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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…

Incoming West Fargo Superintendent Talks District Challenges

Beth Slette is no stranger to the school district

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Schools has hired Beth Slette to be the next superintendent. “The process of interviewing for superintendent was very overwhelming to me. So the process of finding out that I was being offered the position was very humbling and exciting,” she said. Slette is no stranger to the West Fargo school district. She’s been with them…

West Fargo Unveils Plan to Manage City’s Future Growth

City leaders believe West Fargo 2.0 will direct the community into a vibrant future

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The city of West Fargo invited the public to hear the final draft of a plan that will manage the city’s growth for the next ten years and beyond. The city says West Fargo 2.0 will lead the community into sustained growth for years to come. West Fargo’s motto is “A City on the Grow!”  And…

Dilworth Builds for the City’s Future by Planning Two New Housing Projects

The Keystone and Summerwood Addition Projects are the first major housing projects in Dilworth in eight years

DILWORTH, Minn. — The city of Dilworth has grown by 50 percent since the year 2000; however, it has been eight years since the last major housing project in the city. Dilworth hopes that two new developments can attract more to move to Dilworth and lead to even more growth in the future. The city of Dilworth has been growing…

Mayor Mahoney on His Hope for Fargo in 2018

When looking at the city of Fargo, you could say words like new, exciting and growth come to mind

FARGO, ND — On New Year’s Eve we spoke with the mayors of West Fargo, Moorhead, and Dilworth about their 2017 accomplishments and what they would like to see in 2018. We had the chance to sit down with Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney to hear about what’s ahead for the city. “What you’ll see is the city of Fargo will…

Teen to Have 10 Pound Tumor Removed from Face

The first surgery is scheduled for January 12 and is expected to take about 12 hours to remove the mass and reconstruct Emanuel's nose

  FLORIDA — A Cuban teen is set to have a life-threatening 10 pound tumor removed from his face by Florida doctors. Doctors say the massive tumor is about the size of a basketball and is causing not only breathing problems for 14-year-old Emanuel Zayas, but he is unable to eat through his mouth. They say the tumor was at…

WHO Asking Farmers and Ranchers to Stop Using Antibiotics on Healthy Animals

The organization especially wants restrictions placed on antibiotics used for growth promotion

  INTERNATIONAL — The World Health Organization wants farmers to stop using antibiotics on healthy farm animals. The organization issued a statement saying farmers and ranchers are only encouraging a lack of effective antibiotics for humans and say the overuse on healthy animals contributes to a potential deadly disease outbreak. WHO especially wants restrictions placed on antibiotics used for growth…

Fargo Public School District Gives Itself a Report Card

The "State of the Schools" address details how the district is performing and dealing with consistent growth

FARGO, ND — It’s that time of year again for the Fargo Public School District to give itself a report card. The State of the Schools addressed how they’re dealing with consistent growth while continuing to face social challenges. Since the district’s operations facility opened in July, superintendent Dr. Jeff Schatz said his schools are more efficient than ever. But…

West Fargo Moving Forward with Yet Another School

Enrollment projections show the school district will need what would become their 20th school

WEST FARGO, ND — West Fargo is going to build yet another elementary school. It will be the district’s 15th elementary school and 20th overall. The so-called “city on the grow” continues to do just that. “We continue to experience relentless growth, particularly on the south side,” said superintendent Dr. David Flowers. With 19 schools either open or in the…