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On Tuesday night, many will gather around TVs, computers and smartphones to watch election results. It will be the end of a long campaign season that saw tempers fly and stress levels rise.
FARGO — In 1977, at the age of 30, Pat Gerlach walked away from the office world he'd known as a printer, journalist and editor and declared that the outdoors was his new workspace. For 40 years, the Moorhead, Minn., native traveled the country, taking photographs of the landscape and the animals that roamed them. Gerlach's travels ended Thursday, Oct. 11. Surrounded by family and friends, he succumbed to the terminal cancer that had been diagnosed three years earlier.
FARGO — It's almost time. More than a year after he announced the concert, Ed Sheeran will make his headlining debut at the Fargodome on Wednesday, Oct. 17. It's been a long wait for fans, but the singer has been busy. He's played over 150 dates to more than 3.3 million fans worldwide on this tour, which started in the middle of March 2017 and won't end until late August 2019.
FARGO — Anastasia Higginbotham is a children's book author and illustrator, not an athlete, but to teach kids to stand up against racism, she's taking a knee next to Colin Kaepernick. The quarterback is pictured in her new book, "Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness," so when Higginbotham prepared for readings, she drew a cardboard cutout of the controversial star and a stadium backdrop.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — When Florida Georgia Line headlines Friday night, Aug. 3, at the three-day country music event WE Fest, the duo may be breaking a record. Singers Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley teamed up with Bebe Rexha on her single, "Meant to Be," which has topped Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart for 34 weeks. The tune's longevity there ties it with Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road" for the longest stay at the top of that chart.
FARGO — When St. Paul's Summit Brewing Co. hit a bump in the road at the end of 2017 and was forced to lay off employees for the first time in its 32-year history, founder and president Mark Stutrud looked back home to get the company back on track. The brewer released a new beer with barley grown on his cousin's North Dakota farm. Dakota Soul has been such a success, Summit has been forced to more than double its production of the lager. The beer will likely be Summit's third best-selling beer, making up about 10 percent of sales by the end of the year, Stutrud says.
FARGO — The Fourth of July is one of the biggest beer-drinking holidays in the country, but if you really want to celebrate America's history, put down the Bud Light and consider a fortified wine from the Portuguese Madeira Islands off the coast of Africa. Or perhaps raise a glass of Philadelphia Fish House Punch. Or if you really want to start a revolution in your head and stomach, consider a Rattle Skull.
FARGO — Country star Toby Keith is returning to Fargo for a Sept. 7 show at Scheels Arena. The crooner is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his first single, the chart-topper, "Should've Been a Cowboy." He followed that up with 19 more No. 1 hits, including, "How Do You Like Me Now?!" "I Wanna Talk About Me," "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue," "Beer for My Horses" and more. Ned LeDoux, son of the late country star Chris LeDoux, will open the show.
FARGO — As a Lutheran pastor, Matt Valan is used to contemplating big, important questions. For most of the last decade he's been obsessed with a simple one: Why? Why did his sister, Cordee Jo Tungseth, kill her husband, Steve, in cold blood in the summer of 2006? Valan knew the facts. The couple had a strained relationship that was getting emotionally more distant day by day. That, coupled with Cordee's mental illnesses led her to point a shotgun at her husband's chest as he walked in their kitchen one day and pull the trigger.
Hans and Kyleigh Grafstrom were recently married and just had a baby when they decided to buy a house. Not just any house, though; they wanted a fixer-upper to flip. "We thought, 'Let's try this for the first house,' " Kyleigh recalls. The couple found an old home that needed some work and in December of 2014, they bought one at 124 10th St. N., Moorhead. Now, three years later they've turned the fixer-upper into a turn-key home to sell. The process was an eye-opener, but all of the do-it-yourself work and self-discovery was worth it for the young couple.