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WATFORD CITY, N.D.—The North Dakota Highway Patrol on Sunday, July 8, released the identity of a Williston, N.D., man who died Saturday, July 7, when the motorcycle he was riding failed to navigate a curve on a county road and the bike crashed. According to the Highway Patrol report on the crash: The incident happened about 4:40 p.m. when the motorcycle driven by Dana O'Dell, 49, was westbound on County Road 10 about eight miles north of Watford City. After leaving the road, the bike traveled about 250 feet before striking a wire fence.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.—The Fergus Falls Police Department has released the name of a man suspected of being the driver of a vehicle that fled from authorities during a high-speed chase in Fergus Falls Saturday afternoon, July 7. According to a report released by Fergus Falls police on Sunday, July 8: Kristopher Daniel Wilkins, 34, Fargo, is suspected of driving a car that led authorities on a six-mile pursuit that started about 1:45 p.m. Saturday.
FARGO—Poke Bowl is expected to open this coming week in a space it will share with the new Wasabi restaurant, which is also set to open soon in the 500 block of Second Avenue North in Fargo. That's according to David Scheer, whose family operates a number of eateries in the Fargo-Moorhead area. That includes Wasabi, which will operate at its current address—623 NP Ave., Fargo—until the new location opens at 560 2nd Ave. N., a space that was once part of Metro Drug.
FARGO—Cole Papers started life 100 years ago as Fargo Paper Co. in a small office in downtown Fargo. Today, the company is still headquartered in Fargo, but it also has locations in eight other communities throughout North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota. Besides paper products, the company offers a wide variety of other products, including food packaging, office supplies, and maintenance products and equipment.
FARGO – Attorneys for Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. have filed papers in U.S. District Court here asking that his conviction and death sentence be set aside, claiming jurors at his trial heard false testimony.
FARGO—With all the talk about American manufacturing disappearing, the often-heard question is this: Does America make anything anymore? The answer may be closer to home than you think. In the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area alone, more than 200 companies are regarded as manufacturing enterprises or value-added agricultural firms, according to information provided by the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corp. and the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce.
FARGO—Tom's Shoe & Tarp Repair has uprooted itself from its Moorhead location and is now in the process of moving to a new spot in Fargo. For now, the business is operating at 3220 32nd Ave. S. Around July 1, it will move into the former home of Tandy Leather at 1617 32nd Ave. S., according to Becca Knorr, who owns the business with her husband, Robert. The couple purchased Tom's Shoe & Tarp Repair in 2016 from Tom Anderson, who operated the business for many decades. Until recently the shop was located at 901 st. Ave. N. in Moorhead.
FARGO—A new Beans Coffee Bar has opened in the former first-floor lounge of the Radisson Hotel at 201 5th St. N. in downtown Fargo. Heidi Holland opened the first Beans Coffee Bar at 5675 26th Ave. S. in 2015. At the time, she explained the name "Beans" was about more than coffee beans. It's also the nickname given to Holland by her late father, Don Larson, a popular former North Dakota State University football coach. Holland said she and her father shared a deep love of coffee.
FARGO—At least one Fargo-area Uber driver says the Uber Eats delivery service is expected to start here soon. Drivers have reportedly been told the service could start by the end of June. Reached for comment, a spokeswoman for Uber said she could not confirm anything at this time, and the Uber Eats website did not list any Fargo location. With Uber Eats, Uber drivers pick up and deliver food orders.
LEONARD, N.D.—Options for holding events in Leonard greatly expanded with the recent opening of the Albatross Event Center. Built as an addition to the Leonard Country Club, the event center can comfortably seat 120-140 people, with an additional capacity of about 50 when the event center is opened to the country club's bar, said Angie Pulczinski, who owns the country club and the event center with her husband, Mike. She said the new space can accommodate all types of events; everything from groom's dinners to retirement parties.