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HORACE, N.D. — The farmhouse on the outskirts of Horace, about 15 miles southwest of Fargo, is where Marty Johnson was baptized and where he and his wife raised their two children. It's also where Johnson's ancestors brought up their families, starting 122 years ago. Five generations in all have made the two-story house their home. But history ends with that generation, it appears, as the farmstead sits squarely in the path of a large channel planned for the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project.
MOORHEAD — The work histories of the candidates running for Clay County sheriff show that three of the four men have disciplinary actions in their pasts, including suspensions and termination. One candidate, Mark Empting, has also acknowledged having sex with a woman while on duty when he was a Dilworth police officer 20 years ago.
WEST FARGO – How to stay fueled and hydrated during a recent endurance race may have been the lesser of worries for a West Fargo couple.
MOORHEAD — The bricks are crumbling a bit, the iron bars are rusted and trees and brush have long filled in the space. The enclosure's appearance is unmistakable, however; it was once a bear cage in a city zoo here. Most people may think the Red River Zoo in Fargo is the area's first, but Moorhead's zoo got its start nearly 90 years ago and ran for about a five-year span. Mark Peihl, senior archivist at the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, chronicled its short but important past in a recent blog post titled "A Moorhead Zoo."
FARGO — Jasmyne Cardinal had the oil changed on her vehicle just before a long road trip with four friends and already has another one booked soon, for good reason. The group left Fargo early Thursday, July 26, on an epic excursion — hitting every Applebee's restaurant in North Dakota in a single day.
FARGO — People living, working or passing through the western edge of downtown Fargo have probably caught a whiff of a mothball-like smell — an unmistakable odor that may stick around through the fall. In early July, trucks started hauling away contaminated dirt from the site of an old manufactured gas plant that operated from 1885 to 1960.
FARGO—Nearly 135 customers of Cass County Electric Cooperative here were without power on Saturday, July 21. The outage, reported around 10:15 p.m., affected customers in an area from 32nd Avenue South. to 341/2 Avenue South and 17th Street to University Drive. The cause is unknown at this time, the cooperative said in a news release. Crews have been contacted and dispatched and are working to restore power safely and as quickly as possible. Updates will be issued as more information is received, the coop said.
FARGO — As horse trainers go, Sharlene Reuer might be in a league of her own. The rural Jamestown woman is one of just a handful of women trainers, preparing for the opening weekend of racing at the North Dakota Horse Park here Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15. Reuer, 57, is also believed to be the only one in the state who "does it all," from grooming and exercising, to spending countless hours learning what makes her horses tick. She owns and works exclusively with American Quarter Horses, which are the short-distance sprinters.
FARGO — Metro area drivers, get ready to join the loop, because downtown will have its first intersection controlled by a roundabout here in the not-so-distant future. The traffic circle will be part of the Main Avenue reconstruction project that begins in spring 2019 and will go in at Second Street, west of Veterans Memorial Bridge. North Dakota has nearly 40 roundabouts, built by either cities, counties or the state. Of those, eight were installed at state highway intersections by the Department of Transportation.
MOORHEAD—When it was suggested that first-time homebuyers Heather Sanchez and husband Alex have their home here tested for radon, she had no idea what it was. After online research about the radioactive gas that can't be seen or smelled, the couple decided to go ahead to safeguard the family, including five children. The test came back at 10.8 pCi/L or 10.8 picocuries per liter, more than double what the Environmental Protection Agency considers "actionable." "Ours was really high," Sanchez said, referring to the level in their home at 614 4th St. S.