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Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown kicks off re-election campaign

Mayor Brown is running for his sixth consecutive term as Mayor

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The June 9th election in Grand Forks will feature four candidates for mayor. Incumbent Michael Brown has launched his campaign to earn the job for a sixth consecutive term and will be running against Robin David, Brandon Bochenski, and write-in candidate Art Bakken. Mayor Brown says he wants to continue his leadership in the city to…

Grand Forks Mayor Signs Emergency Declaration in Preparation for Spring Flooding

The declaration lasts for 30 days.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The Mayor of Grand Forks, Michael R. Brown, signed a Declaration of Emergency and Natural Disaster in preparation for historic spring flooding. Brown said, “We know an emergency is coming, we know that the Red River is going to flood this spring. This declaration is one of the first steps the city needs to take in order to…

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…

Mayor of Eagan Arrested for Drunk Driving

A breath test showed a blood alcohol contents of 0.19%.

EAGAN, Minn.–The mayor of Eagan is accused of driving drunk and crashing into a snowbank with a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit. Mike Maguire was arrested near his home Jan. 11 after police responded to a report of an SUV stuck in a snowbank. A criminal complaint says a responding officer smelled alcohol and noticed Maguire…

Mayor of Ada, Minn. Resigns

ADA, Minn. – Mayor of Ada Todd Sawrey resigned during a City Council meeting Monday night. “I’ve been dealing with several health issues for the past several years and need to refocus my energy on my health, family and business. It has been my honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Ada in many different capacities over the past…

Local Leaders Talk Latest Flood Diversion Efforts

"You're talking a quarter of a million people all the way from farming to high tech and everything in between, homeowners everybody has a stake in this, it's about protecting everyone."

FARGO N.D. — North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Senator John Hoeven, and the F–M Diversion Board of Authority converged into the Fargo City Hall to update both the public and the Assistant U.S Secretary of the Army on the latest progress of the project. “The key we are working on today is to make sure that money comes in on…

Fargo Airport Authority rejects offer from city, mayor ‘profoundly disappointed’

FARGO, N.D. – The Municipal Airport Authority votes to hire a private company to handle payroll and other employee services now handled by the city. It’s a move Mayor Tim Mahoney says he’s “profoundly disappointed” with. The authority rejected an agreement with the city to provide the services like it’s done for 50 years. One of the biggest disagreements centers…

City Of West Fargo Holds Open House Over Sheyenne Project

They say three things are certain in life: death, taxes and road construction. The city is talking to people about its Sheyenne Street Urban Reconstruction project that will be put to action in 2020.

WEST FARGO N.D — They say three things are certain in life: death, taxes and road construction. The city is talking to people about its Sheyenne Street Urban Reconstruction project that will be put to action in 2020. There are a lot of things being covered in the plan. “Making it more pedestrian–friendly because with the bump–outs that you have…

Ethics Commission Includes Former Mayor, Retired Judge And Others

The commission will oversee the conduct of legislators, statewide officials, candidates and lobbyists

BISMARCK, N.D. — Republican Gov. Doug Burgum and Senate leaders have chosen the panel for North Dakota’s voter-approved ethics commission. The panel members include former Williston mayor Ward Koeser, retired judge Ronald Goodman of Oakes and retired brigadier general David Anderson of Bismarck. Cynthia Lindquist of Devils Lake served as president of the community college in Fort Totten and Paul…