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Published March 27, 2010, 12:50 PM

Fargo official fired over contract rules

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The head of operations at the Fargo Public Works Department has been dismissed for allegedly violating the city's policy on awarding contracts. The city says in a new release that Al Weigel (WHY-gull), director of operations for the Public Works Department, circumvented city policy.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The head of operations at the Fargo Public Works Department has been dismissed for allegedly violating the city's policy on awarding contracts.

The city says in a new release that Al Weigel (WHY-gull), director of operations for the Public Works Department, circumvented city policy. The city says he violated the rule that any purchase over $25,000 be publicly solicited through bids or requests for proposals.

No other details were immediately available.

Weigel did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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