Forum staff reports
FARGO – Mark Vaux, the executive vice president of business development at the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corp., has accepted a position in Mitchell, S.D.
FARGO – The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division will bring in celebrity physician and media personality Dr. Drew Pinsky for its annual North Dakota Behavioral Health Conference.
FARGO – A Fargo woman is accused of sexually molesting a girl in December. Habonimana Trifonia, 26, was charged Monday, July 23, with gross sexual imposition, a felony. According to court documents, the victim, who’s either 7 or 8 years old, told her mother that Trifonia had touched her vagina and made her touch Trifonia’s. Trifonia knew the victim and her mother, court documents stated.
MOORHEAD — Applications are now being accepted for the title of Mrs. Clay County.
FARGO – Smoke from Canadian forest fires is on the move, prompting Minnesota and North Dakota agencies to issue air quality alerts for areas of both states, including Fargo and Moorhead. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and North Dakota Department of Health are advising people whose health is affected by unhealthy air quality to take precautions.
FARGO—A new Starbucks is planned at 1343 University Drive in Fargo, according to building permit records with the city of Fargo. The property is owned by Batis Development, a Kansas-based company that owns the Starbucks recently constructed near 45th Street and Calico Drive in West Fargo and another under construction at 3771 53rd Ave. S. in Fargo. The company also owns locations in Minot, N.D., and Lincoln, Neb.
FARGO—Lululemon has relocated to a space in West Acres' JCPenney wing while its location near the food court undergoes some work. According to Alissa Adams, West Acres' senior vice president of marketing and business, the initial lease with lululemon was for a temporary location. "They've had such success in their current location that they're already doing the full build-out of that space as their permanent location," Adams said in an email this week. The store, the first in North Dakota, opened Nov. 17, 2017.
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FARGO — A solution for Prairie Public Broadcasting, which has an antenna that the new Block 9 high-rise will block, could come within a little more than two weeks, the broadcaster and developers said Thursday, July 19.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A former auto dealership employee accused in a fraud involving hundreds of thousands of dollars swindled from police agencies was ordered Thursday, July 19, to serve five years of supervised probation and 30 days in jail. Gerald Worner, the former fleet manager at Nelson Auto Center in Fergus Falls, pleaded guilty in May in Otter Tail County District Court to a felony charge of theft by swindle.