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Timing could put Fargo mayoral election during flood season

December 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — When voters go to the polls in a few months to pick a new mayor, it may be around flood season when, in years past, they looked to Mayor Dennis Walaker for guidance.
The public face of flood fights since 1997 died unexpectedly Tuesday nigh…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Fargo mayor, known for his flood-fighting skills, dies after cancer battle

December 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO – Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday night after a months-long battle with kidney cancer.

He was 73.

The three-term mayor, known to some affectionately as “Denny,” inspired public trust in his ability t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Fargo mayor, known for his flood-fighting skills, dies after cancer battle

December 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO – Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday night after a months-long battle with kidney cancer.

He was 73.

The three-term mayor, known to some affectionately as “Denny,” inspired public trust in his ability t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Marcus drops plan for booze in Fargo movie theater

May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Marcus Theatres is shelving its plan to offer liquor in its Fargo movie theaters, citing reluctance from community leaders and residents.
When Marcus, which operates Fargo’s two major first-run theaters, proposed setting up a lounge and …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

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Mayor Dennis Walaker endorses Melissa Sobolik for city commission

June 6, 2012 in WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) – For the first time since he’s been mayor Dennis Walaker is officially endorsing someone for the Fargo City Commission. Continue Reading

Diversion moves through bureaucratic channels

May 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

For many homeowners who live south of Fargo in what will be a water holding area during flooding, the wait means uncertainty over whether they will stay or go depending on when the approval comes. Continue Reading

Flood fight never ends for Fargo sewer engineer

May 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Walker flows from managing traffic to managing waterMany Fargo employees who helped with a third straight successful flood fight are returning to their regular jobs now that efforts are shifting to cleanup. But for one of them, flooding remains a year-round job. Continue Reading

Fargo outlines flood plans when weather improves

April 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

With months to prepare for what’s expected to be a third straight major Red River flood, the only suspense in Fargo’s weekly flood briefing was an update by Mayor Dennis Walaker on his crest prediction.
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Fargo officials discuss flood fighting plans

March 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Fargo officials are outlining plans to deliver nearly 2 million sandbags to neighborhoods along the Red River. Continue Reading

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Cities weigh growth against diversion protection

November 20, 2010 in INFORUM

The reality of what a North Dakota-side diversion will mean for future growth has settled in for some local leaders, but an eastern alignment favored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers muddied the water for other communities last week. Continue Reading