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WEST FARGO—After announcing plans to demolish a public housing project in West Fargo, the Housing Authority of Cass County has announced some grand plans for a replacement. If everything goes according to plan, this half-century-old housing project could look more like the project in Dickinson. The Housing Authority of Cass County's Executive Director explained to a crowd of residents why their homes could be demolished and replaced in the coming years.
FARGO—No decision in a hearing pitting a Detroit Lakes Police officer against a man who says he was attacked by the officer. Blake Sundvol is asking for a restraining order against Officer Robert Strand. Strand is also asking for one against Sundvol. The two were involved in a scuffle in Detroit Lakes in late December. The court ran out of time Thursday. The hearing will be continued on April 20. Sundvol has been convicted of several scams in Becker County. Both men have been charged with disorderly conduct.
WEST FARGO—An unexpected letter has a West Fargo veteran and his neighbors wondering how long they will have homes. 130 people live in the public housing project in West Fargo, it's one of the oldest in the entire state. When one of those tenants received a letter about demolishing these buildings, he was very concerned. For Paul Berkness of West Fargo, the low-rise is home. It, along with the high-rise across the street, provides housing for many older and lower income people, which is why he was upset when he received this letter.
WEST FARGO—West Fargo's superintendent sent a letter to parents on Wednesday regarding the recent school shooting in Florida. David Flowers says he encourages parents and teachers to talk to their students about recent event and how they can manage any fear they might have because of lockdown drills or news about school shootings. Flowers also recognized students in some communities are planning protests against gun violence. He says the district will neither encourage or prevent student participation in those activities.
WAHPETON -- A tight community is mourning the loss tonight of a Wyndmere boy with a joyful and generous heart. Jessy Haberman may have only been eight, but in his short life he was many things; a fighter who dealt with an unknown syndrome, loving boy who plastered countless smiles onto others' faces, and above all, Jessy was a giver. Jessy Haberman may have accomplished as much in 8 years and touched so many people in so many ways as some do in 80 years.
BORUP—A Borup man is charged with three felonies, after authorities say he took inappropriate pictures and videos of a child. 35-year-old Daniel Ward is charged with Interfering with the privacy of a minor. Investigators say Ward took pictures of a young girl while she was sleeping naked in 2015. Ward also admitted to police he recorded the same girl in his home's shower, using a hidden scope camera. If convicted, Ward faces up to six years in prison, and a $15,000 dollar fine.
FARGO—Community members are weighing in on the search for a new superintendent in West Fargo. The school board met with several district members tonight. They provided input on the search to replace retiring Superintendent, Dr. David Flowers. Fifteen candidates will be narrowed down to around six in the coming weeks. The board hopes to offer a contract to its top candidate by the end of next month. Board members are hopeful the tight schedule will keep other districts' search for new superintendents non-factors.
FARGO—Imagine for a second, being able to walk right up to vending machine, punch a few buttons, and all of a sudden, you've got bitcoin and other cryptocurrency. Thanks to a new machine which debuted Monday in downtown Fargo, investing is actually that simple. For Jack Seaman of Mindak, it only made sense. "As a gold and silver dealer, I deal all the time with customers who want non-cash assets," said Seaman. He buys and sells with people who want something valuable.
MOORHEAD—A day after being named new CEO of Downtown Moorhead Inc, the newly hired leader has big plans for Moorhead's downtown. Moorhead's downtown certainly has its strengths; plenty of parking, a grocery store, city owned plots. It also has some unique challenges; trains, narrow roads and maybe even an identity crisis. Ask anyone from Moorhead where downtown is and you may never get the same answer twice. "Downtown is somewhere in the proximity of Dairy Queen," said Anne Blackhurst, Downtown Moorhead, Inc. Board Member.
COLFAX, N.D.—The Richland County Sheriff's Office has referred five teens to juvenile court for 24 misdemeanors and 10 felonies after a three week investigation. As those with knowledge of the situation tell me, it could have been easily prevented by adults. Five different boys have been referred to the Juvenile Courts for their roles in sexual assault, hazing, and felony terrorizing at the Richland #44 Jr/Sr high school.