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Tina Fisk Says City Asked Her to Leave

West Fargo’s longtime city administrator says she was asked to leave her position. At the city commision meeting, commissioners voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Tina Fisk. Fisk announced last Wednesday that she was resigning effective immediately but didn’t give any explaination. Mayor Bernie Dardis read a letter out loud from Fisk saying she was told that the city…

Mahoney responds to ND bill banning approval voting by saying city should choose election method

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo’s mayor responds to the North Dakota House passing a bill banning approval voting saying cities should be able to choose how candidates are elected. Dr. Tim Mahoney says the home rule charter states the city has the choice of how to do its elections. He believes its a good way to make sure the winning…

WATCH: Sen. Cramer voices concerns over Fufeng plant

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer voices a big opposition to the Fufeng corn milling plant on the edge of Grand Forks saying the company’s leadership is intertwined with the Chinese Communist Party. Cramer also doesn’t want to give the Chinese government access to critical American supply chains like agriculture. “If you look at the CEO,…

Fargo National Cemetery to have indoor restrooms, work to begin soon

Fargo National CemeteryFARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Senator John Hoeven says the Department of Veterans Affairs commits to building a fully developed restroom complete with running water, flushable toilets, heat and electricity, something he’s been fighting for. Work began this week on wind walls. Hoeven says construction of the restrooms and a storage space will begin in the next few weeks…

Deb White Announces Run For Re-Election in Moorhead’s Ward 3

Deb WhiteMOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Moorhead City Council member Deb White launches her re-election campaign. The MSUM professor has represented Ward 3 since 2018. White says she wants to tackle issues including workforce shortages, lack of affordable housing and childcare, and increased strain on city infrastructure and public safety. Her husband, former KVRR Chief Meteorologist Rob Kupec, is a DFL…

Shelly Carlson announces run for Moorhead mayor

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Moorhead Mayor Shelly Carlson announces a campaign to keep her job. She has announced a press conference Wednesday morning at Third Drop Coffee. Carlson was unanimously appointed mayor by the City Council in February 2021 when Mayor Johnathan Judd resigned after being appointed to a judgeship in Fergus Falls. Carlson was elected to the City Council…

Fargo Mayoral Candidate Far Ahead of Others In Campaign Contributions

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) — Recent disclosures show a massive gap in campaign contributions between Fargo’s mayoral candidates. Shannon Roers Jones is outpacing her opponents, reporting over $120,000 in total contributions. Nearly half that amount is from a $55,000 donation Roers Jones made to her own campaign. Hukun Dabar reports the next largest campaign total at over $32,000. Mayor Tim Mahoney…

Devils Lake mayoral candidates share their vision for the city

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (KVRR) – Candidates share they’re the right person to lead Devils Lake as Mayor Dick Johnson is retiring after 12 years. Retired Devils Lake Fire Chief Jim Moe, City Commissioner Shane Hamre,  and former Four Winds High School teacher and administrator Joe Mertens are running to replace him. Topics tackled in a debate moderated by KVRR morning…