The hum of century-old presses, clickety-clack of type-casting machines, aroma of molten lead and printers inks are returning to West Fargo's Bonanzaville pioneer village. Volunteers are reviving the Hunter (N.D.) Times newspaper building that, along with an 1890 Cottrell flatbed cylinder press, was moved to Bonanzaville in 1971. "I think we will be open for July 4," said Allen Burke, publisher of the Emmons County Record at Linton, N.D.
Dan Fuller always wanted to be firefighter while growing up in Massachusetts. "I came from a family of firefighters," said West Fargo's new 34-year-old fire chief. His father, cousin and sister are all firefighters, serving with the same 26-member fire department in Topsfield, Mass., a community of about 6,000 located 23 miles north of Boston. Fuller officially becomes West Fargo fire chief on July 1, the same month his father retires after 40 years with the Topsfield Fire Department. Fuller started with the West Fargo Fire Department on May 4 doing a 60-day internship with Chief Roy Schat
Tina Berger became hooked on San Diego's multicultural dining districts while visiting a friend there. "In Fargo-Moorhead, we're kind of like that to a certain degree," she said. It's what inspired Berger to name her recently opened West Fargo restaurant the District Waterhouse and Kitchen, located at 3179 Bluestem Driver near the new Sanford Medical Center under construction. "We're not a tap house, not a beer house, not your standard bar place," she said, explaining the Waterhouse moniker. As for the Kitchen link, "Everything comes from scratch.
You only have to be 3 years old to play soccer in West Fargo this summer. There's one catch: A parent has to play alongside their tot on the soccer field. New this year is Parent-Tot Soccer for 3-year-olds and their parents. The West Fargo Park District previously tried offering the program, but handling that age children proved difficult for staff, said Lance Belisle, recreation manager. Parents get to join in the fun this year. "Whatever their 3-year-old does, the parent does alongside them," Belisle said. "It's working out really, really good.
West Fargo's Bonanzaville will be touting its pioneer spirit on Independence Day. "We're going to have live entertainment all day," said Brenda Warren, executive director of the 12-acre pioneer village at 1351 Main Ave. in West Fargo. "We're going to have crafts for the kids. We're going to have numerous vendors out here." The fifth annual Veterans 4th of July 5K run/walk and 10k run, sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 941, will kick off the celebration. Registration starts at 6 a.m. with race time at 7:30 a.m.
Three West Fargo School District educators recently learned how to promote school, community and personal healthy lifestyle concepts at the 29th annual Roughrider Health Promotion Conference in Medora, N.D. Sara Williams, La Rae Rosenfeldt and Danielle Jangula were among 200 participants.
It’s time to elect a new mayor for Bonanzaville, the 12-acre pioneer village operated by the Cass County Historical Society in West Fargo. This year’s mayoral candidates are Mrs. North...
Sporadic flooding that recently affected traffic flow on West Fargo's Sheyenne Street and the Interstate 94 interchange is being attributed to runoff from surrounding housing and commercial growth over the past two decades. City and North Dakota Department of Transportation officials are considering options to address the situation as part of West Fargo's 2018 Sheyenne Corridor Study, said Chris Brungardt, West Fargo public works director. The study includes plans to reconstruct Sheyenne Street from I-94 to 32nd Ave. S.
West Fargo has decided to enlist social networking service Nextdoor to help make its neighborhoods safer and stronger. Nextdoor, launched in 2011, allows neighbors across the U.S. to connect with people who live in their neighborhood and nearby neighborhoods.
Red Carpet Car Wash/Exxon has purchased the former All-Stop Sunwest BP gas station and convenience store at 950 13th Ave. E. in West Fargo. The switch took place about a month ago, said Nate Argall, general manager of the West Fargo site and another at 3441 13th Ave. S., Fargo, near Perkins Restaurant, which was previously All-Stop West Acres BP. The former Red Carpet Car Wash in north Fargo has been closed, he said. "We put in all new pumps. We did a whole overhaul on the car wash," Argall said of the West Fargo location.