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West Fargo Church remembers Landon Solberg

"You do not need a Ph.D. an IRA and MRA or a BMW in order to serve other people,"

WEST FARGO N.D. — “You do not need a Ph.D. an IRA and MRA or a BMW in order to serve other people,” Pastor Of Prairie Heights Community Church John Hauser. These were just some of the words spoken at the Prairie Heights Community Church on Sunday only two days before Landon’s passing. “We know we got to meet Landon…

Edmore Pastor Pleads Guilty To Stealing From His Church

Donald Reynolds is accused of taking nearly $35,000 from High Plains Ministry

EDMORE, ND — A pastor in Ramsey County has pleaded guilty to stealing from his congregation. Donald Reynolds has been sentenced to spend a month behind bars or complete 300 hours of community service. He is accused of taking nearly $35,000 from High Plains Ministry in Edmore over a period of 14 years. Reynolds faced a maximum of 10 years in…

Church Leaders Take Part in Anti-Racism Training

The Synod Assembly had passed a resolution outlining a commitment to racial justice

FARGO, N.D. — The Eastern North Dakota Synod ELCA brought together dozens of leaders for anti–racism training. The training was initiated after the Synod Assembly passed a resolution outlining a commitment to racial justice. Amanda Vivier, a spiritual leader for the Native American Christian Ministry, describes why she decided to get involved. “There’s a bridge, and it’s been a one-way bridge…

Church Dedicates “Tree of Life” Mosaic

The mosaic was put together over a six-month period

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Churches United for the Homeless presented its “Tree of Life” mosaic, which is in a center where people of any religion can go to worship. Two dozen volunteers put together the mosaic over a six month period. They put in over 300 hours of service. Pastor Joe Larson of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church designed it. The art piece…

Former Fargo Priest’s Arraignment on Child Sex Abuse Charges Delayed

He fled to the Philippines around Christmas of 1998

  FARGO, ND — An arraignment for a former Fargo priest who has been extradited from the Philippines to stand trial on child sexual abuse charges has been delayed. Fernando Sayasaya was set to appear in Cass County District Court today but the hearing was moved at the last minute to Tuesday. Sayasaya was removed from the Fargo Diocese in…

More Than 20 People Killed During Church Shooting in Texas

Gunman Is Also Dead

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas — More than 20 people have been killed in a shooting at a church in a small town outside San Antonio. The gunman fled the church in a vehicle after the shooting and was also killed, either by a self-inflicted wound or during a confrontation with police. An official says between 10 to 15 people were also…

Pastor on Administrative Leave for Alleged Conduct with Youth in Richland County

The Richland County Sheriff's Office is investigating Father Thomas Feltman

RICHLAND COUNTY, N.D. — A Richland County pastor was placed on administrative leave for alleged conduct with youth. Officials with the Diocese of Fargo said Father Thomas Feltman is being investigated. He was a pastor for churches in Wyndmere and Milnor. They said Feltman told the Diocese last week about concerns regarding his interactions with youth. Andrew Jasinski was chosen…