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On My Desk

April 15, 2016
Chris Bergen, president and owner of Bergen’s Greenhouses, based in Detroit Lakes, Minn., keeps his vintage Triumph motorcycle in his office, both as a place to store it and as a motivation to get through the long, cold winters. David Samson / The Forum
On My Desk: Greenhouse owner decorates office with reminder of summer
April 15, 2016 - 1:27am
March 18, 2016
Since graphic designer Matt Thompson developed an affinity for Minions, people have been giving him toys and other Minions paraphernalia as birthday and Christmas gifts, he said. Some of them make noises -- one even helped him capture kids’ attention during a Santa photo shoot at Eide Bailly in Fargo, where he works. Tracy Frank / The Forum
On My Desk: 'Eclectic mix' of artwork, frivolity adorn Fargo graphic designer's desk
March 18, 2016 - 1:45am
February 5, 2016
KC Hettiarachchi works 10- to 12-hour days helping keep the construction of the new Sanford Medical Center going smoothly. To aid with that, he maintains a business-like workstation, though he keeps a few sentimental items around. Dave Olson/The Forum
On My Desk: Engineer's workspace focuses on hospital project
February 5, 2016 - 1:01am
January 22, 2016
Bill Bergquist is in his 14th year as sheriff of Clay County. Dave Olson/The Forum
On my desk: Sheriff's office reflects decades of public safety work
January 22, 2016 - 1:01am
January 8, 2016
Brenda Warren, executive director of Bonanzaville in West Fargo, decorates her office with historical artifacts from the nonprofit's collections. Dave Olson/The Forum
On my desk: Museum director's office borrows from past
January 8, 2016 - 12:25am
December 18, 2015
Bruce Vieweg’s office at Concordia College reflects his keen interest in campus events and personalities. Dave Olson / The Forum
On My Desk: Office decor spotlights Concordia events
December 18, 2015 - 1:01am
November 20, 2015
Sigurd Johnson is director of athletic bands and an associate professor of music at North Dakota State University. His office is filled with mementos from his travels and musical performances. Dave Olson/The Forum
On My Desk: Band director's office is a medley of family, musical notes
November 20, 2015 - 1:09am
October 16, 2015
In addition to being the executive director of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra Linda Boyd has steered her energies into many areas, including positions on civic boards like the Fargo City Commission and the Fargo School Board. Her office decor reflects both her public and private life. Dave Olson/The Forum
On My Desk: Symphony leader's office blend of public, private notes
October 16, 2015 - 1:05am
September 25, 2015
When Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams took office in early 2014 she made few changes to her city hall office. She particularly liked the desk that came with the office and which was used by many of her predecessors. "I kind of like the idea of the history of it," she said. Dave Olson/The Forum
On my desk: Moorhead mayor says community is her workspace
September 25, 2015 - 1:10am
September 11, 2015
Ken Bartz operates radio station KNNZ, also known as 89.1 Ken's FM, from a studio in the basement of his north Fargo home. His dream of running a radio station was born five decades ago when he bought a transister radio out of a Montgomery Ward catalog. He's got a message for others who dream of following their passion. "Don't ever give up on it," he said. Dave Olson/The Forum
On my desk: Basement studio home to Fargo man's dream job
September 11, 2015 - 1:05am
August 7, 2015
On the wall next to his desk, Paul Anderson keeps photos of his stepson, Daniel, and grandchild, Ezekiel, who just turned 3. “What can you do, he’s the best grandkid that ever was. And every grandparent says the same thing,” Anderson said.  Dave Olson / The Forum
On my desk: Workspace home to rainbows, ghost of Duke the cat
August 7, 2015 - 1:01am
July 10, 2015
Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney keeps souvenirs in his office of memorable moments in his years as a public servant, including things like the flood of 2009 and his friendship with  the late Dennis Walaker, who preceded Mahoney as mayor. Dave Olson/The Forum
On My Desk: Fargo mayor's office holds memories of beloved former occupant
July 10, 2015 - 1:01am
June 26, 2015
One day Aaste Campbell wasn't in her office when her daughter paid a visit. So her daughter, Morgan, left a note. "I smile every time I see it," Campbell said. Dave Olson/The Forum
On My Desk: Sanford employee's office decor aims to soothe
June 26, 2015 - 4:00am
June 12, 2015
Reid Messerschmidt says the visually stimulating environment of his home office provides inspiration for his monthly podcasts, which are comedic takes on a variety of subjects. Dave Olson / The Forum
On My Desk: Fargo podcaster's office a portal to the surreal
June 12, 2015 - 3:00am
May 29, 2015
Emily Beck makes needlepoint portraits of actors she enjoys, like this image of actor David Cross, which she keeps on her desk. Dave Olson/The Forum
On my Desk: Films focus of Fargo Theatre office
May 29, 2015 - 1:01am