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Published March 18, 2013, 12:00 AM

Then and now: the difference a year makes

Scenes from around town compared to a year ago


Gabriel Ferragut and Connor Teske have found a new balance in life. The two 18-year-old Fargo North High School seniors are often at Fargo's Trollwood Park stringing up 1-inch tubular webbing between two trees for a sport called slack lining. "It's a balance exercise," Ferragut said. "It really helps so you can get better at climbing." Ferragut became interested in slack lining because he knew it would push himself to become a better rock climber. Teske also took an interest in the challenging sport. "We started out with balancing," Teske said. "Then you take a step and do 180s. Now we've gotten to the point where we'll jump. It's tough." The friends have found the hobby great for their social life as well. More and more people show up after school to participate or watch slack lining. "It's brought us all together more so because we have a common purpose now," Ferragut said. "Every time we come out here we get new fans." Carrie Snyder / The Forum

  • Gabriel Ferragut and Connor Teske have found a new balance in life. The two 18-year-old Fargo North High School seniors are often at Fargo's Trollwood Park stringing up 1-inch tubular webbing between two trees for a sport called slack lining. "It's a balance exercise," Ferragut said. "It really helps so you can get better at climbing." Ferragut became interested in slack lining because he knew it would push himself to become a better rock climber. Teske also took an interest in the challenging sport. "We started out with balancing," Teske said. "Then you take a step and do 180s. Now we've gotten to the point where we'll jump. It's tough." The friends have found the hobby great for their social life as well. More and more people show up after school to participate or watch slack lining. "It's brought us all together more so because we have a common purpose now," Ferragut said. "Every time we come out here we get new fans." Carrie Snyder / The Forum
  • This photo of Trollwood Park on Monday, March 18, 2013, in Fargo, N.D., stands in stark contrast with how the scene looked a year ago.<br /><br />Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • A car drives along Elm Street Monday, March 19, 2012, after the Ted River crested at 17.8 feet the day before. It is highly unusual to have a spring thaw without flooding this stretch of road.  Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • This photo of the Red River near El Zagel Golf Course on Monday, March 18, 2013, in Fargo, N.D., stands in stark contrast with how the scene looked a year ago.<br /><br />Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • A City of Fargo street sweeper removes dirt and debris from the sidewalks Tuesday, March 20, 2010, as motorists drive through a cloud of dust along Main Avenue in Fargo. David Samson / The Forum
  • This photo from the 2800 block of Main Avenue on Monday, March 18, 2013, in Fargo, N.D., stands in stark contrast with how the scene looked a year ago.<br /><br />Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Fargo, March 17, 2012. David Samson / The Forum
  • This photo from the U.S. Bank Plaza on Monday, March 18, 2013, in downtown Fargo, N.D., stands in stark contrast with how the scene looked a year ago.<br /><br />Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • The annual Fargo St. Patrick's Day Parade kicks off with a 5K run on Saturday, March 17, 2012. David Samson / The Forum
  • This photo from the 100 block of Broadway on Monday, March 18, 2013, in Fargo, N.D., stands in stark contrast with how the scene looked a year ago.<br /><br />Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Fargo, March 17, 2012. David Samson / The Forum
  • This photo of Darcy Uselman walking through U.S. Bank Plaza on Monday, March 18, 2013, in Fargo, N.D., stands in stark contrast with how the scene looked a year ago.<br /><br />Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • As local temperatures rose into the high 70s again Sunday, Christian Kjelland gets some softball batting practice in while Bryan Rodriguez pitches at Lindenwood Park in Fargo. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • This photo from a softball field in  Lindenwood Park on Monday, March 18, 2013, in Fargo, N.D., stands in stark contrast with how the scene looked a year ago.<br /><br />Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • West Fargo South Elementary third-graders, from left, Pooja Potluri, Hindia Adan and Suado Mohamed enjoy a sunny afternoon while playing on a tire swing at noon recess on Friday, March 16, 2012. David Samson / The Forum
  • This photo from South Elementary School on Monday, March 18, 2013, in West Fargo, N.D., stands in stark contrast with how the scene looked a year ago.<br /><br />Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor