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Name: Mike Williams Location: Fargo, North Dakota Website: Occupation: Risk Manager Family Mutual Insurance Fargo City Commissioner since 2004, re-elected in 2008 and 2012 About Me: I'm a pragmatic optimist that's grateful for all the wonderful people in my life

Pope’s visit to DC reminds of past visit about environment

I’m excited about today’s visit from the pope to Washington DC and his strong message about improving our environmental stewardship. While no where near as epic, it reminded me how important it is for cities to maximize the opportunity to lead as we … Continue reading

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Enjoy the ease of Link FM like 708 riders did Friday!

Headed to Street Fair and Moorhead Center Mall sidewalk sales? Park once and enjoy both by jumping aboard Link FM, Fargo – Moorheads new fun, fast and free connecting bus. Link FM makes for a stress free Street Fair. 708 … Continue reading

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Fun, fast and free Link FM a big hit for enjoying Street Fair

Link FM makes for a stress free Street Fair. Over 600 riders yesterday even with the rain. Just park at Moorhead Center Mall, check out their sidewalk sales or park somewhere along the route and jump on for a fun, … Continue reading

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All aboard! Introducing Link FM Downtown Connector

Link FM is a fun, fast, and free circulator bus that connects Downtown Fargo and Moorhead starting Monday June 1st running from 7 am to 7 pm M-F and 10am – 5pm Sat.  The route will have a continuous loop … Continue reading

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How to best build our city? Love it

  This Strong Towns article could have been written about yesterdays efargo, Alley Fair, and The Hotel Donaldson Earth Day love yesterday. efargo launch, 2 hours of 50 people cleaning alleys and streets, partying at the Ho Do Fargo with the … Continue reading

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Check out the efargo “Earth Piano”

Come celebrate Earth Day with us! Hear about some ways our nationally selected efargo team and partners are creating new ways to save energy and make better use of resources. Lots of ways to  more involved in helping reduce energy use and … Continue reading

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Smile and wave when you see people walking, on the bus, or biking

Thanks to all that helped celebrate and proclaim yesterday as “Stand up 4 Transportation Day” NDSU President Bresciani spoke and introduced all four Metro Mayors that signed the proclamation.  They invited me to say a few words and I shared … Continue reading

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Though never built, the Cultural Bridge project was a bridge to the future

It’s fun to reflect on some of the projects that didn’t come to fruition, but still provided inspiration and impetus for wonderful derivative projects. I spoke to Michael Graves back in 2000 and he was still passionate about the beautiful … Continue reading

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Tour de Art and Parking to Sioux Falls and Lincoln already paying off

It’s an exciting time to live in Fargo. It’s fun to see the rest of the nation finding out what we already know, our quality of life is high and it’s a nice place to live. While its interesting to … Continue reading

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Best city for recent grads? Boston, D.C., Madison, Austin, San Fran, with Fargo at the top

Several cool peer cities are in this list. Madison, D.C, Austin, San Francisco, Boston. Fun to see Fargo on top! The students learning, living, working, and playing downtown have helped drive the revitalization of Downtown and there are a ton of … Continue reading

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