Tran is an enterprise reporter with the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He began his newspaper career in 1999 as a reporter for the Grand Forks Herald, now owned by Forum Communications. He began working for the Forum in September 2014. Tran grew up in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington.
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FARGO — Dozens of city police officers have gone to Morton County to help law enforcement there respond to protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline at a cost of around...
FARGO — In preparation for North Dakota's first sizeable outlet center, earthmovers here have spent months reshaping land near the Timber Creek Addition on the city's south side. It's one of the few visible signs that a regional retail center that's second in size only to West Acres is emerging northeast of the intersection of 52nd Avenue South and Interstate 29.
FARGO — In a commercial running on local TV, images of the 1997 flood disaster scrolled by. There's one of water lapping against the front entrance of Grand Forks City Hall. Another shows a house cracked like an egg, presumably by the shifting ground beneath. Still another showed the remains of the Security Building in Grand Forks, gutted by an electrical fire.
FARGO — When city and county voters consider ballot measures on Nov. 8 to extend 1½ cents of existing sales taxes to pay for the flood diversion, it might seem like a referendum on the project. But Cass County Auditor Mike Montplaisir, a member of the Diversion Authority's finance committee, said he expects that the project to channel Red River floodwaters around the metro area will march on regardless of the vote.
FARGO — City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn is doubling down on his attack on Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, a nonprofit group that handles refugee resettlement in the state. He...
FARGO – For the first time in more than a half century, The Forum Editorial Board is not endorsing the Republican candidate for president this year. It won’t endorse the...
FARGO — Like anyone who wants to understand North Dakota politics, Nick Bauroth tried to follow the money. The North Dakota State University political scientist wanted to tally up campaign contributions to find out which interest groups and individuals seek to influence state policies. "When I started trying to do that, I found that with statewide elections, with legislative elections, there are some real big holes there in terms of the information that's available," he said.
FARGO — Consultants for the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority recently gave Cass County and Fargo officials a glimpse of the next seven decades. In two charts, they depicted roughly how much taxpayers may actually spend on the $2.2 billion flood-control project and when the spending would happen, starting with the construction expected later this year and ending in 2084 when the last bonds are paid off.
FARGO -- News that Doug Burgum, a Republican running for governor, is holding a fundraiser hosted by Perry Miller, a Democrat, has raised a few eyebrows among political observers, but...
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Among the first clues that Anthony Donte Collier might be engaged in sex trafficking while on parole were Facebook photos showing him holding "a young lady on...