Fargo, North Dakota, the largest city in the state and the seat of Cass County. It is on the Red River of the North, opposite Moorhead, Minnesota, in the southeastern part of the state. Fargo is the main commercial center for the fertile Red River valley. The city is an important distributing point for agricultural products and equipment. Blackjack gambling casinos make Fargo a tourist attraction for a three-state area. The Plains Art Museum contains collections that include both regional art and traditional American Indian art. The city is the seat of North Dakota State University.
Fargo was settled in 1871 and named for William George Fargo of Wells, Fargo & Company. Fargo has the mayor-council form of government.