ARLETTE PRESTON

Fargo City Commission advances hate crime ordinance proposals

If passed, the proposed ordinance could make anti-bias hate crimes punishable by up to $1,500 and could include a 30 day jail sentence.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo City Commissioners vote to continue pursuing an ordinance that would make hate crimes Class B misdemeanors. In a three to two vote Fargo city commissioners vote to move forward with a receiving and filing ordinance that would make anti-bias hate crimes punishable by up to $1,500 and could include a 30 day jail sentence. “It’s…

Fargo Human Relations Commission approves hate crimes ordinance

FARGO (KVRR) – The Fargo Human Relations Commission voted unanimously Thursday to support an anti-bias ordinance. The proposed hate crime ordinance was introduced by City Commissioner Arlette Preston, who says there is not a full understanding in the community of how to report and respond to biased crimes. In part, the ordinance states violence or threats based on race, color,…

Arlette Preston Returns As Fargo City Commissioner

John Strand has also been re-elected to the Fargo City Commission.

FARGO, N.D.- Arlette Preston is no stranger to the Fargo City Commission. She served two terms in the 1990s when things looked a little bit different. “One of the things that I worked on back then was getting a downtown plan, the first downtown plan together, and that along with the renaissance zone has really made a difference so, that…

John Strand & Arlette Preston Win Fargo City Commission Race

Results as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 9

FARGO, N.D. — Current Fargo City Commissioner John Strand and former commissioner Arlette Preston win the two seats up for election on the commission in the 2020 Primary Election. They beat five other candidates in the race including incumbent Commissioner Tony Grindberg. Preston served two terms on the commission in the 1990’s.  She will be the first woman to serve…

Groups Calling for More Affordable Housing in Downtown Fargo

Some want downtown to be more accessible for people living and working in the area

FARGO, N.D. — When she first moved to Downtown Fargo more than a decade ago, Arlette Preston says the community feeling was much different. “My husband used to say, and I think it’s pretty accurate, on a Saturday night, you could throw a rock down Broadway and you couldn’t hit a thing, and that was probably about 15 years ago, so…

Former City Commissioner Jumps Into Crowded Race For Two Seats

Two Current Members And Two Former Members Among Field Of 7 Candidates

FARGO, N.D. — Another former Fargo city commissioner wants to get her old job back. Linda Boyd has launched a website announcing her intention to seek a seat on the commission. Boyd served from 2004 to 2008 and was the deputy mayor for two years. She also serves on the Fargo School Board. Boyd joins former commissioners Mike Williams and…