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Creative job shifting allowed the West Fargo school district to keep its budget in the black
Man found dead in Mississippi River
Legislature, Dayton take defunding veto to court
Chisholm man pleads guilty in trapping case
DNR officers will be on the lookout for BWIs during Fourth
New Perspective opens with focus on successful aging
How to hang on to millennial workers, according to millennials
Bobcat unveils building renovated for 'innovative and collaborative culture'
Inside Business: 2017 ChamberChoice awards announced for businesses, entrepreneurs
Worker shortage forces owner to close Fargo restaurant after three months
Port: Heidi Heitkamp blasted in the New York Times for being 'uninterested in sexism and misogyny'
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
Port: Lawmakers right to sue Burgum
Port: Heidi Heitkamp is the most disingenuous politician in North Dakota
Port: Kevin Cramer says Democrats caught in "academic bubble" where "socialism makes sense"
Nursery News (6-14-17)
Nursery News (6-7-17)
Nursery News (6-21-17)
Red Sox top Twins, Sale posts 10th victory
Grand Forks native Jackson Kunz commits to UND
Family's long travels to Maris tourney in Fargo is a 'ritual'
Harvick makes strong case as NASCAR title contender
Lynx rally past winless Stars
Confessions of a traveling rarity chaser
Duluth woman meets the German donor whose stem cells saved her life
Heart full of hope
Flowers in winter can brighten up the snowy blues
Gardening for seniors
Home & Garden
Red River Valley Fair
The sometimes subtle clues birds leave, including tracks
Canadian bird heading back home for summer; Early spring means tree sparrows; Misnamed bird making an appearance
Oh the places I would go
Assessing nature not always clear-cut
Personal journeys now shared on website
Pauline C. Geck
May 6, 2014
Chamber opposes ND conservation measure
The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber board of directors voted unanimously to oppose the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks measure petition currently being circulated in North Dakota. The constitutional measure would commit an estimated $300 million to $400 million per biennium into...
May 6, 2014 - 1:57pm
April 22, 2014
District 13 Report: Court favors ND in energy squabble
News was made last week when a federal court ruling sided with North Dakota in a legal battle with our neighbors to the east over energy. Even before the oil boom, North Dakota was known as an energy state, exporting electricity generated from our western power plants. For decades,...
April 22, 2014 - 2:47pm
April 1, 2014
Brand announces House candidacy
Scott Brand announced that he is running for the North Dakota House of Representatives after receiving the unanimous endorsement of the District...
April 1, 2014 - 3:26pm
February 18, 2014
Legislative Report District 13: Committee discusses energy topics
Last week the legislative interim committee on Energy Development and Transmission met in Bismarck and heard significant testimony on key energy related topics. Presentations by state department heads focused much attention on the impacts of the oil and gas development in North Dakota....
February 18, 2014 - 3:17pm
February 4, 2014
Wieland will not seek another term
District 13 Representative Alon Wieland announced he will not be seeking his district’s endorsement for another term. “After having the opportunity to be an elected official for the past 32 years, 20 years as a Cass County Commissioner, and 12 years as a State Representative...
February 4, 2014 - 2:56pm
January 28, 2014
Legislative Report District 13: Tax time a little less burdensome
It’s that time of year which many dread—tax time! Both property taxes and income taxes will soon be due. While we may lament the ever increasing tax and regulatory burden those in Washington, DC saddle us with, there is good news here in North Dakota—Taxes (both property and...
January 28, 2014 - 1:52pm
Koppelman to seek re-election
Rep. Kim Koppelman has announced that he will seek re-election to the North Dakota House of Representatives in West Fargo’s District 13. Koppelman is chairman of the Judiciary Committee and also serves on the Political Subdivisions Committee, the Administrative Rules Committee—which...
January 28, 2014 - 1:40pm
January 14, 2014
Legislative Report: Train derailment focus of legislative team
By Senator Gary Lee, Representative Wes Belter and Representative Pete Silbernagel The recent train derailment near Casselton has been the focus of the District 22 legislative team. With the event happening literally in our back yards, we recognized the need to provide our support...
January 14, 2014 - 11:03am
December 24, 2013
Legislative Report District 13: Federalism – the states and renewed interest in a limited federal government
By Rep. Kim Koppelman When our Founding Fathers created a new nation, they established a new experiment in self-government. It involved states (previously colonies) with strong and unspecified power and a limited national (federal) government with specified, limited authority....
December 24, 2013 - 10:21am
December 17, 2013
Legislative Report: Tax reform efforts underway
Governor Dalrymple recently named a task force to identify “meaningful, long-term savings” for North Dakota taxpayers. Many different stakeholders will bring good knowledge as well as good questions to the discussion. Mike Montplaisir, Cass County Auditor, is one of the members....
December 17, 2013 - 3:40pm
December 3, 2013
Legislative Report District 22: Legislation has huge impact on townships around state
By Rep. Pete Silbernagel This past week I had the opportunity to participate in the Cass County Township Officer’s Annual Meeting by giving a brief overview of the 63rd Legislative Assembly and its impact on townships across the state. Often time’s townships receive the least...
December 3, 2013 - 11:55am
November 19, 2013
Legislative Report: The forgotten American Thanksgiving holiday has rich historical roots
By Rep. Kim Koppleman With unprecedented focus on Halloween and the Christmas shopping season following quickly on its heels, it seems that the great American holiday, Thanksgiving, is quickly being forgotten. As we approach this annual tradition, it’s important to recall the...
November 19, 2013 - 4:55pm
October 22, 2013
Legislative Report: Civility alive and well in many areas
By Rep. Kim Koppelman Most observers would conclude that civility is a commodity somewhat lacking today. That’s especially evident when watching the goings on in Washington, D.C. Whether you pay close or casual attention, whether you’ve been watching for weeks or years, it’s...
October 22, 2013 - 3:33pm
District 13 legislators promote chili, conversation
Legislators from West Fargo’s District 13 are inviting their constituents to join them for a bowl of chili and friendly conversation on Thursday afternoon. “It’s a good way for folks in our community to visit with and get to know their legislators,” according to Sen. Judy...
October 22, 2013 - 3:19pm
October 15, 2013
Legislative Report: Legislative action should reduce real estate taxes
By Rep. Alon Wieland There has been a lot of local talk recently about real estate taxes. Everyone has an opinion, right or wrong, about what the reduction in the amount of real estate taxes for 2013 will be. One hears that the reductions will be anywhere from none to over 40 percent...
October 15, 2013 - 3:03pm