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UPDATED: Single-sort recycling starts, garbage routes change in West Fargo
Moderate Drought Conditions Continue
Two qualify for state geography bee
This week in history (March 25, 2015)
The Mustang Weekly: Sheyenne High School track team gives back
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
home & garden
June 3, 2014
Two write-in candidates seek park board seat
First there were two and now there are four candidates vying for three seats in the June 10 West Fargo Park Board election. They include incumbents Sharon Odegaard and Jeff McCracken and write-in candidates Ken Zetocha and Denise Johnson. Johnson, also an incumbent, had decided...
June 3, 2014 - 2:26pm
Three vie for two seats on city commission
Brad Olson may be the only one in this year’s City Commission race that is not an incumbent on the West Fargo City Commission. But he still has experience. He served as a Bowbells (N.D.) city commissioner before moving to West Fargo. Olson is vying for one of two seats on the...
June 3, 2014 - 2:24pm
May 29, 2014
Get to know your School Board candidates
Six candidates will vie for four open seats on the West Fargo School Board in the June 10 election. Voters will choose four names. The top four vote-getters will be elected to each serve four-year, at-large terms. School Board members are paid an annual salary of $4,730 in the 2014-15...
news / education
May 29, 2014 - 12:00am
May 27, 2014
District 13 Dem-NPL hosts Meet the Candidates
Residents of West Fargo will have the chance to meet the state candidates for District 13 Dem-NPL Party this week. A “Meet the Candidates” forum will be held at the West Fargo VFW Post #7564 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Candidates are Scott Brand, Jaci Stofferahn...
news / politics
May 27, 2014 - 5:02pm
Sales tax on ballot for infrastructure projects
More lagoons, road improvements throughout the city and a better flowing intersection at 13th Avenue to 9th Street South are just a few of the $109 million infrastructure projects the city would complete in the next 20 years using a sales tax leaders hope will be passed on June 10. City...
May 27, 2014 - 2:18pm
May 20, 2014
Larson announced District 13 candidacy
Landis Larson announced that he is running for the North Dakota Senate after receiving the unanimous endorsement of the District 13 Democratic-NPL Party. Larson has lived in West Fargo for 32 years. He is an inspector/metrology lab technician at CNH Fargo 4WD Plant, and he is currently...
May 20, 2014 - 4:19pm
April 29, 2014
Voters must update address by May 10
Cass County Auditor Michael Montplaisir is asking voters to update their address if it has changed since the last vote. State law requires that voters must live in a precinct 30 days prior to voting in any election. This law applies whether voting by mail or in person. To update...
April 29, 2014 - 2:57pm
April 15, 2014
District 13,16 Democrats will meet
District 13 and District 16 Democratic-NPL Party will meet at 7 p.m. on April 22, at the West Fargo Library, 109 3rd E. North Dakota Rep. Ben Hanson and District 13 candidates Landis Larson, Scott Brand and Jaci Stofferahn will be special guests. For more information, contact Mary...
news / politics
April 15, 2014 - 2:24pm
April 8, 2014
June ballot takes shape
Along with county and state-wide races, West Fargo residents will vote for: Mayor Four year-term. Annual salary: $11,535. Rich Mattern* City Commission Two seats open. Four-year terms. Annual salary: $7,688. Duane Hanson* Bradley Olson Mark Wentz* Park Board Three...
news / politics
April 8, 2014 - 1:45pm
Sales tax set for June ballot
West Fargo voters will be asked to mark “yes” to two questions on the June 10 ballot that will raise the city sales tax 1 percent to help pay for nearly $120 million in infrastructure projects around the city in the next 20 years. City Attorney Jon Shockley said the ballot question...
April 8, 2014 - 1:02pm
April 1, 2014
Rasmussen considers bid for Cass County commissioner
West Fargo’s top cop isn’t ready to hang up his hat from public service. Last week, Police Chief Arland Rasmussen said he is considering a bid for Cass County commissioner after he retires as chief in mid-June. Rasmussen will run for the seat being vacated by three-term Commissioner...
news / politics
April 1, 2014 - 2:43pm
School, city, mayor and park board have open seats in upcoming election
Prospective candidates interested in serving on the city’s park board, commission, school board or as mayor must collect 300 petition signatures by Friday to be considered for the race. Along with the seat of mayor– which incumbent Rich Mattern hopes to be elected to for his...
April 1, 2014 - 1:23pm
October 29, 2013
Legislature can clean up its own elections
Before we get into the heat of the 2014 North Dakota legislative races, it would be wise to consider steps to protect the electoral process in the calm before the storm when objectivity is possible. In the Legislative Article of the state constitution, we find that Sections 9 and...
opinion / Lloyd Ohmdahl
October 29, 2013 - 11:44am
June 3, 2013
Reed Township to hold special election
There will be a special election on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the regular Reed Township meeting for the purpose of filing the office of supervisor which occurred from the death of Gene Johnson. The elected person shall fill the unexpired term of Gene Johnson which will expire in...
June 3, 2013 - 9:41am
November 7, 2012
Axness, Koppelman, Hanson claim seats in newly formed District 16; West Fargo 911 measure passes
Election Day results show Democrat Tyler Axness taking the Senate seat and Republican Ben Koppelman and Democrat Ben Hanson winners of the two House of Representative seats in the newly formed District 16, representing constituents in parts of West Fargo and Fargo. In District 22,...
November 7, 2012 - 10:15am