The congregation at Fargo’s Peace Lutheran Church mourns the loss of two of its most devoted members this week. Rob and Deb Baumbach spent much of their lives helping others in the parish and community.
A proposed North Dakota diversion to protect Fargo-Moorhead from Red River flooding would plow right through his farmstead, according to a preliminary drawing by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. An alternative alignment, 1½ miles to the west, would consume 400 acres of Tom Beaton's farmland, he estimated.
Feces was found on the liturgy book from which the pastor preaches and on altar cloths, Sargent County Sheriff Travis Paeper said of the incident that occurred on March 13 or 14. Phrases including “Luther is a sinner,” “Repent” and “Catholic is right” were scrawled in permanent black marker at various places inside the church.
The second referendum in a year failed on Tuesday – the first time in the district’s history, one principal said, that back-to-back referendums have failed. Tuesday’s $40 million referendum would have funded a $30 million high school and $10 million elementary school.
Monday’s vote came after sometimes impassioned testimony by residents on both sides of the issue, which forced Mayor Dennis Walaker on a couple of occasions to warn speakers to stick with their testimony and not argue with each other.
Almost a year after worried authorities went door to door warning residents to flee as water carved through a nearby dam, tiny Kathryn, N.D., is facing the possibility of having to evacuate again because of flooding.
But I-29 at Harwood unlikely to flood again this year Overland flooding isolated DeAnn and Troy Diegel’s home here for six weeks in spring 2009. Now, the Diegels and other Harwood, N.D., residents are reluctantly waiting for it to happen again.
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