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April ... showers? Sleet and snow cause unwelcome winter flashback
More good news on moderate wine consumption
Fargo seeking public feedback on upcoming Main Avenue project
Fourth time not a charm for Maple Valley School District in referendum vote
City consultants unveil concepts for West Fargo development plan
Despite some progress, F-M's worker shortage to remain a challenge
HBC announces Lego homebuilding winners
Insomnia Cookies apologizes after Fargo employee calls police officer 'pig'
Rapid innovation in China makes country 'fascinating case study' for college students
This year, dozens of Red River Valley farmers look to grow hemp
Port: Burgum faces tax hike quandary while Heitkamp report reveals interesting numbers
McFeely: When 'he's just doing his job' isn't a good enough excuse
Port: House members laugh as they vote down 'Dollar Doug' amendment
McFeely: NDSU rejects land swap, miffing Carlson and developer
Port: Senator Heidi Heitkamp took a mountain of money from special interest committees
Lloyd & Joan (Short) Anderson
Wes And Harryette Bartron
Influx of water keeps tourism dollars flowing on Devils Lake, but could flood thousands of acres
Nursery News (4-19-17)
Nursery News (4-5-17)
Nursery News (April 12)
Nursery News (3-29-17)
Brad Dokken column: Catfish League set to roll
Brooks shows his speed in NDSU's annual spring football game
Amid cuts, UND's Title IX compliance in question
Metcalf resigns, Palczewski hired as West Fargo basketball coaches
Packers sweep in-town rival Mustangs with stout pitching
Duluth woman meets the German donor whose stem cells saved her life
Heart full of hope
Flowers in winter can brighten up the snowy blues
Gardening for seniors
Red River Singles sets schedule
Home & Garden
Red River Valley Fair
Canadian bird heading back home for summer; Early spring means tree sparrows; Misnamed bird making an appearance
Oh the places I would go
Assessing nature not always clear-cut
Personal journeys now shared on website
Flight lines: Staying connected with birds and those who watch them
Elmer E. Kosse
Susan Marie Hagen Wedberg
April 10, 2017
Fargo city leaders OK law allowing backyard chicken coops
FARGO — Backyard chicken coops, which have long existed in the legal gray zone here, may soon be out in the clear as city leaders begin...
April 10, 2017 - 8:49pm
March 13, 2017
Proposed Island Park townhouse raises concerns in Fargo's Hawthorne neighborhood
FARGO— Some Hawthorne neighborhood residents oppose a proposed zoning change that would allow for construction of a three-unit townhouse...
March 13, 2017 - 3:47pm
West Fargo's police chief placed on administrative leave
WEST FARGO—West Fargo Police Chief Mike Reitan is on administrative leave. West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern confirmed late Friday afternoon that...
January 13, 2017 - 4:55pm
January 7, 2017
Midco gets $500,000 tax break on Fargo data center as city eyes policy change
FARGO—The Fargo City Commission kicked off the New Year with another tax incentive for a developing business in the region, but one commissioner...
January 7, 2017 - 1:38pm
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