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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FARGO – Prosecutors in the case of Aaron Knodel, the 2014 North Dakota Teacher of the Year accused of having sexual relations with a student in 2009, are standing firm...
WEST FARGO – A 40-person community task force has five meetings to come up with a plan for facilities that can accommodate the West Fargo School District's expected 60 percent...
West Fargo's finance director was named its next city administrator. The City Commission unanimously approved hiring Tina Fisk as city administrator whecurrnet administrator Jim Brownlee retires in August. Mayor Rich Mattern said he and an appointed committee interviewed three of the 24 applicants for Brownlee's position.
The West Fargo School Board could vote on a facilities plan by Aug. 10 that can accommodate the district's expected 60 percent growth in the next 10 years. Superintendent David Flowers presented the school board with a timeline Monday for a community committee of about 40 staff, community leaders, parents and residents.
West Fargo's two middle schools could soon have their own dance teams. The School Board approved hiring a dance coach for both Liberty Middle School and Cheney Middle School on Monday night. Sheyenne High School Activities Director Ross Richards said Monday that the two schools would each have two dance teams as soon as the 2015-2016 school year.
As a possible mistrial looms for Aaron Knodel, the 2014 Teacher of the year accused of having sexual contact with a student in 2009, fellow teachers, former students, friends and family are rallying behind the West Fargo teacher. Knodel, 36, was charged with five felony counts of corruption or solicitation of a minor in August. Last Wednesday, on the third day of deliberations after a five-day trial that began on April 21, one of the jurors was taken to the hospital.
FARGO—Colleagues and former students are rallying behind Aaron Knodel and asking the state attorney general's office not to retry felony charges against the 2014 North Dakota Teacher of the Year...
The sole juror holding out for a conviction in the Aaron Knodel sex-charges trial lied during jury selection by not disclosing she was a victim of sexual abuse, and the...
A verdict in the trial of the 2014 North Dakota Teacher of the year accused of having sex with a 17-year-old student in 2009 rests solely on the testimony of the alleged victim, the defense attorney for Aaron Knodel said in closing arguments Monday. With only her testimony and no physical evidence, the jury should acquit 36-year old Knodel, attorney Robert Hoy said in Cass County District Court. Prosecutors disagreed in their closing, telling the jury that not only was the 23-year-old woman's testimony credible, physical evidence of handwritten notes and call logs should be carefully conside
FARGO - Cass County District Court Judge Steven McCullough will never make jurors miss dinner. So the jury in the case of Aaron Knodel, the 2014 North Dakota Teacher of...