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Armed home invasion leads to 4-hour standoff in north Fargo
Grandmother charged with harboring a runaway; grandson accused of sex crime
Death threat, gunshot in south Fargo home lead to terrorizing charge
Three arrested in Fergus Falls shooting
A decorating dream in the White House: SD native spends three days as volunteer decorator sty White House
MATBUS offering reduced fares during shopping season
The open and closed times for many local stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday
Open and close times for many stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday
New restaurant, craft store coming to West Fargo
New specialty store, restaurant opens in south Fargo
Commentary: I'm thankful for your insults
Letter: I trust Heitkamp's ideas for reform
Commentary: News conjures ghost of Bill Langer
Commentary: Sophia Wilansky got hurt because the #NoDAPL movement used violence as a tactic
McFeely: Balanced FCS bracket advantageous for NDSU
A respite from the street: Easing homeless from hospital to shelter improves lives, saves money
United Blood Services seeking donations due to low supply
Over 185,000 pounds of food collected in Fill the Dome campaign
Always in Season: Grosbeaks may bring winter birding thrills
Retaining young hunters presents a challenge, Grand Forks parent says
Wild have had Blues rematch 'circled on the calendar'
Vikings' Zimmer says blocked kicks weren't Forbath's fault
UND men's basketball opponent Utah Valley plays demanding schedule
Wild rally, beat Avalanche in shootout
McFeely: Injured Tanguay, DeLuca are better for Bison than none at all
New lease on life: Implant restores control for patients suffering from incontinence
FLIGHT LINES with AUDIO: Nomadic bird making a local showing
Confessions of a traveling rarity chaser
Duluth woman meets the German donor whose stem cells saved her life
Feel the heat: Besides being relaxing, taking a sauna offers health benefits
home & garden
red river valley fair
Cook: Some days just require a fire
Minnesota DNR deer leader: Population on way up
Flight Lines with VIDEO: Willet's scientific name changed
Flight Lines: Bird watchers aren't creepers
Flight Lines: Raven’s call always stops me in my tracks
Dianna K. Miller
Susan I. Bleed
Harry A. Schulz
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.
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...
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...
August 7, 2012 - 10:16am
July 18, 2012
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
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
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