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About Mike Williams

Name: Mike Williams Location: Fargo, North Dakota Website: http://www.electwilliams.com 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

Fargo can win $5 million and we’ve already saved over $3 million

eFargo’s moving on up! We’re in the hunt for the $5 million Energy Challenge competing with 60 quarter finalist cities across the country. Fargo’s the spotlight community on the Georgetown University Energy Challenge Thanks to Malini Srivistava and all of … Continue reading

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Whoot! Fargo best performing small city again

Thanks to good work by many, Fargo’s again recognized as the top performing small city by the Milken Institute for the second year in a row. It’s fun to see and as good as it is, working together, the best … Continue reading

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Thanks to good work by many, Fargo’s again recognized as the top performing small city by the Milken Institute for the second year in a row. It’s fun to see and as good as it is, working together, the best … Continue reading

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Fargo tops again!!

Thanks to good work by many, Fargo’s again recognized as the top performing small city by the Milken Institute for the second year in a row. It’s fun to see and as good as it is, working together, the best … Continue reading

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Density and desirable, affordable, and walkable neighborhoods

Some folks seem to think density automatically means skyscrapers. It’s just not so. Density is just one way to measure land use. For perspective, in 1960 Fargo’s population was 47,000 in less than 8 sections of land. Now with 115,000 people … Continue reading

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Thousands enjoy the biggest vehicle ever in another great Holiday of Lights Parade

Thousands of smiling faces at the Parade of Lights enjoying a guest appearance from a super cool, 60′ long vehicle on it’s way to San Francisco. Thanks to a great working relationship with locally produced New Flyer, Gregg Schildberger and … Continue reading

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Sandy’s Donuts, more Sandy’s Donuts, hot cocoa, to celebrate Fargo’s evolving transportation options

Now that got your attention! Swing by the Fargo Public Library’s community room Tuesday November 24th at 1:30 p.m.. We’ll learn about and celebrate the many new ways to get around town, user friendly parking info and tools, housing tips and programs, … Continue reading

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Growing well matters. Let’s do the math update

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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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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