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FARGO—The 11 basketball players that were injured in a serious crash south of Mapleton Thursday evening, June 28, were members of a Lisbon Courts Plus team traveling to Fargo to play a game, a friend of the girls told Forum News Service. All members of the team are reportedly doing OK and are expected to fully recover from their injuries.
GLYNDON, Minn. — In April 2002, the Buffalo River State Park broke ground on a state-funded $1.2 million renovation to completely overhaul its swimming area. After multiple setbacks, the renovation was finally completed in June 2004. The renovations to the swimming pond included the addition of extensive landscaping and a water filtration and chlorination plant.
WEST FARGO, N.D.—Brian Johnson, the former owner of "Johnson's Barn," a historic dance hall and event venue in rural Arthur, N.D., has died. He was 66. Johnson died Saturday, June 16, at home in West Fargo. In 2012, Johnson was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and retired from farming as a result in 2015, said his obituary. For 63 years, each-and-every Friday, thousands of toe-tapping guests at Johnson's Barn got to experience Johnson's "fervor for life" firsthand.
FARGO—Food Network star and celebrity chef Robert Irvine will be bringing his “Robert Irvine Live” show to the Fargo Theater Thursday, Aug. 9. Irvine, who has worked in the culinary industry for more than 27 years, became a household name as the host of the Food Network show “Restaurant: Impossible." Irvine has also previously hosted various other Food Networks shows such as “Dinner: Impossible” and “Worst Cooks in America.”
North Dakota GOP Senate candidate Kevin Cramer sought and received the support of a conservative anti-LGBT group that links homosexuality to pedophelia and defends conversion therapy, CNN is reporting. Virginia GOP Senate candidate Corey Stewart was the only other name mentioned in the report. The CNN report comes one day after Cramer, who is coming off a landslide victory in Tuesday’s primary election, received a staunch backing from President Trump in a Wednesday, June 13 tweet.
WASHINGTON D.C.—In a tweet Wednesday afternoon, June 13, President Trump sent out a ringing endorsement for GOP Senate hopeful Kevin Cramer, sending a shockwave through what is anticipated to be a hotly contested race with incumbent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., in November’s general election. The tweet from President Trump reads: "Congratulations to @kevincramer on his huge win in North Dakota. We need Kevin in the Senate, and I strongly endorse him. Heidi voted NO on our Tax Cuts, and always will vote no when we need her. Kevin is strong on Crime & Borders, big on Cutting Taxes!"
FARGO—North Dakota's statewide June, 2018 election results presented voters with few, if any, surprises. However, if you take a look into the numbers, you may find a few. Here is a summary of the June, 2018 election results by the numbers. By the numbers:
FARGO—Somewhere in Fargo, a gas station is down a hose. This, after a United States Postal Service mail carrier was photographed by Zack Dobbins, of Fargo, which shows a torn-off gas hose hanging from the gas tank of a mail truck. Dobbins says he was driving with his fiancé to his parents house late Saturday afternoon, June 9, near the intersection of 40th Avenue and 42nd Street South in Fargo when he encountered the mail truck.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK—A California woman is now in good condition after she was gored by a bison Wednesday morning, June 6, at Yellowstone National Park. Kim Hancock, 59, of Santa Rosa, Calif., was gored by a bull bison at Fountain Paint Pot in the Lower Geyser Basin, according to a news release .
NEW ROCKFORD, N.D. — A funeral has been scheduled here for the 7-year-old boy caught in the middle of a bitter custody battle between his former Playboy centerfold mother and his father. The funeral for Vincent Nicolai, 7, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 1, in this town about 60 miles north of Jamestown, according to an obituary listed in the Grand Forks Herald. A visitation will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Evans Funeral Home in New Rockford.