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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The West Fargo 14 year-old Rattlers baseball team shut out its competition to win Midwest Regional tournament in Lamar, Colo. last week to. The team won all five games, with a total score of 64 — 8 and earned a trip to Eagle Pass Texas for the Babe Ruth World Series, which began on Aug. 7. The team has traditionally relied on good defense, and a great pitching staff, led by Brennan Haman, and Jaden Grefsrud.
FARGO-- A former West Fargo middle school teacher who was initially accused of sharing illicit videos with two students and having sex with one of them now faces new charges alleging four additional victims.
A walk-off single led the West Fargo Rattlers 10U past Waite Park, Minn., to win the Midwest Plains Regional Tournament in Garden City, Kan.
West Fargo Aces hosted the North Dakota Class A Southeast Region tournament at Young Field in West Fargo July 25-28. Fargo topped West Fargo 12-2 during a double elimination game on Thursday, July 26. Saturday, Kindred defeated Fargo 5-1 for the title in a two game series, both teams advance to to the state tournament that will be held in Williston, N.D., Aug. 1-4.
For the first time in nearly 80 years, the West Fargo Fire Department will separate into rural and city departments and add more full-time firefighters in 2019. The West Fargo Fire Department covers the city of West Fargo, along with the cities of North River and Relies Acres, and the rural areas of Barnes Township, Mapleton Township, Reed Township and Raymond Township. "The rural department would be for rural only," Fire Chief Dan Fuller said. "The benefits to that is that we will have another fully funded fire department in town that will get us additional support."
Sheyenne High School teacher, Brett Mayer-Schmit, will attend one of two C-SPAN Educators' Conferences for an immersive experience with C-SPAN's educational resources. Mayer-Schmit, a social studies teacher, is one of 30 educators from across the nation selected to attend the high school conference July 26-27. The conference provides educators with the opportunity to hear from guest speakers and explore C-SPAN Classroom's free teaching resources. Attendees discover how to incorporate these resources into their curriculums and create engaged learning experiences for students.
West Fargo residents will get to see who really has more pull in this town—firefighters or police officers—when the two departments face off in a tug-of-war competition during the city's Night to Unite celebration on Aug. 7.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A three-day fundraising festival here has chosen Landon Solberg of West Fargo as one of its recipients. The annual Dough 4 Joe event, a three-day camping, fun run and music event that raises money for about five individuals, will be held July 26-28, at 21756 Highway 22 in Fergus Falls. Attendees can camp for the three days and participate in motorcycle run throughout lakes country each day. Live music and other activities are available at the campsite each day.
A West Fargo teacher who was cleared of misconduct allegations inside his classroom for students with behavior problems will not be returning to his classroom after all. Joel Swanson asked to be released from his contract as an alternative education teacher at Cheney Middle School and Sheyenne High School baseball coach. In a letter to the school board, Swanson said he recently finished his master's degree and he plans to pursue a job in higher education. Swanson said he is currently applying for positions in the Fargo-Moorhead area as well as in other areas.