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Not less, but 'better' testing in North Dakota schools
West Fargo family is safe after a fire early Saturday morning
All 16 aboard hot air balloon in Texas confirmed killed in fiery crash
First methadone clinic to open in North Dakota
Hillsboro, Central Valley closer to choosing official Burros logo
Devils Lake, Ultra Green settle $2 million dispute
Fargo restaurateur plans to open Thai eatery in Bemidji
Tech share, muted GDP growth push S&P 500 to record
Farm King closing S.D. store
Microsoft to cut an additional 2,850 jobs
Chief's Corner: Truly, thank you
Cartoon: July 27, 2016
The Land of 10,000 Dreams
Thank you from the Schultz family
Schools of Thought: Sport Transcends
Growing Summer Arts Intensive production group to play “Hair”
Nursery News (7-20-16)
Nursery News (7-13-16)
Brennan takes position at NDSU Extension Service
Yard of the Month
Library News: May 4, 2016
Breitling: Time for Color
Library News (April 27, 2016)
Library News: April 20, 2016
Singer comes home on a high note
home & garden
Red River Valley Fair
Flight Lines: Rest easy birders, the future is bright
Flight Lines with VIDEO: Willet's scientific name changed
Flight Lines: Bug hunter declining in numbers
Video: Meadowlark recognized as symbol of west
NEW: Flight Lines Video: Even images in hand won't stop mistaken identities
Elden E. Theurer
William "Billy" Bolken
Janice E. Molstad
Eric N. Sayler
July 21, 2016
City says finding a place for a West Fargo golf course is a low priority
WEST FARGO—For a rapidly expanding city, finding the place to put a golf course isn't the easiest task. And, West Fargo won't be expected...
July 21, 2016 - 2:27pm
July 20, 2016
With response times lagging badly, West Fargo fire chief urges full-time crew
The mostly volunteer West Fargo Fire Department already fails to respond to calls as quickly as national standards recommend, a shortcoming the...
July 20, 2016 - 9:59am
West Fargo's Trinity Containers to close permanently
Trinity Containers plans to permanently close its manufacturing plant here, laying off about 91 employees. "All affected employees have been...
April 20, 2016 - 9:00am
April 4, 2016
West Fargo mayor raises stink at meeting over cost of lagoon dredging
WEST FARGO – Officials here say the city's wastewater lagoons contain about 52 million gallons of solid waste, but Mayor Rich Mattern turned...
April 4, 2016 - 10:16pm
March 23, 2016
As millions spent to fight odors, West Fargo officials rankled by claims city is especially smelly
WEST FARGO – City officials here say though West Fargo's lagoons are unfairly singled out as smelly, the city is spending millions to temper...
March 23, 2016 - 5:45am
January 19, 2016
Mattern highlights West Fargo growth
There were times during their speeches Thursday morning when the area’s four mayors seemed like they weren’t reporting the state of their...
January 19, 2016 - 5:14pm
December 2, 2015
West Fargo stepping up for veterans
The city of West Fargo wants to make sure that no military veterans living in the community are forgotten about. On Nov. 16, the West Fargo City Commission passed a resolution to become a North Dakota Cares community. "The idea is to make sure that veterans, families, survivors...
December 2, 2015 - 9:23am
September 16, 2015
New library, pool, senior center not in city’s preliminary budget
West Fargo growth has prompted calls for enhanced services, but a preliminary budget expected to be adopted Monday doesn’t include funding for a new or expanded library or a community pool, and allocates $25,000 for a senior group but no funding toward a new senior center. The...
September 16, 2015 - 4:57am
July 6, 2015
West Fargo signs agreement to buy Fargo water
WEST FARGO – While West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern is happy his city and Fargo were able to reach an agreement for water, he blasted state officials Monday for not supporting his community. The West Fargo City Commission approved an agreement Monday to start buying water from the...
July 6, 2015 - 9:13pm
June 17, 2015
West Fargo Mayor Mattern retires from NDSU
West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern retired from North Dakota State University after 23 years on Friday. Mattern has worked as a communications...
June 17, 2015 - 3:57am
June 10, 2015
WF mayor Mattern retires from NDSU
West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern retired from North Dakota State University after 23 years on Friday. Mattern has worked as a communications specialist...
June 10, 2015 - 1:10am
January 20, 2015
Mayor boasts of new businesses, housing, booming population in State of the Cities
Concerns over flood protection are lessening compared to concerns over the challenges of growth if the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce’s...
January 20, 2015 - 4:35pm
April 25, 2012
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
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
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