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Posted on: April 3, 2020

City of West Fargo announces upcoming public meeting platforms

City of West Fargo Public Meeting Online

The City of West Fargo has a number of upcoming public meetings that have been adapted to align with Governor Doug Burgum’s executive order 2020-16 to enable virtual viewing for public meetings, and remote participation for meetings that include...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

4:30 p.m. April 2, 2020-Man faces felony charges after WF PD rescue him from garage fire

GARAGE FIRE UPDATE

At 3:39 p.m. March 25, 2020, the West Fargo Police Department and West Fargo Fire Department responded to a garage fire at 108th C St. in West Fargo. Upon arrival, officers with the West Fargo Police Department located Marty Melvin Johann, 44, inside the ...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

2:45 p.m. April 1, 2020-WF Police Department Chief Heith Janke accepts reinstatement with FBI

Heith Janke Post

West Fargo Police Department Chief Heith Janke has announced that he has accepted the opportunity to be reinstated as a special agent with the FBI and has submitted his resignation, with an effective date of Friday, April 24, 2020.

“It has been a...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

12:30 p.m. April 1, 2020-NDDoH created a 'COVID-19 Risk Assessment Survey'

survey

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has created a ‘COVID-19 Risk Assessment Survey’ for those who have COVID-19 symptoms and are unsure whether they should seek medical care. The survey will also allow residents to identify c...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

8:30 a.m. April 1, 2020- City of West Fargo closes Sheyenne Diversion gates

Flood Gates Close

City of West Fargo officials, in cooperation with Southeast Cass Water Resource District, initiated north and south gate closures on the Sheyenne River, diverting all flow around town from I-94 to the northern limits. With the recent warm temperatures and...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: March 31, 2020

3:30 p.m. March 31, 2020-Public input website to replace planned public input meeting

PUBLIC WEBSITE

A public input website is scheduled to go live at 4 p.m. Monday, April 6, at http://www.westfargond.gov/SheyenneStreetDowntownImprovements. This website will utilize an online presentation and survey to collect feedback on the proposed downtown Sheyenne S...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: March 31, 2020

3 p.m. March 31, 2020- The City of West Fargo announces Brenda Warren Appreciation Day

Brenda Warren Appreciation Day

Commission President Bernie Dardis has announced that Tuesday, March 31, 2020, is Brenda Warren Appreciation Day.

Brenda Warren has been an invaluable member of the community through her dedication, passion and commitment to Bonanzaville and the Cass Count...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: March 31, 2020

2 p.m. March 31, 2020- West Fargo extends closures and work-from-home directive until April 17

WF Extends Closures

After review of the COVID-19 pandemic conditions, the City of West Fargo administration has decided to extend closure of all public buildings and the work-from-home directive for employees until Friday, April 17, 2020. This means the West Fargo City Hall,...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: March 31, 2020

10:30 a.m. March 21, 2020-Sump pumps must discharge outside beginning April 1

Sump Pump

 

All sump pumps in West Fargo must switch their sump pump to discharge outside beginning April 1, 2020. This regulation includes properties with sump pump variances for winter months. Properties found in violation with this ordinance will be noti...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

2:30 p.m. March 30, 2020-Are you returning from international travel or from states with COVID-19?

Travel Info Graphic

In an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte signed a confinement order on Saturday, March 28, 2020, directing individuals to quarantine for 14 days if traveling back to North Dakota from all international l...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

4:30 p.m. March 27,2020-WF Public Works reminds community only toilet paper can be flushed

Sanitation

The City of West Fargo Public Works Department wants to remind the public to “be nice to our pipes.” Only toilet paper should be flushed.

“We have already faced issues with our lift station pumps due to clogging from rags,&...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

3 p.m. March 24, 2020-WF launches drawing for WF business gift cards to encourage census responses

COVID-19 UPDATES

To encourage census responses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of West Fargo is launching a campaign to giveaway five, $100 West Fargo business gift cards. Over the next five weeks, everyone with a West Fargo address who has completed their census w...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

2 p.m. March 24, 2020-Building inspections in West Fargo continue if certain procedures are followed

City of West Fargo administration has reviewed its current response to the COVID-19 crisis as it pertains to building inspection procedures. It has been determined that the City of West Fargo will attempt to conduct on site framing and final inspections ...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

12 p.m. March 24, 2020-WFPD reminds public to be aware of potential scams during COVID-19 pandemic

SCAM alert

The West Fargo Police Department wants the public to be aware of scammers using the coronavirus pandemic to trick victims.

“It is unfortunate that scammers from around the world attempt to take advantage of stressful situations to prey upon our c...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

2 p.m. March 23, 2020-West Fargo Municipal Court Suspends Hearings through April 8, 2020

West Fargo Municipal Court Suspends Hearings

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health emergency, the West Fargo Municipal Court is suspending court hearings through April 8, 2020. Court hearings will resume on April 15, 2020.

Individuals scheduled for a court appearance during this time are enc...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

West Fargo Public Library launches "West Fargo Public Library at Home!" program

West Fargo Public Library at home!

While closures metro-wide leave residents looking for ways to pass the time, the West Fargo Public Library is excited to offer digital versions of their popular programs. “West Fargo Public Library at Home” includes live storytimes for...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

5:45 p.m. Friday, March 20: City of West Fargo releases FAQs regarding Executive Order 2020-06

North Dakota Governor Burgum Executive Order 2020-06 FAQ

GOVERNOR BURGUM EXECUTIVE ORDER FAQ:

FAQ PDF VERSION

What is executive order 2020-06? 

Executive order 2020-06 was issued Thursday, March 19, 2020, by North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum. The executive order goes into effect Friday, March 20, at noon ...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Annual West Fargo City Board of Equalization Meeting

Annual West Fargo City Board of Equalization Meeting

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and federal recommendations to limit group sizes to 10 or less, the City of West Fargo Board of Equalization meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2020, will be moved to an online format. More information regardin...

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City Assessor West Fargo News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

5 p.m. March 19, 2020: Executive Order 2020-06

North Dakota Governor Burgum Executive Order 2020-06

This afternoon an executive order was issued by North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum. The order goes into effect noon Friday, March 20, and continues through Monday, April 6. The executive order does three things:

  1. It closes all restaurants, bars, breweries, c...
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Executive Order 2020-06 West Fargo News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

9 a.m. March 19, 2020: Waste Management Call Center Temporary Closure

Waste Management Call Center Temporary Closure

From Waste Management:

With the health and well-being of our community in mind, Waste Management has announced the temporary closures of their residential call centers to promote social distancing among call center employees.

Waste Management is actively es...

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Waste Management West Fargo News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

5 p.m. March 18, 2020-West Fargo Fire Department adjusts operations amid COVID-19 pandemic

Fire Department Operational Adjustments

The West Fargo Fire Department has been planning and preparing for the COVID-19 pandemic emergency since the end of February.  Additional personal protective equipment, decontamination and sanitizing products have been ordered and most supplies h...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

4 p.m. March 18, 2020- WF transfer station weekend hours extended amid COVID-19 pandemic

Extended hours at transfer station

The City of West Fargo Public Works Department is extending weekend hours at the transfer station located at 1620 Main Ave. W. in West Fargo. This will allow extra disposal of garbage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The transfer station will open 9 a.m. to 3...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

1 p.m. March 18,2020- The West Fargo Police Department investigating report of a missing person

Missing Person-Zeck

The West Fargo Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing person. Travis Zeck, 37 year old male, has not had contact with his family since 9 a.m., Tuesday, March 17th. Zeck was last seen driving a black 2015 Chevrole...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

6 p.m. March 17, 2020-City of West Fargo closes all city buildings to public

All City Buildings Closed to Public

All City of West Fargo buildings are closed to the public beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During this closure, essential services will remain available such as emergency services, garbage collection, streets, sewer...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

3 p.m. March, 17 2020- City of West Fargo Public Works reminders amid COVID-19

City of West Fargo Public Works reminders amid COVID-19

The City of West Fargo Public Works Department wants to remind the public to “be nice to our pipes.” Only toilet paper should be flushed. All wipes and disposable cleaning products belong in the trash, not the toilet. If products that ...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

10 a.m. March 17, 2020 Public input meeting to discuss proposed improvements to Sheyenne Street

Public Input Meeting

A public input meeting is scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 6, in the Grand Foyer of West Fargo City Hall, located at 800 Fourth Ave. E., in West Fargo. The meeting is expected to have an open house format with the possibility of being streamed onli...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

5 p.m. March 16, 2020 - West Fargo Public Library closes in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Copy of Copy of closure

In the interest of public safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the West Fargo Public Library will close for an undefined duration beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The decision was made in an effort to protect the health and safety of staff and patrons.

Whi...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

5 p.m. March 16, 2020 All West Fargo Fire Department locations closed to public

WF Fire Stations Closed

In the interest of public safety and the safety of West Fargo Fire Department staff, all West Fargo Fire Department locations are closed to the public until further notice. Signs are posted at each station’s public entrance with instructions on ...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

City of West Fargo garbage collection changes amid COVID-19 pandemic

Garbage Collection Changes

In the interest of public safety and the safety of City of West Fargo employees, the City of West Fargo is making the following changes to garbage pickup until further notice.

  • Any extra garbage that is outside of normal garbage will only be picked up if it...
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West Fargo News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Metro area leadership expected to jointly sign emergency declarations

Emergency Declaration

At 3:30 p.m. March 16, West Fargo Commission President Bernie Dardis is expected to sign a declaration designating coronavirus COVID-19 an emergency in the City of West Fargo. Cass County Commission Chair Chad Peterson and Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney will...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Service Cancellations within the West Fargo Police Department

Service Cancellations

Due to the safety of our officers and for the public amid COVID-19, the West Fargo Police Department won’t be offering fingerprinting or car seat checks to the general public until further notice. Fingerprinting for medical personnel will still ...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

West Fargo Public Library cancels events in response to COVID-19 pandemic

closure

The West Fargo Public Library is cancelling all upcoming events, programs, delivery of materials to offsite locations and meeting room reservations until further notice. This will not impact the library’s regular hours of operation. This decisio...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: March 10, 2020

City of West Fargo implements road restrictions March 11

The City of West Fargo has announced that spring road restrictions for commercial motor vehicles will be put in place Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Cass County and the North Dakota Department of Transportation are also implementing restrictions Wednesday. Th...

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Overdimensional West Fargo News
Posted on: February 27, 2020

City of West Fargo issues declaration to enact emergency spring flood preparation plans

Spring Flooding Emergency Declaration

Today, City of West Fargo Commission President Bernie Dardis signed an official Emergency Declaration for the City of West Fargo to provide departments and agencies the ability to initiate appropriate actions to manage and recover from the potential impac...

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Flood Information West Fargo News
Posted on: February 21, 2020

Utility billing automatic payment withdrawal date changing

Utility billing notice - date of withdrawal changed

Beginning March 2020, the City of West Fargo’s automatic utility bill payment system will withdraw funds for payment the 15th of each month. Previously, the date of withdrawal had been the 12th. This change is being made to help increase the eff...

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Utility Billing West Fargo News
Posted on: February 6, 2020

City of West Fargo to delay Sheyenne Street urban reconstruction project until 2021

Sheyenne Street Main Ave to Sevent Ave reconstruction

The City of West Fargo has decided to delay the Sheyenne Street urban reconstruction project until the 2021 construction season. This project was previously scheduled to reconstruct Sheyenne Street from Main Avenue W. to Seventh Avenue W. in the 2020 cons...

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Project Information West Fargo News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Commission President Bernie Dardis presents State of the City at FMWF Chamber of Commerce Event

Commission President Dardis presents State of the City

West Fargo Commission President Bernie Dardis presented the state of the City of West Fargo during the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the Cities event.

During his speech, Commission President Dardis reviewed highl...

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West Fargo News
Posted on: November 6, 2019

City of West Fargo awarded Main Street Excellence award by Gov. Burgum during Main Street Summit

North Dakota Governor, Lt. Governor, City of West Fargo Commission President and staff, and EPIC Com

The City of West Fargo was awarded the Main Street Excellence Award by Governor Doug Burgum and Lt. Governor Brent Sanford during the 2019 Main Street Summit Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Bismarck, North Dakota. The City of West Fargo was selected in the l...

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Main Street North Dakota West Fargo News
Posted on: November 5, 2019

NDDOT and City of West Fargo celebrate the completion of the I-94 and Sheyenne Street projects

Officials cut the ribbon on the grand opening of the Sheyenne Street construction

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) together with the City of West Fargo and other federal, state and local officials celebrated the completion of the reconstruction of Interstate 94 (I-94) and Sheyenne Street interchange, along with the...

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