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City Commission encourages usage of face masks in Fargo through directive

The directive "strongly encourages" people in Fargo to wear face masks in public when social distancing isn't possible

FARGO, N.D. — In a 4-1 vote, Fargo City Commission approves a directive encouraging people to wear face masks in public. Commissioner John Strand says he doesn’t want mask police; he says what he wants is “a community approach to a health crisis.” “We don’t have to be fighting after something so little as — I’m not going to say…

Moorhead Human Rights Commission Talks About Discrimination & Rooting It Out

They are also hosting a listening session on July 1st about hate crimes and other issues.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — “We are providing a safe space to discuss race, an incidents of hate speech and discrimination we are here to listen and gather information,” Moorhead Human Rights Commission Chair Cani Aden said. After two months without a meeting because of COVID-19, the group is getting the chance to hear from the community about discrimination. These talks include…

Fargo City Commissioner John Strand hopes to see more diversity in city leadership

Strand says he would like more people of color and indigenous people on city boards and commissions

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City Commissioner John Strand was leading in the Fargo City Commission race as of 9:45 Tuesday night. He says he would like to see more diversity in leadership roles throughout the city’s community. Stand says he would like to see more people of color and indigenous people on boards and commissions in Fargo and the creation…

City Commission candidates discuss ideas to make Fargo better

FARGO, N.D. – The Great Candidate Debate gives those running in the 2020 Fargo City Commission race a chance to have their ideas for improving the city heard. To abide by physical distancing guidelines, the public was invited to stream the debate online rather than attend in person. The June election will be a vote-by-mail-only event due to the pandemic….

Fargo city commissioners discuss proposed tree ordinances

The goal of the ordinances is to preserve and protect trees

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo’s forestry department is hoping to implement ordinances for preserving and protecting trees across the city. During a meeting with the mayor, they talked about the progress that’s been made and what the next steps are for the ordinances. Since October, two task forces have been created to help implement tree protection guidelines. A draft of the…

Agreement between Fargo & Municipal Airport Authority could come soon

FILEFARGO, N.D. – The City of Fargo and the Municipal Airport Authority appear close to an agreement over who is in control. During mediation sessions, a new memo of understanding has been produced. Mayor Tim Mahoney says the entities cannot comment on what’s in the memo until it’s approved by both sides. He calls the talks “fruitful.” The city commission…

Fargo City Commission gets rid of some special assessments

FARGO, N.D. – By a vote of four to one, Fargo City Commissioners approve changes to the infrastructure policy. It comes as the result of a task force that was started to revise special assessment policies. It could save property owners hundreds of dollars. The new policy would do away with certain special assessments on things like traffic signals, sanitary…

City Commissioners Approve Pilot Program for ‘Food Truck Fridays’

Currently, food trucks mainly operate on private properties with permission from property owners.

FARGO, N.D.– City commissioners just approved a pilot program being referred to as “Food Truck Fridays.” The goal is to examine what kind of interest there is from the vendors and the public. Last summer, an attempt to allow food trucks to operate on public streets in the downtown business district was tabled because of a late start and complications….

West Fargo To Unveil Final Results & Recommendations From Special Assessment Forums

A special meeting of the West Fargo City Commission will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday

WEST FARGO, ND —¬†West Fargo got people’s opinions on special assessments, now those opinions and recommendations are going to be made public. A special meeting of the West Fargo City Commission will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday. City staff will present the final results and recommendations of the Special Assessment Community Forums. The meeting is open to the public…