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The F-M Community Takes To The Streets After Black Man Is Shot In Kenosha

More than 200 people attended the march for Jacob Blake.

FARGO, N.D.-  The recent police shooting of a Wisconsin man brings the Fargo-Moorhead community back on the streets to march for change. Some in the Fargo-Moorhead area say the movement that has come after George Floyd’s death is making sure no Black man or woman dies in vain. It’s part of an effort to make real change. A change they…

Committee recommends David Zibolski become next Fargo Police Chief

Zibolski has served as Beloit, Wisconsin's Chief of Police since 2016

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Police Chief Selection Committee recommends Beloit, Wisconsin Police Chief David Zibolski succeed David Todd. “I have the great honor to introduce you to David Zibolski. He is our conditional candidate for police chief,” said Mayor Tim Mahoney, welcoming Zibolski as the preferred candidate. As the nation grapples with what policing should look like, local advocacy…

Fargo Human Relations Commission discusses next steps in addressing racial inequality

Commissioners say they stand in solidarity with those seeking justice and demanding change

FARGO, N.D. — As Victoria Johnson of Fargo took to the podium at Fargo City Hall, she began with a quote. “‘I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land’ by Harriet Tubman.” She continued, “That’s how we feel. We…

Organizers plan second protest for George Floyd in Fargo on Friday

FARGO, N.D.–Organizers are planning a second protest to honor the life of George Floyd on Friday. The protest will begin at 1 p.m. in Island Park. Participants will march from Island Park to the Fargo City Hall and partake in a peaceful sit-in. The protest organizers said, “It’s about getting our message across to the lawmakers. We believe by doing…

Fargo to Host Open Forums with North Dakota Leaders to Discuss Opportunity Zones

The forums will be streamed live on the City's commission channels and on social media.

FARGO, N.D.–The City of Fargo will host two public forums to discuss the new Opportunity Zone program on February 18 and 19. The meetings will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and held within the Commission Chambers at Fargo City Hall. The forums will provide an overview of the program and discuss the needs of an expanding affordable housing…

Fargo City Commissioner John Strand Encourages Climate Change Discussion

Commissioner Strand held a town hall meeting for people to voice their concerns on the issue

FARGO, N.D. –The actions we take now will likely have an effect on those who come after us. There is maybe no example where that is more true than in the case of climate change. Fargo City Commissioner John Strand wanted to give those individuals a chance to share their concerns on the issue In a town hall meeting, the…

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…

North Dakota Gov. Burgum Visiting Flood-Affected Areas

Several counties have issued flood emergency declarations.

FARGO, N.D.–North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum will be visiting flood-affected areas throughout the state and meeting with residents along with Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring on Monday. Burgum and Goehring will be talking with residents about last weekend’s record-breaking early snowstorm and explain the state’s approach to dealing with floods. The meetings will take place at the Fargo City Hall, Grand…

Activists From Across Valley Rally For Global Climate Strike

"I have a very simple set of demands number 1, I want my daughter to have a livable future and number 2 I want there to be good jobs for her."

FARGO N.D. — “I have a very simple set of demands number 1 I want my daughter to have a livable future and number 2 I want there to be good jobs for her,” activist Zac Echola said. That’s just one of the many voices that spoke at the Global Climate Strike at Fargo City Hall. College students like Jamal…