City Commission

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…

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…