Fargo City Commission

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…

Civil Engineer Jumps Into Race For Fargo City Commission

Two seats will be on the June ballot

FARGO, N.D. — Brad Shaffer joins the list of candidates running for a seat on the Fargo City Commission. The civil engineer says that while he has no elected city government experience, he is actively involved in several local and statewide organizations. Shaffer says he wants to be an independent voice for the people of Fargo. Two seats will be…

Fargo Target’s Application for Liquor Store Approved

Construction cannot begin until the Fargo City Commission gives final approval.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Liquor Control Board has approved Target’s application to open a liquor store. The liquor department will be attached to the 13th Avenue South Target, but customers will only be able to access the it through a separate entrance. Construction cannot begin until the Fargo City Commission gives final approval. Categories: Business, Local News Tags: Fargo City Commission,…

Fargo City Commissioners Approve Memo of Understanding, Details Still Kept Private

The Municipal Airport Authority has a meeting planned for Tuesday and could vote on the agreement

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City Commissioners have signed off on an agreement reached in mediation between the city of Fargo and the Municipal Airport Authority. The vote was unanimous but the public is still out of the loop about what the deal is until a vote possibly tomorrow by the authority. “I think it is also important that we clearly…

City of Fargo And Municipal Airport Authority To Enter Into Mediation

The airport authority and some commissioners have been at odds over whether airport employees are city workers

FILEFARGO, N.D. — Fargo City Commissioners approve a 45-day mediation to try and resolve a bitter disagreement between city leaders and the Municipal Airport Authority. If a memorandum of understanding isn’t produced, the city commission can immediately proceed with dissolving the authority and run Hector International Airport. The airport authority and some commissioners, led by Mayor Tim Mahoney, have been…

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…

Controversial Housing Complex Near Downtown Fargo Closer To City Approval

The River Lofts includes apartments, condos and townhouses

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Planning Commission has unanimously approved a zoning change for a $19 million housing complex in the Oak Grove neighborhood, just north of downtown. The River Lofts includes apartments, condos and townhouses which will buffer the four-story apartment building from homes in the historic neighborhood. There had been pushback about the project size from some homeowners in…