Commissioner John Strand

Fargo City Commission to consider mask mandate

FARGO, N.D.–Fargo leaders will be asked to considered implementing a mask mandate in public settings during a city commission meeting on September 21. The policy is similar to New York’s, but would not include civil or criminal penalties for anyone caught not wearing a mask. The policy was proposed by Commissioner John Strand, and would instruct anyone in public to…

Monarch Butterfly Kill Off Called “Horrible” As Questions Arise About Mosquito Pesticide

Mosquito control experts outside of Cass County are also questioning last month's kill off

FARGO, N.D. — Calling it “horrible”, city and county officials say they are trying to make sure a massive monarch butterfly kill off doesn’t happen again. Thousands died during aerial spraying for mosquitoes last month after a heavy rainfall in the metro and concerns about West Nile virus. Mosquito control experts outside of Cass County are also questioning the kill…

Arlette Preston Returns As Fargo City Commissioner

John Strand has also been re-elected to the Fargo City Commission.

FARGO, N.D.- Arlette Preston is no stranger to the Fargo City Commission. She served two terms in the 1990s when things looked a little bit different. “One of the things that I worked on back then was getting a downtown plan, the first downtown plan together, and that along with the renaissance zone has really made a difference so, that…

Fargo City Commissioner John Strand Encourages Climate Change Discussion

Commissioner Strand held a town hall meeting for people to voice their concerns on the issue

FARGO, N.D. –The actions we take now will likely have an effect on those who come after us. There is maybe no example where that is more true than in the case of climate change. Fargo City Commissioner John Strand wanted to give those individuals a chance to share their concerns on the issue In a town hall meeting, the…