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FARGO — Like any other industry, the service industry has its ups and downs — and those downs for servers and bartenders can include everything from harassment to customers' overconsumption of alcohol.
MOORHEAD — Pollinator projects are becoming more common in Fargo-Moorhead and across North Dakota to ensure that native pollinators have access to certain plants. Pollinator habitat projects and gardens, along with data gathered from studies, may prevent future endangered species listings. The non-profit conservation organization Pheasants Forever will begin planting Moorhead's next pollinator project in June along the Red River.
FARGO — Lincoln Elementary fourth-graders got to play reporter Tuesday afternoon, April 24, when Gov. Doug Burgum stopped by for a visit.
FARGO — Richard Grant was 22 years old when he and others aboard the destroyer USS Frank E. Evans watched 74 of their fellow crew members drown after a collision with another ship on June 3, 1969, in the South China Sea. Known as the "Lost 74," the men died during the Vietnam War, but their names are not listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington. Grant, one of the 199 survivors of the Evans collision, wants that rectified.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A candlelight vigil on Monday evening, April 16, is planned for a 6-year-old boy who died here after, police say, he was physically abused. The vigil for Justis Rae Burland will take place at 7 p.m. at Hilltop Celebration Church, 525 Minnesota Highway 210 in Fergus Falls. A Facebook page for the event says over 160 are interested in attending or planning to do so. There will be live music and an open mic, with snacks and refreshments provided. The first 100 children will receive a stuffed animal with a blue ribbon to honor victims of child abuse.
FARGO — The Fargo Park District will raise the Lindenwood pedestrian bridge within the next few days, possibly as soon as Saturday, April 14, due to the rising Red River level and impending flood warning.
FARGO — The Fargo Park District is teaming up with the Fargo Police Department in a new effort to improve safety in the city's parks by having a police officer work as a park safety coordinator.
MOORHEAD — The principal of Ellen Hopkins Elementary School has decided not to rehire six teachers on three-year probationary status even though they're said to have received positive feedback in their evaluations and have no bad marks in their files. Concerned parents and teachers spoke at a standing-room-only school board meeting Monday, April 9, attended by nearly 100 people. One of the speakers, Matthew Peterson, is among the six probationary teachers. "I have not and will not give up on Moorhead Public Schools and hope that they will not give up on me," he said.
FARGO — Jessie Rock, a paleontologist and geology lecturer at North Dakota State University, loves rocks. She says there's a massive need for a natural science museum in the Fargo-Moorhead area and is leading an effort to start one. But for now, she's working with what she has, transporting a small fossil exhibit to local elementary schools in the trunk of her vehicle.
MOORHEAD — Former U.S. Sen. and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will speak at Concordia College this spring at a lecture hosted by Young Americans for Freedom. The April 10 event comes after funding was rescinded to bring prominent conservative speaker and former Breitbart News Editor Ben Shapiro to campus.