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Fargo City Commission candidates debate the issues

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Twelve Fargo City Commission candidates shared their vision of the city’s future at a candidate forum. Topics included keeping the city safe, improving mental health resources for police officers and tax incentives for businesses. A majority of the candidates are for tax breaks for small businesses. They argue big corporations like FedEx were given them despite…

Redlinger Named Interim Fargo City Administrator Starting in Late June

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The City of Fargo will have an interim city administrator starting in late June. The city commission has voted unanimously to appoint Assistant City Administrator Michael Redlinger to the position. Mayor Tim Mahoney calls him the “logical person” to step in after Bruce Grubb retires. Redlinger has been in his current role since 2016 and came…

Gehrig asks for studies on mask effectiveness at City Commission meeting

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo City Commissioner Tony Gehrig asks for a presentation on clinical studies showing masking stops the spread of COVID-19, especially in children at schools. North Dakota State University Professor of Public Health Dr. Paul Carson and Sanford Health Infectious Disease Physician Dr. Avish Nagpal shared research published in medical journals and by the CDC. One from…

Fargo commissioners to hold special meeting following concerns from former police dept. employees

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Fargo city commissioners will hold a special Police Department Operational Update Tuesday in the wake of concerns raised by several former officers in exit interviews. By one count, more than 30 police officers and support staff have left the department either through retirement or resignation since police chief Dave Zibolski was named to the post just…

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…