Today in Fargo-Moorhead: A week away from the Fargodome special election

Sunny with highs just brushing 40 Tuesday and Wednesday.

Christkindlmarkt, holiday lights at the Red River Fairgrounds and trivia at the Taproom are on tap Tuesday. A Taste of Scandinavia is Wednesday.

All 47 residents of Red Pine Estates in Bemidji, Minn., have secured housing after being given six days to leave their unsafe units this summer.

Meet the designer of one of the final designs for the new Minnesota state flag.

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The Minnesota Wild fired coach Dean Evason and replaced him with John Hynes on Monday after losing seven straight games and 14 of their first 19 to start to the NHL season.

As cities across the country crack down on homeless encampments, advocates say that’s not the answer.

Fargodome special election

The special election on whether to renovate and expand the Fargodome is one week away.

The Tuesday, Dec. 5, special election will consist of a single ballot measure asking voters whether or not to approve a new quarter-cent sales tax and additional 3 percent lodging tax to fund $140 million in renovations to the Fargodome, including a 90,000-square-foot addition that would house a new conference center.

In-person voting will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. next Tuesday, however absentee voting is an option for those who don’t want to wander out into the winter weather. Time is running out, though.

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