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Samson named assistant principal at West Fargo High School
Concordia's Marsolek to study in Italy
Peterson named assistant principal at Westside
West Fargo High School honor students
West Fargo High graduation set for Scheels Arena
West Fargo Cash Wise set to open May 22
Brand, Slaathaug attend trial skills
Business briefs (May 27, 2015)
Pioneer does well at NDNA
Western State Bank promotes Stoppler
Chief's Corner: Clarifying sex offender registration
Koppelman: Legislators close out session with important work
Letter: Appreciating the work of police
Editorial: Witham was voice of West Fargo
Koppleman: Witham will be missed
The Packer Weekly: Stearns finds music
Scholars (May 27, 2015)
Library News (May 27, 2015)
Red River Valley Art Show planned for Moorhead Center Mall
Funny business: The silliness goes on for WF's "Helma and Selma"
home & garden
Red River Valley Fair
Flight Lines: Bird banding helps research
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
Belter: A lot done in first half of session
Both the House and Senate reached the midpoint of the legislative session and adjourned Feb. 26. The Legislature reconvenes today, and the Senate will be acting on all bills that where passed by the House, and the House will be acting on all bills that were passed by the Senate....
March 4, 2015 - 11:22am
February 24, 2015
Gary Lee: Major-topic bills moving forward
All first-half legislative committee and chamber action will be completed by Thursday. Bills passing the Senate and House will move to the other chamber to start the hearing process all over again. Many bills are passed as ideas and concepts to build on for the second half of the...
February 24, 2015 - 4:06pm
Reitan: Child Abduction Response Team receives recertification
On Feb. 18, West Fargo Police Detective Sgt. Greg Warren received notice of the recertification of the Red River Child Abduction Response Team (CART). The team is a multiple jurisdictional group of law enforcement agencies, emergency service providers and volunteer organizations...
February 24, 2015 - 4:04pm
Lee: Health and wellness bills progressing
The Senate and House will have voted on all bills that originated in the individual houses by the end of February. The ones that were voted “do not pass” will not be heard in the other house. Those that passed will begin the process again in the other house. Hearings will begin...
February 24, 2015 - 3:59pm
February 17, 2015
Omdahl: Free college is cheaper than welfare
Eyebrows were raised in political and education circles last year when Republican Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee announced that his state was going to provide students with free community college. Unfortunately, President Barack Obama said it was a great idea. That automatically activated...
February 17, 2015 - 11:26pm