Dave Piepkorn

English Rock Star Calls Fargo City Commissioner “Idiot” Over Face Mask Stance

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo City Commissioner is called an “idiot” by English rock star Peter Frampton. He was responding to Dave Piepkorn’s public stance against the use of face masks during a city commission meeting a few weeks ago. Frampton shared video of Piepkorn’s comments on Twitter and wrote: “This idiot is the reason…

Fargo City Commissioner Floats Idea of Doing Away With Airport Authority

The fate of the Authority could be decided next week in executive session

FARGO, N.D. — After a walkout because the Municipal Airport Authority voted to reject the City of Fargo’s memorandum, the city moves to decide the fate of the board. “They decided not to sign that, and so they want to do all their human resources, payroll, computer technology all those things independently,” Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn said. The Airport…

Fargo City Commissioners Spar Over Special Assessment Policy

The city commission will make the final decision on any changes

FARGO, N.D. — By a 3 to 2 vote, Fargo City Commissioners agreed to have city staff evaluate and come up with a revised draft for a new city special assessment policy. The roll call vote came after some heated discussion. “I have had people pose questions, ‘is what you do this way perfectly legal?’, said Fargo City Commissioner John…

Fargo City Commission Approves TB Testing Program

The federally funded program is for control of tuberculosis in high risk populations, such as refugees.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn cast the only no vote Monday night as commissioners approved a contract with the North Dakota Department of Health for targeted testing of tuberculosis infection and treatment. The federally funded program is for control of tuberculosis in high risk populations, such as refugees. Piepkorn remains doubtful about the screening. He cited…

Local Businesses Support New Downtown Fargo Drinking Ordinance

Business owners think that the ordinance encourages people to check out downtown establishments during events

FARGO, N.D. — With many events like the Street Fair and Corks and Canvas set to take place in the next few months, several members of the Downtown Community Partnership feel the new ordinance for drinking at downtown events will bring more people through their doors. Hundreds of thousands of people venture to Downtown Fargo each summer to take part in…

Tony Gehrig Eager to Continue Helping Fargo in Second Term

Gehrig was the leading vote getter in the City Commission race

FARGO, N.D. — Incumbents Dave Piepkorn and Tony Gehrig were both re–elected to the Fargo City Commission. Gehrig says he’s excited to serve the community again. He was the leading vote getter in a field of nine candidates that he said was one of the most competitive in recent memory. Gehrig says that he is looking forward to continue working with…

West Fargo Elects A New Mayor, Fargo City Commission Remains Intact

Results of Tuesday's Primary Election

Bernie Dardis, Tony Gehrig & Dave PiepkornWest Fargo has a new mayor. Retired business owner and consultant Bernie Dardis beat Rich Mattern in Tuesday’s election by a vote of 1,338 to 1,137. Mattern has served as mayor of West Fargo for four terms and was going for his fifth. The city does not have term limits for the position. Dardis…

Deputy Mayor Dave Piepkorn Launches Re-Election Campaign

Piepkorn says his campaign will address issues like business recruitment and wage increases

FARGO, N.D. — A familiar and at times controversial figure in local politics is seeking re–election to his seat on the Fargo City Commission. After contemplating a run for mayor, Dave Piepkorn decided to throw his name in the ring in the upcoming City Commission election. There are now seven candidates for two open seats in June. Piepkorn was defeated in…

Former City Commissioner Jumps Into Crowded Race For Two Seats

Two Current Members And Two Former Members Among Field Of 7 Candidates

FARGO, N.D. — Another former Fargo city commissioner wants to get her old job back. Linda Boyd has launched a website announcing her intention to seek a seat on the commission. Boyd served from 2004 to 2008 and was the deputy mayor for two years. She also serves on the Fargo School Board. Boyd joins former commissioners Mike Williams and…

Tim Flakoll Declares Candidacy for Fargo City Commission Race

Former State Senator strives for Fargo to be the "Creative Capitol of the Midwest"

FARGO, N.D. — A familiar face in Fargo politics enters the race for Fargo City Commission. Former State Senator Tim Flakoll intends to run for one of the two seats up for grabs in June’s election. Flakoll represented Fargo in the North Dakota Senate from 1996 to 2016, and served as the State Senate’s Agriculture and Education Committee chair. The Fargo…