MOORHEAD — Henry "Hank" Tkachuk spent his life trying to bring joy to other people. He did so until he passed unexpectedly on Sept. 13, 2018. Tkachuk was a Concordia College professor of communication studies and theatre art, and co-director of the Oral Communication Center. Though Tkachuk retired in 2016, the impact he had on those he worked with is apparent.
FARGO — To some, foosball is a fun game in the garage or their local bar. To Dave Vacha, it's much more.
FARGO — There has been an emergence of different local breweries and microbreweries throughout the Fargo area in the last decade, giving beer drinkers plenty of options. Breweries tend to have a different feel than a standard bar. With a more local, homey feeling and a variety of new beers, breweries also tend to be more family-friendly for children and pets. While every business that primarily sells alcohol has the right to allow or not allow minors, North Dakota law sets some limitations.
Editor's Note: This is the first installment for Above and Beyond, a regular video series that will look at people making a difference in their communities. If you know of someone who would make for a great story, email Austin Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org . FARGO—Fargo resident Jack Wood helped start Growing Together Community Gardens in 2006. The group started in a small garden with eight families who grew up in Fargo as well as new Americans. Growing Together now features six gardens with 150 families.
FARGO — Longtime heavy-metal music group Metallica has taken a philanthropic approach during its current tour by donating money through the All Within My Hands Foundation to cities they visit. The foundation donated $10,000 to Great Plains Food Bank in Fargo Sept. 8, when they had a show in Grand Forks that night.
BISMARCK—North Dakota residents have been able to obtain a REAL ID since May 1, but how has implementation of the system unfolded? In a recent Forum News Service story, 20-year-old North Dakota State University student Jackson Stremick described his issues getting a REAL ID. Stremick lived in his parents' Fargo home on breaks from college. His problems stemmed from not having his name on documents that proved where he lived.
BINFORD, N.D.—Binford, with a population of 172 residents, received an unexpected visit from the national sandwich chain Jimmy John's. The company set up a pop-up sandwich shop and filmed a commercial in farmer Dennis Haugen's wheat farm to introduce their new 9-grain wheat bread for its sandwiches. It's the first change to its bread options in 20 years. "It's a great ad. I didn't know they were using local people and didn't know it featured Binford the way it did," Binford Mayor Ken Gilbertson said.
WEST FARGO—West Fargo mother Julie Zimny bought a cell phone for her 11-year-old son to keep in touch when they would go to friends' houses or when she and her husband were out of the house. She soon saw the number was getting dozens of calls and messages of men looking to get together. Zimny thought it was just the previous owner's ex-boyfriends looking to hookup, but she discovered something worse.
MANHATTAN, Kan.—Today, Aug. 30, marks the five-year anniversary of North Dakota State defeating Kansas State with a last-minute touchdown. NDSU's game against the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision opponent was the first game of the 2013 season. With 32 seconds left on the clock, the Bison lined up on the Wildcats' 1-yard line. NDSU trailed 21-17 against K-State and coach Bill Snyder, in which the stadium is named after.
FARGO—While it may seem simple according to the North Dakota Department of Transportation website, the requirements for REAL ID are already causing issues for some. A 20-year-old North Dakota State University junior, Jackson Stremick went to the the Fargo Driver's License Office in August to get a REAL ID. He grew up in Fargo, and his parents still live here, but he lives in a dorm.