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Unruly passenger tries to open exterior door on jetliner in flight forcing plane to make emergency landing in Minnesota
Investigation continues into pipeline death of Grand Rapids, Minn., man
Minnesota teacher under investigation found dead on island with husband
$13,000 in drugs fall out of woman's groin while being questioned in jail
DNR begins operation to suck out starry stonewort infestation on Turtle Lake
Apple announces iPhone event on Sept. 7
Whirlpool to recall 15,200 microwaves due to fire hazard issue
Oil prices drop as analysts say price rally overdone
Wall Street little changed as biotechs offset energy drop
Wentz signs endorsement deal with BlackRidgeBANK
Watch: Aerial video of Hillsboro tornado damage
Chief's Corner: 2016 crime stats shaping up for a busy year
Parks want to say, 'Thank you'
Cartoon: Aug. 24, 2016
It is time for property tax reform
Nursery News (8-24-16)
Nursery News (8-3-16)
Growing Summer Arts Intensive production group to play “Hair”
Nursery News (7-20-16)
Nursery News (7-13-16)
Mule Deer Foundation holding banquet, auction at Bonanzaville
Gardening in small spaces
Library News: May 4, 2016
Breitling: Time for Color
Library News (April 27, 2016)
home & garden
Red River Valley Fair
Flight Lines: Feathers and leaves comparable
Flight Lines: Riding Mountain, the other nearby national park
Flight Lines: Rest easy birders, the future is bright
Flight Lines with VIDEO: Willet's scientific name changed
Flight Lines: Bug hunter declining in numbers
Richard A. Burckhard
Michael L. King
Kip J. Johnson
Dennis D. Keblar
Ralph M. Peterson
February 2, 2011
WFHS investigating alleged 'misuse of prescription medications' by students
West Fargo High School administrators are investigating alleged misuse of prescription medication by some of its students. On Tuesday morning, the West Fargo Pioneer received an anonymous tip that several student athletes had been suspended "for buying and using (prescription medication)...
February 2, 2011 - 9:19am
January 12, 2011
West Fargo Public Schools: Week-long spring break 'worth a try'
West Fargo students have cause for celebration - and may want to consider planning ahead for a longer-than-normal spring break. With only a slight adjustment, the West Fargo School Board unanimously approved recommendations by the Calendar Committee regarding scheduling of the 2011-12...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
November 17, 2010
City agrees to move forward with revitalization study
West Fargo City Commissioners voted to move forward on a Sheyenne Street/Main Avenue framework study finalizing a draft contract for services with Centro Inc., in cooperation with the Metropolitan Council of Governments, who vote today (Wednesday) on approval of the contract. The...
November 17, 2010 - 12:00am
November 2, 2010
WF man dies in plane crash
Thomas Mitchell, 51, West Fargo, died Monday when his experimental plane crashed in a Wisconsin cornfield, according to the Sauk County Sheriff's office. Chief Deputy Chip Meister said that Mitchell was flying to Merrill to meet his wife when his plane crashed right after taking...
November 2, 2010 - 8:40am
October 13, 2010
Board gives go-ahead to pursue demographer for long-range facility plan
On Monday, the West Fargo School Board gave the go-ahead to begin the pursuit of a demographer to help with the district's ongoing long-range facility planning process. "I believe there are some significant benefits to having a consultant who does this kind of thing for a living,"...
October 13, 2010 - 12:00am
September 29, 2010
September 29, 2010 - 12:00am
September 8, 2010
Big Iron marking 30 years Annual farm expo continues to thrive
Thirty years old and bigger and better than ever, Big Iron 2010, the Midwest's largest agricultural expo, is set for its annual three-day run Tuesday, Sept. 14, through Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo, located on the city's west edge with direct...
September 8, 2010 - 12:00am
August 25, 2010
West Fargo School Board votes to forego early compliance of new health care insurance provisions
At the West Fargo School Board meeting Aug. 9, recommendations by the insurance committee to conform early to new national health reform measures were tabled for further discussion. On Monday, changes from those talks were unanimously approved by the board. Instead of instating...
August 25, 2010 - 12:00am
Harwood Elementary School's Melicher chosen as finalist for North Dakota Teacher of the Year
Jean Melicher, a first-grade teacher at Harwood Elementary School, has been chosen as one of four finalists for the 2011 North Dakota Teacher...
August 25, 2010 - 12:00am
August 18, 2010
WF City Commission approves rezoning requests
West Fargo City Commissioners faced a relatively light agenda Monday night that included approving first reading of rezoning of Eagle Run 18th Addition from planned unit development to R-3 multiple dwellings and a land use plan amendment from office park to high density residential. The...
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am
August 11, 2010
City committed to holding the line
If West Fargo City Commissioners adopt the preliminary budget for 2011 as proposed at their final meeting two weeks ago (and in all likelihood they will) the result for the second year running will be a zero tax increase in the mill levy for city residents with the figure remaining...
August 11, 2010 - 12:00am
West Fargo School Board discusses budget, insurance, land purchase
The West Fargo School Board covered a lot of ground at Monday's meeting. With recommendations for action that spanned the first nine letters of the alphabet - and then some - it took nearly three hours to fully discuss the agenda. The most pressing points were the approval of...
August 11, 2010 - 12:00am
July 14, 2010
Fire department breaks ground for new south side station
After ten years of talking and planning, a new West Fargo Southside Fire Station is about to become a reality. A special groundbreaking ceremony...
July 14, 2010 - 11:20am
June 23, 2010
WF commission agrees to fund start-up costs for senior center
West Fargo's senior population, estimated at nearly 4,000, is one step closer to having their own center to meet, socialize and enjoy a nutritious onsite meal. West Fargo City Commissioners approved a $9,000 request Monday night to subsidize a senior citizen's center program from...
June 23, 2010 - 12:00am
June 17, 2010
Update: 11:18 a.m.: Flash flooding affects Main Ave, 13th Ave N in West Fargo
Update: 11:18 a.m. Drivers are asked to use caution as they use roads in the West Fargo area. Reports have come in about flash flooding on area roads caused by the resent thunderstorm that rolled through town early Thursday morning. Portions of Maine Avenue and 13th Avenue North...
June 17, 2010 - 10:32am