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Aaron's Weather Talk: March
Warming Up In March
Warmup On The Way
West Fargo truck buff Johnson to host Sugar Valley Toy Show
Bottle Barn doors open in West Fargo
Business briefs (Feb. 25)
Building permits (Feb. 25)
Commercial success: Projects going up all over West Fargo
Business briefs (Feb. 18)
Trygve Olson cartoon (Feb. 25)
Gary Lee: Major-topic bills moving forward
Reitan: Child Abduction Response Team receives recertification
Lee: Health and wellness bills progressing
Omdahl: Free college is cheaper than welfare
Boy Scouts to be at Pizza Ranch for upcoming trip
Shoptaugh to sign books at Costco
Senior menu (Feb. 25)
Nursery News (Feb. 25)
Rummage sale vendors sought
Grand Forks tops West Fargo in ND state girls hockey semifinals
West Fargo takes third place at ND state girls hockey
Stirling has been a rock in net for West Fargo girls hockey team
West Fargo hires cross country, girls tennis head coaches
Calendar/scoreboard (Feb. 25)
Flight Lines: Birds are often named for their sounds, calls
'Beauty and the Beast' in photos
Breitling: Make a garden under glass
home & garden
January 20, 2015
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
December 24, 2014
Swift: A visit from my mom makes holiday chores special again
At some point, I began to view Christmas with trepidation rather than anticipation. Maybe it was when my nieces stopped asking for fun toys and just wanted gift cards. Maybe it was when my holiday giving list grew to more than 20 people. Perhaps it was when I found myself still paying...
December 24, 2014 - 10:13am
December 17, 2014
Swift: Daily Diet Coke a tough habit to break
A friend once gave me the perfect analogy for what it’s like for her to adopt new habits. She likened herself to a quarter horse. She could be the fastest and most driven creature in the world for one-fourth of a mile, but after that, her interest and stamina dropped off to an...
December 17, 2014 - 12:12am
December 16, 2014
Omdahl: Higher ed struggles at another crossroad
Higher education in North Dakota never seems to be out of the frying pan or the fire. Over the next few months, major decisions will be made that will affect the institutions of higher learning for years to come. In November, the voters turned down Measure 3, a proposal that would...
December 16, 2014 - 11:14pm
Reitan: After field-testing, department opts not to use body cameras
The use of body cameras has been suggested by some to be the tool to rebuild trust between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve. The West Fargo Police Department has field-tested body camera systems on three separate occasions but has elected to not make them a...
December 16, 2014 - 4:26pm
December 10, 2014
Omdahl: Measures drew more than partisan races
Not having access to polls to track issues during the recent election campaign, a couple of measures caught me by surprise. The surprises were not in the partisan elections but on the eight ballot measures. The know-it-alls didn’t know it all. For example, I expected Measure 1...
December 10, 2014 - 12:09am
Reitan: West Fargo first responders led search for missing snowmobiler
On Tuesday, Dec. 2, at about 7:45 p.m. the West Fargo Fire and Police departments were dispatched to 12th Avenue Northwest and the Sheyenne River on the report of a snowmobiler who was believed to have gone in the water. Searching the area, emergency responders found a small area...
December 10, 2014 - 12:05am
December 2, 2014
Reitan: Q&A on being a juror in North Dakota
The right to a trial by jury is one of the foundation stones of this country’s courts. As a juror, you have a key role in the state’s justice system. If selected, you will be provided specific instruction on your duties and responsibilities as well as additional information about...
December 2, 2014 - 3:21pm
November 25, 2014
Reitan: West Fargo Police Department plans surveys
The West Fargo Police Department will soon be providing surveys to the public to gauge the satisfaction of service and to determine what additional programs are needed. The plan is to have a general survey available on the police department website to rate the department and provide...
November 25, 2014 - 3:40pm
Omdahl: Christians must end governmental crutch
Ever since 330 A.D. when Emperor Constantine made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire, government has been a crutch for Christianity. This even though the Bible expected Christianity to be independent of secular powers. This dependence on secular authority continued...
November 25, 2014 - 3:38pm
November 18, 2014
Reitan: Keep the holidays merry – lock your cars
As holiday shopping gets into the final minutes of looking for that perfect gift, the West Fargo Police Department is reminding you to make sure the doors on your vehicles are locked. And if possible, remove anything of value when exiting your vehicle. If anything of value must...
November 18, 2014 - 4:30pm