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Video: West Fargo elementary school gives classmate emotional welcome back after cancer treatment
Body recovered in West Fargo believed to be missing Moorhead snowmobiler
Early morning fire investigated as arson
Flight Lines: Local ties seen to famous artist, naturalist John James Audubon
City creates first forestry plan and expands department
Midcontinent adding studio, 100 jobs
Business digest (April 1, 2015)
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)
Chief's Corner: DUI detection lengthy process
Omdahl: Volatility of oil, agriculture test biennial system
Letter: Cass County 4-H says thanks for support
Letter: Bill was railroaded by politics
Chief's Corner: City sets rules for pet ownership
Blankets for kids project
West Fargo senior menu (April 1, 2015)
Nursery News (April 1, 2015)
Bowl-a-Thon raises funds for Live-to-Give project
West Fargo Library News (April 1, 2015)
Put a rink on it: West Fargo couple has curling-themed wedding
Athlete spotlight: Barta and Talley
Limke, Moe among 19 vying for West Fargo activities director
West Fargo, Sheyenne players hit diamond for one final season together
Packer-Mustang Golf Scrambler still looking for teams, sponsors
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
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 involved in public service. His third and final term as county commissioner ended Dec. 1, as mandated by term limits. Vanyo had been a West...
December 10, 2014 - 12:36am
December 2, 2014
No-sort recycling to debut in April
Starting in April, West Fargo residents will be able to throw all their recyclables into a 96-gallon bin and the city will pick it up every other week. The City Commission unanimously agreed on Monday to contract with Twin Cities based Waste Management to start a no-sort recycling...
December 2, 2014 - 5:11pm
September 30, 2014
Grant to fund hiring of more police officers
The West Fargo Police Department was granted a $375,000 federal grant for additional police officers. The money will be paid to the city over three years at a rate of $125,000 annually, Police Chief Michael Reitan said. Reitan said he will hire three additional officers with the...
September 30, 2014 - 3:45pm
September 17, 2014
Mayor says recovery for prostate cancer going well
West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern got not one but three new tattoos over the summer. The 63-year-old didn’t get inked as homage to loved ones or life philosophies. Instead, the three small markings are remainders of treatment for prostate cancer. Earlier this year, Mattern visited...
September 17, 2014 - 12:27pm
September 10, 2014
West Fargo taxes to go down
West Fargo residents will soon see a slight decrease in their city property taxes. The West Fargo City Commission passed its preliminary 2015 budget last week. The $59 million budget allows for the hiring of three new positions in the Police Department, six part-time and three public...
September 10, 2014 - 9:32am
September 9, 2014
Help me Wanda: Retiring West Fargo assessor enjoyed helping residents
Wanda Wilcox has seen West Fargo taxable property grow from 3,200 to 12,000 parcels and taxable values jump from $17.7 million to $98.5 million in her 17 years as city assessor. Wilcox will retire Sept. 30 after spending 32 years in North Dakota government positions. Nick Lee, deputy...
September 9, 2014 - 2:57pm
August 19, 2014
Soil issues adding costs to city projects
Soil problems are costing the city extra money and slowing down the construction of the new city hall and police station. The City Commission approved a change order Monday night after consultants said a change to the foundation of the city hall addition was needed to combat underlying...
August 19, 2014 - 2:25pm
August 6, 2014
West Fargo to end watering ban at noon Thursday
WEST FARGO - The city is ending its watering ban at noon on Thursday. The ban will be replaced with the city's previous even/odd watering restrictions. Odd-numbered addresses can water lawns on the odd days of the month and even-numbered addresses can water lawns on even-numbered...
August 6, 2014 - 9:09pm
July 9, 2014
Watering restrictions in place for West Fargo
WEST FARGO – The city of West Fargo is reminding residents of its even/odd watering restrictions this summer. Odd-numbered addresses (401, 2123, etc.) are allowed to water on odd-numbered days, the same going for even-numbered addresses on even-numbered days, a city news release...
July 9, 2014 - 4:15pm
West Fargo City Commission votes to give itself 25% raise
West Fargo city commissioners will soon be paid about 25 percent more each year. The commission unanimously voted Monday night on the first reading of an ordinance that will raise their salaries from $7,688 to $10,200 per year and raise the mayor’s salary from $11,535 to $15,000...
July 9, 2014 - 1:16pm
Hail to the chief: Reitan sworn in to lead city’s police force
While in his early 20s, Michael Reitan applied for a job at the public works department in his hometown of Casselton. He didn’t get the job. But he did get a call that would eventually lead him to Monday night, where he stood in front of the West Fargo City Commission flanked by...
July 9, 2014 - 12:58pm
July 1, 2014
Commission reorganizes after election
The newly re-elected Mayor Rich Mattern and council members Duane Hanson and Mark Wentz were sworn into office June 24 after victories in the June 10 election. The commissioners join Mark Simmons and Mike Thorstad on the city board of commissioners, which is headed by Mattern. Mattern...
July 1, 2014 - 2:50pm
June 18, 2014
City to target server training compliance
Businesses that have a low percentage of servers who have gone through training may have trouble renewing their liquor license in the near future. The West Fargo City Commission asked staff to consider drawing up an ordinance that could fine a business with low compliance of server...
June 18, 2014 - 12:23pm
Parks opt out of smoking ban
Unlike some cities in the metro area, West Fargo Parks decided not to implement an official ban on smoking in public parks. The park board was considering passing a ban on smoking in parks, which could have followed the lead of Dilworth. The Minnesota city passed an ordinance earlier...
June 18, 2014 - 11:41am