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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 The April 10 event comes after funding was rescinded to bring prominent conservative speaker and former Breitbart News Editor Ben Shapiro to campus.
FARGO—New metal detectors at the Fargodome got their first test Wednesday, March 28, during a production of Cinderella. Only around 2,000 people attended the performance, many of whom were children, but Rob Sobolik still felt good about the test run. The Fargodome's general manager said he didn't notice anything that indicated the detectors weren't working, and people seemed able to get through in a timely manner.
FARGO — A husband and wife from Sheldon, N.D., recently died within just a few days of each other. David Kaspari, 86, and Sally Kaspari, 81, were married for 58 years before passing away in their most recent home at Rosewood on Broadway in Fargo. Sally had a respiratory illness and wasn't doing well before David unexpectedly died last Friday morning. "After Dad passed, she didn't want to eat or drink anything. She wasn't making any progress toward recovery," said daughter Sarah. Sally died Monday, three days later.
FARGO — In her everyday life, Madison Juelfs is a college student hoping to become a U.S. Marine Corps officer. On the roller derby track as a member of the Fargo Moorhead Derby Girls, the local team preparing for their season opener this weekend, she is "Battle Royalle," a tenacious athlete with more immediate aspirations. At bouts, her objective is simple: to help her team earn as many points as possible.
WAHPETON, N.D. — A dryer fire destroyed a Wahpeton home late Monday, March 12, leaving little to salvage.
FARGO — Every day, Mark Uselman records the precipitation that lands in his backyard. The north Fargo resident has made observing the weather part of his daily routine for over five years now. He wakes up at 6:30 a.m., does the crossword, has coffee with his wife then goes outside to check the rain or snow gauge, and she goes to teach elementary school. "I measure the precipitation, snowfall, and the cumulative snowfall that's left on the ground as it sets," Uselman said. "I catch the snow, bring it inside to melt, then measure the liquid form."