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Winter days flying by
Mitten tree collects 150-plus donations
BioLife sets grand opening date in West Fargo
Building permits (Jan. 21)
Mayor boasts of new businesses, housing, booming population in State of the Cities
Business digest (Jan. 21)
Moore Engineering’s Engels earns award
Steve Stark cartoon (Jan. 21)
Omdahl: Fears raised with Common Core not new
Lee: ND legislators looking at ‘surge funding’ bills
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8 Cass County 4-H clubs recognized
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NFLPA instructs Patriots players to 'reserve comment'
NFL-Super Bowl has ways to go in captivating global audience
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Home & Garden: The problem with squirrels
Where are my keys? And other musings of an aging mind
home & garden
Mayor's Musings: Proceed with caution during summer road construction
There is going to be a great deal of road construction in West Fargo this summer, so be careful while driving through these areas. Most of you know by now that work has started on Main Avenue. It is a huge project that will be finished sometime next fall. Signs will be put up directing...
April 25, 2012 - 12:00am
March 7, 2012
Mayor's Musings: Each moment important, live life to the fullest
The old saying is that "life can be fleeting." That hit home to me during the weekend of Feb. 25-26. The West Fargo Packatahna dance team headed to Minneapolis that weekend for the final competition of the year. The team performed on Friday afternoon and did well, so life was good. However,...
March 7, 2012 - 12:00am
January 18, 2012
Mayor's Musings: Mother Nature going easy on city services
I hope all of you had a great holiday season. So far this winter, Mother Nature has decided to be very kind to us. Not having to shovel or blow a lot of snow has been great. My snow blower has this forlorn look sitting in the garage, but that doesn't bother me. The weather also...
January 18, 2012 - 12:00am
December 14, 2011
Mayor's Musings: Diversion totally operational, receiving minor overhaul
Many people have asked me how work is progressing on the West Fargo diversion. If you drive by the diversion on Sheyenne Street, it looks like a big mess. However, Kevin Bucholz with Moore Engineering says the diversion, if needed today, is fully functional. The diversion was designed...
December 14, 2011 - 12:00am
November 16, 2011
Mayor's Musings: Fundraising focus of busy fall
It was a busy October in the Mattern household. Any of you that have children in some activity, such as sports, band, dance, etc., know that raising money is something that has to be done. In our case, our daughter, Annie, is a member of the Packatahna JV dance team. So what does...
November 16, 2011 - 12:00am
August 24, 2011
Mayor's Musings: A week of 'WOW's' for West Fargo
There are a couple of things that happened last week that made me say WOW. The first was the groundbreaking for the Caterpillar expansion. The Caterpillar commitment to West Fargo is $50 million and creating 250 jobs. WOW! Many people have called, emailed or stopped me on the street...
August 24, 2011 - 12:00am
July 27, 2011
Mayor's Musings: Reasoning behind a more western diversion
As part of the process, the city of West Fargo sent a letter to the Corps of Engineers to explain our position on why we feel it is important to move the proposed Red River diversion to the west and not hook into the West Fargo diversion. I will list some of the highlights from the...
July 27, 2011 - 12:00am
June 22, 2011
Mayor's Musings: Comments sought regarding diversion
Thanks to all of you for the kind words about the first column and for sending your questions. Many of you have asked for my thoughts on the proposed Red River diversion. That is fine and may take more than one column to cover. However, we need to hear from you first! The Corps...
June 22, 2011 - 12:00am
May 25, 2011
Mayor's Musings: 'City on the grow' faces big changes, challenges
(Editor's note: West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern will be an occasional contributing columnist to the West Fargo Pioneer offering insight into varying topics of interest as they affect the community and its residents. Mattern, a longtime West Fargo resident who is serving his third term...
May 25, 2011 - 12:00am