Dave Piepkorn

Watch: Strand says Piepkorn’s middle finger gesture ’embarrassing’ for Fargo

CITY COMMISSIONER JOHN STRAND SAYS COMMISSIONER DAVE PIEPKORN SHOULD APOLOGIZE

FARGO (KVRR) – A discussion over business property tax incentives led to what appears to show a Fargo city commissioner making an obscene gesture during Monday’s city commission meeting. Commissioner Dave Piepkorn raised his right fist with his middle finger extended during a tense discussion with Commissioner Tony Gehrig. The incident was captured on video posted on the Fargo City…

Africa International Restaurant & Nightclub’s liquor license suspended

We don't have a liquor license at that point it's suspended so I'm not sure if we're going to be open."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A local business is no longer able to serve alcohol after Fargo City Commissioners vote to temporarily suspend its liquor license. “I move that the commission find cause to immediately suspend the liquor license of International African restaurant LLC,” Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn said. In a special commission meeting, Fargo City Commissioners vote unanimously to…

ND bars & restaurants to open under extended hours starting Tuesday

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has signed an amended executive order allowing bars and restaurants to open at normal hours starting at 8:00 AM Dec. 22 “as active cases and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have decreased in North Dakota.” Those businesses have been closed to customers indoors from 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM since Nov. 16th. However, bars and restaurants must…

City Commissioners try to strike down Mayor Mahoney’s Covid-19 order

The order now limits occupancy for bars and restaurants to 50% and up 150 people. It also works to accommodate attendance sizes with places of worship.

FARGO, N.D. — The coronavirus surge in North Dakota is among the worst in the U.S. Cass County is playing a big part. “The cases in the state as well as Cass County continue to increase on a weekly basis,” said Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney. “Cass County has 1,562 active cases. One of our highest yet.” In Fargo, Mayor Mahoney…

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…