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The Speak Easy restaurant, located at 1001 30th Ave. S. in Moorhead, is for sale. Forum file photo
The Speak Easy restaurant, located at 1001 30th Ave. S. in Moorhead, is for sale. Forum file photo

The Moorhead Speak Easy will close its doors for good Sunday, May 29.

The longtime Moorhead bar and restaurant at 1001 30th Ave. S. announced the impending closure on its Facebook page Wednesday evening, May 25.

"Come one, come all to enjoy your favorite menu item, favorite drink or favorite employee this weekend ... It will be our last weekend. We will be closing our doors May 29. Thank you to everyone who has supported The Speak Easy through the years, we will miss you all!!," the post read.

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Fargo's Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse to close

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Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse, seen here Wednesday, May 25 at 1201 Westrac Drive in Fargo, is set to close Saturday, June 4.
Angie Wieck / The Forum

FARGO — Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse, located at 1201 Westrac Drive in Fargo, is set to permanently close its doors Saturday, June 4.

The business announced the closing via Facebook Wednesday afternoon, May 25.

"It is with a heavy heart I announce that after 30 years Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse in Fargo will be closing it's doors for good!" the post read. "We will be partying hard until then so make sure you come on out and see all of us one last time!"

The post called on patrons to stop in on June 4 for one final "last call" at the bar, which was known for drinks and dancing.

"We appreciate everyone and their support throughout the years," the post concluded. "Thank you for all the memories."

Harwood to decide status of public works superintendent at next meeting

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Bernard James Stasch photograph from the Otter Tail County Jail.
Special to The Forum

HARWOOD, N.D. — City officials conducting an internal investigation into the Harwood Public Works Superintendent who is facing assault charges in Minnesota will hear from him about why he believes he should keep his job before the decision is turned over to the City Council.

Bernard Stasch, 60, was charged Monday, May 2, in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, terroristic threats and domestic assault, a misdemeanor, according to Minnesota court records.

The charges stem from an incident the preceding weekend when police were called to 32941 Pickerel Drive in Richville, Minnesota. Court documents allege Stasch was drinking heavily, and he got into an argument with his fiancee, at one point throwing her to a couch, damaging a vase and putting his hands around her throat before standing off with law enforcement outside the home. Full story here.

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Hospice of the Red River Valley set to begin construction on North Dakota’s first hospice house

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An outdoor pond and walking trails, seen in this rendering, will offer hospice patients and their families ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors at Hospice of the Red River Valley's new hospice house.
Contributed / Hospice of the Red River Valley

FARGO — After nearly 20 years of work, Hospice of the Red River Valley will soon begin construction on North Dakota’s first hospice house.

It’s been decades worth of work, but Hospice of the Red River Valley Executive Director Tracee Capron told The Forum Friday, May 20, that HRRV’s board, donors and staff came to the conclusion that the time was right to bring the vision to life. A groundbreaking ceremony for the hospice house will take place Thursday, May 26, at 3800 56th Ave. S. in Fargo.

The hospice house, Capron explained, is a place for families to gather with hospice patients in a tranquil, comfortable setting. Essentially a “hospital in disguise,” the hospice house serves as a place where family and loved ones can gather in a place that feels like home rather than a sterile hospital environment. “You’re taking a lot of the medical things of a hospital and disguising them into a home,” Capron said. Full story here.

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