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Grass and weeds crowd a sidewalk running through a vacant lot near Eighth Avenue and 32nd Street North in Fargo. City rules dictate that grass be no taller than 8 inches. Dave Olson / The Forum

Unmowed grass, outdoor fires can lead to disputes between neighbors

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Knee-high by the Fourth of July is fine, if you're talking about corn.

But if you live in Fargo, West Fargo or Moorhead and the grass in your yard is taller than 8 inches, you may be wading into expensive territory and ticking off neighbors to boot.


All three cities have ordinances limiting lawn height to 8 inches, and noxious weeds must be eradicated. If grass and weeds grow taller than 8 inches, property owners may get a warning to do something about it.

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