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FARGO — When Abdi Jama started coaching youth soccer at Jefferson West Park, he would show up three days a week to supervise drills and scrimmages. But the kids, largely from families new to America, told him that on off days, "We're bored. We can't do nothing at home." So now Jama and the kids are at the park every evening playing and laughing on a soccer field not far from Community Homes, a south Fargo housing complex where many refugee families live.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — It's been nearly two years since Tom Bearson was last seen alive, but the memory of his laugh — one that would build to a crescendo and leave everyone in stitches — is still strong. "If you ask any of our friends, he had a very distinct laugh," said Sam Neeser, a close pal who grew up with Bearson. "That's one thing I really miss about Tom."
NORTH OF THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION — Wood smoke swirled past Dan Four Thunders as he sipped coffee outside the main kitchen at the Camp of the Sacred Stones. "This is Siouxbucks," he said, smiling. "And this is our star barista over here. Coffee, tea — he does it all." The barista, 68-year-old Allen Coomsta Matt, had no time to stop and chat as he quickstepped from fire to fire, tending pots of coffee. Matt, who's from the Flathead Reservation in Montana, had rolled into camp the day before and set up his teepee in the wind and rain.
FARGO — By a wide margin, the Fargo area takes in more refugees than any other place in North Dakota. Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., have received a total of 6,220 refugees since 1997 — over three times the number who arrived in Grand Forks and Bismarck combined, according to Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota (LSS), the nonprofit group hired by the federal government to resettle refugees in North Dakota and Moorhead.
FARGO — A new state-funded voucher program is meant to give North Dakota residents struggling with addiction the option of receiving drug and alcohol treatment from a private provider close to home. But for now, the program's success hinges on whether more treatment providers will decide to start accepting patients with vouchers.
FARGO – A 76-year-old Fargo man died this week after contracting the West Nile virus, according to his family, who hopes his death helps raise local awareness about the mosquito-borne...
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Just about every day, Steven Jenson buys lottery tickets at the Oasis convenience store on Wall Street Avenue in Moorhead. Jenson, a 59-year-old Fargo native, says he plays the lottery because he knows it relaxes him. He also knows that winning two separate jackpots worth a total of more than $250,000 is awfully relaxing as well. "It helps," he said of the money, "puts a lot of stress off everything."
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Like a lot of people, Will and Kristi Sauvageau had never heard of U-47700. They had no idea that it's a synthetic opioid eight times more powerful than morphine. They weren't aware that it's made in foreign labs and sold over the internet. And they didn't know their 26-year-old son, Adam, was mixed up with it. Only after he was found dead at his north Moorhead home did they learn about U-47700.
FARGO — As excavators are moving earth to make way for the new City Hall, they're likely to find the foundation of what was once one of Fargo's toniest brothels: the Chrystal Palace. Around the turn of the 20th century, the so-called palace sat among a cluster of other houses of ill-repute on the east side of downtown near the Red River. It was the city's red-light district, which everybody back then called the Hollow.
FARGO – DIRECTV subscribers can once again watch WDAY-TV of Fargo and KBMY-TV of Bismarck now that a signal carriage agreement has been reached, Forum Communications Co. announced Thursday night,...