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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TOWER CITY, N.D. — When Chris Potter walks the halls of Maple Valley High School here, he's wearing his uniform as a Cass County sheriff's deputy so it's easy to see him as kind of an armed guard, especially with school shootings in the news. But the school resource officer said Tuesday, March 20, that that's just one of his many roles and it may not even be the most important.
FARGO—There's a chance of snowfall here in Fargo-Moorhead on Monday, March 19, and throughout eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota, according to weather forecasters.
FARGO—A fire at an apartment in the city's south side Sunday morning, March 18, left $150,000 to $680,000 in damage and displaced several residents, the Fire Department said. No one was hurt but rumors that some residents had returned into the building at 2818 15th St. S. prompted the department to bring in extra firefighters and equipment.
WEST FARGO – A squad car from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office was sideswiped during a high-speed chase that started here Monday night, March 12, the sheriff’s office said.
FARGO — A new kind of tax incentive aimed at increasing investments in low-income areas could be coming here if the city gets approval from the state. City leaders voted Monday, March 12, to give staff the go-ahead to apply for an "opportunity zone" by the deadline of March 19. City Commissioner Tony Grindberg told The Forum he hopes the zone could be used to encourage low-income housing.
MOORHEAD — Carrie Wintersteen remembers being livid when she and her husband David learned that a developer plans to build a parking lot across the street from their home in the historic Comstock neighborhood. "My husband and I really felt like we had been failed, and we were just shocked," she said Tuesday, March 6.
FARGO — What might normally be a routine request to transfer an existing liquor license has been held up by city officials concerned that the new downtown bar would be too close to two others. Broadway is "our jewel" and Fargo must take care that it doesn't become a "row of bars," said City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn, chairman of the Liquor Control Board. "We've had that in the past." The new saloon would be within 100 yards of the Bismarck and Empire taverns, all bars with limited food service.
FARGO — A proposed performance center to replace the Civic Center is back on city leaders' agenda again with the appointment of a new committee to refine the city's options. The City Commission voted 3-2 Monday, Feb. 26, to hit the reset button on the project, which had been put off in 2015 while the city wrestled with cost overruns in the design of the new City Hall building. Commissioner Dave Piepkorn, who chaired the previous committee studying the project, said the new committee would establish new cost estimates and next steps.
FARGO — City leaders are contemplating the purchase of some buildings in the industrial area west of downtown to rehouse the Red River Regional Dispatch Center and make room for other city departments. City Administrator Bruce Grubb said the dispatch center is especially interested because of "security concerns" at its present downtown location.
FARGO — Downtown merchants are asking city leaders to loosen the ban on public drinking to allow it during special events such as the Street Fair and the Cork & Canvas art walk. "Most Street Fairs, for restaurants and retailers they like to close their doors and leave town because they're feeling that they are not benefitting from the traffic that we are driving at the Street Fair," Melissa Rademacher, Downtown Community Partnership president and CEO, told the City Commission Monday night, Feb. 26.