Fargo, North Dakota

The City of Fargo Requests Proposals for Artwork to be Displayed on the Exterior of City Hall

The City of Fargo’s Arts and Culture Commission (ACC) is requesting proposals for new artwork for the panels located on the exterior facade of City Hall’s Commission Chambers, located at 225 4th St. N. The request seeks one to three local artists, culture bearers and other creatives to create artwork for the panels based on the theme “Fargo: Past, Present and Future.”

Various Concrete Spot Repairs to Begin Monday, May 23

FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA – Beginning Monday, May 23, contractors will begin working on concrete spot repairs at three north Fargo locations. Sections of roadway will be reopened once the new concrete has met the required designed strength. Below are the locations that will see work being completed over the next two weeks:

The City of Fargo Celebrates Arbor Day on Friday, May 20

The City of Fargo’s Forestry Department (in collaboration with the Fargo Park District, Fargo Public Schools and River Keepers) will host an Arbor Day celebration on Friday, May 20. This event will take place at 9:30 a.m. at Riverwood Park, located at 4707 County Rd 31 in Fargo. After the speaking presentation is completed, approximately 100 students from Carl Ben Eielson Middle School will each plant a new tree in the park.

Residents Encouraged to Secure Trash Debris

Residents are encouraged to ensure trash debris is securely placed in bins prior to putting City-issued garbage carts out for pickup. The City is asking residents to take a moment to tie bags and secure the lids to prevent stray pieces of debris from falling out and blowing around neighborhoods. Garbage carts should be placed at the end of residents’ driveways or in the alleyways by 8 a.m. on designated collection days and removed from the boulevard by 6 p.m. the same day.

Fargo Police Department Responds to Shooting in South Fargo

At 1:46 p.m. today (May 18), the Fargo Police Department (FPD) responded to a call for service at Plaza Azteca (5500 23rd Avenue South) with reports of gunshots fired. Upon arrival, FPD officers immediately offered initial first aid treatment to a 21-year-old female and her 8-month-old infant who were transported to a local healthcare facility. Multiple gunshots were found to be been fired both inside and outside of the restaurant.

Library to Host Spring Plant Swap Monday, May 23, at the Dr. James Carlson Library

Area novice and green thumb gardeners are all invited to attend the Fargo Public Library’s spring plant swap set for Monday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m. outside at the Dr. James Carlson Library (2801 32nd Ave. S.). This community-minded event is an opportunity to share your love of plants for the home with others. Participants are asked to bring indoor or outdoor plants to trade or share – these could be leftover garden seeds, seed packets, divided perennials, small started plants, or propagated slips. Even if you don’t have anything to swap, everyone will go home with something new. For details about the library’s spring plant swap event, contact Drea at 701.241.1472.

High Risk Sex Offender Notification: 123 15 St N

The Fargo Police Department is notifying the community that a registered sex offender, Ethan James Bendickson., registered at Centre, 123 15 St N in Fargo, North Dakota. Bendickson was assessed as a high-risk offender by the North Dakota Sex Offender Risk Assessment committee. The following information describes Bendickson and his offense:

Library Welcomes Children's Book Author Dawn Quigley for Visit and Presentation May 21

The Fargo Public Library welcomes children’s book author Dawn Quigley for a visit to the downtown Main Library on Saturday, May 21, for two events. The first event is an author visit starting at 10 a.m. At this event Quigley will read from and discuss her new book, Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-to-be Best Friend, the first volume of a chapter book series. A citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe in North Dakota, Dr. Quigley will discuss her childhood experiences growing up and not seeing books that represented her Native community. This event is geared for adults and children ages 5 and up. Books will be available for purchase.

Infant Formula Shortage Information

Currently, a supply shortage of powdered infant formula is affecting the United States. The North Dakota Department of Health provides information and resources for families who have been affected by this shortage. It is important to know which options available to you are safe for your infant and which could be dangerous to their health and development.

City News Room

Recruits from the Fargo and West Fargo Fire Departments started a 10-week fire academy today. Four recruits from Fargo and one recruit from West Fargo will be participating in the 5th firefighter academy jointly hosted by the two departments. During the course of the academy, recruits will complete classroom work, drills, ride-a-longs and live burn scenarios. In addition, recruits will experience hands-on training in a controlled environment and learning techniques to prepare them for real-life scenarios.

Improvement Project on 3rd Avenue and 7th Street North to Begin May 18

Beginning Wednesday, May 18, 10th St. N. will be reduced to one lane between 2nd and 3rd Ave. N. and 3rd Ave. N. will close between 10th and 8th St. N. The lane closures on 10th St. N. are expected to be in place for up to two weeks. The closures are part of Phase One of the City’s street reconstruction project of 3rd Ave. N. from 10th St. N. to 7th St. N. This first phase of 3rd Ave. N. reconstruction is expected to be in place for up to 80 days.

Fargo Cass Public Health is encouraging owners of massage therapy establishments, located in Fargo, to contact them to initiate licensing procedures.

Fargo Cass Public Health (FCPH) is encouraging owners of massage therapy establishments, located in Fargo, to contact them to initiate licensing procedures. Article 13-18 of the Fargo Municipal Code was passed in December 2021 and will be implemented in 2022. The purpose of the ordinance is to license and regulate massage therapy establishments located in Fargo, N.D., that conduct massage procedures as defined by North Dakota Century Code Chapter 42-25.