Fargo City Commission

3 More Candidates Enter Historic Fargo City Races for Mayor and City Commission

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo voters will have 15 city commission and 7 candidates for mayor to pick from in June. The filing deadline was late Monday afternoon. Michael Borgie is the latest person to get into the mayoral race and just under the wire. Mayor Tim Mahoney is running for another term. Other challengers include Shannon Roers Jones, Hukun…

Fargo School Board member joins city commission race

FARGO (KVRR-KFGO) – Fargo School Board member Jennifer Benson, who has been disciplined and censured by her fellow board members twice during the second of her two terms, is running for the Fargo City Commission. Benson joins a crowded field of 13 candidates who have filed for the two spots up for election on the commission. The filing deadline for the…

Carlson enters crowded Fargo City Commission race

Al CarlsonFARGO (KVRR) – Former North Dakota House Majority Leader Al Carlson is running for the Fargo City Commission. Carlson spent 26 years representing District 41 in the legislature, the last 10 years as majority leader. The Republican lost his reelection bid in 2018. Carlson says he believes his experience will help him “be an outstanding Fargo City Commissioner, representing all…

Watch: City Commission approves sale of Fargo riverfront property to Kilbourne Group

ACTIVIST WESS PHILOME YELLED AT COMMISSIONERS AND WAS REMOVED BY POLICE

FARGO (KVRR-KFGO) – The Fargo City Commission voted 3-2 to approve the sale of city-owned riverfront property to the Kilbourne Group. The developer purchased the property at 419 3rd Street North for $162,984.  Kilbourne is planning to build a $25 million, 115-unit apartment complex. Another developer had also sought the property for an affordable housing project. Community activist Wess Philome…

Piepkorn seeks another Fargo City Commission term

Dave PiepkornFARGO (KVRR-KFGO) – Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn is running for reelection. Piepkorn is the 11th candidate who hopes to fill one of two seats on the city commission.  Commissioner Tony Gehrig decided not to seek another term. There are five candidates for mayor so far, including Mayor Tim Mahoney. The filing deadline for the June 14 election is April…

Brad Shaffer Exits Fargo City Commission Race

FARGO, ND (KFGO) — Brad Shaffer, an announced candidate for the Fargo City Commission  race, has announced that he is withdrawing from the race. According to Shaffer,” I have appreciated the support and great comments from  my fellow Fargo citizens. Thanks to everyone.” Two seats are open on the June ballot. Commissioner Tony Gehrig is not running again and Commissioner…

Kolpack joins growing list of Fargo City Commission hopefuls

Denise KolpackFARGO (KVRR) – The number of candidates running for the Fargo City Commission has climbed to 10. Denise Kolpack is a retired Blue Cross-Blue Shield executive who has also served as executive director of the North Dakota Newspaper Association and the North Dakota Water Coalition. She currently serves on the Fargo City Arts and Culture Commission. “I am excited…

Fargo Commissioners Vote 5-0 To Divest From Russia Dealings

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo is taking a stand against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by divesting in businesses the city has a contractual relationship with. The resolution to show support for Ukraine was introduced by Commissioner Arlette Preston, who is a candidate for mayor. She says she personally knows people who have family in harms way in Ukraine and that…