Fargo City Commission candidates' debate set for Monday

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FARGO - The Downtown Community Partnership is hosting a candidates debate for the Fargo City Commission race from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 27.

The event will be broadcast live from the City Commission Chambers at 225 4th St. N., but is closed to the media and the public for city-mandated social distancing, DCP President and CEO Melissa Brandt said in a release issued Wednesday, April 22.

The Commission seats currently held by John Strand and Tony Grindberg are up for election.

“The Great Candidate Debate” is being offered to give voters an opportunity to hear the candidates discuss citywide and downtown core issues.

The debate will be streamed live on the City of Fargo’s government PEG TV channel. TV Fargo 56, streams 24 hours day at .


For more details about the event and candidates search “The Great Candidate Debate” on Facebook.

The primary and city election will be Tuesday, June 9. It will decide not only the Fargo City Commission races, but Fargo Municipal Judge, and seats on the board of the Fargo Park District, Fargo School Board and Cass County Commission.


The City Commission race will use approval voting, which will allow voters to vote for all of the candidates that they approve of.
To participate in a City of Fargo election, you must be a city resident for at least 30 days prior to the election. You must also be at least 18 years old, a North Dakota resident and a citizen of the United States. There is no formal voter registration process in North Dakota.

Helmut Schmidt is a reporter for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead's business news team. Readers can reach him by email at, or by calling (701) 241-5583.
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