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Forum editorial: Hotel Donaldson a unique addition to urban Fargo

Congratulations to the management and staff of the Hotel Donaldson during this week's grand opening of one of the brightest jewels in Fargo's downtown crown.

Congratulations to the management and staff of the Hotel Donaldson during this week's grand opening of one of the brightest jewels in Fargo's downtown crown.

"The Don" is unique. It's the fruition of the vision of developer and owner Karen Burgum. The 100-year-old historic building was rescued from deterioration and refurbished into a first-class hotel/restaurant/night spot that honors the city's rich past while providing patrons with the best of fine food and upscale accommodations.

But what makes the Donaldson special is ambience and style found nowhere else. Burgum has presided over a design that features the wonderful work of local artists in settings that are both welcoming and fascinating. Warm and inspiring. Old and new.

In those aspects, The Don is a perfect example of the rebirth of Fargo's downtown. Heritage and history have been respected as the central district embraces a new era of urban vitality.

Again, congratulations to Burgum and her staff.

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