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Taylor: New leadership for new realities By Ryan M. Taylor Last week, a faulty pipeline released one million gallons of saltwater – a brine up to 30 times saltier than sea water – down a ravine heading towards Lake Sakakawea. There is an investigation g
Alderman: Parents: Don’t let back-to-school tasks sneak up on you
Chief's Corner: Many bicycle thefts used for temporary transportation
Lee: Legislators wrap up off-year committee work
Alderman: Divorcing? Protect your finances, personal data
July's Yard of the Month
Senior Menus (July 23)
Thee earn their STAR
Nursery News (July 23)
Exchange Club News (July 23)
Dome, Sweet Dome: West Fargo wrestler claims national championship in Fargo
Aces preparing for state tourney
Menace, Sheyenne United teams fare well
Two West Fargo Cal Ripken teams earn state titles
Harwood American Legion baseball team all about fun
Flight Lines: Cliff swallows beneficiaries of RRV manmade structures
Flight Lines: Night-lights from natural sources
Flight Lines: Understated sparrows synonymous with prairie
Home & Garden: New front yard has many uses
home & garden
March 4, 2014
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
January 21, 2014
Ordinance on trespassing to be clarified
A television news reporter’s trespass at a local elementary has caused the West Fargo Police Department to review the current ordinance relating to registration in public schools. The ordinance, listed below, was found to be too restrictive and was without exception to allow parents...
January 21, 2014 - 11:20am
January 14, 2014
Alderman: A guide to managing someone else’s finances
Anyone who’s ever been asked to step in and manage their parents’ or someone else’s personal finances can tell you that it’s an awesome responsibility – and by “awesome,” I don’t mean “totally cool.” It’s more like “inspiring an overwhelming feeling of fear.”...
January 14, 2014 - 11:18am
Omdahl: A city of 65,000 and no additional doctors
The shortage of primary care physicians in North Dakota just got worse. It was approaching a crisis situation before expansion of Medicaid kicked in on January 1. That expansion will eventually add 20,000 to 30,000 to the patient load in North Dakota. Add this to the 40,000 newcomers...
opinion / Lloyd Ohmdahl
January 14, 2014 - 11:17am