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 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.
FARGO — Cass County commissioners agreed to keep polling hours for the 2018 election cycle the same as the previous cycle at their meeting Monday, April 16, despite an earlier proposal to close polls an hour early. That means polling hours will be 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the June 12 primary election and the Nov. 6 general election. Commissioners voted unanimously to keep polling hours as they are. There was no substantial discussion of the issue.
COLFAX, N.D. — The words "hazing" and "bullying" have been used a lot to describe what's come to be known as the "rape game" allegedly played by teenage boys in Richland 44 School District, and such labels have shaped perceptions about what exactly happened. But investigators at Langevin Lentz, a Minneapolis law firm hired by the district, never used those words to describe the incidents, which they have labeled simply as "incidents." The words were only used to describe district policies that could have been applied but were not.
FARGO — Cowboy Jack's, a restaurant and bar coming to downtown, got its liquor license from city leaders Monday, April 9, but it also sparked a serious discussion about public drunkenness and safety in the neighborhood. The big question was whether the new business at 506 Broadway N. would contribute to those growing problems. Dave Erickson, who owns several bars in the Fargo-Moorhead area such as Hennessy's Irish Pub and the Red Hen Taphouse, said he intends to promote a family atmosphere with lunch and dinner service.
FARGO — "Devastating" is how Lisa Hills, executive director of the Minnesota Newspaper Association, described the potential impact of tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on Canadian newsprint. That's the paper used to print newspapers. Hills said printing costs are the second-highest expense for newspapers behind labor. The North Dakota Newspaper Association (NDNA) is also sounding the alarm, as are many newspapers around the country. Forum Communications Co., which owns The Forum, is a member of both state newspaper groups.