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One injured in accident on Wild Rice River bridge
West Fargo may be facing not one but two referendums
Volunteers reviving Hunter Times newspaper at Bonanzaville
Fuller takes over as fire chief today
Middle school instructional coaches named
District Waterhouse and Kitchen restaurant opens in West Fargo
Business briefs (July 1, 2015)
Harley-Davidson of Fargo hosting ride for children's hospital
Western State Bank donates to the Packer Backers
Classic Vending donates to WF Area Scholarship Fund
Chief's corner: Understanding West Fargo's new fireworks rules
Lee: Equipment, recruitment challenge law enforcement
Chief's Corner: Avoiding animal bites
Letter: Keep supporting kidney disease programs
Schools of Thought: Talk of guns in school does not always have to be negative
The Packer Weekly: Jessica Guo takes on Super Buffet
The Mustang Weekly: Putting in the work for the Red River Valley Fair
Library news (July 1, 2015)
Senior picnic at Bonanzaville promises more than just eats
Week In History (June 26, 2015)
Cheney's garden a must-see on Soroptimist's tour
Red River Valley Fair's Military Appreciation Day will be held on Thursday, July 9
Three Rivers Garden Club to meet
West Fargo performances of 'Shrek the Musical Jr." set June 24-25
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Red River Valley Fair
Flight Lines: Annual festival more than just birds
Flight Lines: That magical migratory moment in May
April 14, 2015
Omdahl: Transparency has become the magic word
Transparency has become such a prominent part of our vocabulary lately that it reminds me of the old Groucho Marx TV show when a contestant saying the magic word was awarded a $100 bill. In the recent Publishers' Quarterly, the publication of the North Dakota Newspaper Association,...
April 14, 2015 - 9:58pm
April 8, 2015
Flowers: Long-range planning looks to address school growth
West Fargo Public Schools thought that the 2014-15 school year might be one where board members and administrators could rest from the constant growth and construction planning that have driven us for the past four years. With Legacy Elementary due to open in the fall of 2015, we...
April 8, 2015 - 3:36am
Chief's Corner: City has laws for storing vehicles
Vehicles coming out of storage will again begin appearing around the community. Owners of recreational vehicles are reminded of the existing ordinances relating to parking. Parking regulations apply to both on-street parking and parking upon your property. Traffic ordinance 13-1608...
April 8, 2015 - 3:34am
April 1, 2015
Chief's Corner: DUI detection lengthy process
The detection and investigation of individuals driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs involves a series of processes. Law enforcement officers come into contact with drivers through obvious traffic violations like speeding, disregard of a traffic control signal or driving...
April 1, 2015 - 6:22am
Omdahl: Volatility of oil, agriculture test biennial system
Policymaking in Bismarck just became more “iffy” with the news that the country is producing and importing 1 million more barrels of oil daily than it is consuming. According to Ed Moss, head of commodities research at Citibank, this growing oil glut could plunge oil prices...
April 1, 2015 - 6:21am
March 25, 2015
Chief's Corner: City sets rules for pet ownership
The city of West Fargo has enacted an ordinance regulating the licensing of dogs and cats. All dogs and cats over 12 weeks of age kept or maintained in the city shall be licensed and registered. Licenses are issued by the Police Department at the cost of $6 for an animal that has...
March 25, 2015 - 3:51am
Koppelman: More fiscal caution this ND session
The North Dakota legislative session is well into its second phase, during which each chamber considers bills that have passed the other, and is rapidly moving toward its final phase, which is dominated by conference committees, where legislators work to resolve differences between...
March 25, 2015 - 3:49am
March 18, 2015
Reitan: Recycling changes take effect April 6
The city of West Fargo has contracted with Waste Management to begin single stream recycling April 6. Single stream recycling allows the home-owner to throw all recyclable material into a single container for pickup. Once collected by Waste Management the material is transported...
March 18, 2015 - 6:30am
Lee: Bills get moving as financial projections arrive this week
Although all committees are very busy, there has been a “hold” factor while waiting for the economic projections that will be provided by Moody’s Analytics today. That report will give the best estimates of revenues for the state in the months ahead, a critical component of...
March 18, 2015 - 2:13am
March 17, 2015
Omdahl: Has legislative prayer become charade?
The furor over a Muslim prayer on Ash Wednesday in the North Dakota House of Representatives reflected an American tradition rooted in our history since Plymouth Rock in 1619. Protestant America has been fighting religious diversity for 400 years. The Muslim prayer conflict is not...
March 17, 2015 - 3:25pm
March 11, 2015
Omdahl: A letter of warning to Sen. Heitkamp
Dear Sen. Heidi: As you now, I never meddle in your political plans. However, I have always felt responsible for the well-being of my former students from Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers to the Pomeroy boys to the Heitkamps. The time has come, however, to warn you about the...
March 11, 2015 - 11:47am
Flowers: West Fargo district studies cultural proficiency
This year, a group of administrators formed a Diversity Study Council. The short-term focus of the group was to complete a book study, Cultural Proficien-cy: A Manual for School Leaders (Corwin: 3rd Edition, by Lindsey, Robins and Terrel, 2009). The longer term focus is to form a...
March 11, 2015 - 11:45am
Chief's Corner: The changing face of narcotics
According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Mexican drug cartels are shifting production away from marijuana to concentrate more on the profitable markets of methamphetamine and heroin. The change has occurred as the demand for Mexican marijuana has fallen off due to the increased...
March 11, 2015 - 11:43am
March 4, 2015
Omdahl: Comparing the good and the bad at crossover time
The best way to assess the effectiveness of the Legislature is to compare the piles of good bills with the piles of bad bills at “crossover” time. (Crossover is the point at which all surviving bills must be reported to the second house.) That would be solid scientific measurement...
March 4, 2015 - 11:25am
Chief's Corner: Police department’s annual report out
The West Fargo Police Department saw significant changes during 2014 with the retirement of Chief Arland Rasmussen and the beginning of construction of the new police department and commission room addition. The public is invited to review the 2014 West Fargo Police Department’s...
March 4, 2015 - 11:24am