METRO

President Trump’s Executive Order Strikes a Chord in the Metro

Many people in the metro feel keeping kids with their families at the border is the right thing to do

FARGO, N.D. — As a kid growing up in Somalia, Ahmed Makaraan was separated from his family before emigrating to the United States. “My family who was separated during the civil war when they were kids because of war, and they come here, and when they come here, they sponsored their families back home and they were united,” said Makaraan. Now…

Fargo-Moorhead Goes “Out with the Old” By Filling Streets Ahead of Cleanup Week

People across the metro put out their unwanted goods for Fargo Solid Waste to pick up

FARGO, N.D. — Old couches, mattresses and even musical instruments give some new character to the streets of Fargo. “I find it unique. You know I’ve lived in many other places and never have I seen anything like this where the city is willing to pick up your stuff if you leave it on the curb,” said Michael Dillon of Fargo….

Flood Diversion Task Force Releases Report on Construction Recommendations

The future of the greater Fargo–Moorhead area has been in question since the destructive flood of 1997

FARGO, ND — The Flood Diversion Task Force has released its recommendations, but does that mean construction will continue for the Red River diversion project? The future of the greater Fargo–Moorhead area has been in question since the destructive flood of 1997. But now, those fears may come to an end with new protections. “It gives people an opportunity to…

Discussions Underway to Possibly Change Biking and Walking Paths in the Area

Fargo is also planning to get an interactive map of all the bike routes in town

REGIONAL — Some changes could be coming to biking and walking paths across the metro. The Metro Bicycle and Planning Committee met this afternoon to discuss which ones are a higher priority for maintenance or snow removal. Fargo is also planning to get an interactive map of all the bike routes in town. Right now only Moorhead has one. It’s…

Fargo Named 2018’s Top Job Market in the Country

The online jobs platform, ZipRecruiter, says Fargo stands out because of its low unemployment

  FARGO, ND — Good news job seekers: Fargo has been ranked the top job market for 2018 by ZipRecruiter. The online jobs platform says Fargo stands out because of its low unemployment. The city’s rate is around 1.6 percent, compared to 3.9 percent for the average metro. Fargo also earned high marks for the rate of “new collar” jobs,…

U.S. Navy Blue Angels to Return to the Fargo Airsho

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will appear in Fargo July 28 and 29

FARGO, ND — Some of the most sought after pilots in the country will be flying over the metro this summer in the Fargo Airsho. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will appear in Fargo July 28 and 29. They will be flying many vintage “War Birds” as part of the show to celebrate Navy Week. The U.S. Navy Seals team…

FM Diversion Task Force Meets for Final Time, Says They’re Making Progress

They include sending more water through the river channel and moving a holding area closer to town

FARGO, ND — The Diversion Task Force met for the fifth and final time and made progress towards a solution for permanent flood protection in the metro. The task force is recommending large-scale changes to the Red River diversion project around Fargo-Moorhead. They include sending more water through the river channel and moving a holding area closer to town. The…

“Operation Deja Vu” Takes in Nearly 80 Fugitives

The operation focused on finding known gang members or associates and people who committed violent offenses or drug-trafficking crimes

  FARGO, ND — Dozens of fugitives have been rounded up this month by two law enforcement agencies in “Operation Déjà vu.” The U.S. Marshals Service’s High Plans Fugitive Task Force and Fargo’s Metro Street Crimes Unit targeted people wanted on federal, state or local felony warrants. They have arrested a total of 79 people in Fargo-Moorhead and Grand Forks….

Fake Money Making the Rounds in the Metro

In one case, the fake bill was exchanged in a Facebook purchase

  FARGO, ND — Police are reminding you to check those large bills. Fake money is turning up again in the metro. Police in Moorhead and Fargo each took a report of fake money being passed on Sunday. In one case, the fake bill was exchanged in a Facebook purchase. Police said they are seeing more movie prop money being…