Happiest States? Minnesota And North Dakota Top 3 Edging Out Hawaii

Fun to see our region emerging as the happiest states according to an interesting methodology. North Dakota ranks #1 for community and social environment. We know these studies are never comprehensive, but for the factors they evaluated, it’s a snapshot showing we’re improving by diversifying our population and economy. While we are improving in many…
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North Dakota’s Electric Costs Are Second Lowest In The Nation, Yet We Pay More Per Month Than Minnesota

Why are Minnesota’s average electric bills of $108, so much less than ND’s $140 a month on average? North Dakota cost per KWH of electricity of 8.1 cents per KWH, that’s more than 20% less than Minnesota. How can this be? Answer: North Dakota’s average homes and businesses are not as energy efficient. Conservation is conservative,…
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Wonderful Downtown Project, Roberts Mixed Use Ramp Breaks Ground

Thanks to an incredible amount of good work by many building on years of solid planning, a long needed project is coming to fruition. Here’s a current picture of this two acre site. Now a low value surface parking lot where vibrant buildings used to be. With the new mixed use projects, over 180 people…
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Screenshot-Fargo and School levies 1999 to 2015

Elections Matter, In 12 Years Working Together We’ve Reduced Property Tax Rate Almost By Half

Fact is, due to good work by many, we’ve reduced the combined mill levy in Fargo by over 180 mills since 2004. The effective tax rate in Fargo is almost half of what it was in 2004 and Fargo’s mill levy is the lowest it’s ever been. In the article it states a commissioner says he…
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Great to see another Fargo first with this collaboration between the city and Cass County Electric.

Harvesting The Sun! North Dakota’s First Community Solar Garden

Another Fargo first!! Thanks to Cass County Electric and their collaborative effort working with their members, our city of Fargo Renewable Energy and Conservation Committee, and ND Dept of Commerce to bring this sunny project to fruition. June 1st after over two years of working with us at the city and their members, Cass County…
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