Tran is an enterprise reporter with the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He began his newspaper career in 1999 as a reporter for the Grand Forks Herald, now owned by Forum Communications. He began working for the Forum in September 2014. Tran grew up in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington.
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FARGO — For the first time in more than a half century, The Forum Editorial Board is not endorsing the Republican candidate for president this year. It won't endorse the Democrat, either, or a third-party candidate, joining the avalanche of newspapers with traditionally Republican editorial pages that have refused to urge readers to vote for Donald Trump. "We made the call that both candidates don't measure up for the most important office in the land, some would say the most important office on the globe," said Editorial Page Editor Jack Zaleski.
FARGO — Animal figurines and marbles that might have belonged to a child were found in a pile of debris recently excavated from the former site of a famous downtown brothel. North Dakota State University archaeologist Kristen Fellows said she and her colleague Angela Smith, along with their students, unearthed these and other artifacts as they sifted through mounds of dirt dug up by workers building Fargo's new city hall. Fellows said it's not surprising that toys were found at the brothel because they've been found at other brothel digs around the country.
FARGO — The massive flood diversion is not needed by Fargo-Moorhead because emergency measures used in the successful 2009 flood fight and new dikes should be enough for future floods, according to Minnesota regulators. It's one of the reasons the Department of Natural Resources gave Monday, Oct. 3, in denying a permit for a dam straddling the Red River that would limit flow into the diversion channel to a more manageable volume.
FARGO — Like anyone who wants to understand North Dakota politics, Nick Bauroth tried to follow the money. The North Dakota State University political scientist wanted to tally up campaign contributions to find out which interest groups and individuals seek to influence state policies. "When I started trying to do that, I found that with statewide elections, with legislative elections, there are some real big holes there in terms of the information that's available," he said.
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- For two hours a month, Mike Jensen said he stands up in front of a group of dads-to-be at the Sanford Health clinic here and talks about all the dumb things he's done so far as a dad. It began at delivery, he said. "That's where the majority of my bad examples start." When he was supposed to be helping his wife, Lisa, he was texting her sister with updates about labor, he said. "My wife finally yelled at me: 'Put the phone away!'" When he changed his daughter Julia's diapers, he got his hands covered in poop, he said.
FARGO -- Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., will run for re-election, a campaign adviser said Wednesday. There is no set date for a campaign kickoff, but campaign staff is laying the groundwork, said Don Larson, who also serves as the senator's state director. Hoeven will be up for re-election in 2016. He was first elected in 2010 with 76 percent of the vote, becoming the first Republican senator from North Dakota since 1986.
FARGO -- North Dakota lawmakers representing districts south and west of the city are pushing a bill to study the impact of the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion and whether a diversion is even needed. Millions in tax dollars have been spent on studies and several more are in progress, but Sen.
FARGO -- The snow is dirtier in the Great Plains, especially in North Dakota's Oil Patch, than in many other places in North America, a recently released snow survey has found. That could have implications for the regional climate, according to Sarah Doherty, a University of Washington scientist whose team conducted the survey. "The (darker) snowpack absorbs more sunlight, contributing to the warming of the snowpack, warming of the surface air and earlier melt of the snowpack," she said from her office in Seattle. Exposing the darker soil beneath adds to that warming trend, causing m
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