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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

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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Bison and Coach Phillips making it fun!

Great example of why it’s so much fun to cheer for the Bison and Saul. This quote in today’s NY Times : “On Friday, Phillips went to the spot on the Spokane Arena floor where Alexander released his shot. Phillips … Continue reading

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Bison tough out win in OT! Bye, bye Sooners, hello Aztecs

What a game! The Bison proved their physical and mental toughness and came through in the clutch with poise and key free throws to defeat the #5 seed Oklahoma in overtime. While my pick for the Bison to advance to … Continue reading

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Bison will be flying high tonight! Go BISON!!

Bison are DANCING!! It’s fun to see folks around the nation rooting for our high flying Bison. Here’s a fun article in the Dallas Morning News about it:   National analysts nearly unanimous: North Dakota State will beat Oklahoma By Alex … Continue reading

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Spring is coming! Sign up your garden and fruit trees at FM Gardens Alive! 1 million square foot challenge

You can help meet this challenge by going to FM Gardens Alive! and simply input the size of your food garden area no matter the size.  You can also submit the number of fruit trees or bushes you have or … Continue reading

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