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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Hours of operation changing for West Fargo City Hall and Police Department building

Hours of operations update

Effective Wednesday, June 1, 2022, the hours for the West Fargo City Hall and Police Department building at 800 4th St. E. in West Fargo are changing. The new hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., unless there are public meetings or events that require di...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Open house for City of West Fargo Municipal Judge Michelle Donarski’s retirement

Donarski, Michelle

The City of West Fargo would like to invite the public to an open house to recognize Municipal Judge Michelle Donarski’s and her service to the community. The event will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2022, in the Commission Chambers of W...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: May 25, 2022

West Fargo Police Department launches summer ‘I Got Caught’ program

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While on patrol this summer, West Fargo Police Department officers will be looking for children wearing safety helmets. If caught wearing a helmet, children will receive a coupon to a local Dairy Queen restaurant to receive a free ice cream cone. The prog...

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Police
Posted on: May 20, 2022

West Fargo Library Memorial Day closure and summer hours

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The West Fargo Public Library will be closed Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. Memorial Day weekend also marks the beginning of the library’s summer hours, which are:  

  • Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.&...
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Library
Posted on: May 19, 2022

City of West Fargo Memorial Day closures and schedule changes

Memorial Day 2022

The City of West Fargo will close Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no garbage or recycling collection Monday, May 30. To accommodate the holiday, Monday and Tuesday garbage routes will be collected Tuesday, May 31. Recycling co...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

West Fargo Fire Department’s new headquarters breaks ground Wednesday, May 25

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The West Fargo Fire Department will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new fire headquarters (1201 10th Ave. E.) at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 25. The new West Fargo Fire Department headquarters is set to be complete in 2023. The total cost of the project ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

City of West Fargo sewer system cleaning and inspection to take place over summer months

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City of West Fargo’s Public Works Department will conduct sewer system cleaning and inspection throughout the summer months. The inspection uses high pressure water to clean sewer pipes and a camera to inspect the sewer system. Homeowner&rsq...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

West Fargo Police Department launches comfort dog and School Resource Officer team

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The West Fargo Police Department is launching a School Resource Officer (SRO) and comfort dog team with the addition of new K-9 Bella. This program is possible through a donation from SCHEELS and partnership with West Fargo Public Schools. 

K-9 Be...

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Police
Posted on: May 13, 2022

West Fargo Fire Department to hold certified cardiopulmonary resuscitation course Wednesday, June 15

West Fargo Fire Department to hold certified CPR course Wednesday, June 15 (PNG)

The West Fargo Fire Department is offering a certified cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2022. This certified CPR class meets all state certification requirements. There is a $50 charge per attendee. Registration f...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Lieutenant Adam Gustafson to be honored at North Dakota Peace Officer Memorial

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Lieutenant Adam Gustafson will be honored Thursday, May 12, at the North Dakota Peace Officer Memorial in Bismarck. The memorial honors North Dakota officers who have died in the line of duty. Lieutenant Gustafson’s name will be added to the memorial alon...

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Police
Posted on: May 10, 2022

West Fargo Fire Department rolls out new, grant-funded fire pumper and rescue unit

West Fargo Fire Department rolls out new, grant-funded fire pumper and rescue unit (PNG)

The West Fargo Fire Department is launching a new pumper and rescue unit to serve the community. The all-hazards pumper carries tools, a full complement of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommended hoses and a 750-gallon water tank to pump w...

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Fire
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Westbound Main Avenue W. reduced to one lane May 18 – June 5

FALL STREET SWEEPING TO BEGIN MONDAY, OCT. 25 (5)

Beginning Wednesday, May 18, contractor crews will conduct rehabilitation work on manholes in the north shoulder of Main Avenue W. between 9th Street NW and 12th Street NW. The road will reduce to one westbound lane through June 5 while this work is compl...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: May 5, 2022

West Fargo Police Department announces new addition to K-9 Unit

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The West Fargo Police Department is excited to announce the newest member of the K-9 Unit, K-9 Thor. K-9 Thor is an 18-month old German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois cross from the United States. K-9 Thor and his handler, Officer Matthew Oldham, are certified...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

City of West Fargo to begin Main Avenue tree planting May 5

Main Ave Tree Planting

The City of West Fargo will begin a Main Avenue tree planting project Thursday, May 5. Trees will be planted on the north and south sides of Main Avenue, as well as in the center median from Morrison St. W to I-94. Planting is scheduled to take four weeks...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Road crack sealing scheduled to begin Monday, May 9

ROAD CRACK SEALING SCHEDULED TO BEGIN MONDAY, MAY 9 (PNG)

 West Fargo Public Works crews will begin sealing cracks in roads Monday, May 9. The work should be complete by the end of June. Crews will complete work according to the maintenance zone schedule and weather conditions.

During the maintenance zon...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: April 29, 2022

West Fargo Fire Department responds to Friday residential fire

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4:30 p.m. update: The cause of the fire has been ruled accidental and originated at a surge protector.

At approximately 12:40 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2022, the West Fargo Fire Department was dispatched to the 100 block of 6th Street NW for a residential fir...

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Fire
Posted on: April 19, 2022

West Fargo Police Department releases 2021 Annual Report

2021 West Fargo Police Department Annual Report (PNG)

During the Monday, April 18, 2022, City Commission meeting, Police Chief Denis Otterness presented the West Fargo Police Department’s 2021 annual report. The report, which covers the department’s accomplishments, vital statistics and s...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Sump pumps must discharge outside beginning Friday, April 15

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All sump pumps in West Fargo must switch to discharge outside beginning Friday, April 15, 2022. This regulation includes properties with sump pump variances for winter months. Properties found not in compliance with this ordinance will be notified and cha...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

West Fargo Library announces Little Red Reading Bus route schedule and Summer Boost 2022 plan

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The West Fargo Public Library summer reading program – Summer Boost – returns June 1.  The program incorporates online reading and learning challenges, the Little Red Reading Bus route and special events and activities for all...

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Library
Posted on: April 5, 2022

West Fargo Fire Department releases 2021 Annual Report

West Fargo Fire Department releases 2021 Annual Report (PNG)

During the Monday, April 4, 2022, City Commission meeting, Fire Chief Dan Fuller presented the West Fargo Fire Department 2021 Annual Report. The report, which covers the department’s accomplishments, vital statistics and state of the department...

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Posted on: April 2, 2022

OverDrive app no longer supported; try Libby!

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This spring, the OverDrive app was removed from app stores. Since the legacy OverDrive app is no longer supported, library patrons are encouraged to switch to Libby – a newer, more user-friendly app that grants access to the same collection of e...

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

West Fargo Police Department first in North Dakota to pair School Resource Officer with comfort dog

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Through a donation from SCHEELS and partnership with West Fargo Public Schools, the West Fargo Police Department is about to introduce the first comfort dog and School Resource Officer (SRO) team in the state of North Dakota. 

"SCHEELS is ple...

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Police
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Library partnership with West Fargo Public Schools provides expanded library access to students

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West Fargo, ND – (February 4, 2022) – A recent partnership between West Fargo Public Schools and the West Fargo Public Library has expanded literary access for middle and high school students.

At fall registration, parents/guardians are...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

New library programs help families prepare kids for Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

West Fargo Public Library helps families prepare kids for Kindergarten through new programs

Public launch party 4 – 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17 at West Fargo Library

(West Fargo, N.D. Nov. 9, 2021) In 2020, 50% of children entering Kindergarten in We...

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