District may soon be a thing of the past. At Monday's School Board meeting, West Fargo Superintendent Dr.
Last year, the West Fargo boys basketball team finished runner-up to Mandan in the state tournament. This year, the Packers have a shot at redemption. At the Eastern Dakota Conference tournament in Grand Forks on Saturday, the Packers were facing a titan in Fargo North. The teams had squared off twice during the regular season, with both games going to the East Region regular-season champion Spartans. But the second-ranked Packers pulled it off, rallying from an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat North 61-59 and win the East Region title for the second time in three years.