WEST FARGO — The West Fargo School District will name its third high school after the city where it will be built. The School Board voted 6-1 to the middle school Heritage Middle School at its meeting, Monday, March 11. It voted 4-3 to name the high school West Fargo Horace High School. Board Member Dan Schaeffer said he didn’t like any of the choices for both schools. “I didn’t feel like I could put my name on any of these names, I just couldn’t,” Schaeffer said. The board discussed the high school name at length after two motions to table the vote failed.
WEST FARGO — A West Fargo Police sergeant was arrested for drunk driving after his truck got stuck in a snowbank on Sunday, Feb. 24. According to West Fargo Police, around 9:04 p.m., officers responded to a report of reckless driving near 19th Avenue and Beaton Drive. While en route, officers were told the truck was stuck in a snowbank on the street corner. At the scene, officers found the driver was Ryan Denis, who currently serves as a patrol sergeant with the West Fargo Police Department.
As construction continues on the expansion of the West Fargo Sanford Clinic, the health care system is already expanding its services to West Fargo residents. The current clinic on Sheyenne Street and 13th Avenue South, began offering Saturday hours Jan. 26. The Sanford West Fargo Clinic will be open for primary care and walk-in patients from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
West Fargo's own Sandy's Donuts turned 35 this week. Sandy and Donna Ostlund opened the doors to Sandy's Donuts & Coffee Shop Sept. 13, 1983. Sandy Ostund had lost his job at a trucking company at age 55 and decided to open a shop after he had trouble finding work. He had learned to make donuts from his mother and had been making her recipe for family and friends for years before opening the shop. He and Donna operated the first shop in West Fargo. Eventually, their son Mark returned from college to help with the family business.
WEST FARGO — After a Center for Disease Control study found North Dakota has the fastest growing rate of death by suicide in the nation, groups are coming together to strategize on how to reduce that growing number.
FARGO — In less than an hour, Dr. Drew Pinsky touched on addiction, trauma, brain science and faith-based programs, among other topics under the mental health umbrella, to kick off the North Dakota Behavioral Health Conference on Thursday, Sept. 6.
FARGO — The sentencing of Shannon Moser, a former West Fargo middle school teacher who pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with students is set for 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in Cass County District Court. Moser, 38, pleaded guilty on Monday, Aug. 27 to six felonies including sexual assault, gross sexual imposition, and four counts of luring minors by computer.
FARGO — Willow Park Elementary School is surrounded by urban development, but inside, West Fargo’s newest elementary school is decorated by green with an abundance of natural lighting, a pointed contrast designers planned for the school that will be home to the district’s first Welcome Center.
WEST FARGO — Parents presented a petition asking the West Fargo School Board to change its busing policies at the board’s meeting on Monday, Aug. 27. Jennie Mawson, who created an online petition at Change.org said the petition gathered 250 signatures in 24 hours and by Monday it had reached nearly 575 signatures.
FARGO -- A former West Fargo middle school teacher accused of sharing illicit photos and videos with students and having sexual contact with two of them, pleaded guilty to six of eight charges against her on Monday, Aug. 27. Shannon Moser, 37, was charged in Cass County District Court with two charges of using a minor in a sexual performance involving two students, one of whom she is accused of having illegal sexual contact with per a sexual assault charge.