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Before the start of the 2009-10 school year, the West Fargo School District Transportation Department restructured its disciplinary guidelines. So far, the results have been impressive, to say the least. Transportation Director Brad Redmond explained at Monday's school board meeting why change was needed. The biggest reason, he said, was because there was inconsistency with punishment among drivers. The old standard was to give a student a warning and any consequential misbehavior would result in suspension from riding the bus. Superintendent Dr.
Historically strong West Fargo is slated to start another wrestling season Thursday, Dec. 3, against Fargo Shanley. If last year is any indication of things to come - and with a couple big additions during the offseason - the Packers shouldn't disappoint. West Fargo started working out the kinks for this season in early November and, so far, coach Kayle Dangerud likes what he sees. "We're happy with the way practice has been going," he said. "Guys have started practice from Day 1 with high intensity. That's half the battle right there.
Before the beginning of any athletic season, coaches take a deep breath, purse their brow and nervously look over their rosters to discover just how much of a bind they'll be in from the loss of graduated players. Who's gone? Who will take their place?
The Red River Valley Fair Board voted Tuesday, Nov.
The Packers boys hockey team got its first taste of competition on Saturday, Nov. 21, during the West Fargo Jamboree, a preseason scrimmage hosted by West Fargo High School. Fergus Falls, Fargo North and Jamestown all attended the event. Even though no score was kept, Packers co-coaches Troy Miller and Tim Capouch got a good look at their team. "We're a deep team this year," Miller said. "We expect it to be a good time." Josh Hanson, goalie and junior varsity player of the year last season, is backing starter Cameron Holland this season.
An endless sea of packaged, canned and bagged food items sprawled across the Fargodome floor like a multi-colored tapestry as area students and volunteers scurried about Monday night during the culmination of the third annual Fill The Dome food drive. In the end, the numbers from this year's event were staggering: $96,266 raised and 97 tons of food, which easily surpassed the original goal of $75,000 and 75 tons of food. That's enough food to feed 21,000 people through March. The food and money gathered will greatly help the influx of people who are in need during this time of year.
Discerning parents may soon have an easier way to find quality child care in the Fargo-Moorhead area. The United Way of Cass-Clay announced Thursday, Nov.
Old Man Winter is knocking at the door, meaning any time spent outdoors is a precious commodity. Luckily for shooting enthusiasts in the Fargo-Moorhead area, a place is nearly ready that will allow them to enjoy their sport during the fiercest North Dakota weather. Construction of the Red River Regional Marksmanship Center, located at the corner of 7th Ave. N and 16th St. NE in West Fargo, began June 2, and is coming along pretty much on schedule, though the grand opening of Oct. 24 was pushed back. "The building is ready," RRMC president Tim Pederson said.
Denise Bode, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, said the future of wind energy in the United States is bright, and states such as North Dakota are at the forefront of the wind energy movement. Bode toured DMI Industries on Thursday, Nov. 12, and participated in a roundtable discussion with state government officials and executives from Otter Tail Corp., parent company of DMI Industries. Afterward, Bode and DMI president Stefan Nilsson addressed members of the media and DMI employees about the positive outlook of the wind energy industry. "This is the future," Bode said.
Just like that, the fall sports season at West Fargo High School is over. Two sports - volleyball and girls swimming and diving - had their final hurrahs last week. First to finish was volleyball. The Eastern Dakota Conference defending champion Packers started out on the right foot during the East Region Tournament on Nov. 12-14 in Fargo. Their 25-21, 21-25, 25-21, 25-21 win over No. 4 Fargo North (8-6 EDC, 24-13 overall) on Thursday gave them much-needed momentum heading into Friday's semifinal match against No.