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Cartoon: Aug. 24, 2016
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Mule Deer Foundation holding banquet, auction at Bonanzaville
Gardening in small spaces
Library News: May 4, 2016
Breitling: Time for Color
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home & garden
Red River Valley Fair
Flight Lines: Feathers and leaves comparable
Flight Lines: Riding Mountain, the other nearby national park
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Flight Lines with VIDEO: Willet's scientific name changed
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Richard A. Burckhard
Michael L. King
Kip J. Johnson
Dennis D. Keblar
Ralph M. Peterson
August 24, 2016
Week In History: Aug. 24, 2016
The latter part of August 1946 found West Fargo coach Richard "Buzzie" Buzwell in St. John's Hospital in Fargo recovering from an accident at his summer job that caused the loss of his right hand and part of his right forearm. He reassured Superintendent L. E. Berger that he would...
August 24, 2016 - 5:54am
August 20, 2016
Privy shaft a window to brothel's past
FARGO — As excavators are moving earth to make way for the new City Hall, they're likely to find the foundation of what was once one of...
August 20, 2016 - 4:34pm
August 17, 2016
Week in history: Aug. 17, 2016
Mid-August of 2006 found new West Fargo School Superintendent, Dana Diesel Wallace, looking forward to Aug. 24, the first day of school. Wallace had made the move from Raleigh, N.C. and settled into her new home and office. Her plans were to be in the halls and classrooms of the various...
August 17, 2016 - 7:55am
August 14, 2016
Long in the tooth: Greenland shark believed to live for 400 years
WASHINGTON—The Greenland shark, a big and slow-moving deep-ocean predator that prowls the frigid waters of the Arctic and North Atlantic,...
August 14, 2016 - 6:02am
August 10, 2016
Week In History: Aug. 10, 2016
In early August 1996, Quality Meats was targeted by the Animal Liberation Front. Vandals threw a fire extinguisher through a window and scribbled slogans "Meat Is Murder" and "Animal Liberation Now" on delivery trucks. There had already been more than 35 similar incidents in the U.S....
August 10, 2016 - 5:07am
August 3, 2016
Week In History: Aug. 3, 2016
The Aug. 11, 1976, West Fargo Pioneer carried a small item on the front page about funeral services being held for 16-year-old Pollie Johnson who had been found murdered in her home on Aug. 6. Pollie would have been a junior at West Fargo High School in the fall. She was well-liked...
August 3, 2016 - 6:47am
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