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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

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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Growing well matters, let’s do the math‏

Fargo’s in a fantastic situation and we’ve been growing for years thanks to a lot of good work by many. In the past 15 years we’ve seen a bit over 1% population growth a year, but recently Fargo’s population is … Continue reading

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Fargo on its way to the new American dream

People from all over the country are intrigued by what’s going on in Fargo. We’re consistently topping lists for quality of life and vibrant economy. Perhaps some of the reason we’re attracting more attention is that we’re incrementally becoming a … Continue reading

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Fargo series debut piquing interest in the real Fargo story

There’s a new cable series based on the movie coming out on Tuesday (Fargo on FX channel). It likely won’t represent much of what really goes on here, but it does create awareness.  Forbes Joel Kotkin sure likes Fargo, and … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the history making Bison!

Thanks so much to the Bison for a historic and incredibly fun run! The nation rightfully fell in love with these tough and fun loving overachievers that not only made the Big Dance, but had a blast being there. They … Continue reading

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