Forum of Fargo-Moorhead
Forum of Fargo-Moorhead John Andrist was never reluctant to state his mind, whether in the columns of his weekly newspaper in Crosby, N.D., or on the floor of the North Dakota Senate, where he served with distinction for 22 years. Andrist, who had moved from Crosby to Fargo in 2014, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, in a Fargo hospital after suffering a major stroke. He was 86.
A key reason for the resurgence of North Dakota's Oil Patch is 1,172 miles long and 30 inches in diameter. The Dakota Access Pipeline, thoroughly vilified by protestors, has been capable of carrying 470,000 barrels of Bakken crude oil daily since the $3.78 billion pipeline started operating in May, providing access via a hub in Illinois to refineries near the Gulf Coast. It's no accident that oil production, slumping since prices plunged several years ago, has rebounded since the pipeline went online.
FARGO — While Carson Wentz will be performing on prime time television Monday night (Sept. 19), ESPN will be doing live cut-ins at a Fargo bar during its telecast of the Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears National Football League game. Video Arts Studio of Fargo has been hired by ESPN to broadcast live cut-ins from Frank's Lounge, 2640 52nd Ave. S. in Fargo. The lounge is encouraging visitors to wear Carson Wentz-related jerseys.
WAHPETON, N.D. — Two years after their son was found dead in the Red River near Wahpeton, a gunshot wound to his head, the parents of Andrew Sadek have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a sheriff's deputy. Autopsy results were inconclusive on his cause of death, but parents John and Tammy Sadek think their son was murdered, possibly because he was working as a confidential informant.
FARGO—The North Dakota Republican gubernatorial nomination race is headed for a second ballot. All three candidates failed to reach a majority of delegates on the first ballot Saturday, April 2 at the GOP convention at Scheels Arena. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem received 47 percent of the votes cast; Bismarck plastic surgeon and businessman Rick Becker received 36 percent; and Fargo businessman Doug Burgum received 15 percent. A candidate needs 50 percent to receive the nomination.
WAHPETON, N.D. – A semi pulling a farm digger snagged an overhead light at the intersection of state highways 127 and 11 in Richland County on Saturday, causing two power poles to snap, according to a report released by the Richland County Sheriff's Department. According to the report: In addition to damaging the power poles, which are owned by the North Dakota Department of Transportation, the semi ended up dragging a power cable about 500 feet. The incident prompted Ottertail Power Co.
HANKINSON, N.D. – A 63-year-old man suffered severe burns Wednesday morning while working on the boiler equipment at the public school here, according to a news release from the Richland County Sheriff’s Office. Students were briefly evacuated after the incident. At 1 p.m., the school posted on Twitter, “Emergency situation involving an accident in the boiler room is under control.
FARGO—Comedian Craig Ferguson will bring his biggest comedy tour to date here this fall, promoter Jade Presents announced Monday. The Scottish-American comedian, known for his nearly decade-long gig as host of "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" on CBS until last year, will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Fargo Theatre as part of his "The New Deal" tour. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m.
FARGO – A Johnny Rockets location launched in the West Acres Mall food court on Wednesday, filling the vacant space once held by a McDonald's there. Menu items include hamburgers, American fries, hand-spun shakes and classic sandwiches. It's the first location in North Dakota. There is one Johnny Rockets in Minnesota, at the Mall of America. The West Acres restaurant is locally-owned and operated by VR Industries, LLC.
DETROIT LAKES – An Omaha, Nebraska, man is dead after falling out of a boat and drowning while fishing on Many Point Lake near here Sunday, according to a release from Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander. Deputies were called about 8:39 a.m.