Forum staff reports, Published October 29 2012
Police: Expect delays, but no closed streets for Clinton visit tonightFARGO – No downtown street closures are planned for Bill Clinton’s appearance here tonight, but police say motorists should expect delays during what is expected to be a busy event.
The former president will appear at the Fargo Civic Center at 7 p.m. to campaign for U.S. Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp.
Lt. Joel Vettel said Fargo police expect about 3,000 people to attend, though he cautioned that’s only an estimate.
“It’s going to be a busy night,” he said.
The Clinton event begins two hours after a Fargo City Commission meeting in the same building. Vettel said the combination of the two and the already-limited parking around the Civic Center means attendees will have to be patient.
“People are going to have to walk a little bit,” he said.
He advised motorists who are not coming downtown to avoid the area.