Tony Gehrig

Watch: Strand says Piepkorn’s middle finger gesture ’embarrassing’ for Fargo

CITY COMMISSIONER JOHN STRAND SAYS COMMISSIONER DAVE PIEPKORN SHOULD APOLOGIZE

FARGO (KVRR) – A discussion over business property tax incentives led to what appears to show a Fargo city commissioner making an obscene gesture during Monday’s city commission meeting. Commissioner Dave Piepkorn raised his right fist with his middle finger extended during a tense discussion with Commissioner Tony Gehrig. The incident was captured on video posted on the Fargo City…

Fargo City Commission advances hate crime ordinance proposals

If passed, the proposed ordinance could make anti-bias hate crimes punishable by up to $1,500 and could include a 30 day jail sentence.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo City Commissioners vote to continue pursuing an ordinance that would make hate crimes Class B misdemeanors. In a three to two vote Fargo city commissioners vote to move forward with a receiving and filing ordinance that would make anti-bias hate crimes punishable by up to $1,500 and could include a 30 day jail sentence. “It’s…

Gehrig wants to limit Fargo mayor’s emergency powers

FARGO (KVRR/KFGO) Three months ago, Fargo City Commissioner Tony Gehrig sought to end Fargo’s emergency declaration immediately, but it failed on a 3-2 vote. At Monday night’s commission meeting, Gehrig will ask for an amendment to the city’s State of Emergency ordinance. It would retain the mayor’s authority and power to declare a state of emergency but would authorize the…

Fargo City Commissioner Tony Gehrig seeks end to restrictive city law for off-sale liquor sales

FARGO (KFGO/KVRR) – Fargo City Commissioner Tony Gehrig will ask the city liquor control board to approve his recommendation to end an ordinance that restricts stores, including supermarkets, from selling off-sale liquor. Gehrig, one of five members on the liquor control board, says Fargo’s current law, which prohibits off-sale within grocery and other big box stores is outdated and act…

ND bars & restaurants to open under extended hours starting Tuesday

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has signed an amended executive order allowing bars and restaurants to open at normal hours starting at 8:00 AM Dec. 22 “as active cases and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have decreased in North Dakota.” Those businesses have been closed to customers indoors from 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM since Nov. 16th. However, bars and restaurants must…

City Commissioners try to strike down Mayor Mahoney’s Covid-19 order

The order now limits occupancy for bars and restaurants to 50% and up 150 people. It also works to accommodate attendance sizes with places of worship.

FARGO, N.D. — The coronavirus surge in North Dakota is among the worst in the U.S. Cass County is playing a big part. “The cases in the state as well as Cass County continue to increase on a weekly basis,” said Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney. “Cass County has 1,562 active cases. One of our highest yet.” In Fargo, Mayor Mahoney…

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…

Members Of Fargo’s Special Assessment Task Force Announced

City Commissioner Tony Grindberg will chair the task force and will have voting rights to break any tie votes

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo has released the list of people named to the Special Assessment Task Force. The list includes a builder, realtor, mortgage lender, chamber representative and others. City Commissioner Tony Grindberg will chair the task force and will have voting rights to break any tie votes with task force recommendations. West Fargo Mayor Bernie Dardis will serve as…

Local Businesses Support New Downtown Fargo Drinking Ordinance

Business owners think that the ordinance encourages people to check out downtown establishments during events

FARGO, N.D. — With many events like the Street Fair and Corks and Canvas set to take place in the next few months, several members of the Downtown Community Partnership feel the new ordinance for drinking at downtown events will bring more people through their doors. Hundreds of thousands of people venture to Downtown Fargo each summer to take part in…

Tony Gehrig Eager to Continue Helping Fargo in Second Term

Gehrig was the leading vote getter in the City Commission race

FARGO, N.D. — Incumbents Dave Piepkorn and Tony Gehrig were both re–elected to the Fargo City Commission. Gehrig says he’s excited to serve the community again. He was the leading vote getter in a field of nine candidates that he said was one of the most competitive in recent memory. Gehrig says that he is looking forward to continue working with…