Wendy reports for The Forum and West Fargo Pioneer, where she is also assistant editor. A University of Minnesota Morris graduate from North Dakota, Wendy started her career in television news and entertainment in Minnesota and and at CBS Television City, Calif. before working at newspapers in Minnesota and North Dakota.
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The West Fargo School Board got its first look at what will be the district's 15th elementary school, when it is built on land near the Blue Cross Blue Shield headquarters in Fargo. Architect Julie Rokke with Moorhead-based YHR Partners presented the building design that will have two classrooms for each grade, kindergarten through five. The building will have three pods of classrooms with sets of two classes that have a shared doorway for grades to share space. The center core has media center and room for music and art classes.
As the stress of final exams sinks in, Sheyenne High School students are looking forward to a week of Mustang spirit and the school's first ever winter formal, the Snowdaze dance. After weeks of planning by the student council, the dance is set to take place on Saturday, January 28 in the Sheyenne High School commons. During the week leading up to the event, students will be able to show Mustang pride by participating in spirit days and a student involved pep rally on Friday, January 27.
About 3,000 West Fargo property owners could see a special assessment on upcoming tax bills when the project to redo the Ninth Street and 13th Avenue intersection gets underway this summer. The project will install double left-turn lanes at all four points of the intersection and one right- turn lane on 13th Avenue on the east and west ends. Ninth Street will also be widened to four lanes up to Meyer Boulevard, which is just south of 10th Avenue. From Meyer Boulevard north to Seventh Avenue, or the high school, an additional northbound lane will be added.
About 200 elementary school students will move to new schools when the West Fargo School District opens its newest elementary school, Brooks Harbor, this fall. The School Board approved school boundaries at its Monday, Jan. 9, meeting that will move 62 students from Freedom Elementary School to Aurora Elementary next year. Brooks Harbor would then open with about 142 students in grades kindergarten through five, which is an estimate of the current students living in the Brooks Harbor neighborhood.
Special Events Tom Hanks Movie Month — "Sully": 1 p.m. Thursday. Join us for three consecutive Thursdays to view Tom Hanks in action. "Sully" is based on the true story of airplane pilot Capt. Chesley Sullenberger (Hanks) who glided his disabled plane onto the Hudson River, saving all 155 lives in January 2009. Free popcorn. Rated PG-13. Legos and Video Games: 2 p.m. Monday. School is out, so head to the library. Join us for Legos, classic board games, and a variety of Nintendo Wii games. No registration required.
West Fargo, ND (WDAY News) - Major growth will force more than 200 West Fargo students to change schools next year. Monday night, the school board approved boundary changes for fall of 2017. To help accommodate the growth south of I-94, the district is opening a new elementary school here in the Brooks Harbor neighborhood. With that school the boundaries will change, and then those changes will likely change again. West Fargo is no stranger to growth, and growing pains.
Eastwood Elementary third-grader Addison (Addie) Graff seemed to have an old soul. The witty 8-year-old would often sit with adults and have long conversations, especially if the topic turned to two of her favorite subjects: animals and people. "She is a perfect combination of love and deep caring about others," said her aunt Kyza Hove. "And, she would express that. She'd say, 'I love you' all the time." Addie died Dec. 28 while in Park River, N.D., just days from her ninth birthday on Jan. 8.
WEST FARGO — When fitness fan Jodi Roper of Fargo took a cycling class at a Cyclebar while visiting Los Angeles, she knew the unique fitness boutique would be a fun addition to the metro landscape. She and partner Dave Jones will open the first Cyclebar in North Dakota at 3163 Bluestem Drive in West Fargo on Jan. 16. "We were just blown away by it and we wanted to bring something back to this area like it," Roper said.
Metz dominates tournament West Fargo senior Brandon Metz pointed to the mats off to the side in the Fargodome, remembering his days of wrestling in the Rumble on the Red youth tournament. "I've been coming to this tournament ever since I was a little kid," Metz said. "I always wanted to be on that big stage, winning a Rumble title. That's what it's all about."
Brudvik Law Office, P.C., has relocated its downtown Fargo office to West Fargo. The new office space is located at 730 13th Ave E, West Fargo. Brudvik Law Office has been providing legal services throughout the state of North Dakota and Eastern Minnesota since 2009. The team of lawyers works in the areas of estate planning, probate, criminal defense, civil litigation, real estate, family law and business law.