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 and at CBS Television City, Calif. before working at newspapers in Minnesota and North Dakota.
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WEST FARGO—Wednesday's announcement that West Fargo Public Schools Superintendent David Flowers will retire next year creates the rare—maybe unprecedented—situation of all three large metro-area public school districts searching for new leaders at the same time.
WEST FARGO — A West Fargo Sheyenne High School teacher who resigned amid allegations of partying with students will not face criminal charges after a July incident at her home where she was reportedly found drunk with four minors, including one cited for having a blood-alcohol content nearly four times the legal limit to drive.
FARGO—Convicted murderer Ashley Hunter will hear his punishment this week for killing Clarence Flowers and Samuel Traut in June 2015. Hunter was convicted June 2 of two counts murder and one count of arson after a two-week trial in Cass County District Court. The murder charges, Class AA felonies, are each punishable by life in prison without the possibility of parole. The Class B arson felony is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
FARGO - A pregnant Fargo woman hasn't been seen since Saturday afternoon and her family is seeking help to find her. Savanna Marie Greywind, 22, of Fargo was last seen at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 19 at her apartment building in North Fargo, according to Fargo Police. Her sister, Kayla Greywind told WDAY-TV that she was texting with her boyfriend on Saturday afternoon and no one has heard from her since. Family members said that she left behind her car and wallet. "It's not like Savanna," Kayla Greywind said. "We are just praying for the best but it's really hard."
DILWORTH—Longtime radioman and popular morning show host Don Dresser could have moved from the Fargo-Moorhead market to the national scene at anytime during his 32 years at WDAY-AM Radio, but Dresser said he loved the area too much to leave. Minnesota-born Dresser remained in the metro area until his death on Friday, Aug. 18, at Lilac Assisted Living Facility in Dilworth. He was 84 years old.
FARGO—Logan Hahn knew she could have almost anything when she was told that Make-A-Wish of North Dakota would be granting the 11-year-old a wish, but she didn't want to receive something, she wanted to wanted to give. Hahn, who lives with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that causes thick mucus to build up in the lungs and other areas of the body, asked Make-A-Wish to help her open her own art show. "Not only did she want to create art but she wanted to spread the word about what she lives with every day," said Wish Granter Angie Lord.
WEST FARGO—Duluth Trading Co., a retail store famous for its risque advertising campaigns and workman's tool and apparel lines, is planning to open its first store in North Dakota. Mayor Rich Mattern said the West Fargo Planning and Zoning Committee approved an application for the company's new store at its Aug. 15 meeting. The new store will be located near Costco, or Ninth Street and 23rd Avenue South.
WEST FARGO — As the U.S. Postal Service's auxiliary facility here marked one year since its opening, officials said the 84,000 square foot facility with mostly automated machinery has improved the region's mail service without costing jobs. The West Fargo facility opened in 2016 as an expansion of the downtown Fargo post office and has since sorted and mailed flat mail and parcels for more than 150 post offices with ZIP codes starting with 565, 580, 581 and 584 in eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.
ROUND LAKE TOWNSHIP, Minn. — A father is dead and his son was taken to a Fargo, N.D., hospital to be treated for injuries after an ATV accident near here Tuesday, July 4. According to a release from Becker County Sheriff's Office, emergency crews were called just after midnight to South Elbow Lake Road in Round Lake Township for the report of an ATV accident involving three men, one of whom was unconscious at the scene.
An aerial mosquito control application is scheduled for Frontier, N.D., and Rothsay, Minn., from about 7-11 p.m. Wednesday, July 5. If weather is not permitting, the spray will be rescheduled for Thursday, July 6. The mosquito applications have been approved by federal and state departments and are done by specially trained and licensed pilots.