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FARGO—It wasn't a fondness for Charlotte's Web or a fascination with Spider-man comic books that attracted Amanda Brooks to spiders. The assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at North Dakota State University began studying spider silk in hopes of applying its properties to biomedical research applications. "That's why I'm a scientist, because I want to help people," Brooks told a crowd gathered for her 1 Million Cups presentation Wednesday, June 28, at The Stage at Island Park. Brooks compared spiders spinning silk to playing with Legos.
FARGO—Bill Weber was hired as a registered nurse when Prairie St. John's launched in 1997 as a 10-bed unit on the fifth floor of St. John's Hospital. Through the owner and leadership changes over the last 20 years, Weber said he's proud of how Prairie St. John's has grown and evolved in order to serve the needs of the community.
FARGO—Paul Anderson initially wanted to grow the Stained Glass Workshop into a large business when he bought it for $9,000 in 1978. He envisioned having a staff of artists working in the studio while he traveled around the country bidding large projects. He quickly realized he would rather be the one working in the studio.
FARGO—Do you have an opinion about local or national news? Consider writing a letter to the editor. Letters should include the author's name, address and be no longer than 250 words. Submit letters by email to lettersLetters to the editor, PO Box 2020, Fargo, N.D., 58107. Any questions can be directed to Community Editor Angie Wieck at (701) 241-5501 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Readers Board is a sounding board of public opinion. Members meet monthly to discuss news issues and newspaper policies, suggest story ideas and debate ethical situations involving the The Forum's newsroom. In June, volunteers will elect six new members. The board members come from different communities, range in age from high school student to senior citizen, and have varied life experiences. Interested? Send a letter about yourself that includes your name, age, city of residence, occupation and any other personal information you would like to share.
The Fargo Marathon’s 5K Hero Run was fun to watch. I put my American Flag out and watched the thousands of people run, jog, or walk by my home. Many were also in wagons, strollers, or wheelchairs as they cheerfully passed by my house.