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MOORHEAD – A woman accused of trying to shoot a Minnesota State Patrol trooper in the head near Moorhead faces felony charges of attempted murder, receiving stolen property and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a Clay County District Court filing made Thursday, March 8.
MOORHEAD – The driver of a vehicle who was wounded in an officer-involved shooting on Interstate 94 on Monday, March 5, allegedly tried to shoot a Minnesota State Patrol trooper in the head, before being shot herself in the arm, according to Clay County District Court documents filed in the case of a male passenger.
FARGO — Carson Wentz, North Dakota's favorite football son and rising-star quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, has gotten a nod to his growing fame with a bobblehead. The limited edition figure was unveiled Tuesday, Oct. 24, by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. It features a smiling, helmet-less Wentz in North Dakota State University colors, football in hands, looking ready to drop back into the pocket with his head on a swivel — and with a tip of your finger — a little wobble.
FORMAN, N.D. — A man is in the North Dakota State Hospital after being arrested on four felony and five misdemeanor charges tied to threatening people at a church and bar, vandalism, and a high-speed chase, Sargent County Sheriff Travis Paeper said Tuesday, Oct. 24. Michael Skroch, 39, of Lidgerwood, was arrested Thursday, Oct. 19, after a high-speed chase by law enforcement ended with him crashing a motorcycle in the Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge, and a standoff that included Skroch being tased several times to no effect, Paeper said.
FARGO — Today is Friday the 13th. Lucky us! A world of black cats crossing roads, ladders to walk under and mirrors to break awaits outside your door, unless you've already called in sick to burrow under the bedcovers to avoid any misfortune. To be sure, we're a superstitious lot. Just as anyone who wears a "rally cap" at a baseball game, picks up lucky pennies, avoids cracks on sidewalks or tacks up a horseshoe over their door. But westerners are not alone! (Knock on wood.)
FARGO—This city's use of tax increment financing to promote business development has been targeted by a group called Americans for Prosperity with an online video ad calling the incentives "a free pass" that allows well-connected businesses to avoid paying "their fair share" in property taxes. It's a message City Commissioner Tony Gehrig, an opponent of tax-incentive programs, supports. But fellow City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn says the tax breaks spur development and, in the long run, lowers taxes.
FARGO — Marian Kadrie is a tiny lady with a heart as big as her home. After more than three decades of taking in foster children, the 88-year-old Fargo woman was recently honored as one of the nation's Angels in Adoption. Between working with Lutheran Social Services' program for unaccompanied refugee minors and Cass County Social Services, Kadrie and her late husband, Orviell, took in more than 300 children over the years. The stays for some children and teens are for a few days or weeks, while others stay years.
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. The award was announced by Gov. Doug Burgum and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler in a ceremony Thursday, Sept. 28, in the school's gymnasium. "I'm kind of still in disbelief. This is amazing," Juelke said immediately after the ceremony. "I am truly honored." Juelke said it's important for people to learn about different cultures.
GLYNDON, Minn.—A 40 percent property tax credit for owners of agricultural land could be key to getting Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District voters to approve a school bond issue, Superintendent Bryan Thygeson said Tuesday, Sept. 26, in opening a tax forum at the high school. More than 60 percent of the district's land is agricultural, Thygeson said. "This was a piece of legislation that was absolutely critical for us," he said.
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. The 440-bed residence hall will be ready for students by fall 2019. It will be dedicated to sophomores, who have found themselves squeezed out of campus housing after their freshman year, NDSU officials said.