Morning headlines: Woman killed in motorcycle crash in Fargo just graduated from police academy – InForum
Here is your InForum Minute for Thursday, June 30.
MOORHEAD — “Her desk here still has some of the pictures she and my daughter colored together,” Ashley Miller said, pointing to several panda photos on Tessa Holt’s desk at Aggressive Towing.
After passing through the police academy, the 21-year-old worked in the towing company as a dispatcher as she worked towards her dream job of becoming a police officer.
Ashley Miller also pointed to a note Tessa Holt left on Miller’s desk calendar before she went home for the weekend for Miller to read Monday morning.
He said: “Hi my friend” and “I love you”. Full story here.
West Fargo Public Schools taps Logan Midthun as first district-wide DA
WEST FARGO — More than three weeks after voting to add a district-wide activities director position, West Fargo Public Schools has hired.
Logan Midthun will assume the new role on Friday, the school district announced Wednesday morning. Midthun was previously dean of students and director of activities at Horace High School, which opened in 2021.
The West Fargo School Board voted to add the position as part of a staffing request at a special meeting June 6, citing the continued growth of North Dakota’s second-largest school district, between other talking points. Full story here.
Hundreds of Minnesota National Guard members face deportation over vaccine
ST. PAUL — Hundreds of Minnesota National Guard members could be forced out of the military for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine after the Department of Defense’s Thursday, June 30 deadline to get vaccinated.
More than 95% of the Guard’s 13,000 members have been vaccinated against COVID-19, but holdouts remain, said Minnesota National Guard public affairs officer Lt. Col. Kristen Augé. Of this group, nearly 2% requested a religious or medical exemption, while 3% refused vaccination.
According to percentages provided by military officials, more than 600 members may be discharged from the Minnesota National Guard, but leaders said they hope to work with service members who have reservations about the vaccine. Full story here.