Forum staff reports
BISMARCK — The North Dakota National Guard is sending three helicopters and 15 personnel to the East Coast to assist the emergency response to Hurricane Florence if needed. The helicopters and personnel will depart Saturday morning, Sept. 15, from Bismarck to Maryland to be near the disaster area in case they are asked to assist with life-saving or life-sustaining efforts, Gov. Doug Burgum’s office said.
WAHPETON, N.D. — Four people were arrested Friday, Sept. 14, on suspicion of possessing $10,000 worth of narcotics that drug task force agents seized when executing a search warrant.
WEST FARGO — West Fargo High School girls swimming coach Ronald Hehn has been fired. Hehn was dismissed for what the school called "inappropriate coaching practices." He was in the midst of his first season as the varsity coach. "Mr. Hehn will not have any additional contact with student-athletes in any current or future role as a coach or educator in the West Fargo School District," the school said in an official statement. "West Fargo Public Schools is committed to providing all students a positive academic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular experience."
FARGO — Authorities responded to a rollover crash involving a woman and a 4-year-old girl Thursday night, Sept. 13, in north Fargo.
HARWOOD, N.D. — The Cass County Sheriff’s Office has identified a possible suspect or suspects in a stabbing that reportedly happened about 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Harwood Grill and Saloon. An investigation revealed that the stabbing occurred during a fight at the bar. Witnesses told investigators a gunshot was possibly fired, though no gunshot wounds were reported, the sheriff’s office said Thursday, Sept. 13, in a news release.
OSAGE, Minn. — A search warrant led to the arrest of two 18-year-olds Wednesday, Sept. 12, suspected of possessing four guns and $16,000 worth of marijuana and hash oil. Morgan Elizabeth Marie Anderson, of Park Rapids, and Matthew Michael Gibson, of Osage, were being held Thursday, Sept. 13, at Becker County Jail, pending formal charges of selling a controlled substance, Sheriff Todd Glander said in a news release.
HARWOOD, N.D. — The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a stabbing that happened at a bar here over the weekend. Late Saturday, Sept. 8, or early Sunday, Sept. 9, someone was stabbed during an assault at the Harwood Grill and Saloon, according to Capt. Mitch Burris. The victim did not need any medical attention, Burris said. No arrests have been made.
MAPLETON, N.D. — Kayla Delzer, who teaches third grade at Mapleton Elementary School, is one of four finalists for the 2019 North Dakota Teacher of the Year award.
BISMARCK — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem wants the public to ignore any telephone message that threatens them with arrest, as such calls are a scam and becoming more common in the state. The scam artists are using what is known as “spoofing” technology to display on caller ID screens a phone number that is not the one they are calling from.
FARGO — A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money so the family of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind can attend an upcoming trial for a man accused of conspiring to kill the 22-year-old Fargo woman. The GoFundMe page has a posting that reads: “The second defendant in the case is now going to trial on Sept 18th, we are hoping to be in Fargo for the duration of the trial. With our financial situation right now that is not possible, so we are asking for a little help making this possible. Thank you all.”