CITY OF FARGO

City of Fargo announces three finalists for Police Chief

FARGO, N.D.–The City of Fargo has announced three finalists for Fargo Police Chief. John Franklin, Stacy Kelly and David Zibolski will interview in-person for the position on August 20. The interviews will be broadcast live. Following the interviews, The Police Chief Selection Committee will recommend a candidate to the City Commission. John Franklin has worked in law enforcement for more…

New Fargo City Budget For 2021 Includes New Staff, Vehicles and Taxes

The proposal would increase the general expense fund by 4 million dollars.

FARGO, N.D. — The city of Fargo has released its newest budget proposal for 2021. The budget includes increasing staff, including the public works department and adding a community outreach coordinator. It also asks the city for a new fire truck, to replace old police vehicles and purchase new construction equipment to combat potholes and snow removal. The proposal would…

Block 9 partners reveal official name of community plaza

The community plaza has been named Broadway Square.

FARGO, N.D.–The Block 9 partners got together Thursday morning to reveal the name of the community plaza. The public-private partnership, made up of the Kilbourne Group, R.D. Offutt Company and the City of Fargo, announced Broadway Square as the official name. The Block 9 partners also revealed the logo and introduced the Block 9 plaza manager, Ana Rusness-Peterson. Once construction…

ND Attorney General Takes Up Independent Investigation Into Todd Osmundson

The Attorney General says It has assigned a supervising agent with the BCI to conduct an independent review.

FARGO, N.D. — The City Of Fargo says they made the request because “all parties feel it is important to seek an independent” investigation. Criminal charges against Osmundson were declined after the police department concluded an internal review. Osmundson admitted to carrying an open beer and shouting obscenities at police during the riot in downtown Fargo. He was off duty…

Fargo requests North Dakota Attorney General’s Office investigation into former Deputy Chief’s actions

The Attorney General has been requested to refer the matter to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

FARGO, N.D.–The City of Fargo has requested the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office conduct its own investigation into former Deputy Chief Todd Osmundon’s actions during the George Floyd protest and riot on May 30. The Fargo Police Department provided all applicable information to the Fargo City Attorney’s Office which then sent the materials to the Attorney General’s Office. The Attorney…

New Statue of Liberty installed near Veterans Memorial Bridge

The original statue was stolen in 2019.

FARGO, N.D.–A new Statue of Liberty was installed near the Veterans Memorial Bridge Monday morning. The new statue, commissioned by the City of Fargo, replaces the original which was stolen in 2019. The original statue was donated by the Boy Scouts of America and the Fargo Lions Club more than 70 years ago. Mayor Tim Mahoney said, “Lady Liberty is…

Fargo named best city to start a career in the U.S.

FARGO, N.D.–The City of Fargo has been named the number one city in the United States to begin a career. Zippia, an occupational resource website, analyzed more than 200 cities and determined the rankings. Cities were ranked based on their median income, average rent price and typical unemployment rates. Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney said, “By working to continually improve our…

OneFargo, BLM Organizers Say City Of Fargo Forced Them Into Wednesday Meeting

Organizers of the rally say the Mayor approached them demanding the meeting at City Hall.

FARGO, N.D. — Those with Black Lives Matter and One Fargo say they were blindsided when hearing about the upcoming Wednesday meeting with the City Of Fargo. Organizers of the rally say the Mayor approached them demanding the meeting at City Hall. They also say the city would not allow both Black Lives Matter and One Fargo to be a…

Emergency declaration made for weekend marches, part prohibiting weapons taken out

The OneFargo march is scheduled to begin 9 a.m. in Island Park.

FARGO, N.D.– Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney has declared a State of Emergency for marches being held Friday and Saturday mornings. Part of the order initially prohibited any type of weapon, but that section was taken out due to state law. The North Dakota century code says, “Notwithstanding any other law, a person acting on behalf or under the authority of the…

WATCH LIVE: City of Fargo hosting ‘One Fargo’ press conference at 1:30 p.m.

FARGO, N.D.–The City of Fargo and the One Fargo Celebration organizers are holding a press conference at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. The City of Moorhead and the Fargo Police Department will also partake in the conference. The One Fargo Celebration organizers, Wess Philome and Anyiwei Maciek, will provide details about their event on Friday. Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney, Moorhead Mayor…