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 downtown "pop-up" park last year at the old Sahr's Sudden Service station has this year popped up a few blocks west at the old Schumacher Goodyear's garage on Broadway. Recently, some residents who live near the old Sahr's gas station at 601 Fourth St. N. have publicly expressed annoyance that the park near them has failed to materialize.
FARGO — In the near future, North Dakota businesses and government agencies victimized by computer viruses and other cybersecurity threats may be able to turn to the National Guard, according to the state's adjutant general. "The one thing we know about cyber is you can't just be worried about your network," Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann told a Chamber of Commerce audience Tuesday, July 11, at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Moorhead. Anything that threatens one network can easily spread to another network, he said.
FARGO — Earl, the most successful K9 in the history of the Police Department, has died after medical complications from an injury, according to Fargo police. The Belgian malinois had been deployed 1,900 times over the past 10 years of service and was responsible for seizures of drugs worth over $553,000, police said Monday, July 10, on the department's Facebook page.
FARGO — In its first two years, Great Rides Bike Share has enjoyed ridership that's the envy of bike-share programs in much bigger urban areas to the point that it's made a tiny dent in Fargo's bus ridership, according to a new report. The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University found in a June report that between 2015 and 2016, Great Rides averaged 5.3 rides per bike per day, higher than similar programs in New York, Chicago and Minneapolis. That's a total of 237,000 rides.
FARGO — Even after many decades, Denise Peterson could vividly remember the auto accident she saw when she was about 12 during a family road trip along U.S. Highway 81. "There was blood, and I still could see grandma with her white hair in a bun on the back of her head, holding her broken false teeth in her lap," Peterson said. The woman's car had apparently been hit by another car that was trying to pass a farm implement on the two-lane road, she said.
FARGO – An assault here on a Somali-American the morning of Sunday, July, 2, is being called a “possible hate crime” by a Muslim civil rights group in Minnesota.
FARGO — The City Commission here approved a transfer of a liquor license from the Nestor, one of the city's oldest bars, to Tailgators Sports Cafe Monday, July 3. Commissioners had few comments other than for Tony Gehrig, who noted the AB license being transferred is the most sought-after among businesses. The city charges $150,000 for an initial fee but, he said, the market rate is likely higher.
FARGO — City commissioners voted to end one of the city's longest-running tax incentives on Monday, July 3, 37 years after the project began. City Planner Jim Gilmour told commissioners the bonds issued for construction of the Island Park parking ramp have been fully paid and property taxes directed toward the project must by law now be redirected to the general funds of local governments.
FARGO — Citing work stress as a reason, a key figure in this city's flood-control efforts has resigned. City Engineer April Walker's last day will be Friday, June 30, a little more than a week after she sent city leaders a resignation letter. Mayor Tim Mahoney said Walker played an important role during the historic 2009 flood fight and has been heavily involved in development of the $2.2 billion Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion, including floodwall construction and buyouts.
FARGO — The end of the road appears near for the Nestor Tavern, and proprietor Doug DeMinck said his customers have gotten nostalgic. "Some of the old customers are asking for bits and pieces of things," he said. "I've got one that wants a section of the bar. I've got another one that wants the Nestor sign on top of the building." The old bar, known by some as the Nasty, has seen ups and downs.