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 — While nearly every major medical group in the nation has strongly opposed the bill House Republicans passed to replace Obamacare, the health care industry in North Dakota is taking a wait-and-see approach. "We expect there will be changes to the House bill in the Senate, and we also expect more debate and dialog over the coming weeks," Cindy Morrison, chief policy officer for Sanford Health, said in a statement Friday, May 5. "It is hard to say what the impacts will be until we see what the Senate version looks like."
FARGO – After serving as acting U.S. attorney for the District of North Dakota since 2015, Chris Myers has told the state’s congressional delegation he no longer wants the job. Myers, a career prosecutor, said in an email to the delegation that he worries that going through with a political nomination would harm his employee benefits. The office of Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., provided a copy of the email sent Saturday, April 29. Hoeven confirmed to the Bismarck Tribune on Thursday, April 27, that former U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley told the senator he wanted the job. Wrigley was U.S.
FARGO — Several weeks after Kindred's mayor and city auditor temporarily resigned because of a personality conflict with a City Council member, storm clouds are back over City Hall with an effort to recall that council member. Julie Johnson, who's in her second term representing this city of 700 about 15 miles southwest of Fargo, is the target of the recall by a group of city residents who say she is aggressive and disrespectful. She maintains she was only doing her job, which includes working with the city auditor to review city finances, and feels hurt by their attack.
FARGO – A Casselton man has been arrested after the Cass County Sheriff’s Department found half a pound of marijuana and cannabis-infused snacks in a home he shared with his wife and child, according to court documents. Adam Robert Eberhardt, 33, was charged Tuesday, May 2, in Cass County District Court with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, one for marijuana and one for marijuana derivatives, and one count of child endangerment. All are felonies.
FARGO — A committee seeking to recall City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn for his criticism of refugee resettlement has decried a news release seeking to end the effort that purportedly came from a local refugee group. Several members of that group, the FM Refugee Advisory Council, are themselves members of the recall committee, the committee said in its own news release Sunday, April 30.
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."