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The apartment vacancy rate in Fargo declined to 3.1 percent as of June 1. This is a very low vacancy rate


The Mayor's Message - 11.14.2022

Job Service ND staff is offering walk-in services at the Main Library November 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. These sessions are free and registration is not required. Services available will include: job seeking assistance; veteran’s services; information on training programs; resume building assistance; limited unemployment insurance assistance; and migrant and seasonal farmworker services. Residents are reminded that the Library offers readers’ advisory services for kids, teens and adults. Kids and their caregivers can request reading recommendations through the What’s Next? Personalized Reading Recommendations for Kids service. Adults and teens can request reading recommendations through the May We Suggest service. Anyone interested in these services should fill out a questionnaire and return it to the Library and librarians will send a list of suggested titles/authors/series based on the questionnaire responses. The Children’s Librarians also handle curriculum requests by teachers or caregivers with the What’s Next? service. Items can be placed on hold for curbside pickup if the patron requests it.

On Tuesday (Nov. 15) at 12 noon in the Commission Chambers, the consultants for the Downtown InFocus plan will give a presentation and provide an update on the status of the plan's implementation. The plan was adopted nearly five years ago and there has since been many changes Downtown. Everyone from the public is invited.

The apartment vacancy rate in Fargo declined to 3.1 percent as of June 1. This is a very low vacancy rate; therefore, apartment construction has increased. So far in 2022, building permits have been issued for 973 multi-family housing units, including: 162 lower income units (2 projects, one Downtown and the other in Southwest Fargo); 663 market rate apartments in Southwest Fargo in 12 buildings; 90 apartments in a TIF project west of Downtown; and 58 housing units in a Downtown Renaissance Zone project with some condos.

The light panels inside the Commissioner Chambers as well as the lights outside of City Hall are lit up pink tonight to celebrate the announcement earlier today that Pink will be returning for a third time to Fargo on August 19, 2023 for a concert at the FARGODOME

As one of 22 graduates from Class Three of the Fargo Police Academy, Ntumba Lusamba was sworn in as a new Fargo Police Department Neighborhood Services Officer on Tuesday, October 25. From growing up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, fleeing to a refugee camp in Namibia, living in the camp for ten years and then relocating to the Fargo community, Officer Lusamba joins the ranks of our team and is ready to serve the community. This video provides insight into Officer Lusamba’s journey to The City of Fargo.