Forum staff reports
FARGO — Author Maureen Anderson will visit the downtown public library here to give a talk on her recently published book "The Willpower Workaround." Anderson will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, about her book that outlines a simple approach to being healthier and eating healthier. Following her talk, she will sign books which will be available for purchase.
FARGO — Sen. Carolyn Nelson, D-Fargo, will mark her 80th birthday and 35 years of public service with a celebration at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Revland Gallery, 6 Broadway. Nelson was a state representative from 1987-1988 and 1993-1994. She's represented District 21 in the state Senate since 1995. Before serving in the Legislature, Nelson was on the Fargo School Board. It's suggested that attendees of this public event contribute $35 or $80 to the Friends of District 21 committee.
WEST FARGO — The Great Plains Food Bank received an $8,200 check from the SpartanNash Foundation during a ceremony Monday, Oct. 16, at the Family Fare grocery store in West Fargo. The money was raised during a 12-day "hunger scan" in which customers who visited participating SpartanNash-owned stores or gas stations in eight states could make donations of $1, $5 or $10. All of the money went to support community food banks and food pantries. At the four Family Fare stores in West Fargo, Fargo and Moorhead, $8,200 was raised.
FARGO — Police here are asking residents and business owners along South University Drive to take extra precautions after a recent increase in burglaries. The affected area on University is south of Interstate 94 and north of 40th Avenue South, Lt. George Vinson said Monday, Oct. 16, in a post on NextDoor, a social networking website and app for neighborhoods.
ULEN, Minn. — A Hawley, Minn., man died and three other people were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash that happened Sunday, Oct. 15, near Ulen. According to Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander: The crash was reported at 11:59 a.m. at the intersection of county roads 7 and 16, about 6 miles east of Ulen. The driver of an SUV, Todd George Mikulecky, 68, of Hawley, was pronounced dead at the scene.
MOORHEAD — The Moorhead Schools Legacy Foundation will host its first-ever SpudTacular Fall Gala from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Courtyard by Marriott.
FARGO—North Dakota State broke free midway through the second set to post a 25-19, 25-19, 25-14 Summit League volleyball win over Western Illinois Sunday at the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse. NDSU, 14-5 overall and 5-2 in the Summit League, moved into a second-place tie in the league standings with South Dakota and Denver, a half-game behind first-place Oral Roberts.
MOORHEAD — The annual Fargo-Moorhead Caregiver Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave. N. There will be presentations on various caregiving topics. Area vendors will be onsite, and a light brunch will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call Julie Marxen at 218-299-5514 or email email@example.com .
MOORHEAD — Sen. Al Franken's office is accepting applications from Minnesotans interested in attending one of the country's four service academies. Individuals looking for a nomination from Franken, D-Minn., must complete an application with all required materials. The completed application and materials should be sent to Sen. Al Franken, Attn. Nominations Coordinator, 60 Plato Boulevard E., Suite 220, St. Paul, MN 55107. Applications may also be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org . The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27.