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Athletic trainers play key role in making Sheyenne a 'Safe Sports School'
Red River Valley Fair Association honors employee for 60 years of service
Scholars: May 4, 2016
West Fargo High School teacher headed to green boot camp
Courts: May 4, 2016
Inside Business: Brickhouse Taverns eyes late-summer opening in West Fargo
New brewer sampling its beer in West Fargo
Kitchen closes at TNT's
Building permits (April 27, 2016)
Business digest (April 27, 2016)
Steve Stark cartoon (April 27, 2016)
Stenehjem Needs to Acknowledge Economic Reality
Vote Burgum for vision
Burgum came through for ND with angel funding
Letter: Stenehjem indisputably supported Obamacare
Nursery News (5-4-16)
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Week In History: May 4, 2016
Nursery News (April 27, 2016)
Senior menus (April 27, 2016)
Breitling: Time for Color
Library News: May 4, 2016
Library News (April 27, 2016)
Library News: April 20, 2016
Singer comes home on a high note
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Red River Valley Fair
Flight Lines: Bird watchers aren't creepers
Flight Lines: Raven’s call always stops me in my tracks
Flight Lines: Birding in the digital age
Flight Lines: The slow pace of winter birding in valley
Local VFW sponsors hunter safety course
Glorella A. Sveum
Laura Lee Remarke
Dale S. Hurst
Carrie E. Melvin
Norma Irene (Ydstie) Lincoln
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
March 23, 2016
This week in history (March 23, 2016)
In late March 1996, the West Fargo Pioneer printed a 56-page supplement, “City on the Grow; A Profile of West Fargo.” It charted the progress of housing, business, services and schools in North Dakota’s fastest-growing city. At the same time, in the aftermath of the Cherryl...
March 23, 2016 - 2:40am
March 16, 2016
This week in history (March 16, 2016)
The principals of West Fargo’s two elementary schools met with the school board to discuss moving the boundaries so 82 students from Eastwood, which opened in 1973, would be shifted to South. Designed for a maximum student population of 350, Eastwood’s enrollment was already 450...
March 16, 2016 - 12:18am
March 9, 2016
West Fargo history (March 9, 2016)
Friday, March 14, 1941, gave West Fargo residents the first opportunity to get a good look inside the new, $125,000 high school building. A dedication ceremony was held and then the building was open for inspection. The building was designed for 300 junior and senior high students....
March 9, 2016 - 3:40am
March 2, 2016
This week in history (March 2, 2016)
The first week of March marks the 50th anniversary of the infamous blizzard of 1966. The storm began Wednesday, March 2, with forecasts of 4 inches or more of snow, rising winds and falling temperatures. By Saturday, March 5, many areas had received over 2 feet of snow accompanied...
March 2, 2016 - 2:21am
February 17, 2016
This week in history (Feb. 17, 2016)
The third week of 1941 found two groups of Horace residents appearing before the Cass County Commission with differing plans for village incorporation. After the commission had denied a license to a liquor store due to a lack of policing, one group of citizens presented a plan to...
February 17, 2016 - 1:37am
February 10, 2016
This week in history (Feb. 10, 2016)
The Cass County Tribune described the storm that hit in early February 1946 as ”the heaviest snow storm and blizzard to hit Cass County since 1882.” When the blizzard struck, all roads were impassable within an hour, with drifts up to 20 feet high. The passengers of a train that...
February 10, 2016 - 12:43am
February 3, 2016
This week in history (Feb. 3, 2016)
The Dan Rheault family had a lot to celebrate in early February of 1981. The first week of February 1941 Dan opened his first oil company in St Benedict, N.D. As the business grew, it moved to Horace in 1944 and West Fargo in 1956. The Rheault family moved along the same timeline....
February 3, 2016 - 12:54am
January 27, 2016
This week in history (Jan. 27, 2016)
In 1941, almost a year before the attack on Pearl Harbor, members of the North Dakota National Guard were being called to report for one year of active duty. Local boys called up included Billy Hanson and Arthur Jones. West Fargo’s first doctor, Dr. George Schatz, a reserve officer...
January 27, 2016 - 12:14am
January 20, 2016
This week in history (Jan. 20, 2016)
In 1986, Clayton Lodoen announced that he would not run for a sixth term as mayor of West Fargo. His major accomplishments included orderly growth (the city had tripled in size in his 20 years as mayor) and movement toward flood control. Lodoen’s plans would center on his responsibilities...
January 20, 2016 - 1:34am
January 13, 2016
This week in history (Jan. 13, 2016)
In January 1980, the Fargo and West Fargo school boards met to discuss mutual problems. Eleven years later they met again. They discussed enrollment, teacher salaries and class sizes. Cooperation in areas of transportation and food service was discussed as a starting point. While...
January 13, 2016 - 1:39am