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Fargo City Commission Discusses Preliminary Budget

Some of the highlights include flood protection and code enforcement

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo City Commission met to go over the mayor’s preliminary budget for next year. Some of the highlights of the budget include permanent flood protection, a new water treatment plant, and code enforcement in neighborhoods. Many firefighters filled the room at today’s meeting. They were asking for a raise so their salaries would better compare with those…

Mayor Tim Mahoney Goes Skydiving at Fargo Airsho

He says this is his first time skydiving

FARGO, N.D. — Mayor Tim Mahoney went on a tandem skydive with the U.S. Navy Seals Leap Frogs ahead of the Fargo Airsho. “It was exciting, The team was fantastic. It was quite a rush when you jump out and you’re just free-floating. Had a great time, and the best part of it was looking at Fargo. How great Fargo looks,…

MSUM Professor Running For Moorhead City Council

Deb White is in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the university

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A professor at MSUM is running for Moorhead City Council. Deb White is in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the university. She is running for a council seat in Ward 3 where she has lived with her family for 18 years. White, a former Moorhead Planning Commissioner, says she wants to make Moorhead an…

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, City Commission Candidates Participate in Forum

They were asked a variety of questions on what's best for the city

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Chamber hosted a forum for the candidates of West Fargo mayor and City Commission. The candidates were asked questions about special assessments, the F–M diversion, a bond for the school district, and the future of the city. Current Mayor Rich Mattern and Bernie Dardis are facing off for the position of mayor. On the topic of…

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…

LIVE REPORT: Fargo Heads to Frisco and What the Frisco Mayor Really Thinks About Bison Football Fans

After one year off, North Dakota State football is back in the National Championship game

FRISCO, TX — The march to a sixth FCS Football Championship title is underway as the NDSU Bison football team officially landed this morning in Frisco, Texas. The players boarded their flight early this morning. They walked into Hector International Airport wearing their NDSU apparel and with their game faces on. Many other fans, along with the marching band and…

St. Paul Mayor Launches Gubernatorial Campaign in Moorhead

Chris Coleman, mayor of St. Paul for 12 years, kicks off his gubernatorial campaign at the Perkins in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The mayor of St. Paul stopped in Moorhead to launch his campaign for the governor’s seat. Democrat Chris Coleman shared his vision for Minnesota with customers at the Perkins in Moorhead. Chris Coleman has been the mayor of St. Paul since 2006. Coleman has also served as the president of the National League of Cities. He is…

Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams Excited for the Future

Mayor Williams says although there are a ton of things she is proud to have been a part of; she is excited to be involved in the community in other ways

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams has decided that a five year long term was long enough. Mayor Williams says although there are a ton of things she is proud to have been a part of; she is excited to be involved in the community in other ways. Some of the projects under her legacy are the Moorhead…

City of Wahpeton Votes in New Mayor

He will fill out the rest of Hansey's term which expires in June

WAHPETON, ND — Wahpeton officially has a new mayor. The city council voted eight to zero on Monday to appoint Ward 1 City Councilman Steve Dale as mayor. Dale had been handling the duties since Mayor Meryl Hansey resigned in late summer in the midst of a battle with cancer. He will fill out the rest of Hansey’s term which…