Tran is an enterprise reporter with the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He began his newspaper career in 1999 as a reporter for the Grand Forks Herald, now owned by Forum Communications. He began working for the Forum in September 2014. Tran grew up in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington.
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FARGO — A law that forbids bars and restaurants from serving drinks to an "obviously intoxicated person" will get easier to enforce under proposed changes by Police Chief David Todd, city leaders heard at their meeting Monday night, May 7. The 2003 law now requires that this act not only be seen by a police officer but at least one "corroborating witness."
FARGO — A fire at a southside apartment displaced two residents Saturday, May 5, according to the Fire Department. Battalion Chief Jason Ness said no one was injured but one second-floor apartment unit at 2545 14th St. S. was damaged after the fire was put out. Firefighters arrived Saturday night to a report of smoke coming from a second floor window, he said. They found the fire outside by a deck and were able to put it out with a portable extinguisher only to find it had spread into the floor space between the first and second floors, he said.
FARGO — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may spend $35 million in fiscal year 2018 on the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said Thursday, May 3. That's about how much work the corps thinks it can get done this year and how much he's been pressing it to do, he said in a briefing he gave to the Diversion Authority. He said the Office of Management and Budget still has to vet the spending plan, but it does have the support of the corps' commander, Lt. Gen Todd Semonite.
FARGO — On the tile floor of what was once a home-improvement store here is a 120-foot-long area covered with netting where baseball players can replicate throwing from about second base to home plate. Mike Skogen, owner of the Ball Yard indoor practice facility, said he managed to squeeze into the 16,000-square-foot space another 11 practice cages for pitching and batting, three with pitching simulators.
FARGO — A couple of weeks ago, Greg Danz and several other downtown denizens complained to city leaders about the growing number of bars in the area — and the public drunkenness and fights that come with those establishments. The City Commission was mulling a liquor license for a new bar, and the protesters wanted the city to first hold existing bars accountable.
FARGO — Firefighters here were busier than ever in 2017 with a record 10,711 calls for service, according to Fire Chief Steve Dirksen.
FARGO — Months after city staff set out to find a way to keep 19th Avenue North open through heavy snow, city leaders learned Monday, April 23, that, as many warned, there are no easy solutions. In fact, there seems to be no solution that wouldn't affect aviation safety at the adjacent Hector International Airport.
FARGO — Over the last few days, the Kilbourne Group has sent out letters to certain area residents seeking investments in the hotel planned for the firm's Block 9 high-rise downtown. The firm had earlier said groundbreaking on the $117 million project, which also includes offices and condos, would take place in late spring on the 200 block of Broadway after several delays.
FARGO — Several areas in the Fargo-Moorhead region have been designated as federal "opportunity zones" by the governors of North Dakota and Minnesota, officials in both states announced Friday, April 20. These zones are Census tracts where poverty is high and where the federal government wants to encourage investments. North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum picked four tracts in Fargo, including downtown, other parts of north Fargo and the industrial park west of Interstate 29, according to the state.
BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. – The father of Winter Sky Barker, the 3-year-old Breckenridge boy who died April 10 of blunt-force injuries, has been accused of murder and child abuse, according to documents filed in Wilkin County District Court.