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John Strand & Arlette Preston Win Fargo City Commission Race

Results as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 9

FARGO, N.D. — Current Fargo City Commissioner John Strand and former commissioner Arlette Preston win the two seats up for election on the commission in the 2020 Primary Election. They beat five other candidates in the race including incumbent Commissioner Tony Grindberg. Preston served two terms on the commission in the 1990’s.¬† She will be the first woman to serve…

Civil Engineer Jumps Into Race For Fargo City Commission

Two seats will be on the June ballot

FARGO, N.D. — Brad Shaffer joins the list of candidates running for a seat on the Fargo City Commission. The civil engineer says that while he has no elected city government experience, he is actively involved in several local and statewide organizations. Shaffer says he wants to be an independent voice for the people of Fargo. Two seats will be…

Fargo City Commissioners Approve Memo of Understanding, Details Still Kept Private

The Municipal Airport Authority has a meeting planned for Tuesday and could vote on the agreement

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City Commissioners have signed off on an agreement reached in mediation between the city of Fargo and the Municipal Airport Authority. The vote was unanimous but the public is still out of the loop about what the deal is until a vote possibly tomorrow by the authority. “I think it is also important that we clearly…

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…

Molding The City’s Vision: Panel Discusses Future of Downtown Fargo

Attendees raise concerns about on-street parking, safety during evenings

FARGO, N.D. —¬†Ever since she began her tenure as Executive Director of the Fargo Theatre twenty years ago, Margie Bailly has seen Downtown Fargo become bigger than she’d ever imagine. “We have a lot more residential capacity, we have the wonderful satellite campuses in the downtown area. Infrastructure is stronger than ever before. And we continue to have vision,” Bailly…

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…

Fargo City Commissioners Agree To Revert To 70-30 Share On Special Assessments

The change means those paying the higher specials will see their assessment drop

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo’s special assessment structure is under fire by taxpayers and has become the number one issue leading up to the June election. City commissioners voted unanimously Monday to rescind the current cost share policy for street, water and sewer line projects. Commissioner Tony Grindberg offered the motion to revert to a 2013 policy that had taxpayers picking…