FARGO – Will Gardner has made it official: The endorsed Republican candidate in the North Dakota secretary of state race filed notice that he’s withdrawing from the field.
FARGO -- Three Fargo City Commission candidates -- including incumbent Tony Gehrig -- have been fined $100 for missing a deadline in filing their campaign finance disclosures.
FARGO -- The cities of Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead together grew by an estimated 3,670 over the past year, according to new census estimates. Fargo led the growth with an estimated gain of 2,003 residents, followed by West Fargo with 969 and Moorhead with 698. Fargo’s population now is estimated at 122,359, West Fargo at 35,708 and Moorhead at 43,122. The combined population of the three metro area cities now is estimated at 201,189, according to the Census Bureau estimates.
MOORHEAD – The Clay County Attorney’s Office announced that two officers involved in separate non-fatal shootings – a Clay County sheriff's deputy and a Minnesota state trooper – have been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing in their use of deadly force. Both shootings were reviewed by the Otter Tail County Attorney’s Office at the request of Clay County prosecutors, and the findings were released on Wednesday, April 4.
MAYVILLE, N.D. -- North Dakota State University has the OK to build an addition to Sudro Hall with a price tag up to $28 million to allow for the expansion of its much-in-demand nursing program. The State Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday, March 28, to grant NDSU permission to go ahead with the project, which will be entirely paid for by private donations. So far, $22 million has been raised, but the building can be trimmed if fundraising falls short of the goal.
FARGO – The Diversion Authority’s board members voted unanimously to accept all recommendations from a task force and will submit a new permit application to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The expected vote, which came Friday, March 16, followed months of talks by task force members, appointed by the governors of Minnesota and North Dakota, aimed at coming up with an acceptable plan that would obtain a permit from the Minnesota DNR.
FARGO – Former North Dakota Gov. George Sinner has died. Sinner, 89, was the state’s 29th governor, serving two terms in the office from 1985 through 1992. He was the most recent Democratic-NPL governor in North Dakota.
MOORHEAD – Parents and a former student pleaded with school board members to address concerns of minority and immigrant families who complain their children are subjected to bullying, racial slurs and inattention from teachers and administrators. The concerns were heard Monday, Feb. 26, by the board of Moorhead Area Public Schools, in what some parents said were complaints they had previously made, in meetings and in writing, but said no action was taken.
FARGO -- Presidents have traveled to North Dakota to promise aid and comfort after disasters. They have come to tout their agendas and preside over ceremonies. They have come to stump for fellow politicians of their party. And sometimes, they just were passing through on their way to or from another destination. In all, 15 of 26 presidents came to North Dakota since the first trekked to northern Dakota Territory in September 1878, when President Rutherford B. Hayes came to Fargo.
BISMARCK – Roers Construction has filed a claim seeking $1.3 million from North Dakota State University for additional costs it incurred in meeting a deadline to finish a large science classroom building in time for a dedication ceremony. The claim, submitted in letters by the contractor presented to NDSU in June and July, concerns unforeseen costs for A. Glenn Hill Center, a $29.4 million classroom building for STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – instruction.