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Unruly passenger tries to open exterior door on jetliner in flight forcing plane to make emergency landing in Minnesota
Investigation continues into pipeline death of Grand Rapids, Minn., man
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$13,000 in drugs fall out of woman's groin while being questioned in jail
DNR begins operation to suck out starry stonewort infestation on Turtle Lake
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Oil prices drop as analysts say price rally overdone
Wall Street little changed as biotechs offset energy drop
Wentz signs endorsement deal with BlackRidgeBANK
Watch: Aerial video of Hillsboro tornado damage
Chief's Corner: 2016 crime stats shaping up for a busy year
Parks want to say, 'Thank you'
Cartoon: Aug. 24, 2016
It is time for property tax reform
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Growing Summer Arts Intensive production group to play “Hair”
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Mule Deer Foundation holding banquet, auction at Bonanzaville
Gardening in small spaces
Library News: May 4, 2016
Breitling: Time for Color
Library News (April 27, 2016)
home & garden
Red River Valley Fair
Flight Lines: Feathers and leaves comparable
Flight Lines: Riding Mountain, the other nearby national park
Flight Lines: Rest easy birders, the future is bright
Flight Lines with VIDEO: Willet's scientific name changed
Flight Lines: Bug hunter declining in numbers
Richard A. Burckhard
Michael L. King
Kip J. Johnson
Dennis D. Keblar
Ralph M. Peterson
June 14, 2016
Incumbents reclaim seats on West Fargo City Commission
WEST FARGO–Two incumbents who ran for re-election to the West Fargo City Commission came out on top Tuesday night.
June 14, 2016 - 11:00pm
February 3, 2016
West Fargo looks to automate trash collection system
The city will be revamping its garbage collection system into an automated one. The City Commission gave the green light on Monday for City...
February 3, 2016 - 5:00am
January 27, 2016
Longtime city commissioners running again
City elections have officially opened for 2016 and two longtime commissioners say they plan to run again. Mark Simmons will seek his fourth term and Mike Thorstad plans to seek a third term as a city commissioner. The two commission seats along with two park board and three school...
January 27, 2016 - 4:27pm
September 16, 2015
City updates bar patio rules
The West Fargo City Commission unanimously passed a first reading of an ordinance last week to revise the city’s alcoholic beverages code that is expected to better-define what is required for outdoor patios. Under the new requirements, bar owners must enclose outdoor patios with...
September 16, 2015 - 6:39am
New library, pool, senior center not in city’s preliminary budget
West Fargo growth has prompted calls for enhanced services, but a preliminary budget expected to be adopted Monday doesn’t include funding for a new or expanded library or a community pool, and allocates $25,000 for a senior group but no funding toward a new senior center. The...
September 16, 2015 - 4:57am
August 5, 2015
City Commission gets a read on space problems at library
The West Fargo Library is running out of space in its current building, but its director expects funding to remain at the same levels as last...
August 5, 2015 - 10:07am
July 29, 2015
WF City Commission approves 30-unit senior housing complex
Construction of a 30-unit, two-story senior housing facility at 40th Avenue and Fourth Street East has been approved by the West Fargo City Commission. The project, proposed by Southhill Group/Eid-Co, is geared for people 55 and older, said Larry Weil, city planner. Needs exist...
July 29, 2015 - 2:54am
July 23, 2015
Bobcat's West Fargo headquarters to expand, consolidating some of its F-M office space
Bobcat's West Fargo headquarters is planning an expansion, consolidating much of its FM office space under one roof, and the city of West Fargo will offer the business tax incentives to fuel that. Bobcat, a front-end loader manufacturing company headquartered at 250 E. Beaton Drive...
July 23, 2015 - 1:08am
July 22, 2015
Library request gets shelved over more pressing needs
West Fargo has needs that are more pressing than building a new $15 million library. That’s what city officials have told West Fargo Library Director Sandra Hannahs, who asked the City Commission in March to consider a bond to pay for a 50,000-square-foot facility to help meet...
July 22, 2015 - 1:43am
WF Commission passes ordinance to regulate opiate treatment facilities
Other cities have been waiting with baited breath for West Fargo to pass an ordiance requiring opiate treatment facilities to be licensed with the city and state. The City Commission passed the second reading of its ordinance Monday. In October, the commission passed a one-year moratorium...
July 22, 2015 - 1:33am
May 6, 2015
Fargo water to flow in West Fargo
Plans for a West Fargo water treatment plant are sinking, but a plan to purchase water from Fargo is very much afloat. The city found that...
May 6, 2015 - 10:39am
March 18, 2015
Library looks to build new 50,000-square-foot building
The West Fargo Public Library is asking the City Commission to consider a bond to pay for a new 50,000-square-foot facility that would help the...
March 18, 2015 - 5:55am
December 17, 2014
Landscaping approved for Main Avenue
Main Avenue will soon get a little beauty treatment. On Monday, the City Commission awarded a landscaping contract for Main Avenue to a Hastings, Minn.-based company. City Engineer Kevin Buchholz said the contract includes landscaping and adding of trees around eastern Main Avenue...
December 17, 2014 - 12:20am
May 6, 2014
Commission considers noise ordinance
The West Fargo City Commission is considering a noise ordinance to that would address consistently noisy apartment homes and other disruptions in the city. An ordinance that came before the commission on Monday would have allowed police officers to determine if the ordinance had...
May 6, 2014 - 1:41pm
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