West Fargo's own Sandy's Donuts turned 35 this week. Sandy and Donna Ostlund opened the doors to Sandy's Donuts & Coffee Shop Sept. 13, 1983. Sandy Ostund had lost his job at a trucking company at age 55 and decided to open a shop after he had trouble finding work. He had learned to make donuts from his mother and had been making her recipe for family and friends for years before opening the shop. He and Donna operated the first shop in West Fargo. Eventually, their son Mark returned from college to help with the family business.
WEST FARGO — After a Center for Disease Control study found North Dakota has the fastest growing rate of death by suicide in the nation, groups are coming together to strategize on how to reduce that growing number.
FARGO — In less than an hour, Dr. Drew Pinsky touched on addiction, trauma, brain science and faith-based programs, among other topics under the mental health umbrella, to kick off the North Dakota Behavioral Health Conference on Thursday, Sept. 6.
FARGO — The sentencing of Shannon Moser, a former West Fargo middle school teacher who pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with students is set for 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in Cass County District Court. Moser, 38, pleaded guilty on Monday, Aug. 27 to six felonies including sexual assault, gross sexual imposition, and four counts of luring minors by computer.
FARGO — Willow Park Elementary School is surrounded by urban development, but inside, West Fargo’s newest elementary school is decorated by green with an abundance of natural lighting, a pointed contrast designers planned for the school that will be home to the district’s first Welcome Center.
WEST FARGO — Parents presented a petition asking the West Fargo School Board to change its busing policies at the board’s meeting on Monday, Aug. 27. Jennie Mawson, who created an online petition at Change.org said the petition gathered 250 signatures in 24 hours and by Monday it had reached nearly 575 signatures.
FARGO -- A former West Fargo middle school teacher accused of sharing illicit photos and videos with students and having sexual contact with two of them, pleaded guilty to six of eight charges against her on Monday, Aug. 27. Shannon Moser, 37, was charged in Cass County District Court with two charges of using a minor in a sexual performance involving two students, one of whom she is accused of having illegal sexual contact with per a sexual assault charge.
WEST FARGO -- An officer here was injured after a man tried to run from a traffic stop. According to West Fargo Police: At about 10:20 a.m. on Aug. 8., police tried to stop Mario Palacios II, for speeding in a construction zone. Palacios was found to be driving with a suspended driver’s license and as officers tried to arrest him, he ran.
WEST FARGO -- While on the scene of a teen who became stuck in the mud while swimming in the Sheyenne River with his dog, police were dispatched to the other side of the bridge for an alleged drunk driving related motorcycle accident.
FARGO – The husband of a former West Fargo middle school teacher, accused of sending illicit photos and videos to two male students and having sex with one of them, is currently on administrative leave from his job as a pastor.