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Gun raffle aims to raise money for ice hockey
Long-time pastor retires
West Fargo court (April 16)
Honor roll (April 16)
School menu (April 16)
Cambria convention center in West Fargo to open this week
Chamber hosts baseball/softball competition
Women’s Network seeking Woman of the Year nominations
Choice Financial hires two service representatives
Barth, Harris, Haussler hired at KLJ
Letter: Dodgeball organizers say thanks
Alderman: Reining in prom expenses
Insight from the West Fargo PD: Formal complaint process in place
Letter: Palliative care: Increased quality of life and decreased cost
Insight from the West Fargo PD: Emergency assistance registration
James T. Bober
Karen J. Rebsom
Coats for Kids drop-offs in West Fargo
Library News (April 16)
Nursery News (April 16)
Western State Bank awards ‘Pays for A’s’ scholarships
Hahn attends national research conference
Tennis tops Fargo North, Jamestown
WF Flyers take second at state
Bowling (April 16)
BSU Lacrosse camp set for June
Packers soccer wins first three games
Flight Lines: Nation’s symbol has rebounded well from mid-century low
The thrifty gardener: planting on a poor man's budget
home & garden
March 11, 2014
Reuer: Hello, West Fargo
I just wanted to take a moment and say, “Hello,” to the residents of West Fargo. This will be my first Pioneer/News to be printed since taking the reins from interim assistant editor Carrie Snyder. The Pioneer is special as the only publication in the metro area that is devoted...
March 11, 2014 - 3:27pm
March 4, 2014
Insight from the West Fargo PD: Fireworks ordinance rewritten
West Fargo Ordinance 12-0310 relating to fireworks has been repealed and is replaced with Ordinance 12-0711. The revision is deemed necessary for a number of reasons. Ordinance 12-0310 lacked important detail and was graded as a criminal offense. The new Ordinance 12-0711 provides...
March 4, 2014 - 1:47pm
Letter: Post prom/post grad committee needs parents
The committee is off to a great start in our planning for the 2014 events. The committee is made up of high school parents. As parents, our goal is to ensure our teens and/or our teens’ friends have a safe, alcohol and drug free environment on two of the most high risk nights of...
opinion / letters
March 4, 2014 - 1:45pm
Letter: Teachers supported to teach 21st Century skills through event
Secondary teachers in the West Fargo Public Schools experienced a day of professional learning on Feb. 18, that was fresh, new, insightful, engaging and innovative. InSourced Day of Professional Learning focused on “Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce through Today’s Educators.”...
opinion / letters
March 4, 2014 - 1:42pm
February 25, 2014
Insight from the West Fargo PD: Police canine seizes two in one week
On Feb. 17 and again on Feb. 21, West Fargo police canine Disco seized two males suspected of committing felonies in West Fargo. In Monday’s incident, citizens in the Meadowridge area of West Fargo reported a man who appeared to be trying to enter homes. The callers provided a description...
February 25, 2014 - 3:12pm
February 18, 2014
Insight from the West Fargo PD: Review of 2013 annual report
At the West Fargo City Commission meeting on Feb. 3, 2014 commission members received the 2013 Annual Report of the West Fargo Police Department. Like the community of West Fargo, the Annual Report reflects change in a number of areas over the past year. A copy of the report can be...
February 18, 2014 - 3:29pm
February 11, 2014
Insight from the West Fargo PD: Avoiding mail theft
A recent news story from the Minneapolis area covered the arrest of a man and a woman for theft of personal mail. The subjects had been following the mail delivery vehicle in a particular neighborhood each day for more than a week and removing mail from the homes where they saw a...
February 11, 2014 - 2:58pm
Omdahl: Churches not ready for loving one another
In case you haven’t noticed, the Founding Fathers created a governmental system that is not supposed to work until we can mobilize massive agreement. With separation of powers, we have had modest gridlock for two centuries so it was inevitable that we would end up some day with...
February 11, 2014 - 2:56pm
Snyder: West Fargo academy worth the time
I am an adventure seeker. I crave an adrenaline rush and love to experience new things. When I signed up for the West Fargo Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy last fall, I knew I’d be able to see and experience new things, but I had no idea I would get so much more...
February 11, 2014 - 2:53pm
February 4, 2014
Letter: Post prom post grad committee looks for parent volunteers
The post prom / post grad committee is off to a great start in our planning for the 2014 events. The committee is made up of high school parents. As parents, our goal is to ensure our teens and/or our teens’ friends have a safe, alcohol and drug free environment on two of the most...
opinion / letters
February 4, 2014 - 3:49pm
Omdahl: Upper class values won’t solve dropout problem
With a high school graduation rate of close to 90 percent, North Dakota does not appear to have much of a dropout problem. However, Dakota Draper, President of the North Dakota Education Association, sees it as an issue that cannot be dismissed. At annual rate of 750 dropouts, in...
opinion / Lloyd Ohmdahl
February 4, 2014 - 3:11pm
Insight from the West Fargo PD: Chief's report for 2013
I am proud to present the 2013 West Fargo Police Department’s Annual Report. Once again, 2013 was a busy and productive year for our police department as West Fargo lives up to its city slogan, “City on the Grow.” One way we can tell it’s been a busy year is by statistics...
February 4, 2014 - 3:09pm
January 28, 2014
Alderman: Rule changes tighten reverse mortgage eligibility
Reverse mortgages have become increasingly popular in recent years, as cash-strapped seniors seek ways to keep pace with rising expenses – not to mention cope with the pummeling their retirement savings took during the Great Recession. But the Department of Housing and Urban Development...
January 28, 2014 - 2:43pm
Omdahl: Homeland Committee has hot meeting on cold day
“Nobody in her right mind would call a meeting in January even if it was declared a crisis,” grumbled Madeleine Morgan as she shuffled into the community hall along with the town’s 12 other electors for a special session of the Homeland Security Committee. (The 14th elector,...
opinion / Lloyd Ohmdahl
January 28, 2014 - 2:42pm
Insight from the West Fargo PD: What would you do?
The West Fargo Police Department recently received an inquiry relating to an elementary aged child walking to school during winter storm conditions. On this particular morning the child was on his way to school at what would be normal school start time; however, school was on a two...
January 28, 2014 - 2:23pm