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 — City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn said he overheard a conversation the other day in which an Oxbow homeowner mentioned getting a buyout worth 200 percent of the assessed value of the home. "I had no idea that was the amount they were getting and to me that's way too much," he said Wednesday, noting that the city pays about half that for city projects.
FARGO — The Fargo-Moorhead area will need a diversion for flood protection and the two ways of going about it involve an upstream dam and a ring dike in Oxbow, according to a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources report. The dam and ring dike have become a flashpoint in a lawsuit filed by the upstream counties of Richland in North Dakota and Wilkin in Minnesota, which are seeking to stop the diversion project or at least reduce its impact on them. The DNR report obtained by The Forum studied the project's current alignment, which the counties oppose because farmland on the dam's we
MOORHEAD – The three grassy lots in the Comstock neighborhood look like pocket parks but, for Deborah White and her neighbors, they are a battleground.
FARGO – Homeowners in the town of Oxbow will again enjoy what would appear to be a tax break next year after the Cass County Commission declined to increase their valuations Monday.
MOORHEAD — It seems like a lot of trouble for a bowl of soup, but Bert Chamberlain is building a boat to sail 1,700 miles down the Mississippi. "The goal is to get to New Orleans and try their gumbo," he said, a grin spreading under his mustache. And he hopes to meet a lot of interesting people along America's storied Big River, he said. Chamberlain began building the pudgy little catboat a couple of years ago after he retired from Moorhead Public Schools.
FARGO – North Dakota members of the Fargo-Moorhead Flood Diversion Board of Authority held their first meeting as a separate entity Thursday, primarily to approve spending on the authority's behalf.
FARGO – Opponents of the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion have released a poll intended to put pressure on city leaders in Moorhead, which has become the weakest link in the coalition working to build the project.
FARGO – A new report released Monday sets the stage for negotiations with 11 cemeteries that will potentially be harmed by the proposed Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion, according to a diversion official.
FARGO – The city may have a police chief as early as the end of summer following a plan the City Commission approved Monday night.
OXBOW, N.D. – Before a room full of disappointed homeowners, Oxbow Mayor Jim Nyhof vowed Monday to go to war against whatever forces are holding back construction of the community's ring dike and new homes to replace those in the way of the dike.