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Yard of the Month
Seventh Avenue reopens after construction work
Cool beans in Horace
Bonanzaville fundraiser offers peek at the past
Soil issues adding costs to city projects
Firehouse Subs opens
Business briefs (Aug. 20)
Building permits (Aug. 13)
Firehouse Subs opens
West Fargo DQ part of Miracle Treat Day
Steve Stark cartoon (Aug. 20)
Alderman: Finances 101 for new college students
Tammy Swift: Humor a crutch for hiding anxiety, depression
Chief's Corner: Drivers: Slow down for back-to-school season
Letter: Tobacco taxes should be raised
The Packer Weekly: French realizes potential through JROTC
Library News (Aug. 20)
West Fargo Fire Department to hold blood drive Thursday
Senior menu (Aug. 20)
Police Explorer program accepting applications
West Fargo returns three standout tennis players
State champ duo to usher in new era of Packers tennis
WF boys tennis team takes Ice Bucket Challenge
Jack of all trades: Packers’ versatile Hoy at another new position
Running results: Halftime 5K
Flight Lines: Lanky shorebird a delight to find anywhere
Flight Lines: Shorebird stories are almost mythical
Flight Lines: Cliff swallows beneficiaries of RRV manmade structures
Courting laughs: ‘Spamalot’ showcases WF’s theater program
home & garden
August 5, 2014
Be cautious on fun runs
Better Business Bureau has been hearing lots of complaints about various fun runs that have been canceled with short notice, often with no refunds offered. Last week, BBB of Greater Cleveland reported on a 5K Foam Fest that was canceled with just four days’ notice. An email to...
August 5, 2014 - 3:25pm
June 3, 2014
Insight from the West Fargo PD: FBI issues cyberattack warning
The FBI and NCIS believe a group of cyber actors have been using various social networking sites to conduct spear phishing activities since at least 2011. FBI and NCIS investigation to date has uncovered 56 unique Facebook personas, 16 domains and a group of IP addresses associated...
June 3, 2014 - 2:45pm
May 20, 2014
Alderman: Explore Medicare before turning 65
Each day, approximately 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 – and thereby become eligible for Medicare. But becoming eligible for and actually enrolling in Medicare are two very different things. In fact, if you miss the initial window to sign up for certain parts of Medicare and later...
May 20, 2014 - 4:17pm
May 6, 2014
Insight from the West Fargo PD: Think drug cleanup
May brings the excitement of warmer weather and planned summer activities. May also is a time spent cleaning inside and outside our homes. As you complete your cleanup chores consider spending sometime reviewing medications you keep in your home. Outdated over-the-counter and prescription...
May 6, 2014 - 2:03pm
April 29, 2014
Insight from the West Fargo PD: May means local Cleanup Week
The city of West Fargo will participate in the metro wide Cleanup Week May 5 through May 9. Cleanup items must be from residences as no commercial waste will be accepted. Items will be collected on your normal garbage pickup day. Crews will not return to pick up items set out after...
April 29, 2014 - 2:55pm
April 22, 2014
Insight from the West Fargo PD: Construction begins at City Hall
Construction begins this week at West Fargo City Hall with minor demolition inside the police department garage and relocation of the building’s electrical service. Within the next couple of weeks, the garage is scheduled to be torn down and ground work is to begin on the new parking...
April 22, 2014 - 1:57pm
April 15, 2014
Alderman: Reining in prom expenses
If you’ve got teenagers, you already know how expensive high school can be. Besides food, clothing and school supplies, a whole host of extracurricular activities are competing for a share of your wallet – even as you frantically try to save for college and your own retirement. One...
April 15, 2014 - 2:22pm
Insight from the West Fargo PD: Formal complaint process in place
The image of the West Fargo Police Department depends on the personal integrity and discipline of all its employees. To a large degree, the public image of this department is determined by the professional response to allegations of misconduct against it or its employees. To promote...
April 15, 2014 - 2:21pm
April 8, 2014
Insight from the West Fargo PD: Emergency assistance registration
One of the most difficult tasks for emergency responders to accomplish during or following a disaster is to identify and locate those people who are in need of assistance. To better plan and prepare for a disaster, Fargo Cass Public Health and the North Dakota Department of Health...
April 8, 2014 - 2:32pm
April 1, 2014
Insight from the West Fargo PD: TIGTA warns of 'largest ever' phone fraud scam targeting taxpayers
In March, the Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer Administration issued a warning to taxpayers to beware of phone calls from individuals claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service in an effort to defraud them. “This is the largest scam of its kind that we have ever...
April 1, 2014 - 1:59pm
Omdahl: The billboard mogul with a warm message
Harold Newman was a homemade entrepreneur who pulled himself up by his own bootstraps. He passed away recently at his home in Jamestown. Starting with a modest sign painting venture, Harold progressed from his small shop to become the billboard mogul of North Dakota and the Upper...
April 1, 2014 - 1:56pm
March 11, 2014
Insight from the West Fargo PD: IRS reveals 'Dirty Dozen' scams for 2014
For 2014, the IRS has identified these “Dirty Dozen” tax schemes as the ones to watch: 1. Identity Theft. Identity theft that results in tax fraud tops the IRS ‘Dirty Dozen’ list again. Identity theft when someone uses your personal information such as your name, Social Security...
March 11, 2014 - 3:32pm
Reuer: Hello, West Fargo
I just wanted to take a moment and say, “Hello,” to the residents of West Fargo. This will be my first Pioneer/News to be printed since taking the reins from interim assistant editor Carrie Snyder. The Pioneer is special as the only publication in the metro area that is devoted...
March 11, 2014 - 3:27pm
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