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Emphasis on community continues

"Newspapers: the print and online connector for today's communities" is the theme for national Newspaper Week 2010, presently being promoted across the country through Oct. 9.

The observance provides the opportunity to let the public know that newspapers are still viable in the everyday scheme of things, and perhaps even stronger with the advent of electronic applications.

We are celebrating the observance in our office this week just like we do every other day all year long - by serving the best interests of our readers through the editorial and advertising materials we feature on a weekly basis in both the West Fargo Pioneer and the West Fargo News and on our online website at

In doing so, we rely daily on our 'local' staff and our 'local' chain of readers to keep our 'local' news flow running at a steady pace by sharing suggestions, ideas, and story leads that turn out to be some of the best journalistic efforts ever.

We value our staff and our committed readership, and continue to welcome any type of input, not just during national newspaper week, but any time you feel you have an opinion to express, a thought to be shared, or a story to be uncovered, remember that we are just a phone call or e-mail away - whatever the need.

This week also marks another very important observance, the celebration of National Fire Prevention Week.

In West Fargo, the cause takes on extra meaning because of the significant role volunteer firefighters play in the protection and welfare of our community.

A special tribute to these dedicated individuals appears in today's publication. Please check it out.