FARGO COMMISSIONER STRAND ANNOUNCES RE-ELECTION BID

For Immediate Release

March 17, 2020

Contact: John Strand

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FARGO COMMISSIONER STRAND ANNOUNCES RE-ELECTION BID

FARGO, ND – Earlier today, Commissioner John Strand announced his bid for re-election to the Fargo City Commission.  First elected in 2016, Strand previously served eight years on the Fargo Board of Education.  

“I’m proud of my record as an ally to homeowners, to renters, and to our city staff who work so hard to keep our city running smoothly,” Strand said. “I believe in serving working class families. That’s what I have done and …

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Link – Strand calls on Fargo rights panel to work for transgender protections

https://www.inforum.com/news/4377900-lets-fight-whats-right-strand-calls-fargo-rights-panel-work

Helmut Schmidt / The Forum
FARGO – City Commissioner John Strand called upon the city’s Human Relations Commission to push for more protections in Fargo for transgender people after two women testified Thursday, Dec. 21, about discrimination and the need for training and increased awareness of the issue.

“I encourage the Human Relations Commission to pull out all the stops” and model local policies and ordinances on those seen elsewhere in the nation to prevent discrimination and attacks on transgender people, “despite the state’s lack of protection,” …

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Link – Land trust may be partial answer to affordable metro housing

Link – Land trust may be partial answer to affordable metro housing

https://www.inforum.com/business/real-estate/2735442-Land-trust-may-be-partial-answer-to-affordable-metro-housing

Barry Amundson | Jul 8th 2019 – 7am.

FARGO — With home prices substantially higher in the past five years and the need for workers climbing in the metro, many are calling for a way to boost the affordable home market for residents and those wishing to move here.

One idea close to reality that seems to have the enthusiastic support of city officials, neighborhood associations, community nonprofit organizations and businesses is a community land trust.

Leading the charge in the effort to form the trust are FM …

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Link – After months of debate and revisions, Newman Center project plan gains final approval

https://www.inforum.com/news/government-and-politics/4632313-After-months-of-debate-and-revisions-Newman-Center-project-plan-gains-final-approval

Written By: Barry Amundson | Aug 27th 2019 – 4pm.

This is a drawing of the new St. Paul’s Newman Center that is under construction in north Fargo across from the North Dakota State University campus. Submitted drawing
This is a drawing of the new St. Paul’s Newman Center that is under construction in north Fargo across from the North Dakota State University campus. Submitted drawing
FARGO — Although north Fargo Roosevelt neighborhood residents never objected to the St. Paul’s Newman Center chapel and student center …

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Link – Airport authority, city agree to mediated talks

Link – Airport authority, city agree to mediated talks

https://www.inforum.com/news/government-and-politics/4754657-Airport-authority-city-agree-to-mediated-talks

Written By: Barry Amundson | Nov 4th 2019 – 9pm.

FARGO — The feud between the city of Fargo and the Fargo Municipal Airport Authority is going into a 45-day mediated negotiation period over the management structure of Hector International Airport.

Commissioner John Strand made the motion during a Fargo City Commission meeting Monday, Nov. 4, to try to negotiate a deal within that time period or the city would “immediately move forward with an orderly dissolution” of the authority.

Strand, however, said the negotiations that will center …

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Link – Residents pack Fargo City Hall urging leaders to take action on climate change

https://www.inforum.com/news/government-and-politics/4791765-Residents-pack-Fargo-City-Hall-urging-leaders-to-take-action-on-climate-change-declare-emergency

Written By: Barry Amundson | Nov 27th 2019 – 4pm.

FARGO — The youngest speaker at a City Hall meeting on climate change Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 27, was just 8 years old.

Mira Bagu, whose father said she was at first too shy to address the crowd of over 200 people, eventually decided to go up on her own. She urged that action be taken because she’s concerned about Arctic ice melting as well as the fate of polar bears and arctic foxes.

“We should stop climate change …

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Link – City of Fargo and Airport Authority Reconcile, Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Link – City of Fargo and Airport Authority Reconcile, Sign Memorandum of Understanding

https://www.kvrr.com/2020/01/14/city-of-fargo-and-airport-authority-reconcile-sign-memorandum-of-understanding/

January 14, 2020 Chris Howard

FARGO, N.D. – “What we ended up with is what we needed, and that is an agreement, and that will carry us far into the future,” said Fargo City Commissioner John Strand

Over the last couple of months, the City of Fargo and the Municipal Airport Authority have been in heated discussions regarding the Memorandum of Understanding between the two.

Disagreements over how airport employees should be paid, including Executive Director Shawn Dobberstein, and whether they should be considered city employees had often …

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Video: There Are Little Things We Can Do

Video:  There Are Little Things We Can Do