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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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Fostering passion for protecting the environment: Chambers attends Conserve School

Tessa Chambers wants to make a difference in the world -- and the West Fargo High School sophomore has set her sights on environmental issues as the perfect way of accomplishing just that.


Weisenbergers welcome New Year’s baby


City has record-breaking building year

West Fargo realized a phenomenal year for building last year.

Arthritis Foundation offering Walk with Ease program

The Arthritis Foundation is offering Walk With Ease, a structured walking program that teaches participants how to safely make physical activity part of their everyday life.

Welcome the season with Winter Days

The traditional West Fargo Winter Days observance is fast approaching offering a diverse slate of activities for all ages and a wonderful way to get out and beat those winter blues.

Year in Review 2012: Time of change, ongoing growth

January West Fargo native Eric Schmidt, who graduated from West Fargo HIgh School in 2000, was honored as North Dakota Wildlife Officer of the Year. He is a game warden for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Longtime West Fargo Police Officer Allen Schmidt resigned from the police department following his arrest on simple assault charges. He had been on staff since 1995.

City thanks developer for Charleswood connection

Bruce Clapham, president of Charlewood Inc., offered special kudos Monday night to city officials and staff as he concludes an almost 20-year chapter in his life as a West Fargo developer.

Annual Shakers event benefits local food pantry

This year’s sixth annual Shaker’s New Years Eve party will benefit local food needs and the non profit group supporting the effort couldn’t be happier.

City seeking architect services for new police station addition

West Fargo is one step closer to a new police station after a unanimous City Commission vote Monday night to request qualifications for architectural services.

New lighted signals helping traffic flow

The traffic situation has been made easier and more timely for motorists entering Veterans Boulevard from the west and the east on 23rd Avenue East thanks to the installation of four-way lighted traffic signals that became operational a week ago.


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Recreation at its finest, both indoors and out

Popcorn treats great snack to celebrate national day

January 19 happens to be National Popcorn Day.

Common courtesy rule of the road

Getting really sick of all the fast moving (way over the speed limit) traffic on arterial roadways in the city, especially Veteran’s Boulevard where there is excessive abuse.

Common sense best in cold event

Winter has definitely arrived from a colder temperature standpoint, reminding us all of the need for extra precautionary steps in the event we are caught out in the cold -- literally -- whether its out on foot or stuck in a stranded vehicle.

Flavorful tortilla soup fills the bill nicely

A couple of Saturday mornings ago I was flipping the channels taking in the Food Network shows and randomly ran across Rachel Ray preparing her week’s worth of menus that happened to be based off of chicken as the core ingredient.

Appetizers easy, delicious entertaing option

If you are entertaining New Year’s Eve and want to keep it easy, a variety of dips served with differing accompaniments for dipping is always a safe and easy path to follow.

New Year time for optimism, hope and new beginnings

Each New Year brings with it cause for a renewed hope and optimism regarding everyday life and the manner in which we choose to live it. For many it will be like starting over in a quest to modify or change life’s daily routine, whether it means getting into shape, finding a different job, saving or making money, or whatever the goal or challenge. Realistically our New Year will ultimately evolve into what each of us personally shapes it it into.

New smoke-free ban clears the air statewide

Tomorrow will be a monumental day as North Dakota’s new smoke-free law takes effect, after two-thirds of North Dakotans voted in the general election Nov. 6 in support, making all public places smoke free.

Maintenance needs to be in winter mode

We have been extremely lucky so far from a weather standpoint, the lack of any major precipitation in the form of cold, wet, heavy snow except for the little blast we received Thanksgiving Day which to use a weatherman's term, “has pretty much already dissipated.”

Red kettle campaign going strong

When you can hear that familiar little bell ringing as you enter a local business you quickly become aware that it is that time of the year again.