Forum staff reports
FARGO -- North Dakota State put it all together in the first half alone and the Bison are headed to Frisco, Texas, for the sixth time in seven years. The fans could have booked their tickets at halftime.
Fargo hospitals Lisa and Kyle Haugland, Fargo, son, Essentia Health, Wednesday, Dec. 13 Jeanette and Brett Summerville, Campbell, Minn., son, Essentia Health, Thursday, Dec. 14
FARGO — A procession and memorial service honoring local homeless people who have died will be held on Thursday, Dec. 21. The procession will leave US Bank Plaza at Broadway and Second Avenue North at 6:45 p.m. and will head to First Lutheran Church, 619 Broadway N. Those unable to walk should meet at the church for a brief memorial service at 7 p.m. More than 150 people are known to have died while homeless between January 2009 and November 2017 in the Fargo-Moorhead area, according to the Fargo-Moorhead Coalition for Homeless Persons.
FARGO—Todd Olson, director of student activities for the Fargo School District, has been named president-elect of the 2018 National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, Olson will serve as the 40th NIAAA president and will be the first ever athletic administrator from North Dakota to hold the position. For nearly three decades, Olson has worked with student-athletes in North Dakota. In 2005, Olson was named athletic director for the Grand Forks School District.
CAVALIER, N.D. — The annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, in Icelandic State Park, about 5½ miles west of Cavalier on North Dakota Highway 5. Jay Wessel's Game Management Area will be the center of the count area, a 15-mile-diameter circle. Volunteers will survey portions of the area by vehicle with birder Mike Jacobs. Participants will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Pioneer Heritage Center in Icelandic State Park. The counts will be tallied at 5 p.m. at the center.
FARGO — The North Dakota Peace Officer Standards and Training Board voted 6-2 this week in asserting that fired Fargo police officer David Boelke did not violate the peace officer's code of conduct, meaning the majority of the board didn't think he wilfully lied during an internal police department investigation. Fargo Police Chief David Todd fired Boelke in August, and the city's Civil Service Commission upheld the decision, as did the Fargo City Commission.
MOORETON, N.D. — Three people were injured in two separate crashes on icy, snow-covered Richland County roads Friday, Dec. 15, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The first crash happened about 6:35 a.m. Two motorists were hurt in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 29 just north of Highway 13 and a mile east of Mooreton. William Owens, 27, of Grand Forks, was driving a 2000 Toyota 4Runner southbound and lost control and entered the median, striking a guardrail. The Toyota came to rest facing north in the median, the patrol said.
FARGO – A federal jury has convicted a 56-year-old Fargo man of sending threatening emails to Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., according to the office of U.S. Attorney Chris Myers. After a four-day trial, Kevin Lee Olson was found guilty Friday, Dec. 15, of making threatening interstate communications. His sentencing hearing has not been scheduled.
Fargo hospitals Vicki and Jonathan Arlt, Fargo, daughter, Essentia Health, Monday, Dec. 11 Paige Douglas and Daniel Gerving, both Fargo, daughter, Sanford Medical Center, Saturday, Dec. 9 Abigail and Kyle Edens, Glyndon, Minn., son, Essentia Health, Monday, Dec. 11 Maria and Justin Kietzman, Glyndon, Minn., son, Essentia Health, Tuesday, Dec. 12 Laura and John Langdahl, Fargo, son, Essentia Health, Monday, Dec. 11 Bobbi and Jesse Maly, Havana, N.D., daughter, Sanford Medical Center, Sunday, Dec. 10
WAHPETON, N.D. — The family of Nathan Gossett, an 18-year-old student who died at the North Dakota State College of Science, has asked mourners at a visitation service Friday, Dec. 15, to wear purple in honor of suicide awareness. NDSCS Student Life posted the request on its Facebook page Wednesday afternoon. The visitation service will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Vertin and Sons Funeral Home, 303 5th St. N., Breckenridge, Minn.