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Former TNT's Diner in West Fargo opens under new name
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April 29, 2015
WF School Board votes against special assessment
The West Fargo School Board followed in the City's Commission's footsteps Monday night by voting against using a special assessment as a funding mechanism for the proposed $1.8 billion Fargo-Moorhead diversion project. Like the City Commission's vote a week ago, a majority of the...
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April 29, 2015 - 4:04pm
April 21, 2015
West Fargo votes no to diversion assessment
The West Fargo City Commission decided it wanted to send a message to the city of Fargo and Cass County by voting "no" to using a special assessment as a funding mechanism for the proposed $1.8 billion Fargo-Moorhead diversion project. While commissioners said they support the diversion...
April 21, 2015 - 1:29pm
December 10, 2014
After 25 years in elected office, Vanyo to stay on F-M diversion board
Last week marked the first time in 25 years that Cass County Commissioner Darrell Vanyo is not holding an elected office, but he’ll still be...
December 10, 2014 - 12:36am
January 23, 2013
WF Commission discusses F-M diversion options
In Monday's meeting, the West Fargo City Commission reviewed their options as they relate to the Fargo Moorhead Diversion Project, which were laid out by City Administrator Jim Brownlee. The commissioners decided to continue monitoring the process, and did not vote on the topic. "I...
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
November 21, 2012
What will diversion cost residents? City looking for answers
West Fargo City Commissioners made it clear Monday night that they don't like being in the dark regarding cost figures and how they will affect the city's residents as they relate to the latest plan the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is favoring for the Red River Diversion. About three...
November 21, 2012 - 12:00am
December 14, 2011
Mayor's Musings: Diversion totally operational, receiving minor overhaul
Many people have asked me how work is progressing on the West Fargo diversion. If you drive by the diversion on Sheyenne Street, it looks like a big mess. However, Kevin Bucholz with Moore Engineering says the diversion, if needed today, is fully functional. The diversion was designed...
December 14, 2011 - 12:00am
July 27, 2011
Mayor's Musings: Reasoning behind a more western diversion
As part of the process, the city of West Fargo sent a letter to the Corps of Engineers to explain our position on why we feel it is important to move the proposed Red River diversion to the west and not hook into the West Fargo diversion. I will list some of the highlights from the...
July 27, 2011 - 12:00am
June 22, 2011
Mayor's Musings: Comments sought regarding diversion
Thanks to all of you for the kind words about the first column and for sending your questions. Many of you have asked for my thoughts on the proposed Red River diversion. That is fine and may take more than one column to cover. However, we need to hear from you first! The Corps...
June 22, 2011 - 12:00am
February 2, 2011
Engineers to survey Sheyenne River
The Army Corp of Engineers will be conducting studies on the Sheyenne River to help obtain information relevant for the diversion study. Surveyors will be using snowmobiles in order to obtain this information, and citizens are alerted to the fact that these snowmobiles are being...
February 2, 2011 - 12:00am
January 5, 2011
Commission sticking with diversion to the west
West Fargo City Commissioners indicated Monday night they might pull the plug on their support of the Red River Diversion Project if Army Corps of Engineer officials don't consider moving the alignment at least a mile and a half west, to avoid any negative impact on West Fargo's Sheyenne...
January 5, 2011 - 12:00am
May 12, 2010
Cass, West Fargo discuss diversion
The alignment and payment methods for a proposed North Dakota diversion for the Red River weighed heavily in a discussion Monday night among Cass County officials and West Fargo city leaders and residents. The meeting was the third among six that Cass County officials have scheduled...
May 12, 2010 - 9:48am
April 21, 2010
Letter to the Editor: Whole area stands to benefit from comprehensive flood plan
I was surprised with your cartoon in the March 31 edition of the West Fargo News. As you remember, it portrays two large individuals with an 'F' and a 'M' on their jackets eating diversion pizza looking over a demure 'WF' figure. Obviously it was meant to show the bullying position...
April 21, 2010 - 12:00am
March 31, 2010
Will West Fargo foot flood diversion bill?
On Wednesday, the Sheyenne River crested - days after the Red River. "In the Horace Diversion, we reached pretty much the same peaks as last year," said Kevin Bucholz, West Fargo city engineer. "And all the ice pretty much came out, so it's starting to go down." For the time being,...
March 31, 2010 - 12:00am
March 17, 2010
Spring flooding: F-M area on 'Red' alert, but diversion should keep West Fargo safe
Here we go again; another wet spring, another flooding Red River of the North. With a 37- to 39-foot crest forecast by the National Weather Service expected to hit sometime this weekend, the race is on to protect our cities. In an eerily similar fashion as last year's record flood,...
March 17, 2010 - 12:00am
West Fargo begins preliminary flood planning
West Fargo city officials are being proactive about the possibility of any potential spring flooding by starting to make preliminary preparations early, adding they are not expecting any problems with either the Sheyenne River or the Sheyenne Diversion that protects the community. Another...
February 17, 2010 - 12:00am