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Mayor says recovery for prostate cancer going well
Boy riding bicycle injured in West Fargo collision
West Fargo High receives grant for healthy initiatives
Author has passion for teaching, comedy
West Fest: 'Bigger and bigger every year'
Attendance down at Big Iron Farm Show
Building permits (Sept. 17)
Business digest (Sept. 17)
Big Iron one of top 100 events in North America
Gate City one of 50 Best Places to Work
Steve Stark cartoon (Sept. 17)
Reitan: Get ID ready for elections
Letter: Out-of-state interests push parks measure
Letter: Amendment supports state’s natural beauty
Letter: Pass parks measure for children’s benefit
West Fest races showcase both of city’s high schools
Nursery News (Sept. 17)
Library News (Sept. 17)
Senior Menu (Sept. 17)
Yard of the Month
Packers hope to bring girls swimming title back
Center Ice Celebration coming up
WF husband and wife coach swimming at rival high schools
Rosenau up for task of leading Packers cross country team
Mustangs cross country team strong after school split
Broadway star joins West Fargo High Hall of Fame
Three Rivers Garden Club meets Sept. 18
Home and Garden: Growing a community at Red River Church
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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