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. Johnson is a 2008 alumnus of the University of North Dakota.
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PHOTO1 PHOTO2 PHOTO3 BEDFORD, Pa.--After spending almost a day on the Pennsylvania Turnpike because of heavy snow and multiple semi accidents, a group of Fargo teens and chaperones is on their way home again. The 34 teens and six adult chaperones drove to Washington, D.C., earlier this week to attend the March for Life anti-abortion rally Friday. Their bus left Washington shortly after the rally, intending to drive through the night to get back to Fargo on Saturday.
FARGO—Jeff Rogne's latest experiment started on a bar napkin. The Fargo contractor envisioned his own icy version of "Field of Dreams" when he decided he could build a hockey rink for his 6-year-old son Dylan. "It just kind of kept going, I guess," he said. More than 10,000 gallons of water and a month of work later, Rogne's backyard off 16th Street South in Fargo was taken over by a 24-by-54-foot sheet of ice complete with plastic boards, overhead lighting and a nearby warming house that uses one of the stalls in his heated garage.
FARGO—Gail Mooney draws the line at too much skin, while Jim Haney won't do anything illegal. Kari Barchenger wouldn't work with a man who wore children's costumes. A senior portrait made headlines this week, thanks to the principal of Fargo North High School refusing to allow a photo of rifle-carrying student Josh Renville in the school's yearbook. But for photographers who shoot senior photos and other occasions, it's not unusual to have their clients push the boundaries. Kevin Taylor with Taylor Made Photography in Fargo has shot "just about everything," including senior photos
FARGO, N.D.—When John Helgeland came here in 1977 to teach at North Dakota State University, the city struck him as "folksy" in its own way. "It wouldn't be fair to say that it was exactly like the movie 'Fargo,' but it would be fair to say that it was a little bit more like that than it is now," the former religious studies professor said, referring to the Coen brothers' 1996 film. The city certainly has changed since the late 1970s, according to Helgeland, and not just with NDSU's growth to a large state university with a heavy focus on research and a shift to a more "cosmopolita
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FARGO -- Mezzaluna in downtown Fargo is North Dakota's best restaurant, according to a new MSN list naming the top place to eat in each state. MSN based the new list on previous articles from Business Insider and The Daily Meal, and also factored in James Beard award nominations, expert reviews and local recommendations. The new write-up, posted to MSN on Thursday, praises Mezzaluna for its ability to combine "the glamour of an upscale restaurant with the coziness of a small town." Mezzaluna posted a link to the article on its Facebook page Thursday morning, writing it was an "incredib