TASK FORCE

Fargo City Commissioners Spar Over Special Assessment Policy

The city commission will make the final decision on any changes

FARGO, N.D. — By a 3 to 2 vote, Fargo City Commissioners agreed to have city staff evaluate and come up with a revised draft for a new city special assessment policy. The roll call vote came after some heated discussion. “I have had people pose questions, ‘is what you do this way perfectly legal?’, said Fargo City Commissioner John…

Fifth Graders Across F-M Area to Take Part In Plastic Bag Challenge

They will bring in as many plastic bags as they can to be recycled

Schools across the F–M area are competing to be more sustainable with the Plastic Bag Challenge. According to the Plastic Bag Task Force, the average person uses 250 bags each year, and that’s something they want everyone to cut back on. “Introducing these ideas when they’re kids… it’s something they bring up to their parents, something they talk about, something that’ll…

Special Assessment Task Force Filled With 13 Members

Recommendations will go to the city commission in December

Fargo City CommissionFARGO, N.D. — Thirteen people have been named to Fargo’s newly formed Special Assessment Task force. City Commissioners voted unanimously to set up the committee last month to review, study, and recommend “innovative” financing options to pay for city infrastructure. The move came as a result of public backlash about high specials assessed after the city changed the…

Task Force Will Address Richland 44 School Concerns

hazing allegations led to juvenile court referrals

COLFAX, N.D. — The board of Richland 44 High School, where hazing allegations led to juvenile court referrals, is forming a task force to address concerns in an independent report by a Minneapolis law firm. The report released earlier this month found issues with school policies, training and supervision. The task force will be comprised of faculty, parents and students….

Fargo City Commission Votes Against Reforming City’s Election Process

  FARGO, ND — Fargo City Commission voted 3-2 against putting a measure on the June ballot to reform the city’s election process. The changes would have involved increasing the size of the city commission from five to seven, switching to “approval voting” which allows voters to choose as many candidates as they like and creating a primary election. The…

Three People Arrested in Wahpeton Drug Bust

The drugs have a street value of about $17,000

1/3 Aaron Rodriguez Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Cody Freitag Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Chelsea Jensen Show Caption Hide Caption WAHPETON, ND — Three people are in custody after a drug bust in Wahpeton. Aaron Rodriquez, 30, of Detroit Lakes, 28-year-old Cody Freitag of Dalton and 26-year-old Chelsea Jensen of Elbow Lake are facing multiple drug charges after authorities…

Flood Diversion Task Force Meets For The First Time

When establishing the task force, the governors and their staff created a set of rules with hopes of having a resolution by December 15th

FARGO, ND — The new Flood Diversion task force met for the first time at the Fargodome to discuss their ideas and concerns with the project. Although no decisions were made, Governor Burgum and Governor Dayton say it was crucial to start in the right direction. Sixteen people with different flood experiences have been chosen to create a solution for…

Diversion Task Force Members Announced

The first Task Force meeting will be held Monday, October 23

  FARGO, ND — Governor Burgum and Governor Dayton have announced the members who make up the task force created to work on creating balance with Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project. The New Task Force will be co-chaired by the governors, and will include eight members from each state. North Dakota members include the Cass County Engineer, a Fargo business leader,…

Task Members Appointed to ND Governor’s Education Board

Task force members come from all across the state and all walks of life

  BISMARCK, ND — A professor, a business owner and a superintendent are among the 15 people selected for Governor Doug Burgum’s Innovative Education Task Force. It’s charged with creating a system of identification and support for schools to implement innovative practices. Members will provide direction on how state government can empower districts to adopt student-centric learning practices impacted by…