Wendy reports for The Forum and West Fargo Pioneer, where she is also assistant editor. A University of Minnesota Morris graduate from North Dakota, Wendy started her career in television news and entertainment in Minnesota and at CBS in Television City, Calif. before working at newspapers in Minnesota and North Dakota.
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All four candidates for the three open seats on the West Fargo Park Board may get to serve on the board after the resignation of longtime member Kathy Scully. Scully, who served on the board for more than 20 years, will resign Thursday, June 14, because of a move to the Twin Cities area. Scully's four-year term will expire in 2020.
WEST FARGO — For the first time in 16 years, West Fargo will have a new mayor after businessman Bernie Dardis defeated incumbent Rich Mattern on Tuesday, June 12.
The West Fargo School Board will soon decide the name of it's newest elementary school, but it won't be named after outgoing superintendent David Flowers, despite his name being submitted multiple times. The school district broke ground this spring on what will be its 16th elementary school at 6400 54th Ave. S. in Fargo, which is in the Deer Creek neighborhood. District spokeswoman Heather Konschak said the district received 44 unique names suggestions from the public, including David Flowers.
WEST FARGO – If West Fargo School District voters approve a $106.9 million bond referendum in September, homeowners can expect an increase of roughly $15 per year, per $100,000 in home value on their property tax bills starting in 2019.
WEST FARGO --A forum for mayoral and city commission candidates here kicked off with the question of whether or not special assessments should be lowered or eliminated in West Fargo, a hot topic metro candidates have been hearing about from residents. The candidate forum, hosted by the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber, gathered Mayor Rich Mattern and his challenger, Bernie Dardis, along with Incumbent Commissioner Duane Hanson candidates Eric Gjerdevig and Brad Olson at West Fargo City Hall Thursday, June 7.
Another meeting, another unanimous vote to tax the citizens of West Fargo by the out of control West Fargo School Board. On May 29, the West Fargo school board decided to go ahead with a vote in September for a $106 million bond referendum. I ask, why the hurry?
A consultant is studying how to deal with its aging infrastructure north of Interstate 94 without spiking special assessments for some of its established neighborhoods. City Administrator Tina Fisk said the City Commission approved in February hiring Advanced Engineering to do a comprehensive study on the city's core infrastructure roughly between Main Avenue and 13th Avenue South between the Red River Valley Fairgrounds and Ninth Street East.
The West Fargo VFW is ready to move into its new at Sheyenne Plaza, and will likely begin moving on Sunday, June 10. Post Commander Brad Reed said moving will begin Sunday and the VFW plans to close its location at 308 Sheyenne St. on Monday, June 11. The move is expected to take about a week and the VFW hopes to reopen by Monday, June 18. The VFW was slated to begin its move from 308 Sheyenne St. into Sheyenne Plaza in April and but legal work delayed the move. Instead, the VFW remains open and operating at its current location.
A new bar is coming to West Fargo after the City Commission approved the liquor license of a woman members initially denied a license to in May because of a lack of experience. The commission unanimously approved the license of Ritchell Aboah at its June 4 meeting, allowing her to move forward with opening the bar Awake at 1410 9th St. E, Suite 501, the former location of Divas and Rockstars, a popular karaoke bar, and Maxwell's Lounge.
West Fargo city commissioners want to slow down a proposal to partner with the Red River Valley Fairgrounds to build a convention center in the city. The commission directed staff to create a "public engagement" plan that would gather public interest in West Fargo building a convention center.