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New Moorhead Mayor and City Council Members are Sworn In With Celebrations

"We're excited, we're pumped and we're open for business"

MOORHEAD, Minn. — After a busy election season and New Year’s celebrations, members of the Moorhead City Council are sworn in. Take a look at what the mayor and his board members have to say about their new positions. “We’re excited, we’re pumped and we’re open for business,” said Johnathan Judd, Moorhead’s new mayor. The new Moorhead Mayor is ready…

Two Men Sworn in as Cass County Commissioners

Both took their oath with Judge Steven McCullough

FARGO, N.D. — Two men have been sworn in as Cass County Commissioners by Judge Steven McCullough. Duane Breitling now holds the title for Cass County Commissioner who represents District 4. The 71 year old is a retired attorney. Rick Steen was re–elected to the board to represent District 2. The CPA first ran in 2014 and has served as…

Gov. Dayton Under Pressure Over Choice to Fill Al Franken’s Vacant Senate Seat

Schumer says the party wants more than a placeholder in the seat

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — With the resignation of Al Franken, Democratic leaders may be putting some pressure on Gov. Dayton for his pick for a replacement. Governor Dayton initially planned to name Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to Franken’s seat, but Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer may be asking Dayton to pick someone who will run in the 2018 special…

Former Fargo City Commissioner Announces Run for 2018

The 61-year old Williams calls himself a citizens advocate and says he's eager to return

  FARGO, ND — Former Fargo City Commissioner Mike Williams is missing his old job. He announced this morning on KFGO that he will run again for a seat on the commission in 2018. Williams served three consecutive four-year terms on the board and left at the end of June 2016 due to term limits. But the city allows a…

Man Serving Life Sentence for Murder of West Fargo Woman will Remain in Prison

Garcia was convicted in the murder and aggravated assault of Cherryl Tendeland in 1995

  WEST FARGO, ND — The man serving a life sentence for killing a West Fargo woman when he was 16 will remain in prison. The North Dakota Supreme Court has rejected Barry Garcia’s appeal for the crime he committed as a juvenile. Garcia was convicted in the murder and aggravated assault of Cherryl Tendeland in 1995. His lawyers say…

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…

Governor Dayton Names New Head of Minnesota National Guard

1/2 Maj. Gen. Richard Nash is retiring from the Minnesota National Guard at the end of October 2017 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen has been named as head of the Minnesota National Guard Show Caption Hide Caption ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Dayton has named Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen to take over as head of the…

Special Election for Open Seat on the Moorhead School Board

Thirteen candidates filed for the race before the filing deadline last Tuesday

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Voters in Moorhead will have a long list of candidates to consider for one open seat on the Moorhead School Board. A special election will fill the seat left vacant by Laurie Johnson who resigned late last year in the middle of her four-year term. Thirteen candidates filed for the race before the filing deadline last Tuesday….

Fargo Businessman Enters Race for U.S. House of Representatives

Hanson went to Fargo South and graduated from MSUM

FARGO, ND — North Dakota Democrats have their first candidate for the states lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ben Hanson, a broker with Archer Real Estate Services in Fargo, says he believes that North Dakota deserves a congressman who will focus on the needs of hard-working North Dakotans. Hanson went to Fargo South and graduated from MSUM….

Ada Mayor Steps Down Before Big Move

Ellefson joined the city council after the flood of 1997 and became mayor in 2000

ADA, Minn. — The mayor of Ada, Minnesota has stepped down. Mayor James Ellefson retired effective last night. His term was set to expire in 2020. Ellefson joined the city council after the flood of 1997 and became mayor in 2000. He took a break from serving between 2012 and 2014. The Ellefson family is moving to Florida this summer….