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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WEST FARGO – The City Commission on Monday put a halt to an out-of-state company’s plans to open an opiate treatment facility here. The commission passed a one-year moratorium on...
A Fargo business is considering relocating to West Fargo. Nokia, a technology manufacturing company, is considering building an $8.5 million, 42,000-square-foot building in West Fargo and asked city officials if...
While many activities at Sheyenne High School began this fall for the first time at the varsity level, some continue to exist as co-ops with West Fargo High. Some of those co-ops could split into two as early as next year. To gauge when programs should divide, Sheyenne High School Activities Director Ross Richards and West Fargo Activities Director Curt Jones have been monitoring the participation numbers of existing varsity teams and looking to younger grades to determine if the numbers will be enough in the future to create a program at each school. “How do you develop a program if you do
The West Fargo Police Department was granted a $375,000 federal grant for additional police officers. The money will be paid to the city over three years at a rate of $125,000 annually, Police Chief Michael Reitan said. Reitan said he will hire three additional officers with the money. “(The grant) begins the first of October, so what our plan has been is to make the hires around Jan. 1,” he said Monday. Reitan said now that the grant has been announced, he hopes to hire at least one staffer before the first of the year. U.S. Sen.
While no one seems to disagree that former West Fargo Principal Dean Hall deserves some sort of recognition, not everyone agrees it should be renaming South Elementary School after him. The first of two public meetings on the subject of naming West Fargo’s South Elementary School were held last week.
WEST FARGO – The Bonanzaville church damaged by fire here in July was demolished last week as volunteers try to raise money for its replacement. St. John’s Lutheran Church, built...
A few Saturday showers couldn’t dampen this year’s 23rd annual West Fest celebration. The annual community event kicked off on Thursday evening with the summer’s final Cruise Night. Following Friday...
West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern got not one but three new tattoos over the summer. The 63-year-old didn’t get inked as homage to loved ones or life philosophies.
The stands at West Fargo High School were filled Friday night with green and blue as the two high schools faced off in a historic football game. The game between the West Fargo High School Packers and the city’s newest school and varsity team, the Sheyenne High School Mustangs, was a marked beginning of what will become a hometown rivalry. For game story, click here . But Friday, the game was among friends as many of the players on both teams had long been friends and classmates. T
West Fargo residents will soon see a slight decrease in their city property taxes. The West Fargo City Commission passed its preliminary 2015 budget last week. The $59 million budget allows for the hiring of three new positions in the Police Department, six part-time and three public works staffers, and a new finance clerk, City Administrator Jim Brownlee said. Yet, the 2015 budget will reduce the city’s mill levy by 4 mills, meaning taxes on a $100,000 home would be decreased next year by about $15. “That is assuming the valuation [of the home] has not changed,” Brownlee said last week.