Ryan Johnson is the Features Editor for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He previously wrote for The Forum and the Grand Forks Herald.
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FARGO — More than 150 people gathered here Tuesday morning, June 12, to celebrate the role of the arts in the community and talk about a stronger vision for the future during The Arts Partnership's annual State of the Arts.
FARGO — Fourteen months after West Acres lost its Sears store, the large vacancy at Fargo's mall is back in business. Best Buy will celebrate its grand opening at 9 a.m. Friday, June 8, occupying just over 50,000 square feet of the roughly 90,000-square-foot former Sears building. It's a small move for the electronics retailer, which has operated since 1994 in a 45,000-square-foot standalone building just south of West Acres at 1615 38th St. S. But Chris Heaton, West Acres' vice president of property management, said it'll mean big things for Best Buy's Fargo presence.
BISMARCK – The Republican-endorsed candidate for North Dakota secretary of state is out of the race just two days after The Forum reported on his 2006 window-peeping incident on the North Dakota State University campus.
FARGO — One group was hard to miss Saturday, May 19, even if the Fargodome was filled with thousands of runners for the Sanford Fargo Marathon—it isn't every day that Mario, Luigi, Toad, Yoshi and Bowser team up for a good cause.
FARGO — Chris Tiongson knew he was ready to end his 11-year hiatus as soon as he saw the excitement of thousands of runners during the 13th Sanford Fargo Marathon last year. The 50-year-old pediatric hospitalist in Fargo used to run, saying he got into it as "just something to do," and he ran the half marathon in 2006. But he fell out of the habit, and said he hadn't laced up his running shoes for more than a decade. His motivation was renewed, however, while cheering on participants at the 2017 marathon.
FARGO — Roger Dalziel is no stranger to half-marathons—he'd already gotten through the 13.1-mile race in seven states by the time he lined up to run in his eighth state, North Dakota. Dalziel, 53, showed up Saturday, May 19, at the Sanford Fargo Marathon with his wife, Renee, and daughter, Erica. The trio's goal is to run a half-marathon in all 50 states, though Dalziel reluctantly admitted the race on Saturday brought Erica's total up to 26 states compared to his eight.
FARGO — Heather Williams doesn't consider herself a runner and didn't do any special training in recent months. Still, she had no doubts Saturday, May 19, that she'd be able to run and finish the 26.2-mile Sanford Fargo Marathon — she did the same thing last year, lack of training and all.
FARGO — Students from North Dakota State University recently made it to the semifinals of a national marketing competition.
MOORHEAD — Derrick LaPoint wants to get the word out about downtown Moorhead, and he's telling its story to anyone willing to listen. On Feb. 15, he was named the first president and CEO of the newly created nonprofit Downtown Moorhead Inc., an organization largely funded by about two dozen private investors. LaPoint said he's kept busy in the weeks since doing his homework. "I've been calling everybody and their brothers and sisters and trying to have a conversation," he said. "A lot of people have reached out to me, which is fantastic. I tell people I've been overwhelmed in a good way."
FARGO — A steel company based here recently went to the White House to talk about how recent tax reforms influenced its decision to grow its workforce.