Forum staff reports
MOORHEAD — A state district court judge in Clay County is on the short list to fill a vacancy on the Minnesota Court of Appeals, Gov. Mark Dayton’s office said Wednesday, Sept. 19. Judge Michelle Lawson was recommended to the governor by the Commission on Judicial Selection, along with Judge Jennifer Kurud Fischer in Kandiyohi County and Judge Randall Slieter in Renville County.
Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2711 7th St. E., will again be hosting a fellowship and food gathering of women in Christ from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. This event is for all women of all faiths 16 years and older. The event starts with a rosary, adoration and reconciliation. The meal and speaker starts at 6:45 p.m. The featured speaker will be the pastor at Holy Cross, Rev. James Meyer. His topic will be "Make Room for Prayer." A freewill offering will be collected to cover cost of food. RSVP by Monday, Oct. 8 to 701-282-7217. Those attending should park on Bluestem Drive.
A front-page story published Monday, Sept. 17, ("Homicide of NDSU freshman still a deep wound 4 years later") incorrectly described the location of the RV sales lot where Tommy Bearson's body was found. The lot is in south Moorhead.
A story published Friday, Sept. 14, on Page A3 gave an incorrect number of new citizens and number of countries represented at a naturalization ceremony held Thursday, Sept. 13, at Minnesota State University Moorhead. There were 103 new citizens from 34 countries.
West Fargo High School girls swimming coach Ronald Hehn was dismissed for what the school district called "inappropriate coaching practices." However, Hehn contends that the practice he used was learned from a 2014 North Dakota Coaches Clinic.
FARGO — The Cass County Commission has lowered the assessed value of a property that was formerly home to a Gander Mountain store in Fargo, but the reduction in value was not as much as the property owner wanted. Store Master Funding VI, owner of the property that once housed Gander Mountain at 2121 43rd St. S., had asked that the assessed value of the property be reduced from about $7.4 million to $5.7 million for the taxable year 2017.
FARGO – Police are investigating reports of shots fired in south Fargo Friday, Sept. 14, that led to the arrest of one suspect. Steven Geely, 30, is in custody for reckless endangerment after admitting to discharging a handgun in the 1600 block of East Gateway Drive, according to Deputy Chief Joe Anderson.
BISMARCK — The North Dakota National Guard is sending three helicopters and 15 personnel to the East Coast to assist the emergency response to Hurricane Florence if needed. The helicopters and personnel will depart Saturday morning, Sept. 15, from Bismarck to Maryland to be near the disaster area in case they are asked to assist with life-saving or life-sustaining efforts, Gov. Doug Burgum’s office said.
WAHPETON, N.D. — Four people were arrested Friday, Sept. 14, on suspicion of possessing $10,000 worth of narcotics that drug task force agents seized when executing a search warrant.
WEST FARGO — West Fargo High School girls swimming coach Ronald Hehn has been fired. Hehn was dismissed for what the school called "inappropriate coaching practices." He was in the midst of his first season as the varsity coach. "Mr. Hehn will not have any additional contact with student-athletes in any current or future role as a coach or educator in the West Fargo School District," the school said in an official statement. "West Fargo Public Schools is committed to providing all students a positive academic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular experience."