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West Fargo City Commissioners agreed Monday night to pay a Grand Forks construction firm $71,000 to settle a dispute over work completed for the city in 2003 on 13th Avenue and Sheyenne Street. Opp Construction LLC had filed a lawsuit in Cass County District Court in 2006 claiming the city of West Fargo owed extra fees for work on the two roadways, for which the company had been contracted to complete.
This is prime season for succulent, sweet strawberries, and the recent crop in grocery stores have been pretty good, considering nothing will ever take the place of the handpicked ones, the likes of which we used to find at Mark's Strawberry Farm.
Next Tuesday's primary election day is fast approaching. We've been hearing a lot of conversation about various issues, first and foremost the revised smoking ordinance, followed by the half-cent sales tax proposal. In order to make your stance reality, all that is required is a vote. In the 2004 election, voter turnout was significant, with two different versions of a smoking ordinance on the ballot, each garnering over 5,000 'yes' votes and about 3,500 'no' votes.
Memorial Day services this last Monday were prevalent throughout the local communities, with core VFW and Legion groups responsible for taking the time to respectfully honor the memory of U.S. men and women who perished while in military service to their country. The holiday was first enacted to honor Union soldiers during the American Civil War but was later expanded after World War I to include casualties of any war or military action. Many people observe this holiday by visiting cemeteries and memorials. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3 p.m. Eastern time.
Kathy Neugebauer is retiring after over three decades in a profession that has served her well - foreign language instructor in the West Fargo School District. She started her career at West Fargo High School in 1974 after graduating from St.
After a 34-year run with the West Fargo Police Department, officer Doug Mack has decided to call it a day, a move that will free up valuable time he now plans to devote to following his grandchildren's activities, as well as allowing for a few more trips to his favorite fishing hole at the Jamestown reservoir in search of crappies. Looking back over a colorful and ever-changing four decades, Mack said he has no regrets and if he had it to do all over again, he wouldn't change a thing about his varied career path. Born into a large farm family of seven boys and five girls at Pettibone, N.D
The West Fargo Police Department honored Dave Paulson last week with a special award recognizing his generosity. Paulson, owner of Dave's West Fargo Tire and Service Centre, located at 1225 E. Main Ave., has made donations to the department specifying they be used for youth programs. Consequently, the donations have been used to support the West Fargo Police Department's Youth Academy which is conducted for junior and senior high school students with an interest in law enforcement.
Proponents for implementing a half cent sales tax in order to fund economic development growth that will keep existing jobs and bring in new businesses were present at the Monday night West Fargo City Commission meeting to review the initiated sales tax proposal, voicing their support and touting its benefits if passed by Cass County voters in the June 10 election.
Eleanor and Archie Detienne entertained special house guests recently - cousins from Norway here for their first-ever U.S. visit - who no doubt are already sharing their West Fargo adventure with friends and family in their small farming community of Hurdal, located near Oslo. Rune and Wenche Halvorsen and their son, Marius, were invited here by the Detienne's as they and their son and daughter-in-law visited Norway last summer. Much to their delight, they accepted the offer, arriving May 3, and returning home about two weeks later.
The West Fargo Area Chamber of Commerce is 440 members and growing strong, as revealed by Chamber Executive Director Chris Barton at the 50th Annual Awards ceremony celebrating five decades of the organization Thursday, May 15, at the Kelly Inn, Main Avenue, Fargo. "Thank you for being a part of our network of opportunity and for everything you've done in the past," she told those gathered. "The beginning is the most important part, but the best is yet to be and I look forward to the next decade. We are 440 members, up from 400 members last year.