FARGO – The calendar had just turned to 1971, and Jim Thoreson was studying at North Dakota State University to become a schoolteacher and coach when a friend told him about a job opening at the Cass County Jail.
FARGO – Andrew Chan, of Winnipeg, fidgeted with his smartphone as he waited for his friends to finish browsing the Best Buy Mobile store at West Acres mall.
FARGO – Nearly 200 people gathered in downtown Fargo on Sunday for a two-day conference on mobile technology that’s believed to be the first event of its kind in North Dakota.
FARGO – As the Red River reached major flood stage here on Sunday, the National Weather Service lowered its predicted peak to 37 feet late Tuesday or early Wednesday – and Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker said he believes it will crest even lower than that.
Sandbagging done as 37- to 39-foot crest forecast eases fight
FARGO – A year ago, brothers Chad and Jeffrey McCracken were playing disc golf in Moorhead during a visit to see their grandparents.
On Saturday, with that same Moorhead park under water, the brothers from Maple Grove, Minn., got a lesson in community service in south Fargo, tossing sandbags instead of Frisbees to help protect strangers against spring flooding.
FARGO – Volunteers and contractors hustled Saturday to complete the last of the sandbag and clay levees in Fargo as the National Weather Service held to a 37- to 39-foot crest prediction, despite the Red River at Wahpeton appearing to have topped out at more than a half-foot below its predicted crest.
FARGO – Recollections from a Jan. 16 dinner meeting at Chancellor Hamid Shirvani’s home show that one state Board of Higher Education member recalled asking whether it was subject to the state’s open meeting law and, if so, whether the board had followed the required procedures.
FARGO – The National Transportation Safety Board says pilot error was the probable cause of a Sept. 7 crash that killed veteran pilot Bob Odegaard as he was practicing for an air show near Valley City in his vintage war plane.
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in the appeal of a man convicted of killing North Dakota State University researcher Kurt Johnson, of Cooperstown.
FARGO – In a bizarre series of court hearings Friday, a Fargo man accused of stabbing his wife told a judge that the Holy Ghost and Jesus Christ were commanding him to ask for a jury trial.
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