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Gas leak roaring like jet engine shut down traffic near West Acres
Park's new Rustad Center nearing completion
All 3 West Fargo boys missing since Wednesday night now found
Schools' Food Service Department receives grant funding from US Dept. of Agriculture
Library News: June 22, 2016
Former TNT's Diner in West Fargo opens under new name
Exchange Club donates to crisis center, aquatic center
Prairie Supply breaks ground on new headquarters
Power of 100 of gives to Project Ignite Light
Fed may delay interest rate hike
Chief's Corner: Last month in crime
Theft of flowers like slap in the face
Increase tobacco costs
Letter: Hockey psyching itself out about ice
Bretling: Gardening with annuals
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Library News: June 8, 2016
Nursery News: June 8, 2016
Breitling: Time for Color
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Singer comes home on a high note
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Red River Valley Fair
Video: Meadowlark recognized as symbol of west
NEW: Flight Lines Video: Even images in hand won't stop mistaken identities
Flight Lines: Bird watchers aren't creepers
Flight Lines: Raven’s call always stops me in my tracks
Flight Lines: Birding in the digital age
Gerald "Butch" Reineke
Gary G. Dittmer
Chris T. Kimberlin
Jeanet E. Brorson
April 8, 2014
Residents ask the city to consider an ‘unruly tenant’ ordinance
A group of residents here have asked the City Commission to write an ordinance they believe could help them deal with a disruptive neighbor they say has been harassing them for years. Kevin Rod recently submitted a request for the commission to pass an “unruly tenant” ordinance. Residents...
April 8, 2014 - 3:18pm
Stonewood to begin construction this spring
Stonewood, a planned gated community in the Maple Ridge neighborhood near 32nd Avenue East in West Fargo, was given final design approval by the City Commission on Monday night. Developer Mark Buchholz said he hopes to begin construction on the private road this spring and construction...
April 8, 2014 - 1:24pm
November 6, 2013
City receives state award for lift station projects
The West Fargo City Commission received kudos Monday night on behalf of the community for their public work efforts. Chad Zander, program coordinator for the West Fargo Public Works Department, presented the American Public Works Association (APWA) North Dakota Chapter Project of...
November 6, 2013 - 9:13am
October 8, 2013
City approves final budget, mill levy continues decline
West Fargo City Commissioners approved the 2014 budget Monday night that has expenditures totaling $48,172,047, which sets the mill levy at 89.34 — a 1.97 decrease over the previous year. The projected value of a mill for 2014 is $89,404,104. Proposed department expenditures...
October 8, 2013 - 1:01pm
August 21, 2013
Preliminary budget gets favorable nod
West Fargo City Commissioners approved the city's 2014 preliminary budget Monday night that has expenditures totaling $48,172,047, up from approximately $35 million in 2013. Even though the figures are higher, the city continues to ward off any property tax increases because of the...
August 21, 2013 - 8:27am
July 30, 2013
City holding the line on increases
y Karen Huber There won't be any utility rate increases next year for West Fargo residents or businesses. During 2014 budget talks Monday night, West Fargo City Commissioners voted to approve a transfer of $325,000 from the general fund to the sanitation fund that will avoid a rate...
News / politics
July 30, 2013 - 2:27pm
June 4, 2013
City teaming up with FMCVB
After several years of not feeling the need for such a union, the city of West Fargo is finally joining forces with the Fargo Moorhead Convention and Visitors' Bureau. According to the terms of the agreement approved unanimously by West Fargo City Commissioners Monday night, effective...
June 4, 2013 - 9:16am
March 19, 2013
City approves continuance of property tax incentives
West Fargo City Commissioners went on record Monday night, unanimously approving an extension of the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) programs for five West Fargo businesses as well as New Industry Exemptions, all for the year 2013. All had met the necessary criteria for job creation...
March 19, 2013 - 1:41pm
January 9, 2013
City has record-breaking building year
West Fargo realized a phenomenal year for building last year. Final tallies in for 2012 building permit valuation had numbers coming in at $215,837,777, a level Mayor Rich Mattern touted at the start of Monday night's West Fargo City Commission meeting. "We did go over the $200...
January 9, 2013 - 12:00am
September 19, 2012
West Fargo City Commission list down to three candidates
West Fargo City Commissioners have narrowed the candidate pool for the seat left open by the retirement of Lou Bennett to three individuals - Duane Breitling, retired attorney at Ohnstad Twichell Law Firm; Mark Wentz, president and general manager of Red River Electric Inc., Moorhead,...
September 19, 2012 - 12:00am
Public works growing: Two new buildings on the horizon
West Fargo City Commissioners voiced unanimous approval Monday night for two new buildings for the public works department - an equipment storage facility located at the public works headquarters, at 810 12th Ave. NW, and another to be used for offices and break and locker rooms at...
September 19, 2012 - 12:00am
August 7, 2012
Bennett stepping down as city commissioner
After 29 years as a West Fargo resident - ten of those as a city commissioner - Lou Bennett has announced he is pulling up roots and moving...
Business / community / News
August 7, 2012 - 10:16am
July 18, 2012
City won't budge on snake ordinance
By a 3-1 vote, West Fargo City Commissioners said 'no' Monday night to a request from Robert Butts III for an ordinance change that would allow constrictor snakes as pets in the city of West Fargo. The West Fargo ordinance under the "non-domestic animal" category, doesn't allow...
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
Budget talks for 2013 underway
West Fargo City Commissioners held their first round of 2013 budget talks Monday night following their regularly scheduled commission meeting at West Fargo City Hall. As in past years, it is the intent of the commission with the preliminary budget to try and hold the mill levy steady...
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
July 4, 2012
Property tax exemption program under review
A request from West Fargo Car Clinic for a property tax exemption from the city of West Fargo was a 'no go' Monday night after a motion to approve the exemption died for a lack of second. The same request was presented to the West Fargo City Commission two weeks ago and was tabled...
July 4, 2012 - 12:00am