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 — After narrowly approving a controversial special assessment to pay for the proposed Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion, the City Commission is scheduled to reconsider the vote Monday. Commissioner Mike Williams, who voted with the 3-1 majority last time, said Thursday that he called for a new vote because he has a problem with the number of votes local governments have compared to ordinary property owners. The city of Fargo has nearly a quarter of the 725 million votes available, while Cass County has a third.
MOORHEAD — A committee developing a free shuttle bus between downtown Moorhead and Fargo said Tuesday that the service may roll out this summer with potentially 10 stops, two more than originally envisioned. The meeting, which brought together officials from both cities, was the first of several as both sides try to hash out the details. Fargo officials originally proposed six Metro Area Transit bus stops in downtown Fargo and two at the Moorhead Center Mall, but Moorhead leaders wanted more service.
FARGO – The mayor’s office sent a letter earlier this month to 35 of the city’s largest businesses urging them to vote “yes” on a special assessment for the proposed...
A year after learning that the Sidestreet Grille and Pub downtown would have to move to make way for floodwall construction, the owner is still unsure where it will move.
Looking at the trajectory of their lives, it's tempting to think that the two men vying to be the city's mayor could've been friends in some way.
FARGO — The architect of the new City Hall building has submitted a long list of ways to reduce the cost of the building and there is hope for some significant savings, according to a member of the building committee. Bruce Grubb, the city's enterprise director, said it's possible to save $4 million to $5 million, depending on the committee's decision on options. The lowest bid for the building from contractors is $30.4 million, which is about $4 million more than the city allowed in its budget. Grubb said the list of savings includes cuts that have already been discussed such as el
The best site for a new downtown parking ramp is not the city-owned lot on NP Avenue, the longtime favorite, but the block where Schumacher Goodyear is located, consultants told the Parking Commission on Thursday.
FARGO — Brad Shaffer, a candidate for the City Commission, had a rough December about eight years ago when he was charged with violating a restraining order, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. He pleaded guilty to all three misdemeanors. "It was a stressful time in my life," the 55-year-old said recently, referring to a divorce he was then going through. "I've moved forward since then. Was it bad decision-making? Obviously." Shaffer initially told The Forum he was upset about child visitation when the traffic accident happened.
City commissioners voted "yes" Monday night to a special assessment that would guarantee funding for the flood diversion, which means there are enough votes for the assessment to pass.
Consultants the city hired to find out if the Civic Center can be turned into a performance center asked city officials Monday if they are willing to go as far as demolishing the half-century old building.