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AgweekTV: 53rd Annual International Sugarbeet Institute at the Fargodome
Peak Wind Gusts
Saturday night rain totals
Fargo Sunrise Time-lapse
No bids has final phase of city reconstruction project in jeopardy
Harwood man honored for logging 36 accident-free years with UPS
Element Fargo opens as 130-room 'green' hotel in West Fargo
Business digest (March 25, 2015)
City's tax incentives a big draw for Magnum Electric
New Harley-Davidson revved to open April 17
Trygve Olson cartoon (March 25, 2015)
Chief's Corner: City sets rules for pet ownership
Koppelman: More fiscal caution this ND session
Letter: Don’t give water resource district a blank check
Letter: Thanks to Hoeven for calling out Obama on Iran
Nursery News for West Fargo (March 25, 2015)
Library News (March 25, 2015)
Senior menu (March 25, 2015)
YMCA partnering with Legacy school
Catholic churches set cooking contest
Sheyenne track teams looking to clear hurdles in first season
Packers center Cassidy Nelson gets all-state honors
West Fargo to name new athletic director in April
West Fargo track and field teams have ambitious goals for season
Athlete spotlight: Heisler and Schock
Flight lines: Woodpeckers’ drumming part of communication
Flight Lines: Fallibility to be expected in identification of birds
Cat show strives for purrfection
Garden Club meeting scheduled Thursday
Red River Valley Fair announces musical acts
Rotary Club recital March 24 in Fargo
Sunrooms great for gardeners
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February 17, 2015
Silbernagel: North Dakota session nears midpoint
The 64th Legislative Session is nearing the midpoint, or what is commonly known as crossover. In the final days to crossover there is a shifting of gears and a sharpening of focus. The legislative policy committees are winding up their hearings, the appropriations committees are...
February 17, 2015 - 11:20pm
Reitan: West Fargo police host narcotic dog certification
On Feb. 8, the West Fargo Police Department hosted a United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) narcotic certification trial. In total, 21 canine teams representing police departments, sheriff’s offices and the highway patrol from North Dakota and Minnesota attended the event. A...
February 17, 2015 - 11:17pm
February 10, 2015
Omdahl: Simple statistics often don't tell the whole story
With women holding only 27 seats – a puny 19 percent – in the 141-member state Legislature, we may conclude that North Dakota is a sexist state. After all, figures don’t lie. Without a doubt, there are sexists among the 730,000 North Dakota residents, but before jumping to...
February 10, 2015 - 3:28pm
Belter: Funds put in trust cover state during low oil prices
My House colleagues honored me by electing me speaker for the legislative session. I have served as a committee chairman since 1991, so being speaker will certainly be a different role for me. The speaker does not serve on a legislative committee. However, the speaker has the authority...
February 10, 2015 - 3:27pm
Reitan: Beware of scam calls during tax season
As the 2015 tax filing season begins, officials are reminding taxpayers to beware of phone scams from people claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service. “It is critical that all taxpayers continue to be wary of unsolicited telephone calls from individuals claiming to be...
February 10, 2015 - 3:26pm
February 3, 2015
Reitan: West Fargo police make staff changes
The West Fargo Police Department has reassigned four personnel within the department. On Feb. 1, Adam Gustafson and Patrick Hanson were promoted to the position patrol sergeants. Prior to his promotion, Gustafson represented the West Fargo Police Department as an investigator on...
February 3, 2015 - 3:08pm
Lee: Session addresses oil-related challenges
The energy industry, both oil and gas, has brought a variety of opportunities and challenges to the state, including areas which are being addressed in several different ways. The drop in the price of oil is having a dramatic impact on the oil tax income which flows into the state...
February 3, 2015 - 3:07pm
January 27, 2015
Swift: Parents, ‘just say no’ to birthday party madness
It’s official: Humankind has lost its mind. The Interwebs has been abuzz of late with the story of a 5-year-old boy from the U.K. who was presented with a $24 invoice for missing a friend’s birthday party. The soiree “scofflaw,” Alex Nash, was apparently billed for declining...
January 27, 2015 - 5:22pm
Silbernagel: Oil prices at forefront in ND session
We are three weeks-plus into the 64th North Dakota Legislative Session and as each session distinguishes itself in a unique way, the 64th is developing its own persona in the early stages. One of the traits of this session is that it appears the number of bills and resolutions will...
January 27, 2015 - 5:11pm
Reitan: North Dakota considers issues related to legalizing marijuana
The North Dakota Department of Health may be assigned to regulate, approve and monitor the production, sales and use of marijuana for medical purposes. The marijuana would be without the approval process established by the Food and Drug Administration. Drug companies seeking FDA...
January 27, 2015 - 5:09pm
January 20, 2015
Omdahl: Fears raised with Common Core not new
Common Core, an effort to upgrade standards in key fields of study, has rallied a cadre of opponents who see the tentacles of the federal government reaching into school districts and destroying local control. The boogey word is “takeover.” It’s as old as the U.S. Constitution. Even...
January 20, 2015 - 4:22pm
Lee: ND legislators looking at ‘surge funding’ bills
The legislative session is going strong with committee hearings on bills every day, along with afternoon sessions in the Senate and House, when bills are up for votes. There are many interesting issues being discussed, and one of the biggest hearings this past week was on the “surge...
January 20, 2015 - 4:21pm
Reitan: Law defines domestic violence
As defined in the North Dakota Century Code, domestic violence includes physical harm, bodily injury, sexual activity compelled by physical force, assault, or the infliction of fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, sexual activity compelled by physical force, or assault,...
January 20, 2015 - 4:19pm
January 13, 2015
Flowers: Gearing up for ND legislative session
The School Board’s Community Relations and Advocacy Committee recently organized a breakfast meeting with representatives and senators from the legislative districts that encompass West Fargo Public Schools. This meeting allowed School Board members to become acquainted with new...
January 13, 2015 - 3:00pm
Reitan: Seven police officers added to West Fargo force in 2014
While preparing for the 2014 Year in Review, it was noted seven new officers were added during 2014. Three of the officers were hired based on the approval of the City Commission. Four others were hired to replace a retired employee; two officers who relocated to be closer to family;...
January 13, 2015 - 2:58pm