FARGO – High winds Tuesday and Wednesday ripped off or damaged a number of exterior panels on the west side of the downtown Radisson Hotel, prompting city officials to close nearby streets to keep drivers and pedestrians safe. It’s not the first time high winds have caused such damage at the Radisson. In April 2015, a couple of exterior panels were damaged by winds that blew through the area.
FARGO – A standoff that lasted over four hours in north Fargo ended without bloodshed after an armed suspect, accused of twice threatening another man, surrendered to SWAT team officers Friday afternoon, Nov. 24. The 23-year-old suspect, Amar Kovacevic, gave himself up to police shortly after 1 p.m., walking out of what appeared to be a house converted to apartments at 502 Forest Ave. N., said Fargo police Sgt. Travis Moser during a news conference in the parking lot of nearby Hope Lutheran Church. Moser said the Red River Valley SWAT team had used a remote controlled robot to contact Kovacevic and talk him into surrendering.
WEST FARGO – A 286-pound marijuana bust on Interstate 94 has set a new record for the West Fargo Police Department and may be the largest for the North Dakota Highway Patrol, spokesmen for the two agencies said Tuesday, Nov. 21. The load of marijuana, with an estimated street value $1,370,000, was seized after an Askov, Minn., woman was pulled over Tuesday morning for speeding as she was driving east through the metro area. The bust was made with the help of West Fargo police dog Disco, who alerted officers to the presence of marijuana in the car, West Fargo police Sgt. Adam Gustafson said.
FARGO – Leah Juelke, a Fargo South High School language arts instructor who helped her students tell their immigrant stories to the world, has been named North Dakota’s Teacher of the Year for 2018.
FARGO – Future North Dakota State University sophomores will have more living space on campus thanks to a project underway just south of Newman Outdoor Field. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday, Sept. 12, for the $39.5 million Catherine Cater Hall.
MOORHEAD — Lynne Kovash, the superintendent of the Moorhead School District who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year, is working "as her health and energy allow," a district spokeswoman said Tuesday, Sept. 5. Kovash has been doing "mostly remote work" for the school district throughout her cancer treatments this summer, Pam Gibb said. That includes her input on a district news release on the district's first-day enrollment, released Tuesday. "We did work with her today," Gibb said.
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. – One of the owners of Elmer’s Texas Barbeque restaurant here said he’s overwhelmed by the loss of his business and home to an early morning fire on Friday, Sept. 1. “I’ve cried many times today,” said Rodger Heaton who, along with Jeffrey Janssen, owns the restaurant that was heavily damaged by flames.
MOORHEAD – Kayakers on the Red River made a grim discovery Sunday evening, Aug. 27, when they came across the body of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind.
FARGO – The Fargo School Board voted 6-2 Tuesday morning, Aug. 15, to unilaterally issue contracts to its teachers for the 2017-2018 school year. The vote followed months of negotiations and attempts to break a declared impasse by seeking help from a local mediation panel and the state Education Fact Finding Commission. The one-year contracts will be available for teachers on Monday, Aug. 21, three days before school starts on Aug. 24.
MOORHEAD – The Red River Valley Regional Bomb Squad was called to south Moorhead on Monday, Aug. 14, to dispose of what appeared to be a military-style rocket, but fortunately turned out to be a training aid. Emergency dispatchers received the call about 11:40 a.m., Moorhead Police Lt. Tory Jacobson said.