CITY COUNCIL

One Vote Short To Consider Mask Mandate In Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Forks City Council fell one vote short of at least considering a motion requiring a mask mandate similar to one covering the University of North Dakota. Council member Bret Weber tried to add the non-agenda item at the end of Monday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting, a move that would have required a unanimous…

Gardner picks name out of hat to break tie, chooses new city council member

The election for the second seat in the Gardner city council resulted in a tie between Carey Hanson and Patrick Nelson. Nelson's name was picked out of hat and he will be the next city council member.

GARDNER, N.D. — Patrick Nelson will take the last open city council seat in Gardner, ND. He earned the spot in a way that hasn’t ever been done in Gardner. There were three candidates on the ballot for two open city council seats. It’s not often that a small town like Gardner, with a population of around 120, sees people…

Recount in Gardner, ND City Council election yields same results as initial count

Both Carey Hanson and Patrick Nelson are still sitting at eight votes each

FARGO, N.D. — Several Cass County employees spent the day recounting ballots for three local elections, including the race for Ayr mayor, Gardner City Council, and West Fargo School Board. A tight race isn’t the norm for local elections in the small city of Gardner; a town of nearly a hundred people just 25 miles north of Fargo. “There’s basically…

Moorhead Looking to Sell City Hall Building, Renovate Downtown Area

The city is partnering with Fargo-based development company Roers

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Center Mall has been around since the 1970’s, and some are saying it’s time to hit refresh. “The downtown location is ready for redevelopment. As you see what happens in the Fargo side and what has been happening, all that could be true for Moorhead,” said Roers CEO Jim Roers. City councilmembers are beginning to work…

St. Louis Park City Leaders Reinstate Pledge of Allegiance After Backlash

President Trump Even Tweeted That The Pledge Was Under Siege And He Vowed To Win Minnesota in 2020

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption ST. LOUIS PARK, MN — The St. Louis Park City Council has voted to reinstate the Pledge of Allegiance. After recently voting to reduce the recital of the Pledge, the council received significant pushback from community members and from President Donald Trump. Council member Thom Miller started the meeting by moving to reinstate the pledge….

Get Ready To Pay More In Property Taxes In Both Fargo And Moorhead

Property Tax Increases Are Expected To Be Between 3% and 6%

FARGO, N.D. — People living in Fargo and Moorhead will be paying more in property taxes in 2019. Fargo city commissioners last night approved the 2019 budget. There’s a 1.9 percent increase in the general fund for a total of $98.5 million. There is no cut in the property tax rate, which will remain at 51 mills. Property tax collections will…

Two Thief River Falls Council Members Charged After Brawl During Meeting

Josh Hagen and Jerald Brown went nose to nose and shoved each other

Jerald Brown & Josh HagenTHIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Two men have been charged after a brawl last week during a city committee meeting in Thief River Falls. Council members Josh Hagen and Jerald Brown went nose to nose and shoved each other. Hagen is charged with misdemeanor assault while Brown faces a disorderly conduct charge. Two witnesses said Brown…

Realtor Running For Moorhead City Council Seat

Marc Hedlund is running for the 4th Ward seat held by Chuck Hendrickson

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A community activist and realtor is running for Moorhead City Council. Marc Hedlund is running for the 4th Ward seat held by Chuck Hendrickson who is running for re-election. Hedlund works at Hatch Realty and has lived in Moorhead with his family for the past 15 years. He says he’s “committed to improving the quality of life…

Minneapolis Anchor Prepared To Receive Payment From Minneapolis Police Department

Minneapolis is poised to pay $193,500 to settle a lawsuit filed by a TV anchor whose personal information was repeatedly looked up by police officers.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Minneapolis is poised to pay $193,500 to settle a lawsuit filed by a TV anchor whose personal information was repeatedly looked up by police officers. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Alix Kendall’s case is among many involving officers who clicked on the state’s Driver and Vehicle Services database to look at photographs, addresses and driving records…

Moorhead Council Closer To Changing Parking Lot Rules For Developers

Neighbors In Historic Comstock Neighborhood Want To Be Notified Before Lots Are Put In

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead City Council is closer to allowing more input from neighbors before developers put in parking lots. The council voted 7 to 1 on the first reading to change from provisional use permits to conditional use permits. That would require a public hearing and council approval after neighbors near the property have been notified. Neighbors in the…