You know, we really ought to be used to this by now. But we’re still amazed to hear people talk that way about Fargo, the city whose name was a punchline when it appeared as a movie in 1996, but which in recent years has turned up on national Top 10 lists for its dynamism, sophistication and quality of life.
The population estimate in the headline is from the local Metropolitan Council of Governments. It represents a 41 percent boost from the current population of 234,000.
So, what has the Fargo-Moorhead area been doing right? And what challenges remain?