ARLETTE PRESTON

Fargo Mayoral Candidate Far Ahead of Others In Campaign Contributions

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) — Recent disclosures show a massive gap in campaign contributions between Fargo’s mayoral candidates. Shannon Roers Jones is outpacing her opponents, reporting over $120,000 in total contributions. Nearly half that amount is from a $55,000 donation Roers Jones made to her own campaign. Hukun Dabar reports the next largest campaign total at over $32,000. Mayor Tim Mahoney…

3 More Candidates Enter Historic Fargo City Races for Mayor and City Commission

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo voters will have 15 city commission and 7 candidates for mayor to pick from in June. The filing deadline was late Monday afternoon. Michael Borgie is the latest person to get into the mayoral race and just under the wire. Mayor Tim Mahoney is running for another term. Other challengers include Shannon Roers Jones, Hukun…

Fargo Commissioners Vote 5-0 To Divest From Russia Dealings

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo is taking a stand against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by divesting in businesses the city has a contractual relationship with. The resolution to show support for Ukraine was introduced by Commissioner Arlette Preston, who is a candidate for mayor. She says she personally knows people who have family in harms way in Ukraine and that…

Roers Jones joins race for Fargo mayor

Shannon Roers JonesFARGO (KVRR) – A member of the legislature who represents District 46 in Fargo has announced that she’s running for mayor. Republican Shannon Roers Jones is an attorney who was first elected to the North Dakota House in 2016. “It’s time for fresh leadership to unlock Fargo’s unlimited potential” Roers Jones said in an email announcing her candidacy….

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…