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 — Two races here are close enough that candidates may be eligible to ask for a recount, which they can do after votes are canvassed on Monday, June 18, at their own expense.
WEST FARGO — For the first time in 16 years, West Fargo will have a new mayor after businessman Bernie Dardis defeated incumbent Rich Mattern on Tuesday, June 12.
WEST FARGO – If West Fargo School District voters approve a $106.9 million bond referendum in September, homeowners can expect an increase of roughly $15 per year, per $100,000 in home value on their property tax bills starting in 2019.
As Superintendent David Flowers spoke June 3 at his last graduation ceremonies, his upcoming retirement weighed heavily on his mind. As students said goodbye to their childhood education, he, too, was saying goodbye to nearly 45 years in children's education. Flowers announced in December that he would retire June 30 after serving as West Fargo's superintendent for eight years.
WEST FARGO --A forum for mayoral and city commission candidates here kicked off with the question of whether or not special assessments should be lowered or eliminated in West Fargo, a hot topic metro candidates have been hearing about from residents. The candidate forum, hosted by the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber, gathered Mayor Rich Mattern and his challenger, Bernie Dardis, along with Incumbent Commissioner Duane Hanson candidates Eric Gjerdevig and Brad Olson at West Fargo City Hall Thursday, June 7.
West Fargo city commissioners want to slow down a proposal to partner with the Red River Valley Fairgrounds to build a convention center in the city. The commission directed staff to create a "public engagement" plan that would gather public interest in West Fargo building a convention center.
MOORHEAD — A high-risk sex offender has moved here. Moorhead Police reported Thursday, May 31, that Mark Gorman Beito recently moved to the 1100 block of 18th Street South.
WEST FARGO—Voters in the West Fargo School District will be asked to approve a $106.9 million bond referendum in September to build a third high school and middle school as well as three turf fields, and additions to elementary schools to keep up with its fast growing student population. The West Fargo School Board approved holding a special election on Sept. 25 at its Tuesday, May 29 meeting. The referendum would include money for: • $88.5 million: New Middle School with a capacity of 800 and High School with the capacity of 1,000
FARGO—Police are investigating if alcohol was involved after a man crashed a scooter while trying make a U-turn here. Police were called to a motorcycle accident around 8:15 p.m. on Monday, May 28, near the intersection of 40th Avenue South and 47th Street. Fargo Sgt. Travis Moser said a man was eastbound on 40th Avenue when he attempted to make a U-turn at 47th Street, lost his balance and tipped the scooter. The man was taken by ambulance to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Moser said the man said he possibly had a broken foot or a broken leg.
BARNESVILLE, MInn.— A Canadian man was injured after the pickup truck he was riding in rolled on Interstate 94 near here just after midnight on Memorial Day. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the accident happened near milepost 17, about five miles west of Barnesville on Monday, May 28. Amanda Jace Olfert, 23, of Hayter, Alberta, was driving a 2012 GMC Sierra west when the truck went into the median and rolled. A passenger, Christopher Olfert, 25, was injured and taken to Essentia Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.