WEST FARGO — With an estimated population of more than 35,000, West Fargo is a city on the grow. On Friday, Sept. 21, community leaders gathered with West Fargo officials and Gov. Doug Burgum to discuss the city's ongoing economic development program and Burgum's Main Street ND initiative at the POW/MIA Plaza on Sheyenne Street. During the summit, West Fargo Mayor Bernie Dardis issued an official proclamation, declaring the City of West Fargo a Main Street ND community.
FARGO — The heart of deceased Michael McCann has traveled around the world. After tragically losing their infant son in 1986, Karen and Steve McCann of Fargo decided to help their grieving process by donating Michael's organs, hoping they could help someone in need. On Saturday, the airplane that carried Michael McCann's heart from Fargo to San Francisco, Calif., was the "celebrity" at the Fargo Air Museum's 10th annual celebrity dinner and auction. The McCanns and Andrew De La Pena, who survives on Michael's heart, were all in attendance.
For the first time in program history, the West Fargo Packers softball team will not be calling Elwood Park home. During more than 20 years of playing home games at Elmwood, the Packers went on a streak of 20 consecutive Class A state softball championships from 1998-2017. Both the Packers and their head softball coach Pat Johnson have a longstanding history with their soon-to-be former home.
Only a few years removed from high school, first-year head coach Jordan Rheault hopes to sustain success with the West Fargo Patriots American Legion baseball team for years to come. The West Fargo High School graduate was hired after Chris Coste stepped down following one year as the Patriots head coach to be an assistant coach for the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. Rheault won a state championship with the Packers and legion title with the Patriots in 2012.