After four years of covering news for the Grand Forks Herald and The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Ryan Johnson has been a features reporter for The Forum's Variety section since 2013. His prior beats included politics, business, city government and higher education. Johnson is a 2008 alumnus of the University of North Dakota.
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FARGO -- A Fargo man will soon sing for glory on "American Idol." Zach Johnson got his first chance to perform on the stage in 2014 when he tried out for Fargo Star, an annual singing competition sponsored by The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. "I ended up taking second place, and I got a lot of great feedback," the Wendell, Minn., native told the St. Cloud Times. "Parents were coming up to me and saying if their kid wasn't in it, they would have voted for me." Inspired by his Fargo Star success, the 20-year-old auditioned for Fox's "American Idol" in Minneapolis last year.
FARGO -- There's no denying Maeby and Puddy are adorable in their black microfleece jumpsuits and booties. But the winter gear is a lot more than a fashion statement on these two pit bulls, according to Fargo resident Dana Holscher, who often gets the dogs dressed up on cold days. "Both of them give us indicators when they're in need of bundling up, which is usually once the temperatures drop to 40 degrees and below," she said, adding Maeby gets colder quicker because of her fine coat of fur, while Puddy's thick skin means he can tolerate it a bit better. With so many apparel options
FARGO — A suspect in a Dec.
FARGO — A controversial proposal to add a “right to life” amendment to North Dakota’s constitution was rejected by voters Tuesday. ND Choose Life, the main coalition working to get...
FARGO -- One of Kat Smith's favorite songs makes her see popcorn butter yellow. Now 32, she still thinks about a middle school classmate. It's not that she knew him well, but his voice evoked a shade of mauve, and she wonders if it still would today. The first time she spoke with a Forum reporter, Smith said he had a "yummy green" voice, later consulting a color palette to determine it was a rampion green. She hears music and voices just fine.
FARGO — A group of 60 physicians in the state offered a "second opinion" to North Dakota's "right to life" amendment Wednesday, saying they support the ballot measure and don't fear it will lead to the wide-ranging unintended consequences its opponents have discussed. During a news conference at Rosewood on Broadway, Fargo family medicine physician Patricia Laqua and 10 other doctors offered their support for Measure 1.
FARGO — A new poll showing a “right to life” constitutional amendment is likely to be approved by voters next month is “encouraging news,” the chairwoman of a group pushing...
FARGO — A new poll showing a "right to life" constitutional amendment is likely to be approved by voters next month is "encouraging news," the chairwoman of a group pushing for its passage said Thursday. "I think North Dakotans are very protective of our state laws and integrity of the legislative process in North Dakota and understand what this is about," said Janne Myrdal with ND Choose Life.
FARGO — A ballot measure amending the North Dakota Constitution to recognize “the inalienable right to life of every human being at any stage of development” is likely to pass...
By Ryan Johnson Forum News Service FARGO — One of the Fargo infertility doctors who spoke out against a state ballot measure is drawing criticism for an online post comparing North Dakota legislators to the Taliban. On Sept. 30, Kristen Cain, a physician specializing in reproductive endocrinology, wrote on Twitter: "ND lawmakers make Taliban seem positively feminist #VoteNoMeasure1". She also mentioned the Taliban in two separate tweets Oct.