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Morning headlines: Vote proposed to expand Fargo City Commission from 5 to 7 members

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John Strand
John Strand

FARGO — City Commissioner John Strand will be asking his fellow members on Monday, July 25, to consider adding two members to the commission, a question that would be placed on the upcoming November ballot.

His request is on the agenda for the Fargo City Commission meeting.

Strand said in an interview that the growing and more diverse city needs "more voices" to be heard in making decisions.

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Commissioners Arlette Preston and Denise Kolpack said they wanted to hear more about his proposal, while Commissioner Dave Piepkorn said he would be opposed. More here.

3M Open: Fargo's Hoge gets back on track in return to Minnesota

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Fargo's Tom Hoge hits a tee shot on the 8th hole on July 22 during the second round of the 3M Open golf tournament in Blaine, Minn.
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BLAINE, Minn. — Tom Hoge was reeling heading into the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine. He had missed the 36-hole cut in six straight tournaments, plummeting down the FedEx Cup standings after an incredibly hot start to the 2021-22 season.

Luckily for Hoge, there is a level of comfort that comes with being back in the Midwest. Though he’s technically a native of Fargo, he might as well be a Minnesotan after winning back-to-back state amateur titles more than a decade ago.

“I love coming back here,” Hoge said after a solid opening round on Thursday. “I just feel comfortable being in the area.”

That showed over the weekend as Hoge finished the 3M Open tied for fourth place at 13 under par. What changed for him this week? Full story here.

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