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Karen Huber

Karen Huber is the editor of The Pioneer. She lives in West Fargo with her husband, Al.

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West Fargo takes first in Student Congress

The 50th Annual NDHSAA State Student Congress was held at the Capitol in Bismarck on Nov. 1-2 with West Fargo taking first place team totals. Successive team placements were: Richardton-Taylor, second; Shanley, third; Fargo Davies, fourth; and Mandan, fifth.


Blessed Sacrament sharing Thanksgiving food, fellowship

The Thanksgiving tradition lives on at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, where volunteers will once again be serving up turkey and all the trimmings for anyone looking for a little fellowship to go along with their meal.

What will diversion cost residents? City looking for answers

West Fargo City Commissioners made it clear Monday night that they don’t like being in the dark regarding cost figures and how they will affect the city’s residents as they relate to the latest plan the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is favoring for the Red River Diversion.

Borslien taking musical talents to Thanksgiving Day Parade

To say Erika Borslien is multi-talented when it comes to musical skills is an understatement.


Axness, Koppelman, Hanson claim seats in newly-formed District 16

General Election Day Nov. 6 resulted in Democrat Tyler Axness taking the Senate seat and Republican Ben Koppelman and Democrat Ben Hanson winners of the two House of Representative seats in the newly formed District 16, representing constituents in parts of West Fargo and Fargo.

Axness, Koppelman, Hanson claim seats in newly formed District 16; West Fargo 911 measure passes

Election Day results show Democrat Tyler Axness taking the Senate seat and Republican Ben Koppelman and Democrat Ben Hanson winners of the two House of Representative seats in the newly formed District 16, representing constituents in parts of West Fargo and Fargo.

City moving forward with hotel complex

West Fargo City Commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to move forward with plans for a hotel and conference center on Beaton Drive southwest of the corner of Ninth Street East and 19th Avenue East by approving first reading of the rezoning of Charleswood 29th Addition from agricultural to planned unit development to allow for the hotel complex.

Second phase of Main Avenue reconstruction complete

A special dedication ceremony signifying the end of the second phase of West Fargo’s Main Avenue reconstruction on the 1.4 mile long stretch from Sixth Street East to 45th Street was held Monday in front of Adesa Auto Auction near the corner of 17th Street East and Main Avenue where new street lights were also installed.


Voters to decide fate of candidates, measures

Long-awaited Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 6 will not only decide the national political landscape but will shape the structure of state and local candidates serving as well as decide the fate of several ballot measures.


Reconstruction project winding down: End in sight for Main Avenue repair

The second leg of Main Avenue reconstruction is nearing completion from 6th St. E. to 45th St. with only finishing touch work remaining in advance of the anticipated completion date, the end of October.


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Brown sugar glaze accents yummy apple cake


When winter weather hits, let common sense prevail

Driving can be difficult during good weather conditions, but the winter precipitation this last weekend was a real test with the rainy surfaces turning to ice making for extremely slick conditions.

Veterans Day honors all service people

Veterans Day is Sunday, November 11 and no organization is more committed to service men and women than the West Fargo VFW Post and Ladies Auxiliary.

Time to practice civic duty, promote safe trick or treating

Early polling sites to open; winter gear drive successful

An important reminder for Cass County voters unable to go to the polls Election Day Nov. 6.

Hats off to event organizers

Salvation Army spearheads winter clothing program

The coats for kids program continues in Cass and Clay Counties thanks to the partnership of several local entities in the community.

No better time for popular pizza favorites

October is National Pizza Month, so there is no better time to share a few wonderfully delicious homemade pizza recipes that are a nice diversion from the ‘order out’ variety most of us instantly think of. They require a little bit of work, but for true pizza eating lovers, they are so worth it.

Educator recognized for making her mark

Special congratulations go out to Cheney Middle School language arts instructor Andrea Noonan who was recognized after we went to press a week ago as North Dakota’s 2013 Teacher of the Year.

Early voting sites set, absentee ballots available

There have been a lot of inquiries about early voting precincts and absentee ballots prior to the Nov. 6 general election.