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 Frank Lloyd Wright-style house threatened with demolition to make way for a levee has been nominated for the National Register of Historic Places by the state, its owner John Stern said Friday, April 28. He told The Forum that after he met with the State Historical Society Friday, the agency agreed to ask the National Park Service to put the house on the register. He said he understands a decision could take about 45 days.
MOORHEAD – Law enforcement agencies here are checking invoices and inspecting their vehicles following a report that a Fergus Falls auto dealership overbilled police agencies across Minnesota. “We're in the process of looking even historically back at our orders,” Lt. Tory Jacobson, a spokesman for the Moorhead Police Department, said Friday, April 28. “We’ve ordered cars from there many many times.”
FARGO — A day after news broke that posters promoting white supremacy had been spotted downtown, Mayor Tim Mahoney said his city "celebrates and promotes diversity." In a statement released to media outlets Thursday, April 27, the mayor said he has heard from concerned residents about the posters. "These posters could result in discrimination and divisiveness among our residents and visitors. The undertone being conveyed in these posters is not who we are," he said.
FARGO — State lawmakers have agreed to provide $66.5 million for the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion in the 2017-2019 biennium, according to the Diversion Authority. The final version of House Bill 1020 was approved by both chambers this week and now goes to Gov. Doug Burgum for his signature. "The Legislature deserves a lot of thanks as we have worked closely for years to find solutions to flooding for our community," Tim Mahoney, Fargo's mayor and the Diversion Authority's chairman, said in a statement.
FARGO — Disagreement over a proposed parking ramp at Hector International Airport has led Mayor Tim Mahoney to replace a member of the Airport Authority with someone closer in view to him. "I think it's good to have a new fresh face on the board to help get some things done," Mahoney said Monday, April 24, after nominating Tammy Linn. "I'm hearing a lot from the consumers that some things aren't being addressed."
FARGO — A local manufacturer once known as Fargo Automation plans to expand, more than doubling its workforce, after it was purchased by a German company earlier this year. The company, founded as Fargo Automation but now known as Körber Medipak Systems, makes syringe handling and packaging equipment..
FARGO — Last year was the busiest ever for the city's Fire Department, with more than 10,000 calls for service, Fire Chief Steve Dirksen told city commissioners Monday, April 24. The amount of damage caused by fires totaled $2.7 million, the fourth highest since 2006. Dirksen said that was mostly because of a few fires that caused a lot of damage, such as one that heavily damaged the Bison Turf bar and ones that damaged 23 single-family homes.
FARGO — In early October, a couple of days after Minnesota environmental regulators denied a permit for a dam that will be part of the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it would build one anyway. Then, last week, three months after the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources joined a lawsuit opposing the diversion project, the agency broke ground on a part of the dam in North Dakota knowing they'd have to eventually build the dam into Minnesota. What makes the corps so confident in the outcome of the lawsuit?
FARGO — An injunction against construction of the Oxbow-area ring dike that came as part of a lawsuit against the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion has been partially lifted by a federal judge. The U.S. District Court of Minnesota said in a document filed Tuesday, April 18, that opposing parties were able to agree that parts of the project are useful for protecting area homes and businesses even without the diversion.
FARGO — A rental registry aimed at deadbeat landlords and incentives helping lower-income homeowners with maintenance were among ideas city officials discussed Wednesday, April 19, to preserve the beleaguered Roosevelt neighborhood. Planning commissioners and city staff recognized it's not just an uphill battle but a steep hill at that. With the growth of nearby North Dakota State University, landlords and developers are often willing to outbid would-be homeowners, according to the officials.