Morning headlines: Large-scale military/First Responder exercise happening at Fargo's Island Park today

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Island Park

FARGO — Fargo Cass Emergency Management, in conjunction with the U.S. Army North and local first responder agencies, will be conducting a joint training scenario on Tuesday, May 17, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fargo High Rise, 101 2nd Street South.

There will be a large presence of first responder and emergency vehicles around the High Rise building and the Dike West/Island Park parking lots during this time.

There will be no road closures and training will not impede any regular business.


Fargo City Commission votes down task force on street racing, speeding


FARGO — A proposal to form a task force to address racing, speeding and noise on city streets was shot down by the City Commission on Monday night, May 16.

The measure, proposed by Commissioner Arlette Preston, a mayoral candidate, had a 3-2 vote was 3-2, with only Commissioner John Strand voting with Preston.

The defeated plan came after a town hall meeting on May 5 when about 50 residents from around the city attended to express concerns.

The biggest areas of concern were North University Drive, 19th Avenue North, 10th Street North, South University Drive, 25th Street South and 52nd Avenue South. Full story here.

Hawthorne Neighborhood to host Fargo City Commission candidates forum

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This is the sign in the Hawthorne Neighborhood which is just south of Island Park in the central part of the city. Submitted photo

FARGO — A local neighborhood association will hold a candidates forum for those running for Fargo City commission in the June 14 election.

The Hawthorne Neighborhood Association hosts the event Tuesday, May 17 starting at 7 p.m. at the Fargo Public Schools District Office, 700 7th St. S. in Fargo.

The association will present the questions asked of each candidate. Drew Trafton of WDAY News will serve as moderator, the association announced in a news release.

The Historic Hawthorne Neighborhood is part of Fargo’s original townsite. It radiates from the downtown commercial area on Main Avenue and 8th Street and around Island Park, with the Red River making up its eastern border. Full story here.

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