Fargo Park District planning Island Park Pool renovation

A budget and timeline have not been established for the project yet.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Park District is in the early stages of planning a complete Island Park Pool makeover. The current pool was designed in 1977 and according to the Fargo Park District, is nearing the end of its lifespan. A budget and timeline have not been established for the project yet, but the Fargo Park District has come up with…

Public Encouraged to Complete Survey about Federal Education Aid

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler is asking the public for suggestions about how to use the federal education aid recently approved by Congress. The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction has $3.1 million in discretionary federal aid on top of $30.06 million in federal grants to distribute to school districts. A survey is available on the NDDPI’s website…

Department of Commerce Releases North Dakota COVID-19 Community Impact Survey

The survey became available early this week.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Commerce is encouraging North Dakotans to complete the North Dakota COVID-19 Community Impact Survey. The survey will help the state understand how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting communities and individuals across North Dakota. People will be asked to provide experiences about how their lives have been effected going back to March 13 when Gov….

West Fargo Launches Website to Collect Feedback on Sheyenne Street Improvement Project

The website is open to feedback until Tuesday, April 21.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–The City of West Fargo has created a website in order to collect feedback on the proposed Sheyenne Street Improvements. The website was created April 6 and is open to feedback until Tuesday, April 21. The current improvements to Sheyenne Street include replacing underground utilities, narrowing the existing roadway width, increasing side path widths, slowing traffic, reducing access…

City of Fargo Requesting Input for Five-Year Housing Plan

The five-year plan will provide information on the needs of the community.

FARGO, N.D.–The City of Fargo is requesting public input for the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development programs. The five-year plan will provide information on the needs of the community with an emphasis on low and moderate income residents. The City of Fargo Department of Planning and Development is conducting an online survey to help identify community needs….

New Survey Shows Surge in Vaping by Minnesota Young People

Minnesota now has 55 confirmed or probable cases of vaping-related severe lung injuries.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–A new survey says one in four Minnesota 11th graders reported using an e-cigarette in the previous 30 days, a 54% increase from the same survey in 2016. The Minnesota Department of Health said Wednesday the jump among 8th graders was even more significant, with 11% reporting vaping in the preceding 30 days, nearly double the 2016 figure….

USDA Stops Funding for Annual Honey Bee Colonies Report

The report gives researchers baseline data on health trends

FARGO, N.D. –The USDA has stopped funding for its annual Honey Bee Colonies report, a move that a local expert says is concerning. The report gives researchers baseline data on health trends in the honeybee population. That is important because bees help pollinate a third of the crops we eat. “We do have reason to be concerned for this because…

Survey Ranks Minnesotan Accent 48th Sexiest in the Country

Minnesota beat out New Jersey and Long Island accents

The Minnesotan accent was made famous in the movie Fargo, but dontcha know it’s ranked as the 48th sexiest accent in the country? Travel company Big Seven ranked 50 accents across the U.S. based on survey results from their 1.5 million social audience. Minnesota only beat out New Jersey and Long Island accents. People in downtown Fargo guessed the Minnesotan…

Does Fargo Live Up to Its Sixth Happiest City Ranking Considering the Weather?

The WalletHub study looks at well-being, employment, and community involvement

FARGO, N.D. — A WalletHub study names Fargo the sixth happiest city in the nation. But with essentially six months of winter weather and spring flooding, are people surprised by the ranking? The study looks at emotional and physical well–being, income and employment, and community and involvement. “With happiness, there’s a lot of other factors that can be included, such as…

Study Finds North Dakota Has Worst Drivers in the Country

The analysis is based on at-fault violations

FARGO, N.D. — Usually a number one ranking is something to be proud of, but not if your state is the worst at something. A study by Insurify ranks North Dakota drivers as the worst in the country. The study asks people if they’ve been ticketed for something like speeding or reckless driving or have had a DUI in the past seven…