Dave Piepkorn

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…

Red River Basin Commission Discusses Ideas Concerning Red River Viability

Forty four board members from North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Manitoba talk about several topics

FARGO, N.D. — Once every three months, officials from across the Red River basin gather to discuss issues that will impact the river and its surrounding communities. There are over forty members on the board for the Red River Basin Commission, and they discuss issues such as drought and water quality. Several prominent leaders, such as Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn…

Fargo’s Block 9 Construction Project May Be Delayed

Mahoney says rumblings that the project is in trouble are not true

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, ND — Mayor Mahoney says construction on the Block 9 project could be delayed until next spring. Work on the 18 story building in downtown Fargo was originally planned to start last year. A hotel, offices, condos, a parking garage and a renovated city…

Group Focused on Recalling Fargo Commissioner Piepkorn Backs Down

Piepkorn says he is ready to file a request for the 35-hundred names of everyone who signed the petition if it were filed

FARGO, ND — After months of gathering signatures on their petition to recall Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn, a spokesperson for the group of citizens says they are no longer filing. The spokesperson says the group is not confident about the validity of some of their signatures or if they had enough to file the petition. Commissioner Piepkorn has come…

Recall Petitions for Fargo City Commissioner to be Turned In

Backers need 3,500 valid signatures to declare a special election.

  FARGO, ND — Petitions to recall Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn will be turned in next week after all. Andrew Lenzmeier, who heads up the recall effort, says a call for an immediate end to the process came “out of left field” last week. The Fargo-Moorhead Refugee Advisory Council called for an end to the effort citing threats and…

“You Get Rid of Them All, Where Would Fargo Be?” City Releases Refugee Resettlement Report

The report explores information including local refugee costs, accountability, and economic impact

FARGO, N.D. — The refugee resettlement report Fargo city commissioners requested in October is finally released. The report explores information including local refugee costs, accountability, and economic impact. “I got my citizenship recently,” shared Ayat Hussein, a former refugee. Immigrants and refugees make up a small part of our community. “We’re not talking about roads and bridges here; we’re talking…

Fargo City Attorney Seeks Guidance On Recall Effort

Fargo's city attorney is wondering whether there's enough time between when a special recall vote for City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn could be held and when he would be up for re-election.

FARGO (KFGO) – Fargo’s city attorney is wondering whether there’s enough time between when a special recall vote for City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn could be held and when he would be up for re-election. Erik Johnson wants the attorney general to decide. He’s asking for an attorney general’s opinion. State law there must be 95 days from the time the…

Petition Circulating to Recall Fargo Commissioner Piepkorn

Volunteers were at Red Raven Espresso Parlor ready with the petition to recall commissioner piepkorn

FARGO, N.D. — The group “We Are Fargo” hosted a signing of the petition to recall Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn. Volunteers were at Red Raven Espresso Parlor. They are setting up at different locations with the documents. All signatures collected must be physical signatures and made on the official and approved petitions. Supporters of the recall say they don’t…

ND Secretary of State Approves Recall Petition of Fargo City Commissioner

Recall petitions should begin circulating Monday and just more than thirty-five hundred eligible voters are needed by May 15 to trigger a recall

  FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Secretary of State’s office has approved the language of a petition calling for the recall of Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn. Recall supporters are upset with Piepkorn’s stance on what they call his anti-refugee message regarding resettlement. Recall petitions should begin circulating Monday and just more than thirty-five hundred eligible voters are needed…

Fargo City Commissioner Accuses Lutheran Social Services of Calling for His Recall

Appearing on KFGO's News & Views, Piepkorn accused Lutheran Social Services of being behind the recall effort

  FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn isn’t bothered by a group calling for his recall over of his stance on refugee resettlement. Appearing on KFGO’s News & Views, Piepkorn accused Lutheran Social Services of being behind the recall effort. A member of the recall sponsoring committee says that is untrue. Piepkorn has complained that the local government…