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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’s in the Sweet 16! You can make it a slam dunk

March Madness is running amok! Even though our beloved Bison didn’t make the big dance this year, Fargo’s been selected already made it to the “Sweet 16” seed in the “Strong Towns March Madness Tournament of Cities“. We need you to … Continue reading

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efargo up to 3rd place in $5,000,000 Energy prize and $3,207,242 saved already

WHOOP! WHOOP!! Our efargo team has just moved into 3rd place in the $5,000,000 Georgetown University Energy Challenge!! Working with Xcel Energy and Cass County Electric, we’ve established the baseline of energy used in 2013 and 2014 for residential and municipal electricity. During … Continue reading

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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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