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Former UND Hockey Player Announces Run For Mayor In Grand Forks

Mayor Brown has been in office since 2000

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A former NHL and UND Hockey player is throwing his hat into the race for mayor of Grand Forks. Brandon Bochenski announced he would try and replace Mayor Michael Brown Bochenski says he’s focused on helping grow the city he says has been stalling under Brown. He says he will put an excitement and a burst…

Discussions About Relocating Wild Turkeys to SD Gets Approved in Moorhead

Nuisance turkey complaints and public safety problems are catching the attention of leaders in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead City Leaders are considering a plan that would relocate up to 75 wild turkeys to South Dakota. Monday night the city council approved the next steps. Nuisance turkey complaints and public safety problems are catching the attention of leaders in Moorhead. “I’ve seen over the years, the reason why our nuisance complaints have gone up is…

Molding The City’s Vision: Panel Discusses Future of Downtown Fargo

Attendees raise concerns about on-street parking, safety during evenings

FARGO, N.D. — Ever since she began her tenure as Executive Director of the Fargo Theatre twenty years ago, Margie Bailly has seen Downtown Fargo become bigger than she’d ever imagine. “We have a lot more residential capacity, we have the wonderful satellite campuses in the downtown area. Infrastructure is stronger than ever before. And we continue to have vision,” Bailly…

Moorhead Public Schools Announces Goals of 2019-2020 Academic Year

The district is focusing on everything from the growth issue to mental health

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It may be the middle of the year for students everywhere but Moorhead Public Schools are already planning ahead for the 2019-2020 academic year. KVRR’s Danielle Church has tells us some of the goals the district plans to tackle when the time arises. Minnesota law requires each school district to turn in their goals which is why Moorhead…

Willow Park Elementary School Opens in West Fargo

It is both the newest and largest elementary school in the district

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Willow Park Elementary School held its open house where students and parents got to tour the school and meet teachers. It is both the newest and largest elementary school in West Fargo. Most of the staff was already employed with the district. The principal, Ethan Ehlert, says one of the unique things about the school is a…

Record Number of Kindergartners Set to Begin School in West Fargo

The number is a jump from last year's record of more than 960

WEST FARGO, N.D. — With another school year set to begin, more five and six–year–olds are set to begin their journeys at 13 elementary schools across West Fargo. This year, more than 1,000 kindergartners are enrolled, which means the district has to prepare for the new wave of students. “We are hiring three new teachers, two of those teachers will be…

Congressman Kevin Cramer Visits the Chamber to Discuss Updates from Congress

Cramer believes wages and economic growth have been pushed higher and revenue to the government is rising

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Congressman Kevin Cramer makes a visit to the Fargo West Fargo Moorhead Chamber to discuss updates from Congress. He says the economy is in an exciting place, with more job openings than people looking for work. Cramer believes wages and economic growth have been pushed higher and revenue to the government is rising. He says there is…

West Fargo POW/MIA Plaza Officially Opens as the City Says Thank You to Government Leaders

West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern and Commissioners Duane Hanson and Mark Wentz say they are ending their careers with the city on a high note

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The City of West Fargo and the VFW are excited about the opening of the brand new POW/MIA Plaza on Sheyenne Street. They say it has been a dream to open the space and now that vision has become a reality. The city is hoping people in the community use the space for events, take advantage…

WF Mayor Mattern Says Goodbye After 20 Years at His Last City Commission Meeting

He says he feels thankful for all of the growth he has been a part over the last two decades

WEST FARGO, N.D. — After 20 years with the city of West Fargo, 16 as mayor, Rich Mattern gets emotional as he says goodbye at his last city commission meeting. “Thru the years I’ve had the honor of working with some great, great staff.  *chokes up* Excuse me.” Mattern lost his re–election bid last week to Bernie Dardis. He says…

West Fargo Mayoral Candidates Discuss Platforms Ahead of Election

The election will take place June 12

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Rich Mattern, who has been mayor since 2002, and Bernie Dardis, a consultant for Indigo Signworks, are facing off in the upcoming mayoral election on June 12. Both say one of the key defining features of West Fargo is growth, and their platforms center a lot on development. “The major change has been growth, the infrastructure that…