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Recount for West Fargo School Board election to continue Tuesday

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A recount for the West Fargo School Board election began at 10:30 Monday morning, but staff members weren’t able to finish reviewing the ballots. Cass County Election Coordinator DeAnn Buckhouse says the group will reconvene Tuesday morning. Ballots are reviewed manually by county employees and ran through a scanning machine. Eight candidates were in the West…

Recount in Gardner, ND City Council election yields same results as initial count

Both Carey Hanson and Patrick Nelson are still sitting at eight votes each

FARGO, N.D. — Several Cass County employees spent the day recounting ballots for three local elections, including the race for Ayr mayor, Gardner City Council, and West Fargo School Board. A tight race isn’t the norm for local elections in the small city of Gardner; a town of nearly a hundred people just 25 miles north of Fargo. “There’s basically…

Red River Zoo celebrates Father’s Day with free admission for dads

Free Father's Day admission has been a tradition at the zoo for years

FARGO, N.D. — “We usually fly a kite if it’s windy enough. We have lots of sleepovers and go camping.” That’s how 9-year-old Caelin Motherway usually spends time with her dad, or best friend, as she calls him. But on Father’s Day, a trip to the Red River Zoo was the way to go. “Dad ordered us tickets last night…

Three States Do Not Recognize Juneteenth As A Holiday, Including North Dakota

Gov. Doug Burgum did proclaim Juneteeth Celebration Day in North Dakota on Friday

FARGO, N.D. —  North Dakota, South Dakota and Hawaii are the only states that do not recognize Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, as a holiday. Republican Gov. Doug Burgum did proclaim Juneteeth Celebration Day in North Dakota on Friday. Democrat Shelley Lenz, who is running for governor, says it is time to make it a holiday. In a statement,…

Alzheimer’s Association Celebrates The Longest Day Awareness Day

Each year, the Association sheds a light on Alzheimer's and dementia on the Summer Solstice.

FARGO, N.D. — Saturday night cities across Minnesota and North Dakota will be lighting up with purple lights as the Alzheimer’s Association celebrates The Longest Day. Each year, the Association sheds a light on Alzheimer’s and dementia on the Summer Solstice. The Longest Day is the day with the most light so as the Association says, “It’s the day we…

Fargo Human Relations Commission discusses next steps in addressing racial inequality

Commissioners say they stand in solidarity with those seeking justice and demanding change

FARGO, N.D. — As Victoria Johnson of Fargo took to the podium at Fargo City Hall, she began with a quote. “‘I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land’ by Harriet Tubman.” She continued, “That’s how we feel. We…

Fargo photography studio to host free prom photo shoot for high school seniors

30-40 seniors will receive a free makeup session and photo shoot

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo photography studio is hoping to preserve the memory of prom for seniors who missed out because of COVID-19. The F-M “Non-Prom” event, hosted by Renegade Photography, is a free prom photo shoot for any high school senior. It is in partnership with Meg Spielman Studio. Free makeup will be provided by Beauty Bar By Whitney….

Emergency declaration made for weekend marches, part prohibiting weapons taken out

The OneFargo march is scheduled to begin 9 a.m. in Island Park.

FARGO, N.D.– Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney has declared a State of Emergency for marches being held Friday and Saturday mornings. Part of the order initially prohibited any type of weapon, but that section was taken out due to state law. The North Dakota century code says, “Notwithstanding any other law, a person acting on behalf or under the authority of the…