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Morning headlines: Moe's Southwest Grill in Fargo closes temporarily

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Moe's Southwest Grill in south Fargo is seen here Tuesday, June 21, 2022. The restaurant is temporarily closed.
Chris Flynn / The Forum

FARGO — Moe’s Southwest Grill, located at 2511 Kirsten Lane in south Fargo, is temporarily closed.

The restaurant had a “Closed today” sign hung on the door Tuesday afternoon, June 21. Tables had been turned upside down and pushed towards the windows.

Responding to a tip from a reader, The Forum inquired regarding the closing with both the local franchisee as well as Moe’s corporate office. A spokesperson from Focus Brands, the company which owns Moe’s Southwest Grill, confirmed the temporary closure via email. “A number of factors go into the decision to temporarily close a location,” the spokesperson said. Full story here.

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With The Forum now printing in Detroit Lakes, 30-year-old downtown Fargo press dismantled

Two workers in stained white jumpsuits and white hardhats are dwarfed by the machinery they're working on.
Work continues on the dismantling of the MAN Roland printing press at The Forum building in downtown Fargo.
David Samson / The Forum

FARGO — It might have been considered a special delivery.

Parts for a huge printing press began arriving on flatbed trucks in 1992 for assembly inside an addition to The Forum building in downtown Fargo.

Recently, that process was playing out in reverse, as the once state-of-the-art press was dismantled.

The MAN Roland Mediaman press, capable of churning out 40,000 copies per hour, enabled a full color newspaper for the first time and played a crucial role in keeping people of the region informed over the past 30 years. Full story here.

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