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West Fargo School Board reinstates Knodel
Officials reassess flood control property
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School district wish list exceeds $177 million
Public hearing set on reassessment district for Sheyenne Diversion
West Fargo Animal Hospital opens spacious new office
Bobcat's West Fargo headquarters to expand, consolidating some of its F-M office space
Building permits (July 22, 2015)
Business digest (July 22, 2015)
Max Lounge to close for summer
Schools of thought: Coaching and teaching
Omdahl: Take time to visit the mother of all fairs
Letter: North Dakotans should demand smoke free
Chief's Corner: Rules of the road help drivers maneuver construction traffic
Letter: Conference to be good opportunity for policymakers
The Mustang Weekly: Sheyenne athletes power through summer
Nursery News (July 22, 2015)
Senior menu (July 22, 2015)
Library News (July 15, 2015)
West Fargo Summer Arts Intensive to present ‘Rent’
West Fargo man builds tricked-out treehouse for family
WF library to hold summer reading closing celebration
Library News (July 22, 2015)
Cheney's garden a must-see on Soroptimist's tour
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Red River Valley Fair
AnglingBuzz: Catching Largemouth Bass feeding on suspended bluegills
April 22, 2015
Chief's Corner: Siren testing as summer storm season approaches
The City of West Fargo will be testing the outdoor emergency warning sirens beginning 9 a.m. today. The testing is completed twice yearly to ensure proper operation and is more comprehensive than the functional check that is done at noon each day. The spring siren testing should...
April 22, 2015 - 4:25am
April 21, 2015
Omdahl: Becoming a nation of political spectators
The American electorate is gradually becoming a nation of political spectators, pushed side by the vast fortunes and ambitions of a new breed of political activists. We don't know if successful billionaires are bored with success or they have a yen to extend their control beyond...
April 21, 2015 - 4:56pm
Koppelman: "Laws and Sausage"
There is an old saying that "those who like laws and sausage shouldn't watch either being made." These words never ring more true than in the closing days of a Legislative session. Each session's final weeks are marked by final work and rapid changes in various pieces of legislation....
April 21, 2015 - 4:51pm
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