FARGO – The state of Fargo-Moorhead is pretty great, mayors of the four largest metro cities reported in their annual State of the Cities address Thursday morning, Jan. 11.
FARGO – Fired police officer David Boelke asked elected Fargo leaders for his job back at a hearing Monday, Nov. 27, but they turned him down, though some did try to let him resign. That means the 15-year veteran of the force is out of options at City Hall. Though he may still sue the city, he said afterwards that his law-enforcement career is finished.
FARGO – All parties to the federal lawsuit against the $2.2 billion Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion have agreed to put the suit on pause while a bi-state task force tries to hammer out a compromise, the Diversion Authority said Friday, Nov. 3. These parties include the authority and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as defendants and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Richland-Wilkin Joint Powers Authority as plaintiffs.
FARGO – The governors of North Dakota and Minnesota have named members of a task force aimed at seeking compromise on the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion, and it includes several people who have opposed the project.
FARGO – A Forum reporter was escorted out of an F-M flood diversion meeting Wednesday at the downtown public library that included about 36 people, including several area elected officials.
FARGO – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said he and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton have agreed that modifications to the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion could be enough to satisfy Minnesota regulators rather than starting over, Burgum’s office said Tuesday, Sept. 19.
FARGO – Work on the flood diversion to protect Fargo-Moorhead must stop immediately pending the outcome of a years-long lawsuit, a federal judge ordered on Thursday, Sept. 7. The $2.2 billion project is opposed by Minnesota, and John R. Tunheim, chief judge in the District of Minneapolis, said there is a likelihood that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority will have to get a state permit.
FARGO – Four months after North Dakota lawmakers failed to repeal the state’s blue law, a proposed initiated measure asking voters to do so has been filed with the Secretary of State’s office. Brandon Medenwald, a Fargo entrepreneur who chairs the petition committee, said the measure he submitted Tuesday, July 18, is nearly identical to legislation lawmakers considered that would have ended restrictions on most businesses opening before noon on Sundays.
MOORHEAD – Fargo Police Officer Jeremiah Ferris appeared in a courtroom here in orange jail garb and shackles Tuesday, June 13, following his arrest on an allegation of domestic assault. Ferris, 34, appeared subdued as he sat down next to his attorney, who told the judge Ferris was pleading not guilty.
FARGO – Another Arctic blast is headed this way on Thursday, Jan. 12, according to the National Weather Service. The daytime high is expected to reach zero in Fargo-Moorhead, with the nighttime low reaching minus 25. Add wind chill and it could feel like it’s 42 below. Temperatures are expected to be a few degrees colder farther north; the wind chill in Ada, Minn., for example, could reach 47 below, the weather service says.