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Not a fan of nosebleed seats? Sheyenne High School is showing a play this week where the audience sits only inches from the action. The high school is hosting a production of "Found a Peanut," a rare, but enjoyable dark comedy featuring a small cast of nine students, for its annual fall play. Theater director Marilyn Laliberte stumbled upon the play during her search for something funny but also morose. After teaching in New York and Maryland, Laliberte began directing at Sheyenne High School at the start of this school year and said the students are catching on well.
West Fargo High School theatre director Bryce Henrickson wanted to offer students a chance to acquire dexterity through something chilling for this year's musical. "I wanted it to have a different feel, some earthiness to it, grit and some real depth," he said. To stray from their usual goofy comedy, Henrickson chose the Secret Garden, a children's novel and Victorian classic with several film and theatre adaptations, for their November production.
MOORHEAD — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Rep. Collin Peterson met with American Crystal Sugar CEO Tom Astrup on Sunday, Oct. 21, to get an update on the beet harvest and emphasize the farm bill they are working to pass. "We've been trying to push this thing," Peterson said, adding they hope to be ready to pass it shortly after the general election towards the end of the year. The proposed bill would protect existing sugar programs, create an animal disease program and vaccine bank, identify gaps in high-speed internet as well as support beginning farmers.
Editor's Note: This story was published on August 6, 2018.
It was a chilly start to this year's festival but the weather gave way to a picture perfect day at WE Fest, until thunderstorms began to roll in towards dusk. The ambiance was its usual festive tone of enthusiasm, but campgrounds were noticeably thinner from just a few years ago.
MOORHEAD — Pollinator projects are becoming more common in Fargo-Moorhead and across North Dakota to ensure that native pollinators have access to certain plants. Pollinator habitat projects and gardens, along with data gathered from studies, may prevent future endangered species listings. The non-profit conservation organization Pheasants Forever will begin planting Moorhead's next pollinator project in June along the Red River.
FARGO — Lincoln Elementary fourth-graders got to play reporter Tuesday afternoon, April 24, when Gov. Doug Burgum stopped by for a visit.
FARGO — Richard Grant was 22 years old when he and others aboard the destroyer USS Frank E. Evans watched 74 of their fellow crew members drown after a collision with another ship on June 3, 1969, in the South China Sea. Known as the "Lost 74," the men died during the Vietnam War, but their names are not listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington. Grant, one of the 199 survivors of the Evans collision, wants that rectified.
FARGO — Jessie Rock, a paleontologist and geology lecturer at North Dakota State University, loves rocks. She says there's a massive need for a natural science museum in the Fargo-Moorhead area and is leading an effort to start one. But for now, she's working with what she has, transporting a small fossil exhibit to local elementary schools in the trunk of her vehicle.
MOORHEAD — Former U.S. Sen. and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will speak at Concordia College this spring at a lecture hosted by Young Americans for Freedom. The April 10 event comes after funding was rescinded to bring prominent conservative speaker and former Breitbart News Editor Ben Shapiro to campus.