Tony Gehrig

West Fargo Elects A New Mayor, Fargo City Commission Remains Intact

Results of Tuesday's Primary Election

Bernie Dardis, Tony Gehrig & Dave PiepkornWest Fargo has a new mayor. Retired business owner and consultant Bernie Dardis beat Rich Mattern in Tuesday’s election by a vote of 1,338 to 1,137. Mattern has served as mayor of West Fargo for four terms and was going for his fifth. The city does not have term limits for the position. Dardis…

Former City Commissioner Jumps Into Crowded Race For Two Seats

Two Current Members And Two Former Members Among Field Of 7 Candidates

FARGO, N.D. — Another former Fargo city commissioner wants to get her old job back. Linda Boyd has launched a website announcing her intention to seek a seat on the commission. Boyd served from 2004 to 2008 and was the deputy mayor for two years. She also serves on the Fargo School Board. Boyd joins former commissioners Mike Williams and…

Tim Flakoll Declares Candidacy for Fargo City Commission Race

Former State Senator strives for Fargo to be the "Creative Capitol of the Midwest"

FARGO, N.D. — A familiar face in Fargo politics enters the race for Fargo City Commission. Former State Senator Tim Flakoll intends to run for one of the two seats up for grabs in June’s election. Flakoll represented Fargo in the North Dakota Senate from 1996 to 2016, and served as the State Senate’s Agriculture and Education Committee chair. The Fargo…

City of Fargo Extends Contract with Longtime City Attorney

The contract is worth between $4 and $5 million

  FARGO, ND — Fargo is extending its contract with longtime City Attorney Erik Johnson and his firm for millions of dollars. Fargo City Commissioner Tony Gehrig cast the only “no” vote on the five-year contract extension. He said the city should have an open process to hear from other law firms interested in the position. Commissioner John Strand says…

Popular HBO Show Host Takes on Fargo’s City Commission

A city of about 120,000 was thrust into the national spotlight on HBO

FARGO, ND — A popular HBO show host decided to poke fun at Fargo last night. In an episode about economic development, John Oliver used Fargo as an example, but he wasn’t exactly flattering. A city of about 120,000 was thrust into the national spotlight on HBO. “Take a look at Fargo, North Dakota,” Oliver said in the segment.  As…

Parking Meters One Step Closer to Coming to Fargo

North Dakota is the only state banning parking meters, but that could soon change

FARGO, N.D. — Parking meters may be on their way to Fargo. A bill passed by the state house would repeal the more than sixty–year–old ban on parking meters in the state if it makes it through the State Senate. After talking to businesses in downtown Fargo, it’s clear opinions are divided on parking meters. “We have a lot of…