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The Mayor's Message

06/29/2020

The Mayor's Message - 06.29.2020

Fargo Cass Public Health and Sanford Health have partnered to provide a breastfeeding support group at the FCPH building. The Baby Café program provides breastfeeding mothers with support and resources. Baby Café sessions will be facilitated primarily by the lactation team from Sanford. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, appointments are required in order to control class size for social distancing and can be made by visiting the Classes and Events section of the Sanford Health website.

The Fargo Public Library’s all ages Summer Reading Program “Imagine Your Story” continues through August 15. The program provides opportunities for reading and chances to earn and win prizes. The Fargo History Hunt continues through August 15th and features 17 historical monuments, markers, statues and structures throughout Fargo. Voting for the Battle of the Picturebooks is in its 3rd round, voting is online and the final round of titles will be announced July 13th.

Fargo has been named the number one city in the United States to begin a career, according to the occupational resource website Zippia. More than 200 cities were analyzed and ranked based on median income, average rent price and typical unemployment rates to determine the rankings. Low rental rates and a high employment percentage helped Fargo secure the distinction of top city in the comprehensive rankings. The average income in relation to cost-of-living also bolstered Fargo’s position.

A new Statue of Liberty was installed today at Statue of Liberty Park near the Veterans Memorial Bridge. The new statue replaces the original statue, which was stolen in July 2019. After numerous searches did not find the missing statue, a replacement was commissioned by the City of Fargo and fully paid for with the donation of private funds. Lady Liberty is one of those unifying aspects of our community that is really appreciated and its symbolism is so critical. It is a vivid reminder of the liberties and freedoms enjoyed by the citizens of the United States and to have her back in time for our nation’s birthday on July 4 makes it even more special and appropriate. Now let’s watch a video produced by the Communications Team about the new Lady Liberty.