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FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A candlelight vigil on Monday evening, April 16, is planned for a 6-year-old boy who died here after, police say, he was physically abused. The vigil for Justis Rae Burland will take place at 7 p.m. at Hilltop Celebration Church, 525 Minnesota Highway 210 in Fergus Falls. A Facebook page for the event says over 160 are interested in attending or planning to do so. There will be live music and an open mic, with snacks and refreshments provided. The first 100 children will receive a stuffed animal with a blue ribbon to honor victims of child abuse.
FARGO — The Fargo Park District is teaming up with the Fargo Police Department in a new effort to improve safety in the city's parks by having a police officer work as a park safety coordinator.
MOORHEAD — The principal of Ellen Hopkins Elementary School has decided not to rehire six teachers on three-year probationary status even though they're said to have received positive feedback in their evaluations and have no bad marks in their files. Concerned parents and teachers spoke at a standing-room-only school board meeting Monday, April 9, attended by nearly 100 people. One of the speakers, Matthew Peterson, is among the six probationary teachers. "I have not and will not give up on Moorhead Public Schools and hope that they will not give up on me," he said.
FARGO — Jessie Rock, a paleontologist and geology lecturer at North Dakota State University, loves rocks. She says there's a massive need for a natural science museum in the Fargo-Moorhead area and is leading an effort to start one. But for now, she's working with what she has, transporting a small fossil exhibit to local elementary schools in the trunk of her vehicle.
FARGO — A husband and wife from Sheldon, N.D., recently died within just a few days of each other. David Kaspari, 86, and Sally Kaspari, 81, were married for 58 years before passing away in their most recent home at Rosewood on Broadway in Fargo. Sally had a respiratory illness and wasn't doing well before David unexpectedly died last Friday morning. "After Dad passed, she didn't want to eat or drink anything. She wasn't making any progress toward recovery," said daughter Sarah. Sally died Monday, three days later.
FARGO — In her everyday life, Madison Juelfs is a college student hoping to become a U.S. Marine Corps officer. On the roller derby track as a member of the Fargo Moorhead Derby Girls, the local team preparing for their season opener this weekend, she is "Battle Royalle," a tenacious athlete with more immediate aspirations. At bouts, her objective is simple: to help her team earn as many points as possible.
FARGO – Former state Sen. Tim Flakoll will run for a spot on the Fargo City Commission, he announced Thursday, March 15.
WAHPETON, N.D. — A dryer fire destroyed a Wahpeton home late Monday, March 12, leaving little to salvage.
FARGO — Every day, Mark Uselman records the precipitation that lands in his backyard. The north Fargo resident has made observing the weather part of his daily routine for over five years now. He wakes up at 6:30 a.m., does the crossword, has coffee with his wife then goes outside to check the rain or snow gauge, and she goes to teach elementary school. "I measure the precipitation, snowfall, and the cumulative snowfall that's left on the ground as it sets," Uselman said. "I catch the snow, bring it inside to melt, then measure the liquid form."
WALCOTT, N.D. — The lives of about 30,000 turkeys were at risk east of here because of a barn fire that threatened their source of food and water. The fire was reported about 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, and fire crews from Walcott, Colfax and Christine responded. None of the turkeys were housed at the Lelm Turkey Farm building that caught fire, but all of the equipment to sustain them was inside. The turkeys are kept in two separate buildings.