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Moorhead Property Taxes on the Rise

The 2018 preliminary city budget includes a $35 a year increase on a median value home

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Property taxes are going up for people living in Moorhead. The 2018 preliminary city budget includes a $35 a year increase on a median value home. That number could change with County and School District budget changes and adjustments to taxable property values. The 2018 budget for Moorhead is $82.2 million, an increase of $1.5 million over…

Business Leaders Say Attracting Workers is Biggest Economic Challenge

The Regional Workforce Study finds that adding qualified workers is essential to maintain the region's economic growth

FARGO, N.D. — A group of Fargo–Moorhead community organizations released their study on workforce development. The Economic Development Corporation says there’s a growing gap between open jobs and qualified workers. The F–M area has been identified as having one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation and one of the best places to find a job. However, qualified workers…

Controlled Burns Happening Throughout the Metro

This afternoon, they burnt roundabouts on Veterans Boulevard to remove weeds and stimulate growth of existing native plants

WEST FARGO, N.D. — If you see grass fires in the area, there’s a chance they could be controlled prairie burns. City workers in Fargo say these scheduled burns happen throughout early springtime. This afternoon, they burnt roundabouts on Veterans Boulevard to remove weeds and stimulate growth of existing native plants. Oftentimes, burns will get rescheduled since the weather has…

Controlled Burns Scheduled for Veterans Boulevard

The exact time of the burns depends on the weather

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — If the weather is just right, crews will be doing controlled burns along Veterans Boulevard this week. The burning on the three roundabouts between 40th and 52nd Avenues South will happen Thursday or Friday and possibly next week. The exact time of the burns depends on the weather. The burning will help remove weeds and…

Fargo City Commission Learning Ways to Boost City’s Economic Growth

Ecenomic Development expert comes to Fargo to discuss successful business incentives

FARGO, N.D. — Economic development has been a hot topic at Fargo City Hall for several months. Fargo City Commissioners said the economic growth over the last two to three decades in the city has been consistent. They said this is all thanks to business incentives and how they play a crucial role in the economy. “If you don’t have…

State of the City Address: “Grand Forks is Open for Business”

Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown is excited for the city's continued economic progress

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Mayor Michael Brown delivered his “State of the City” speech to a crowd of over 600 at the Alerus Center this afternoon. Brown says the theme for his speech is, “Make it Happen.” With more than 1,400 jobs opening this week, Brown made it clear: Grand Forks is open for business. “We have a great University,…