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Nate Stensgard works on signage for the Hotel Donaldson on July 2 in downtown Fargo. Nick Wagner / The Forum

Making a Scene: Hotel Donaldson’s ‘resident chalkmaster’ creates colorful displays

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FARGO – Nate Stensgard is used to wearing many hats at The Hotel Donaldson.

His official title is head server and art curator, though customers might find him managing one day and bartending the next.


Now, he’d be justified in adding another HoDo title to that list: resident chalkmaster.

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Ryan Johnson
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. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to
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