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Fargo-Moorhead deals with economic impact of coronavirus

Businesses in trouble are encouraged to reach out to their banks for assistive programs

FARGO, N.D. — In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses in the Fargo-Moorhead area are left struggling. “If a business is still operating, sales are down 60-70%,” said Downtown Community Partnership President/CEO, Melissa Brandt. “Some have found creative ways to sell their product online or are offering pickup or takeout. Others have made the tough decision to lay…

LIVE: Cass County to Consider a COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

The Board meeting is at 3:30 p.m. at the Cass County Courthouse.

FARGO, N.D.–The Cass County Commission is expected to consider authorizing a declaration designating COVID-19 an emergency in Cass County on Monday. If the declaration is approved, Cass County Commission Chair Chad Peterson, Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney and West Fargo Mayor Bernie Dardis will sign emergency declarations for each jurisdiction immediately following the board meeting. An emergency declaration allows Cass…

Chad Peterson Announces Re-Election Bid for Cass County Commission

Peterson was first elected in 2012.

FARGO, N.D.–Chad Peterson announced plans to seek re-election to the Cass County Commission on Sunday. Peterson currently represents District 1, which includes most of North Fargo. He also serves as the 2020 Commission Chair. Peterson was first elected in 2012, and has made it a goal to help control the county portion of property taxes. If re-elected Peterson says he…

The Cass County Commission chooses who will fill Vern Bennett’s seat

Commissioner Ken Pawluk will be taking on the role until the June primary

FARGO, N.D. — Commissioners call the passing of Vern Bennett a void in leadership and institutional knowledge. For them, it was very hard to find someone who would be able to fill his shoes. The three candidates considered were former Commissioner Ken Pawluk, longtime City of Fargo employee Jim Kapitan and former West Fargo State Representative Ben Hanson. After minutes…

Three Candidates Considered To Fill Vacant Cass County Commission Seat

Commissioner Vern Bennett Passed Away This Month At 86

FARGO, N.D. — Three candidates will be considered to fill Vern Bennett’s seat on the Cass County Commission. They include former commissioner Ken Pawluk, Jim Kapitan and Ben Hanson. Interviews will he held during a special meeting on Wednesday morning. Commissioners will then appoint someone to fill the remainder of Bennett’s term. He passed away earlier this month at the…

Cass County to Hear from Citizens Interested in Commission District 3 Vacancy

Interested citizens will need to submit a resume and/or letter of interest to the Cass County Administrations Office.

FARGO, N.D.–The Cass County Commission is holding a special meeting on Wednesday, October 30 at 11 a.m. to hear from citizens interested in being appointed District 3 Commissioner. The meeting comes after the passing of District 3 Commissioner Dr. Vern Bennett. Interested citizens will need to submit a resume and/or letter of interest to the Cass County Administrations Office by…

Cass County Commissioner, Former Fargo Public Schools Superintendent Passes Away

Vern Bennett was 86 years old

FARGO, N.D. — A Cass County Commissioner and former Fargo Public Schools superintendent has passed away. Vern Bennett was 86. He died at his home Saturday night after heart and kidney problems put him in hospice care. Bennett was superintendent of Fargo Public Schools for nearly 30 years but continued to serve his community after as Cass County Commissioner for…