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Morning headlines: Today is Dean Bresciani's last day as NDSU president

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A smiling NDSU President Dean Bresciani throws "horns up" during a parade in Fargo
NDSU President Dean Bresciani throws "horns up" during a homecoming parade down Broadway in downtown Fargo.
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FARGO — If given the chance, North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani says he’d do it all over again “in a heartbeat.”

Bresciani's 12 years as president at the land-grant research university have included major successes and some controversies, among them was the State Board of Higher Education's decision last year to not renew his contract .

Bresciani's final day as president is Monday, May 16, and in the months to follow, he will transition into a tenured professor position at the school.

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“It’s coming at me faster than I would have ever imagined. On that day that I hand over the keys, I think it's probably gonna hit me pretty hard,” Bresciani said.

The Forum sat down for an hour-long interview with the outgoing president in the Old Main building on campus on May 6. Here's more on that.

Fargo Marathon’s return to spring poised to bring millions of dollars to metro area

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Fargo Marathon

FARGO — One of the Fargo area’s marquee annual events will be making its return to normal next week and it’s primed to bring millions of visitor dollars with it.

The Essentia Health Fargo Marathon is returning to its standard schedule for the first time since 2019, with five days of events packing the metro calendar from Monday, May 16, to Saturday, May 21. The event was scrapped altogether in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pushed back to late September the following year for the same reason. Full story here.

Lane closures on Fargo's 13 Avenue South begin Monday

FARGO — The city of Fargo has announced lane closures will be reducing traffic down to one lane in each direction on 13th Avenue South beginning Monday, May 16.

The lane closures will be between Fiechtner Drive and 40th Street South. The left turn lane will also be restricted at 38th Street South. Local business access in that area will be maintained throughout the lane closure.

Detour signs will be in place to help direct traffic around the lane closures.

The reason for the closure is to allow for a Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation project. This phase of the project is expected to be in place for three weeks.

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