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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Garbage collection rates will soon go up for some West Fargo residents to help the city's sanitation department keep up with its growing costs. On Monday, Oct. 1, the City Commission agreed to increase residential fees to $17.50 per home, per month. The City Commission also changed its dumpster, or commercial, rates, which fluctuate depending on the size of the dumpster and how often the city is asked to dump it. Apartment buildings will now be considered commercial and will be charged a flat fee of $6 per unit. Recycling pickup will remain free to households.
The West Fargo Police Department is trying to identify this vehicle. The vehicle and those using it, are believed to be involved in a current investigation and any information about his identity from the public is appreciated. If you have information regarding the man, please email FacebookTips@westfargond.gov or call the West Fargo Police Tip Line at (701) 433-5333.
FARGO — A 29-year-old Fargo man pleaded guilty Thursday, Sept. 27, to felony charges of manslaughter and terrorizing in connection with the death of an acquaintance during a fight in March. Daniel Habiger had been charged with murder. His sentencing hearing on the manslaughter and terrorizing charges is set for Nov. 15 in Cass County District Court.
WEST FARGO — Voters in the West Fargo School District overwhelmingly approved a bond referendum for a new high school, with 71 percent of voters approving the measure on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The more than two dozen parents, community members and district staff broke into applause at the Leidel Education Center as Business Manager Mark Lemer said the district had reached its needed 60 percent of the vote to pass.
WEST FARGO — Polls for the West Fargo School District bond referendum are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at six locations across West Fargo, Fargo, Horace and Harwood.
FARGO — A Fargo man is accused of trading his employer's advertising space for more than $63,000 in luxury items and services for his own personal use, including a home sound system, mechanic work on exotic cars and spa treatments meant to freeze off fat.
The last 2018 West Fargo Cruise Night, scheduled for 4:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 has been cancelled due to the rain. City Spokeswoman Melissa Richard said Cruise Night, which is sponsored by Toppers Custom Car Club, was cancelled due to the steady rain that is expected to continue into Thursday evening making it unsafe for organizers to setup equipment for the event.
WEST FARGO — Plans for a new senior and low-income housing complex that will replace the current High-Rise complex on Sheyenne Street are moving forward. The Cass County Housing Authority and Beyond Shelter, an affordable housing developer, have come up with a two-phase building plan that will replace the low-rise at 205 8th Ave. W. in West Fargo.
FARGO—Judy Lee, a longtime state senator and Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber board member, was named this year's Legacy Award winner at the Chamber's annual meeting here on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Each year, a nominating committee choses a longtime leader for its most prestigious award. Chamber officials said Lee was chosen due to her involvement in North Dakota's public policy. Lee served several terms on the Chamber's board of directors and has been active on many of its committees.
West Fest a success West Fargo's annual community celebration, West Fest, was well attended Sept. 14-16. On Saturday, there were nearly 115 entries in the annual parade, which is one of the largest in the state. While West Fest is normally started by the last Cruise Night of the summer, this year, the last Cruise Night will be held on Sheyenne Street 4:30 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20. Hall of Fame Inductees attend ceremony