Fargo-Moorhead's 10 biggest stories of 2017: Savanna's killing, Wentz's injury top the list

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FARGO — The killing of a pregnant woman, carried out to claim her unborn child. An untimely injury for a North Dakota native turned star NFL quarterback. A parking lot...

Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind disappeared Aug. 19 when she was eight months pregnant, and her body was found eight days later in the Red River. Her baby was found alive in the apartment of her suspected killers. Special to The Forum
Carson Wentz suffered a season-ending knee injury on Dec. 10. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and former North Dakota State University great was having a league MVP-caliber year. Robert Hanashiro / USA TODAY Sports
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, left, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams listen to a hydrologist talk during a diversion task force meeting Dec. 11 at the Fargodome. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Jamie Grant, 45, died after being punched outside the HoDo Restaurant and Lounge in Fargo on May 27. The man authorities say punched him, Darren Patterson, faces a charge of manslaughter. Special to The Forum
Darren Patterson
Monalisa Perez has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of her boyfriend, Pedro Ruiz III. Authorities said he was killed during a YouTube stunt gone wrong in Halstad, Minn., on June 26.
Pedro Ruiz III
Lisa and Jon Hanson, left, Chris and Matt Myrvold, and Adrianne and Beau Flom, all from Fargo, were at a music festival in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fire on the crowd from a nearby hotel on Oct. 1. The photo was taken before the chaos erupted. Special to The Forum
West Acres Shopping Center CEO Brad Schlossman walks past SHU by R&G in late November, prior to the store's closing. David Samson / The Forum
The use of naloxone became more prevalent in the Fargo-Moorhead area in 2017. The drug can counteract the effects of an opioid overdose. Rick Abbott / The Forum
Fargo Police Chief David Todd is shown here with Amber Hensley, who's flanked by Somali-American sisters Sarah and Leyla Hassan on July 27. Days earlier, Hensley threatened to kill the women and their friend in a Walmart parking lot. Todd said he arranged the meeting to show an example of forgiveness. Special to The Forum

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