Tracker Pixel for Entry

Fargo Mayoral Candidates: Tim Mahoney

Last Word | June 3rd, 2022

By Melissa Van Der Stad 

m.forfargo@gmail.com

Tim has been the mayor for seven years and the deputy mayor for six.

He is from south Fargo, and he's enjoyed seeing it grow in his many years in the neighborhood. He spends a lot of his free time in our local parks and attends many of the different public events throughout the city. In particular, he enjoys visiting Broadway Square in Downtown Fargo. During the summer, you can find him at the Farmer’s Market, mingling with the people of Fargo and enjoying all the great vendors.

He also spends a lot of time in the various restaurants around town and enjoys sampling food from all around the world. His longtime favorite food-of-choice is the cinnamon rolls that The Shack on Broadway sells (and we should probably all go sample those asap).

Tim’s website has a lot of information highlighting his medical career, his years of service to Fargo, and his lovely family. His priorities are focused around showing Fargo as a regional leader, smart growth for the future, housing, flood protection, outdoor health, and citizen engagement.

We spoke for awhile, and Tim was very enthusiastic to share how Fargo is growing as a community. He sees planned growth as the key to the city developing in an informed direction. He spoke of the upcoming Housing Study and how that will help influence the city’s future growth. Making sure Fargo is ready to weather any event–be it flooding or drought–is high on his priority list.

He has lived in Fargo for a long time and has decades of fond memories. He has been really proud to watch Fargo develop into a city that people from all walks of life are proud to call home. He foresees the city continuing to grow over the next 4 years.

Tim wants to spend the next four years listening to the voice of the public because he said that he gains a lot of valuable insights from everyone’s different ideas. As the current mayor, he likes having an open door for people to come share ideas with him.

Tim spoke very enthusiastically about one big idea that crossed his desk: Grand Farm —an organization that is focused on creating the prototype for the first fully autonomous farm. He spoke of how he envisions Fargo as an epicenter for this new innovative farming practice that will bring many local benefits and have positive effects on a statewide, nationwide, and global level.

As the only candidate who has been the Mayor of Fargo before, Tim’s campaign page also lists his accomplishments as the mayor.

Recently in:

By Laura Simmonslaurasimmons2025@u.northwestern.eduSummit Carbon Solutions approached North Dakota land owner Kurt Swensonin August 2021, requesting to lease out Swenson’s land to sequester, or store, carbon dioxide underground…

By Sabrina Hornungsabrina@hpr1.comExhibit recreates and examines the iconic bar’s legacyThere’s something to be said about a good bar. The really good ones serve as a sort of community living room, bringing folks from all walks…

Saturday, December 10, doors 8pm, show at 9pmThe Aquarium, FargoHeavy fuzz rock straight outta Fargo with Hevvy Swetter and Prediction of the Witch.“Closely related to stoner rock, it tends to focus upon downtuned, heavy guitar.…

By HPR Staffsubmit@hpr1.comOur opinion: How can it be 17 years?It’s hard to believe that Ralph’s has been gone for 17 years. I was lucky enough to experience the tail end of its legacy, though technically I wasn’t old enough…

By Ed Raymondfarhogadfly@gmail.com Why Not Pass Black-White Flag Laws to Label Who Lies, Cheats, and Stinks?We have “red flag” laws in 19 states to keep weapons out of the hands of malcontents and the mentally unbalanced who…

Well shiver me timbers. After weeks of sampling some of the finest drinks in F-M from more bars than we could shake a belaying pin at, the results of High Plains Reader’s 6th Annual Cocktail Showdown are in! For nine weeks,…

By Rick Gionrickgion@gmail.comAs someone who’s written a lot of feature stories and press releases, it’s tempting to write something cheesy as a lead for this month’s column. But, instead, this column will actually feature…

By Martin Beckmanbeckmanniscool@gmail.comSpec is a new hardcore band from the Fargo area featuring Josh on guitar, Ethan on vocals, Austin on guitar, Landon on bass and Robby– drummyboy. Spec has been creating waves with their…

By Greg Carlsongregcarlson1@gmail.com“Citizenfour” Oscar-winner Laura Poitras profiles photographer and activist Nan Goldin in “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed.” Like its talented subject, the movie cannot be confined to a…

By Sabrina Hornungsabrina@hpr1.comIf you’ve ever driven down the Enchanted Highway, the 32-mile ribbon of road connecting Regent to Gladstone in western North Dakota, home to the world’s largest salvaged metal sculptures,…

By Jessica M. Hawkesjmhawkes84@gmail.comIt wasn’t long after the founding of the railroad and river town of New Rockford that entertainment venues started to put down their own roots. Its population bolstered by booms of nearby…

By Sabrina Hornungsabrina@hpr1.comCharlie Berens is a man of many hats. The creator of the “Manitowoc Minute” is a newsman, comedian, writer and musician. We had the opportunity to speak with the Wisconsin native about his new…

By Kris Gruberperriex1@gmail.comSpring is here (mostly), and our area is buzzing with people eager to get back out and about -- many newly vaccinated and feeling a bit safer. Partnering with Jade Events, Fargo Brewing is just…

By John Showalter  john.d.showalter@gmail.comThey sell fentanyl test strips and kits to harm-reduction organizations and…

By Sabrina Hornungsabrina@hpr1.comPhoto by: Michelle Tait, Memory Makers Old Time PhotographyIn August URL Radio personality Stacy Sturm knew she wanted to do something for Halloween. She tossed around the thought of a Halloween…

By Waylon Hedegaardretiringwithcats@gmail.comFor all those who still decry my departure from the Evangelical/Fundamentalist Christian faith, understand that I will never return. I see the examples you set and want no part of…