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Overdue Fees Are Forgiven At West Fargo Public Library

If you keep an item longer then 28 days, it will be billed to your account and removed once it's returned

WEST FARGO, N.D. — If you have a fine with the West Fargo Public Library, good news: it is being forgiven. The Board of Directors has voted to no longer charge a fee for overdue materials. No new fines will accumulate on accounts except in the case of lost or damaged items. They say all previously assessed overdue fines on…

New Fargo City Budget For 2021 Includes New Staff, Vehicles and Taxes

The proposal would increase the general expense fund by 4 million dollars.

FARGO, N.D. — The city of Fargo has released its newest budget proposal for 2021. The budget includes increasing staff, including the public works department and adding a community outreach coordinator. It also asks the city for a new fire truck, to replace old police vehicles and purchase new construction equipment to combat potholes and snow removal. The proposal would…

Minnesota Environmental Groups Push for Bag Fees

The ordinances would place a nickel fee on disposable bags.

MINNEAPOLIS–Environmental groups and activists in two Minnesota cities are advocating for a new strategy on plastic bag restrictions. Minneapolis and Duluth advocates are pushing for fees for paper and plastic bags. They want customers to think about whether they’re needed. Bag It, Duluth and other environmental groups pivoted to this tactic after Minnesota prohibited cities from banning plastic bags in…

Wells Fargo Apologizing for Processing Error that Resulted in Overdrawn Accounts

They said the processing error that caused the problem was fixed overnight

  NATIONAL — A banking giant is apologizing again. Wells Fargo says it is processing the error that caused many of their customers to pay their bills twice and it resulted in several accounts being overdrawn. Angry Wells Fargo customers took their frustrations out on Twitter and the company said they would refund any related fees or charges. They said…

Melissa Etheridge Makes Plea in North Dakota Marijuana Case

The rock singer will have to pay $1000 in fines and fees and be on unsupervised probation

  BURKE COUNTY, ND — Melissa Etheridge has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possessing marijuana in North Dakota. The rock singer will have to pay $1000 in fines and fees and be on unsupervised probation. She was arrested in August while crossing the border from Canada into Burke County. The cancer survivor has said she believes in the…

North Dakota State Park Fees on the Rise

The annual pass is going up by $10 to $35

Fort Ransom State Park Courtesy: North Dakota Parks and Recreation  NORTH DAKOTA — Visitors to North Dakota’s state parks will see an increase in fees next week. The daily vehicle pass is going up by $2 to a grand total of $7 effective August 1. The annual pass is going up by $10 to $35. The new rate will take…

Gov. Dayton Issues His First Veto of 2017

The Republican-controlled Legislature passed the bill earlier this month altering the Public Utilities Commission's responsibilities for electric co-ops

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Dayton has vetoed legislation that would have decreased the oversight of a state electric utility regulator. The Republican-controlled Legislature passed the bill earlier this month altering the Public Utilities Commission’s responsibilities for electric co-ops. It would have given authority to handle disputes about fees for installing solar panels or wind generators to a third-party…