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Forum staff reports, Published June 25 2009

Vigil scheduled in memory of Joel LaFromboise

A vigil is scheduled at 6 p.m. today on the Veterans Memorial Bridge between Fargo and Moorhead in memory of Joel LaFromboise.

The vigil is sponsored by Daughters of the Earth and Sweet Medicine and is intended to show support for the family and restore a sense of community, according to a statement released by Octavio Gomez, chairman of the Moorhead Human Rights Commission.

Gomez said Centro Cultural de Fargo-Moorhead is opening its doors to community members affected by the death of LaFromboise, who was killed in a shooting incident in Moorhead.

Gomez said counselors will be available to assist in the healing process.

Centro Cultural de Fargo-Moorhead is at 1014 19th St. S. in Moorhead. The phone number is (218) 236-7318.

A fund has been established to help the LaFromboise family.

Contributions can be sent to the Joel LaFromboise Memorial Fund, Wells Fargo, 406 Main Ave., Fargo, ND 58103.