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New Sandy Hook school, site of 2012 massacre, blends safety, nature in design
Clinton gets down to business with Rust Belt trip
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Bird food industry flying high
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Tech share, muted GDP growth push S&P 500 to record
Farm King closing S.D. store
Microsoft to cut an additional 2,850 jobs
U.S. jobless claims increase; labor market still strong
Chief's Corner: Truly, thank you
Cartoon: July 27, 2016
The Land of 10,000 Dreams
Thank you from the Schultz family
Schools of Thought: Sport Transcends
Growing Summer Arts Intensive production group to play “Hair”
Nursery News (7-20-16)
Nursery News (7-13-16)
Brennan takes position at NDSU Extension Service
Yard of the Month
Library News: May 4, 2016
Breitling: Time for Color
Library News (April 27, 2016)
Library News: April 20, 2016
Singer comes home on a high note
home & garden
Red River Valley Fair
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
Video: Meadowlark recognized as symbol of west
NEW: Flight Lines Video: Even images in hand won't stop mistaken identities
Elden E. Theurer
William "Billy" Bolken
Janice E. Molstad
Eric N. Sayler
July 27, 2016
Week In History: July 27, 2016
In late July 1981, the West Fargo Hotel, one of community's oldest landmarks, was demolished. Originally built as the Equity Hotel, it housed Equity Packing employees and provided a home for a small grocery store, cafeteria and post office. Its location near the train depot made it...
July 27, 2016 - 6:04am
July 20, 2016
Week in History: July 20, 2016
In mid-summer 1941, West Fargo found itself at the epicenter of an outbreak of Western Equine Encephalitis. The Cass County Tribune, published in West Fargo, disputed the belief that it originated in West Fargo because of its proximity to the stockyards and the Armour packing plant....
July 20, 2016 - 12:17am
July 13, 2016
Week In History: July 13, 2016
The West Fargo City Commission and School Board announced their budgets for 1971-72. The city budget was $404,700, up $108,626 from the previous year. The budget included $50,000 for a new well. The school district budget totaled $1,334,080, a $75,000 increase with new line items...
July 13, 2016 - 12:35am
July 6, 2016
Week In History: July 6, 2016
Just in time for the Bicentennial in July 1976, the West Fargo-Riverside history, "Thru the Years to '76," arrived from the printers. A 29-member committee had collected family histories, stories of businesses, clubs, churches, schools, city government and vintage photographs to document...
July 6, 2016 - 7:04am
June 22, 2016
Week in History: June 22, 2016
In the summer of 1981, the West Fargo teachers and the School Board agreed to a contract for the 1981-82 school year after long negotiations and compromises ranging from health insurance and sick days to salaries and the school calendar. Since 45 percent of the income from North Dakota...
June 22, 2016 - 6:55am
June 15, 2016
Week In History: June 15, 2016
Traffic issues are not a new topic in West Fargo. In June 1947, the Dakota Tribune-Herald surveyed traffic at the intersection of what is now Main Avenue and Center Street. They counted 422 vehicles going south, the only side to have a stop sign, and found that two out of three ignored...
June 15, 2016 - 7:33am
June 8, 2016
Week in History: June 8, 2016
The West Fargo Public Library held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its first day of business on June 10, 1971. Mayor Clayton Lodoen officially opened the library at 404 Sheyenne St. The library was headed by Freda Hatten, a former North Dakota State Librarian. The original library board...
June 8, 2016 - 7:35am
May 25, 2016
Week in History: May 25, 2016
In 1976, West Fargo High School senior Ken Libbrecht graced the front page of the West Fargo Pioneer holding the Drake University travelling trophy for outstanding work in the field of physics for "A Mathematical and Experimental Analysis of the Flywheel," a project he had been working...
May 25, 2016 - 8:55pm
May 18, 2016
Week In History: May 18, 2016
In 1986, on the recommendation of City Planner Custer Huseby, the West Fargo City Commission voted unanimously to accept the new plat which changed an area zoned for agriculture to three lots that would be used for a new senior high school and a multi-purpose sports center. City Engineer...
May 18, 2016 - 10:35am
May 11, 2016
Week In History: May 11, 2016
Mid-May of 1991 brought tragedy to West Fargo when an early morning fire raced through the Sunset Motel at 731 W. Main Ave. Twenty-eight of the 33 units of the motel were occupied, many by people who had reservations for the summer. Three residents lost their lives in the blaze; most...
May 11, 2016 - 5:59am
May 4, 2016
Week In History: May 4, 2016
In 1971, members of the Cass County Historical Society and the mayors of West Fargo and Fargo took part in a groundbreaking for the Red River and Northern Plains Regional Museum at Bonanzaville. In keeping with the historical nature of the ceremony, the ground was moved by an old-fashioned...
May 4, 2016 - 6:19am
April 27, 2016
West Fargo history (April 27, 2016)
The bank that began in Horace in 1925 and moved to 133 W. Main Ave., southwest Fargo in 1937 as West Fargo State Bank, received a makeover in late April 1991. Its old sign was removed and replaced with one that announced its new identity as First National Bank North Dakota, West Fargo....
April 27, 2016 - 2:33am
April 20, 2016
West Fargo history (April 20, 2016)
In 1948, Dr. George Schatz, West Fargo’s first doctor, was on the rating board at the Veterans Hospital when he suggested to a young Army doctor that he take over his office in the Martin Building at the corner of Main Avenue and Center Street. In taking him up on his offer, Roy...
April 20, 2016 - 12:23am
April 6, 2016
West Fargo history (April 6, 2016)
The April 1, 1986 West Fargo city election saw both incumbent commissioners re-elected, but for the office of mayor, things were different. After 20 years in office, Mayor Clayton Lodoen chose not to run for re-election. Four candidates vied for the position. The winner was Florenz...
April 6, 2016 - 12:54am
March 30, 2016
This week in history (March 30, 2016)
At the end of March 1971, the West Fargo Pioneer ran a 20-page supplement titled “Spotlight on Bowling.” There were photos of 112 bowling teams from “seniors” to “juniors,” including men’s, women’s and couples’ teams. Many of the teams were featured in ads for their...
March 30, 2016 - 12:53am