April 30, 1994, was a red letter day for the Veterans Memorial Arena, the West Fargo Park District and the city of West Fargo. Five years after the Arena opened in 1989, it hosted a Mortgage Burning celebration in recognition of mortgage being paid off. There were activities for all ages acknowledging the contributions from so many members of the community.

In the last week of April 2014, when the 2013-2014 West Fargo Public School District Teacher of the Year, Randy Holzkamm may have been the only one surprised. He was nominated by a "multitude of fellow teachers." According to District Superintendent David Flowers many submissions "said that Holzkamm embodied all the qualities that make a good teacher great and demonstrated those principles every day."