The Oct. 23, 1974 headline of the Pioneer read, “Permits okayed for $1.7 million” This seemed to go against a national construction slump, however, $1.2 million of the $1.7 was planned for apartments. “ Commissioner Frank Lenzmeier commented that the large number of apartments indicated fewer people or willing to build homes and would prefer to rent an apartment.” The commission also accepted a $10,500 bid for a computer and posting machine for the city.

In mid-October 1979 the West Fargo School District announced that they were submitting their first nomination for North Dakota Teacher of the Year. They chose Cal Mithun who had been a social studies teacher for the district for 18 years. He had received his bachelor’s degree from Concordia in Moorhead and his masters in secondary school administration from North Dakota State University. “My classroom philosophy stresses the uniqueness and individual worth of the student,”

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