CITY OF FARGO

Fargo Public Works Clears Out Drains of Snow and Ice on Several Streets

Fargo Public Works say there are over 14,000 drains in the city that need to be emptied

FARGO, N.D. — As the weather heats up, Fargo Public Works begins to clear the roads of large puddles. There are over 14,000 drains that need to be cleared out throughout the city of Fargo. Using a bulldozer, the city pushes aside snow and finds the drainage holes to clear out the water from the streets. Until the process is complete,…

Three Construction Projects in Fargo Set to Kick Off This Spring

Tenth Street will be closed throughout the summer, work to be done on 13th Avenue and 45th Street

FARGO, N.D. — Work Zone Wally has set up shop on several streets across Fargo, and he’s brought along a simple message: road work is set to begin. The City of Fargo has three major construction projects this year. Some of these renovations will allow limited traffic to go along while construction is ongoing, but Tenth Street, just south of NDSU,…

City of Fargo Phone Lines Have Been Restored

The telephone issues impacting the City of Fargo organization have been resolved by its telecommunications contractor.

(UPDATE) — According to a release from the City of Fargo : The telephone issues impacting the City of Fargo organization have been resolved by its telecommunications contractor.  All phone lines, including all non-emergency lines, are now functioning. The City expresses its appreciation for residents’ patience during this brief outage. Fargo, ND — In a release from the City of…

City of Fargo Considers Making Changes to 17th Avenue South Corridor

things like adding turn lanes and bike lanes are possibles additions

FARGO, ND — Some changes could be coming to the 17th Avenue South corridor in Fargo. However, not everyone living in that area agrees with those changes. Diane Roehrich has lived on 17th Avenue South for more than 20 years. She says she’s not happy with how things have changed over the years. “The traffic over the years has gotten worse,”…

Former City Worker Claims Self Defense Towards Boss, Wants Job Back

Cockfield insists he acted in defense to an angry supervisor

  FARGO, ND — Commissioners in Fargo will decide if a fired city worker can get his job back after allegedly assaulting his boss. Reports say Aaron Cockfield was terminated from his job at a Fargo solid waste facility on August 22nd. Officials say Cockfield was clearly the aggressor during a fight with his boss in the break room. Cockfield…

U32 NDSU Apartment Complex: “Everything You Need is Here”

The new apartment complex hosted a daylong celebration for tenants and the community

FARGO, N.D. — U32 is celebrating its grand opening. The new apartment complex is hosting a daylong celebration for tenants and the community. There’s a visit from the NDSU marching band, free food given out from the food trucks, and a beach volley tournament. “The building opened on August 1st, but we wanted time for the residents to settle and…

Moorhead Man Who Fought to Keep Home Moves Out for Flood Protection

The house has a long standing history in his family

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A 50 year battle is over for a Fargo man who fought to keep his home along the Red River. Jim Papacek, 72, is moving out after accepting an offer from the city. In 2011, Papacek told KVRR the house’s history is too hard to leave behind. Homes are being removed in that area to build a…

Fargo City Commissioners Approve Backyard Chickens

The new ordinance clarifies what up until now has been a grey area because of conflicting city codes regulating chickens, one allowing chicken coops and another that only permitted chickens in "agricultural zoned area's."  

FARGO (KFGO) – Fargo City Commissioners have voted to approve changes to allow homeowners to keep backyard chickens. The new ordinance clarifies what up until now has been a grey area because of conflicting city codes regulating chickens, one allowing chicken coops and another that only permitted chickens in “agricultural zoned area’s.” Kim Lipetzky with Fargo-Cass Public Health has been…

Road Construction Update for 32nd Avenue

Public Information Meeting Held For an Update on the 32nd Ave S Reconstruction and I-29 Bridge Work

FARGO, N.D. — The daily traffic jam continues on 32nd Avenue South in Fargo. The city of Fargo and NDOT hosted a public meeting to answer any questions and give updates on the 32nd Ave South reconstruction and I–29 bridge work project. One update they shared is the closing of the southwest I–29 ramp near Love’s Travel Shop, which means…

Fargo City Employee Under Investigation for Facebook Post

The comments were posted by the employee during off hours

  FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo city employee is under investigation after posting personal comments about the DAPL protesters on a local news station’s Facebook page. A city spokesman did not identify the employee. The comments were posted by the employee during off hours. The spokesman says it is important that the public is aware the comments do not reflect…