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The recent snowfall and street cleaning efforts should be a stark reminder of the common sense etiquette that needs to prevail in the minds of homeowners on residential streets when crews are out and about trying to do their jobs. The first rule of thumb should be to immediately remove parked vehicles from the snow filled roads into your driveways or garages so the crews can clean the total roadway. Failure to do this is an ongoing problem, and one that also hinders delivery of the mail when snow accumulations become so great that mail vans can't and won't access the mailboxes.
A 2001 Ford full-size van belonging to Tom Anderson of Enderlin was completely destroyed in a fire that occurred Monday around 2 p.m. on Oak Street, just south of 7th Avenue. Anderson and another individual had just parked the van after returning to a job site where they were doing some work on a house. A short time later, they thought they could smell smoke and looked in the direction of the van and noticed that the windows were smoked over. The two went to investigate, opened the door and saw a substantial fire coming from the dash area.
With the second big storm of the season already upon us, the timing couldn't be better for information received from the North Dakota Department of Transportation urging travelers to prepare ahead for winter weather road conditions. Travelers need to remember the importance of safety when travelling in winter conditions like the ones we've recently experienced, and that changing weather conditions can quickly alter road conditions and drivers need to pay special attention to ensure safe travel. High priority on the winter driving tips list are: Slow down; never use cruise control on wet or
West Fargo City Commissioners approved first reading Monday night of an updated West Fargo Comprehensive Plan which will serve to guide the physical and development aspects of the community, including municipal growth and other related municipal infrastructure improvements. The plan also identifies strategic community issues, providing residents, businesses, landowners and elected officials a mechanism for addressing these issues. The Comprehensive Plan was last revised in 2000 and was reevaluated now because of all the growth the City has seen in recent years.
This time of the year, brunches are popular holiday menu choices. It's convenient to have a stash of recipes that can be tossed together quickly making the meal look like a truly gourmet effort, when in essence producing it was actually an extremely easy affair. Start out with a basic egg dish accented by your favorite ingredients. Pair it was deliciously gooey Monkey Bread or make-ahead overnight coffee cake; and round it out with a big pitcher of chilled orange juice, or even better yet, a creamy fruit salad and you have everything you need to please a small group or a crowd.
The holiday Business After Hours promoted by the West Fargo Area Chamber of Commerce last Thursday was their biggest event of this type ever, according to Chamber Executive Director Chris Barton. "A total of 164 people, including exhibitors and guests, attended and we're pretty excited about that," Barton said.
Madison Pearson's eyes shone as bright as the lights on the City Christmas tree as she helped West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern flip the switch Monday evening, illuminating the 25-foot ash tree on the front lawn of City Hall for approximately 200 guests to witness. The name of the second grader at L.E.
The City of West Fargo has brand new Christmas decorations gracing Sheyenne Street - holiday flags featuring a decorated Christmas tree with blue sky background and a 'season's greeting' message, all accented by light enhancers. Seventeen of them line the street all the way from Sandy's Donuts on the corner of Main Avenue and Sheyenne Street to Sooper Stop on 7th Avenue. City crews have been busy installing them this past week as time permits.
To steal a phrase from that popular holiday song...It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The community is alive with lights, and the new fallen snow that now blankets the ground only adds to the aura of the landscape. Driving to work in the still of darkness this morning this became more apparent than ever, with lights shining brightly and brilliantly in every direction as far as the eye could see. Very soon City crews will also be adding to the aesthetics of the season, completing their annual ritual of hanging Christmas decorations along Sheyenne Street and Main Avenue.
What a difference 24 hours can make. From 40 above late Sunday afternoon, to blizzard like conditions Monday evening and seven below temperature readings with a 20 below wind chill Tuesday morning, it appears winter has certainly arrived, with at least a little bit of fury. The West Fargo Police Department was in the thick of things, kept busy by "those first of the year winter crashes," according to Captain Mike Reitan. The Department received calls of eight accident reports during the approximate 6 to 8:30 p.m.