Fargo City Commission

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…

David Zibolski Talks Goals And Possible Challenges If Selected As Police Chief

The Fargo City Commission will meet on Monday to decide if Zibolski will become the next police chief.

FARGO, N.D.- David Zibolski has accomplished a number of goals serving as the Police Chief of the Beloit, Wisconsin Police Department since 2016. He says he’s ready for new opportunities in a larger department. “We’re very impressed with the city, its operations, its staff, its personnel, the police department and the community and I thought it would be a great…

Chief David Todd Retires, OneFargo Speaks Out On His Actions

Two different groups showed up to the Fargo Police Department to give him a farewell as well as demand transparency

FARGO, N.D.- On his last day on duty, Fargo Police Chief David Todd shared an emotional post on the department’s Facebook page thanking his family, the community, but most importantly the men and women who have served alongside him saying: “Thank you to the people in our community, who rallied around us when we needed it most…And finally and very…

City Commission meeting gets heated when OneFargo leader speaks out

FARGO, N.D. — Monday’s Fargo City Commission meeting turned hostile when some members of the public got to the microphone. Wess Philome of OneFargo was invited by the Human Relations Commission to discuss a “We Are One” Statement of Intent between his group and the city surrounding racial equity. The document was created to establish regular meetings between OneFargo, police,…

Fargo City Commissioners To Debate Face Mask Mandate

Governor Doug Burgum says such a decision should be left up to businesses and schools

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City Commissioners on Monday will take up the idea of mandating face masks to slow the spread of COVID-19. Commissioner John Strand has come up with two options. The first would mandate face coverings to be worn in all public settings. The second option has “targeted” policies including requiring city employees to wear masks when they…

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…

John Strand & Arlette Preston Win Fargo City Commission Race

Results as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 9

FARGO, N.D. — Current Fargo City Commissioner John Strand and former commissioner Arlette Preston win the two seats up for election on the commission in the 2020 Primary Election. They beat five other candidates in the race including incumbent Commissioner Tony Grindberg. Preston served two terms on the commission in the 1990’s.  She will be the first woman to serve…

Community members committed to changing the system from within by running in local elections

FARGO & WEST FARGO, N.D. — As a black woman, Ritchell Aboah of Fargo says she knows the feeling of being underrepresented all too well. “If I see that I am being represented, I see that I can trust the government to do what is best for me, and I think that’s what we’re missing here in Fargo when we’re…

Fargo City Commission Temporarily Approves To-Go, Delivery & Curbside Liquor Sale

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo City Commission has approved the curbside, to-go, and delivery of alcohol within Fargo city limits for the next 30 days. Open container and proof of age laws remain in affect, and businesses will continue to be held to a high standard of conduct pertaining responsible service. Fargo Commissioner Tony Grindberg said, “It is crucial we find creative…