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 at CBS in Television City, Calif. before working at newspapers in Minnesota and North Dakota.
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Arland Rasmussen has decided not to seek a second term as the Cass County commissioner representing District 4. Rasmussen's term will expire Dec. 3, bringing an end to more than 46 years of public service. The former West Fargo police chief was top cop for more than 19 years. Before that, he spent 23 years with the Cass County Sheriff's Office, where he eventually reached the rank of lieutenant in charge of investigations.
Horace has named three finalists for its newly created city administrator position. The city announced Monday, Feb. 12, that it selected Byron Kleven, Brenton Holper and Keith Berndt as finalists from a pool of 25 applicants. Interviews are set to start at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Horace City Hall, 215 Park Drive E. Kleven, who lives in Mayville, N.D., is a former public works director for the North Dakota cities of Stanley and Mayville who now works as a field safety specialist for Construction Engineers.
WEST FARGO— The School District here decided to officially move forward with building another elementary school, this time in the Deer Creek neighborhood near 52nd Avenue South in Fargo. The West Fargo School District is growing at about 400 to 500 students each year and, although Brooks Harbor Elementary School just opened and Willow Creek Elementary School will open in the fall, both schools will be at capacity in the near future.
While a number of area fans were in the U.S. Bank Stadium stands in Minneapolis last weekend to enjoy football's biggest game, one West Fargo native got to join Justin Timberlake on the field. West Fargo High School grad Jess (Mattern) Anderson was invited to join about 300 dancers who performed alongside popstar Justin Timberlake during the Super Bowl halftime show. "It was very fun, it was just a surreal opportunity," Anderson said.
FARGO—Despite harsh winter weather, turnout for the Saturday, Feb. 3, Cass County Democratic-NPL Convention was high. At least 200 voters attended the convention Saturday, Feb. 3 to nominate candidates for Districts 11, 13, 16, 21, 22, 27, 41, 44, 45 and 46. Democrats and Republicans in North Dakota endorse legislative candidates for their respective parties at district conventions. They also elect delegates for the state convention.
WEST FARGO — Brothers Osborne, Bush, Sawyer Brown and others have been announced as performers at the 2018 Red River Valley Fair. The Red River Valley Fair will take place from Tuesday, July 10 to Sunday, July 15 at the fairgrounds in West Fargo.
Police Chief Heith Janke, Assistant Chief Jerry Boyer, Officer Matt Oldham and Officer Eric Sorenson escorted residents of Eventide - Sheyenne Crossings during their Grammy Awards Celebration on Jan. 29. Special to the Pioneer
A look at West Fargo Frostival events.
While kids may not be going to reading classes over the summer, it doesn't mean the books can't come to them. A collaborative effort among the West Fargo School District, city, Park District, West Fargo Library and West Fargo Educational Foundation hopes to have the "The Little Red Riding Bus" motoring around town by June.
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