West Fargo

Safety Tips For Summer Swimming In Fargo-Moorhead Area

West Fargo Deputy Fire Chief Tom Clark says there are some things you need to pay attention too before jumping in.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — As the summer starts, so does swimming as people look for ways to cool off from the heat. West Fargo Deputy Fire Chief Tom Clark says there are some things you need to pay attention too before jumping in. “Always remember there is a current that you can’t always tell, an under current or a fast…

The Lights Plaza In West Fargo Has Its Soft Opening

West Fargo events say they were expecting between 500 to 700 people to attend.

WEST FARGO, N.D. – They wanted to let everyone know the plaza is open and they can come out and use the space. They also wanted to let them know of all the upcoming events that will be taking place including a number of concerts later this summer. People enjoying live music as well as some food and refreshments during…

Two Great Plains Food Bank Youth Summer Meal sites now open in West Fargo

The Youth Summer Meals Program provided more than 6,700 meals for children in 2019.

WEST FARGO, N.D.–The Great Plains Food Bank has kicked off its Youth Summer Meals Program, providing lunch or dinner to children throughout the summer. Eight meal sites are set up in Jamestown, West Fargo and Enderlin. The sites will continue serving meals throughout July and some as late as August 19. Each site will serve either lunch or dinner meals…

Commission President Dardis issues statement to address racial inequality in West Fargo

Dardis plans to consult a third party to help community better understand how these issues affect people of color. He is asking the community to get involved in the discussion.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Commission President Bernie Dardis made it clear that the city’s mission to become more inclusive will not end any time soon. Dardis said that the events over the last few weeks have allowed him to recognize the racial inequalities that still exist in the community. He plans to address these issues and come up…

Recount for West Fargo School Board election to continue Tuesday

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A recount for the West Fargo School Board election began at 10:30 Monday morning, but staff members weren’t able to finish reviewing the ballots. Cass County Election Coordinator DeAnn Buckhouse says the group will reconvene Tuesday morning. Ballots are reviewed manually by county employees and ran through a scanning machine. Eight candidates were in the West…

West Fargo Man Sentenced In “Lie & Try” Case

72-year-old Robert Johnson lied about his criminal record while trying to buy a weapon

FARGO, N.D. — A West Fargo man gets five months in prison in a “lie and try” case. U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley says 72-year-old Robert Johnson lied about his criminal record while trying to buy a weapon. He was sentenced in March to serve four months for a federal tax conviction. About a week later, Johnson tried to buy a…

West Fargo Added to Garth Brooks Drive-In Concert Sites

The concert is set for June 27th at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Garth Brooks adds West Fargo to his list of drive-in theater concerts. The country star will perform a concert next weekend that will air live on big screens across the country, including the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. The concert is Saturday, June 27th. There’s three locations in Minnesota: Luverne, Elko New Market and St. Cloud. Ticketmaster…

Community members committed to changing the system from within by running in local elections

FARGO & WEST FARGO, N.D. — As a black woman, Ritchell Aboah of Fargo says she knows the feeling of being underrepresented all too well. “If I see that I am being represented, I see that I can trust the government to do what is best for me, and I think that’s what we’re missing here in Fargo when we’re…

2020 Graduation Ceremonies at High Schools in West Fargo

Both West Fargo High School and Sheyenne High School held in-person graduations

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo High School honored its seniors with an in-person graduation. The graduates and staff were spaced out on the field while their parents watched from the bleachers. Students were required to wear masks during the ceremony. Everyone in attendance could not leave until they were dismissed to their proper exits. Students and staff spoke at…

Protester Clings To Vehicle For 3 Blocks After Getting Hit

WEST FARGO, N.D. — At approximately 3:46 p.m., May 30, 2020, West Fargo police officers witnessed a vehicle versus pedestrian accident on Main Avenue in West Fargo. Officers witnessed a vehicle drive past a road block that was in place to protect a protester. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as 47-year-old Michael Griffin, was observed accelerating and striking…