FARGO — Declining enrollment at North Dakota State University is expected to cost the university some $5 million in lost revenue, the university said Tuesday, Sept. 18. That appears to include loss of tuition and loss of state funding, which is based on the number of credit-hours completed by students; fewer students means fewer credits.
FARGO — City commissioners may be asked for a mid-year budget increase if the budget team determines firefighters and police are underpaid, Mayor Tim Mahoney said at a hearing Monday night, Sept. 10. While a city pay study suggests the pay increase for all city employees in 2019 will keep pace with peer cities, the firefighters union has said firefighters are actually underpaid by 19 percent.
FARGO — Groundbreaking for downtown’s Block 9 highrise has been scheduled for 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, according to developers. The ceremony will be a public event with a family-friendly party on what’s now known as U.S. Bank plaza and speakers, including Mayor Tim Mahoney, according to Mark Dickerson, a spokesman for the R.D. Offutt Co.
FARGO – The new alignment of the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion is as good or better than all alternatives identified so far, Minnesota regulators said in a draft environmental review released Monday, Aug. 27. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources looked at 29 alternatives identified as part of the review done for the previous alignment, which regulators refused to permit, and three other alternatives.
FARGO — When Tim and Vanessa Lystad moved into their 97-year-old house near Island Park seven months ago, they found a lot to love except the garage, which was too small for both their cars. As they considered an upgrade, Tim Lystad said, they thought why not make it a three-stall garage? Then, he said, they thought why not turn the extra space under the roof into a bonus room?
FARGO — Two years ago, R.L. “Bill” Worth wrote a letter to the editor blasting the city’s special assessment policy, which had resulted in massive tax bills for homeowners in a portion of the Northport neighborhood.
FARGO — The owner of a house city leaders have ordered to be demolished is launching a counterattack through his attorney, who said in a letter that the city is violating the law. Attorney Jonathan Garaas said the city has an unlawful standard for deciding if a house is dangerous and that his client, Pete Sabo, isn’t getting a fair chance to fix the house at 427 15th Ave. S.
FARGO — Imagine North Dakota with not one but three state boards of higher education. That's what members of Gov. Doug Burgum's Task Force for Higher Education Governance did when they met Monday, Aug. 13. The task force had been asked to weigh in on seven governance structures that could help the state's 11 institutions adapt faster to 21st century conditions. The current structure of the State Board of Higher Education, or SBHE, as it's existed since a 1938 constitutional amendment created it, had but one supporter and many opponents.
FARGO – North Dakota State University Vice President Ken Grafton has been named the interim provost, university President Dean Bresciani said Friday, Aug. 10. The provost is the university’s No. 2 executive. Beth Ingram, the previous provost, resigned and took a faculty job in agribusiness and applied economics, Bresciani said July 25.
FARGO – With the massive Block 9 project breaking ground downtown in a month or two, developers at the Kilbourne Group released more details of the roughly 26-month construction schedule Tuesday, July 17.