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Enjoying Dr. Seuss
City to conduct siren testing Wednesday
Arbor Day honors
Expansion blueprint proceeding for city hall, police department complex
Police department eases parking restrictions for graduation
Gessele takes over Don's Barber Shop location
Cambria Suites, Aloft hotels coming to WF
Olson taking over West Funeral Home
Nitschke opens carpet cleaning business
Moore Engineering adds to staff in West Fargo, Minot offices.
Huber: Easy to forget road reconstruction
Letter: Post prom, grad organizers appreciative of support
Letter: Gov. Guy commended for forward thinking on water issues
Letter: Need leadership change to implement visionary future for state
Letter: Get to know candidates beyond party affiliation
Harvey J. Ausk (July 13, 1930 - Jan. 14, 2013)
Donald Kirchoffner (Sept. 20, 1944 - Jan. 9, 2013)
Richard W. Jacob
Gary J. Sandvig (Jan. 23, 1937 - Jan. 13, 2013)
Johnson achieves 50-year Tupperware milestone
Grand opening of Shadow Wood rescheduled
Journey Worship moving to Bethany on 42nd for summer
Veterans memorial celebration at Bonanzaville
Flame of Faith hosts summer concert
Tennis team EDC runners-up
Packers sweep EDC Track Championships
Packers win five of six
Soccer team prepared for playoffs
Girls first, boys fourth at East-West Classic
Flight lines: Look-alike ducks present difficult, though not impossible, challenge.
Will it stay or will it go? The curious migration of robins
Author finds species at heart of controversy
Savor being outdoors even when the weather is sour
Northern visitors spice up an otherwise bland season
Making Memories: Prom 2013
District celebrates 'New Neighbor Night'
The value of trees in energy conservation
Eating Well: Delicious, simple mealtime goodness
Yummy, moist raisin bread perfect anytime treat
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...
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 - 12:00am
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...
Wed, Jan 18, 2012 - 12:00am
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...
Wed, Nov 16, 2011 - 12:00am
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...
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 - 12:00am
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...
Wed, Jun 22, 2011 - 12:00am
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...
Wed, May 25, 2011 - 12:00am
Eastwood student assists Mayor with annual tree lighting ceremony
Well over 100 individuals braved the cold temperatures Monday night to take in the 9th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at West Fargo City Hall. Anna Lambertz, a student at Eastwood...
Wed, Dec 08, 2010 - 12:00am
Vote results: Mattern victorious in mayoral race
In the first highly contested West Fargo Mayoral election in several years that saw three candidates seeking the top city post, incumbent Mayor Rich Mattern came out the victor in...
news / politics
Wed, Jun 16, 2010 - 12:00am
Mattern wins over Thorstad in close WF mayoral race
West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern has been re-elected to a third term in a close race against challenger Mike Thorstad, who will retain his seat on the West Fargo City...
news / politics
Wed, Jun 09, 2010 - 8:56am
Bio: Rich Mattern
Age: 59. Occupation: North Dakota State University Agriculture Communication Information Specialist. Family members: Wife Jody and daughters Jessie and Annie. Background: UND Bachelor of Science degree in journalism, NDSU Masters...
Wed, Jun 02, 2010 - 12:00am
Letter to the Editor: Need a person to return WF to shining city on the hill
Thirty seven years ago, I left the teaching profession to enter the business world. We looked all over North Dakota, western Minnesota, and northern South Dakota. West Fargo looked like...
Wed, Apr 14, 2010 - 12:00am
Thorstad announces bid for Mayor
West Fargo City Commissioner Mike Thorstad would like to advance to the top rung of the city government ladder. Towards that end, he has announced his candidacy for mayor of...
Wed, Feb 10, 2010 - 12:00am
West Fargo Mayor: Mattern seeks third term
The race toward the 2010 primary election for city and park officials is off and running, with the announcement Monday that Rich Mattern will be seeking his third four-year term...
Wed, Dec 30, 2009 - 12:00am