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West Fargo City Commission okays research on putting half-cent public safety sales tax to public vote

The recent census showed the City’s population rose more than 49 percent and is projected to rise over 45,000 in 2027.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – West Fargo City Commissioners have voted to give the go-ahead for city staff to research putting a half-cent public safety sales tax to a vote on the 2022 ballot.City Administrator Tina Fisk told the commission the tax would add funding for the West Fargo Fire and Police Departments without needing big increases in property taxes…

Fargo To Enact Mandatory Water Restrictions As Drought Persists

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo is enacting mandatory odd/even outdoor water restrictions effective at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, July 27. People with an odd-numbered address may use water as normal on odd-numbered dates and vice versa. There are no restrictions on essential water uses like showers and laundry. Fargo will remain in this latest drought response phase until further action is taken…

West Fargo Households One Meeting Away From $25 Gift Cards

It is a way to stimulate the local economy during the ongoing pandemic

WEST FARGO, N.D. — People in West Fargo are closer to getting a $25 gift card in their mailboxes. The City Commission on Monday approving the first reading to establish a COVID-19 relief enterprise fund. They’ll hold a special meeting next Monday for the second reading and final vote. If it passes, households will get a $25 gift card by…

Fargo bar faces possible penalties for COVID-19 violations

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) – Fargo Police Chief Dave Zibolski says a bar could face a penalty for multiple violations of the mask mandate and limited capacity executive order enacted to curb the spread of COVID-19. Zibolski told city commissioners in the past two weeks officers conducted 40 pro-active compliance checks and found only one bar violating the order. He said that…

Dave Zibolski is sworn in as Fargo police chief

After his swearing-in ceremony at the City Commission meeting, Zibolski becomes the 37th police chief of Fargo.

FARGO, N.D. — A new era begins in the Fargo Police Department. “The future of Fargo is extremely bright and promising. I am extremely honored to have been chosen to lead this department and serve this community,” said the city’s new police chief David Zibolski. Zibolski was sworn in at the city commission meeting. He takes over a department where…

Push for mask mandate in Fargo fails

FARGO, N.D. – The debate to enact a mask mandate in Fargo is struck down. City Commissioners voted 3-2 against Commissioner John Strand’s proposal to have the measure’s first reading to be held at a meeting in two weeks. Strand and Commissioner Arlette Preston voted in favor. Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney and Commissioners Dave Piepkorn and Tony Gehrig voted against…

Fargo City Commission moves to draft a mask mandate

FARGO, N.D. – In a 3-2 vote, the Fargo City Commission allows the city attorney to draft a mask mandate with and without penalties if someone does not wear one. Commissioners Dave Piepkorn and Tony Gehrig voted against the move. Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney and Commissioners Strand and Arlette Preston voted in favor of it. “October 19 is the soonest…

KFGO News exclusive: Amazon to build large distribution center in Fargo

It will create 1,000 jobs.

FARGO (KFGO) – Amazon is coming to Fargo. KFGO News has learned one of the world’s largest on-line retailers plans to build a 1-million square foot, three-story distribution center on approximately 110 acres of farmland north of Hector International Airport. It will create 1,000 jobs. The property is located in the North Fargo Industrial Addition. Annexation and rezoning of the…