Morning headlines: Landline is rolling from Fargo to Minneapolis. Is the new bus service worth it?

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Here is your InForum Minute for Thursday, March 23.

After riding the Landline bus from Fargo to Minneapolis, a mother and son stand on the sidewalk Thursday night, March 16, 2023, outside Hector International Airport.
Megan Sirek / The Forum

FARGO — I don’t need to tell any of you how to get from Fargo to Minneapolis.

Head east on Interstate 94. Drive for anywhere from three-and-a-half to four hours, depending on road conditions and lead-footedness. Exit where you need to and you are just about done.

That simplicity is why I was a bit surprised to see that a Forum story about a new nonstop bus service from Fargo’s Hector International Airport to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport ranked among the top 10 most popular stories with readers the week it was published. Full story here.


Bill for 80 mph speed limit zips to North Dakota governor's desk

North Dakota lawmakers are hoping to increase the speed limit on interstate highways in North Dakota from 75 mph to 80 mph.
Tom Stromme / The Bismarck Tribune

BISMARCK — North Dakota motorists could legally travel the state's interstate highways at 80 mph under a bill headed to Gov. Doug Burgum.

The state Senate on Wednesday passed House Bill 1475 by Rep. Ben Koppelman, R-West Fargo, in a 25-21 vote. The state House of Representatives last month passed it 65-29. Full story here.

Art of locally renowned sculptor trapped under heavy snow in collapsed Moorhead garage

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Magda Szietz who lives at 420 14th St. S. in Moorhead said that at 2 a.m. on March 22, she heard her dog barking and went to check what was going on. When she looked out the kitchen window, she saw that her garage roof had collapsed. Her vehicle was inside, along with art work made by her father. "As much as I am concerned about the fact that I don't have a vehicle," Szietz said. "I'm also concerned about being able to extract those things."
Chris Flynn / The Forum

MOORHEAD — A garage roof in a Moorhead neighborhood collected enough snow to cave in early Wednesday morning, March 22, covering not only the homeowner's car but sculptures and paintings from her late father — locally renowned artist Richard Szeitz. Full story here.

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