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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OMAHA, Neb.—Iconic swimmers such as Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin will be trying to paddle their way to Rio de Janeiro this summer by taking to water here owned by West Fargo. The Olympic hopefuls will be taking their only shot at qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil inside a Myrtha Pool that was assembled inside the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. The 54-meter pool was bought by UP Aquatics, a regional group of swim supporters who will donate it to the West Fargo School District.
A new home for the West Fargo Park District is 95 percent finished as an Aug. 11 opening date nears. Park Board members recently toured the nearly $8 million facility at 501 26th Ave. E., which will have two indoor high school regulation basketball courts with resilient athletic flooring, a youth gym, batting cages, four volleyball courts, meeting and event space, a large lobby for gatherings, an outdoor patio space, a concession stand, a 1/10 mile track with a track quality surface, retractable bleachers, restrooms and showers.
Architects have come up with a plan for a new hockey facility that will have enough room for three varsity teams to practice and compete on, but it will cost the school district more in construction. The district's architects, JLG Architects of Fargo, was tasked with reworking their design last week after officials at West Fargo High School said they would likely not want to play games at a facility where they couldn't practice.
WEST FARGO—Waitress Teresa Pope swung her arms wide open and greeted another customer walking into Deaner's Diner in West Fargo, formerly known as TNT's Diner with a big hug and gush of "I've missed you!" The customer was one of many that had already stopped by the diner at 405 Main Ave. W. on its first day of business Monday, June 20, under the new ownership of Dean and Della Johnson. The Fergus Falls, Minn., area natives and industry veterans who founded the long-closed Treetop Lounge in Moorhead, bought the diner from owner Tammy Hagensen last week.
The West Fargo School Board will hold a special meeting Monday, June 20, to decide how to move forward with a new hockey facility after finding out that the current design was not conducive for both West Fargo and Sheyenne high schools to compete and practice on.
When the polls closed Tuesday, June 14, School Board President Patti Stedman was excited to know she could continue working on the projects started with a $98.1 million bond referendum...
WEST FARGO—One of the state's largest VFW posts will move next door into a new complex in downtown West Fargo after its members overwhelmingly approved the plan. Of the 104 members of West Fargo VFW Post 7564 that attended Thursday, June 9's meeting, 94 voted "yes" on moving into Sheyenne Complex, with only 10 voting against, said Post Commander Shorty Vetter.
WEST FARGO—The name will be different but the staff, food and small-town atmosphere of TNT's Diner here will be the same when a Las Vegas couple open the doors again later this month.
Creatively Uncorked founder and president Shanna Cramer was watching the vision for her painting party business finally unfold on Wednesday, June 1, as she had dreamed. Cramer and the Creatively Uncorked staff were busy making the last moves into the business' new West Fargo home at 715 13th Ave. E., Suite 101, to prepare for their first event that evening. "We've been really busy," Cramer said. "It's all gone very smoothly."
WEST FARGO – Eagle Scout, accomplished musician and starting center for the Sheyenne High School football team, Justin Olien sat down about 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, for dinner at the kitchen table.