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, N.D. — After the release of a report from a task force seeking to make the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion more palatable to skeptics on Thursday, Jan. 18, Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney said he expects to see a new diversion plan in the next 30 days. "We think this is a great step forward," he said. "If you try to litigate in court, it's a two- to three-year process." The task force was formed in October by North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton after a lawsuit by Minnesota regulators led a federal judge to put the $2.2 billion project on hold.
FARGO – After the release of a report from a task force seeking to make the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion more palatable to skeptics Thursday, Jan. 18, Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney said he expects to see a new diversion plan in the next 30 days. “We think this is a great step forward,” he said. “If you try to litigate in court, it’s a two to three year process.”
FARGO — Kristin Roers, a nurse and nursing advocate, is seeking the Republican nomination for the state House of Representative from District 27, she said Thursday, Jan. 18. If her name sounds familiar, it's because she's the niece of Sen. Jim Roers, R-Fargo, and first cousin to Rep. Shannon Roers Jones, R-Fargo, from whom she told The Forum she's gotten a lot of moral support. "I am running because I want to be involved in protecting the strength of North Dakota's economy,
FARGO – When the car ahead drifted over the center line on 40th Avenue North early Wednesday morning, Jan. 17, Bill Grams said he thought the other driver would pull right back to avoid an oncoming pickup. "I was about 70 feet behind him and he just drifted completely over and I'm thinking, 'Holy cow,' " Grams said. "Within a second you could see the impact and both vehicles kind of lifted up in the air and spun around."
FARGO — Solid Comfort, a firm that makes furniture for major hotel chains, is getting a tax break worth an estimated $254,000 to help in its expansion, the City Commission agreed on Tuesday, Jan. 16. The exemption will allow the 37-year-old firm to invest in new technology and hire more workers, said Chief Financial Officer Rick Laliberte. A $3.5 million addition is planned for Solid Comfort's plant on 37th Avenue South near Interstate 29, according to paperwork it filed with the city. It now has 100 workers and plans to have 122 in two years and 149 in five.
FARGO — Last year, police here recovered several stolen vehicles, found one tied to a drug case and nabbed several drivers with arrest warrants using two squad cars equipped to scan license plates. Now, the department is equipping four more.
FARGO — An inmate who claims to be transgender is accusing the Cass County Jail of failing to accommodate her in the gender she identifies with. William Anthony Fly, a 49-year-old who now goes by "Toni," told county commissioners in a Dec. 29 letter that she's being housed with male inmates contrary to her desire. She also claimed she was not getting the hormone treatments, feminine hygiene products and female undergarments as required.
FARGO — Martin Wishnatsky was a well-known anti-abortion activist when he lived here, but since he left for law school in 2009, he's been mostly out of the spotlight. That is until about a week ago. The world learned that Wishnatsky is the person the wife of Alabama's Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore was referring to when she announced at a Dec. 11 campaign rally that "one of our attorneys is a Jew." Moore's wife, Kayla, said it as a way to defend her husband against accusations of anti-Semitism.
FARGO — This summer, volunteers will fan out over select Cass County farms seeking unharvested produce for donation to area charities under a plan Fargo Cass Public Health is developing. The practice, called gleaning, happens now but not in any systematic way, said Kim Lipetzky, a nutritionist overseeing the program. The goal is to develop such a system, including a website that will link volunteers to farmers and to charities, she said.
FARGO — Water and sewage fees are going up 3 percent after city leaders here voted Tuesday night, Jan. 2, to increase rates as part of a long-term plan to fund city utilities. For the average homeowner, that means paying an additional 96 cents a month, or $11.52 a year, Water Utility Director Troy Hall told the City Commission. The minimum cost of water for a home with a three-quarter-inch pipe, for example, will increase from $17.05 to $17.55 a month. The flat rate for residential sewage service will increase from $16 to $16.50.