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Road work running on schedule
Schools to mull $92 million bond vote
WFHS gives free shirts to students, employees
WF German teacher wins national award
Police Explorer Post taking applications
Great escape: Live-action game craze comes to West Fargo
Business digest (September 2, 2015)
‘Pizza theater’ premieres in West Fargo
Business digest (August 26, 2015)
Microtel Inn & Suites opens behind Costco
Chief's Corner: West Fargo police want to hear your concerns at town hall meeting
Letter: Work ongoing after North Dakota legislative session
Letter: Keeping kids safe in back-to-school season
Steve Stark cartoon (August 19, 2015)
Chief's Corner: Drivers, slow down; watch for children at back-to-school time
Cass County 4-H judging teams win awards
Senior menu (Sept. 2, 2015)
Breitling: Garden features succulents
Nursery News (Sept. 2, 2015)
Flight Lines: Little to fear in local fauna
Putting a new twist on braiding
Library News (Sept. 2, 2015)
Library News (Aug. 26, 2015)
Home and Garden: Head west to visit Dakota Sun Gardens and Winery
Library News (Aug. 12, 2015)
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Red River Valley Fair
June 10, 2015
Chief's Corner: Residents should sign up for CodeRED alerts
The West Fargo Police Department is urging residents of West Fargo to register their information on the CodeRED Website. CodeRED is a high-speed...
June 10, 2015 - 1:15am
June 3, 2015
Chief's Corner: How we send out information
When newsworthy incidents occur within the city of West Fargo, the Police Department submits information to the public through conventional media organizations and social media sites. The information may be educational, entertaining or a notification of a serious event that has...
June 3, 2015 - 12:42am
May 27, 2015
Sahli: Schools of thought
I would like to take this first column to introduce myself to The West Fargo Pioneer readers. I am a North Dakota lifelong resident and have...
May 27, 2015 - 10:42am
Chief's Corner: Clarifying sex offender registration
There is a common misconception within the public that a person required to register as an offender has committed an offense which is sexually...
May 27, 2015 - 10:14am
May 20, 2015
Koppleman: Witham will be missed
I was about to prepare my legislative report for the West Fargo Pioneer when I learned of the passing of one of West Fargo's leading citizens, Donovan Witham, and I immediately knew that I must, instead, share some personal reflections about this fine gentleman. It...
May 20, 2015 - 3:08am
May 18, 2015
Flight Lines: Bird banding helps research
An amazing story of stamina and dogged single-mindedness came out in 2007. I remember hearing of this at the time and thinking, "nature never...
May 18, 2015 - 3:17pm
May 6, 2015
Chief's Corner: House bill addresses privacy surrounding police body cameras
Going into North Dakota's 64th Legislative Session, one of the concerns of the West Fargo Police Department was the privacy rights of citizens and the growing national pressure for law enforcement to incorporate body worn cameras in everyday operations. Working with local elected...
May 6, 2015 - 10:41am
April 29, 2015
Chief's Corner: Adapt, alter your driving routes to avoid frustration
Road construction and peak traffic counts at certain times of day create frustration for drivers trying to get around town. Many factors play into why construction occurs when it does and why traffic is heavier at certain times of the day. Small changes like adjusting the time you...
April 29, 2015 - 1:57pm
April 22, 2015
Lee: Legislative session wrapping up
The final days of the legislative session include long days of working on reconciling different versions of important bills, big budgets, and finding the funding for them. Pre-K education will establish grants for low-income children enrolled in qualified pre-K education. There...
April 22, 2015 - 9:10am
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