Forum staff reports
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — The West Fargo baseball team defeated Devils Lake 2-0 and 11-1 Tuesday in an Eastern Dakota Conference doubleheader. Dustin Mertz went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Packers in Game 1. In Game 2, a five-inning-game, Brayden Jacobson finished 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs. Jayden Grefsrud also had two hits and drove in two runs. West Fargo rose to 4-2 overall and 1-0 in the EDC. Devils Lake dropped to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the EDC.
WEST FARGO — The city of West Fargo will close Friday, April 19, in observance of Good Friday. There will be no garbage collection Friday, April 19. To accommodate the holiday, Thursday and Friday garbage routes will be collected Thursday, April 18. Recycling will be collected Friday, April 19, according to the regular schedule.
FARGO — A spring snowstorm that slammed into North Dakota and much of the Midwest this week brought varying levels of snowfall to the region, with some towns receiving as high as 30.8 inches of snow. The heaviest snow was in South Dakota where the small town of Wallace, population 85, had a weather spotter report 30.8 inches to the National Weather Service as of 3 p.m. Friday, April 12. Another nearby town in northeast South Dakota — Watertown — had 25 inches.
FARGO — The Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead school districts have canceled classes for Friday, April 12, due to inclement weather. For the same reason, those three districts canceled after-school activities and programs on Thursday, April 11. West Fargo elementary schools dismissed classes at 2 p.m. Thursday, and the middle and high schools ended classes at 3 p.m., according to a news release from the West Fargo School District.
BARNESVILLE, Minn. — The Buffalo-Red River Watershed District's meeting tonight to hear public comments on a possible permit for the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project has been postponed because of the snowstorm. The meeting has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the Dilworth Community Center. The watershed district has authority to issue a permit for the $2.75 billion diversion project that would divert Red River floodwater into a channel skirting the metro area. The district has drafted proposed conditions for a permit.
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FARGO — A number of Cass County businesses sold tobacco to minors in a recent sweep of compliance checks conducted by local law enforcement and public health officials, according to a news release from Fargo Cass Public Health. The majority of businesses passed the checks, which took place over three days in March in rural Cass County, Fargo and West Fargo. A total of 57 businesses were checked and 50 passed the inspection. One business had its tobacco license temporarily suspended for having two violations in 12 months.
FARGO — Road construction season will start soon — and that means potential emergency response delays. Firefighters in Fargo and West Fargo have worked out an "automatic aid agreement" so each can cover for the other in two areas on the fringes of the cities that will be hampered by road construction. In Fargo, major projects on 52nd Avenue South have the potential to delay emergency response times.
FARGO — A Fargo man faces numerous felony counts for allegedly having more than 500 files of suspected child pornography. Travis David Storstad, who's in his early 30s, is charged with 17 counts of possession of certain materials prohibited, according to documents filed Tuesday, April 9, in Cass County District Court. In December, authorities began tracking an Internet Protocol address that was used to download suspected files of child pornography, and learned the address belonged to Storstad at his home, court documents show.
HARWOOD, N.D. — WDAY Meteorologist Lydia Blume captured this video of flooded fields beside a closed road Tuesday, April 9, just west of the Sheyenne River. The video, which was shared to WDAY's Facebook page , was captured at 30th Street Southeast and 170th Avenue Southeast and shows how far the river's reached.