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John Strand & Arlette Preston Win Fargo City Commission Race

Results as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 9

FARGO, N.D. — Current Fargo City Commissioner John Strand and former commissioner Arlette Preston win the two seats up for election on the commission in the 2020 Primary Election. They beat five other candidates in the race including incumbent Commissioner Tony Grindberg. Preston served two terms on the commission in the 1990’s.  She will be the first woman to serve…

Fargo City Commissioner John Strand hopes to see more diversity in city leadership

Strand says he would like more people of color and indigenous people on city boards and commissions

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City Commissioner John Strand was leading in the Fargo City Commission race as of 9:45 Tuesday night. He says he would like to see more diversity in leadership roles throughout the city’s community. Stand says he would like to see more people of color and indigenous people on boards and commissions in Fargo and the creation…

Civil Engineer Jumps Into Race For Fargo City Commission

Two seats will be on the June ballot

FARGO, N.D. — Brad Shaffer joins the list of candidates running for a seat on the Fargo City Commission. The civil engineer says that while he has no elected city government experience, he is actively involved in several local and statewide organizations. Shaffer says he wants to be an independent voice for the people of Fargo. Two seats will be…

Fargo City Commissioners Spar Over Special Assessment Policy

The city commission will make the final decision on any changes

FARGO, N.D. — By a 3 to 2 vote, Fargo City Commissioners agreed to have city staff evaluate and come up with a revised draft for a new city special assessment policy. The roll call vote came after some heated discussion. “I have had people pose questions, ‘is what you do this way perfectly legal?’, said Fargo City Commissioner John…

City of Fargo Extends Contract with Longtime City Attorney

The contract is worth between $4 and $5 million

  FARGO, ND — Fargo is extending its contract with longtime City Attorney Erik Johnson and his firm for millions of dollars. Fargo City Commissioner Tony Gehrig cast the only “no” vote on the five-year contract extension. He said the city should have an open process to hear from other law firms interested in the position. Commissioner John Strand says…

Plastic Bag Use The Focus Of Fargo-Moorhead Discussion

Fargo City Commissioner John Strand calls it a brain-storming session on how to curb the use of plastic bags to cut back on a major source of litter and landfill waste. 

FARGO (KFGO) – Fargo City Commissioner John Strand calls it a brain-storming session on how to curb the use of plastic bags to cut back on a major source of litter and landfill waste. Strand and Moorhead City Council member Sara Watson Curry are teaming up for a community conversation on how the metro area can reduce the use of…