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The Red River Valley Fair has had a rich history of entertainment and family-oriented appeal for well over 100 years dating all the way back to 1904. The 2013 version is offering more of the same, encouraging everyone to "Crave the Fair," whether you're looking for concerts, midway rides, ag exhibits, or good old fairway food.
Local, responsive, and professional is the calling card for BlackRidgeBANK - the newest tenant to open on West Fargo’s busiest thoroughfare — Veterans Boulevard at 855 26th Ave.
Tim Solberg has assumed duties June 17 as Senior Planner for the city of West Fargo, filling the position left open by the departure of Steven Zimmer to pursue another career path.
State and local dignitaries joined Caterpillar officials Monday for a celebration marking the company's five-year anniversary milestone of acquiring the remanufacturing business in West Fargo, as well as completion of a major $50 million expansion to the plant at 1262 W. Main Ave. Caterpillar Reman Drivetrain LLC produces remanufactured drive train components for large off-highway trucks and other mining equipment, including final drives, transmission, torque converters and steering clutches.
West Fargo City Commissioners received a first glimpse of the 2014 budget Monday night that revealed good news in that it doesn't show any tax levy increase. City Administrator Jim Brownlee presented the very preliminary figures to commissioners Monday night. Brownlee said the budget proposal includes hiring four employees in the police department -- three officers and a clerical position; and two each in the public works and sanitation areas.
Seems summer's midpoint has arrived with the Fourth of July holiday tomorrow. At least that point is usually heralded as the benchmark, whether it is actually the case or not. No matter how we choose to observe the day, safe and happy should be the two words that fit into the equation. Many will achieve that through traditional Fourth of July celebrations involving family and friends.
No particular theme this week - just a potpourri of some of my favorite "sweet" recipes, not only amazingly easy to toss together but also delightfully delicious to serve whether you are entertaining on the patio or having a more formal get-together with family or friends. Apples from home orchards should be plentiful soon. The "Apple Crunch" recipe is one of the best I've encountered. What sets it apart is the clear filling that smothers the apples as they bake, with the gooey texture permeating the oatmeal crumb topping.
Ground was broken June 18 for West Fargo's newest hotel and first full-service meeting complex, the Cambria Suites Hotel and Convention Center located at 19th Ave. E. and Beaton Drive. Plans call for a four-story, 103 all-suite hotel, connected to a 15,000 square feet conference center with meeting space to accommodate 400 people.
If you're nostalgic and want to enjoy the last few weeks of what has been an excellent amenity for the community for the last 57 years then take your family to the Veteran's Memorial Pool every opportunity you get. Located in Herb Tintes Park at 131 6th Ave. E., the landmark pool operated by the West Fargo Park District with the longtime support of the West Fargo VFW, will be closing on Wednesday, July 24, paving the way for a rebuild of an entirely new recreational complex on the site.
The Red River Valley Fair is back bigger and better than ever July 9 through July 14 with six great days of music, entertainment and other on ground activities in its convenient location on the west edge of West Fargo. The Fair will open its gates at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9. Working off the theme "Crave the Fun" the 2013 version will be jam packed with events sure to appeal to everyone beginning with the grandstand entertainment line-up, again a mixed bag of country and rock performances.