Fargo Mayor says 2020 was a difficult year & he’s optimistic about 2021

He also talked about the urgency to discuss race relations in the metro.

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney says that through unprecedented times, the city continues to shine and lead by example. Metro mayors held the annual State of the Cities. Mahoney says some of the highlights include how thousands of volunteers came together last march to produce more than 230,000 sandbags when there was a possibility of flooding. He…

West Fargo fared better than anticipated in 2020, Comm. President Dardis says

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo is known as “a city on the grow” for good reason: the community has more than doubled since 2000. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, West Fargo collected $924,738 more in sales tax in 2020 than it did in 2019. Commission President Bernie Dardis says that, along with conservative budgeting, in part has helped the city…

Mayor Tim Mahoney says Fargo is coming out of 2020 strong

FARGO (KVRR) – Despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic and civil unrest, Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney says Fargo is coming out of 2020 strong. When he reflects on the past year as Mayor, Mahoney recalls Fargo’s accomplishments first. “I would say part of the strength of our community is the good balance. You have academics, you have medical,…

Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd reflects on 2020, looks ahead to 2021

“I’m very optimistic," he says

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Leaders across the FM metro have been faced with extraordinary challenges this year. Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd says he will remember 2020 as a year filled with resilience. “I’m a person that likes to see the light and the positivity in spite of the challenges, so that’s what I think I’m going to look back at 2020…

NDSU celebrates the 2020 winter commencement virtually

A total of one thousand 44 undergrad and graduate students were part of the graduating class.

FARGO, N.D.- The virtual celebration included messages from NDSU President Dean Bresciani, Provost Margaret Fitzgerald and student speaker Darby Beyer. A total of one thousand 44 undergrad and graduate students from eight different colleges are part of the graduating class. Student speaker Darby Beyer says students graduating should be proud of what they’ve accomplished amid a very difficult year. “We are…

Social Distancing: Describe 2020 In One Word

The Dictionary Can't. Can You?

  2020 has been an interesting year for all of us to navigate, and Oxford English Dictionary agrees. The dictionary traditionally names a certain word for every year. This year, not so much. According to a new report released by the publishing company, “20-20 is not a year that could neatly be accommodated in one single ‘Word of the Year.”…

Ag Commissioners Discuss State of the Industry

Big Iron Farm Show returns to West Fargo for its 40th year

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The picture painted by North Dakota and Minnesota’s Ag Commissioners at the Big Iron Farm Show for the remainder of 2020 and the future of 2021 is not a pretty one. “When you see almost a couple of thousand dairy farms go out of business, it’s a big deal,” said North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring….

YWCA of Cass-Clay hosts 2020 Women of the Year awards

FARGO, N.D. – YWCA’s Women of the Year 2020 event is underway, but this year it’s being held virtually. 29 women and THREE organizations were nominated and the winner will be determined by an independent panel of judges. Some of the women nominated include Kari Bucholz of Haley’s Hope, Jeanine Larson from Berkshire Hathaway, and former City Commissioner Melissa Sobolik….

Chamber Hosts Virtual 2020 ChamberChoice Awards

FARGO. N.D. – The annual ChamberChoice awards may be virtual this time, but that same energy they bring every year is still there. The ceremony celebrates important contributions made by businesses, non-profit organizations and entrepreneurs in Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo. “This community has a lot to be proud of thanks in part to the wonderful businesses in this virtual…