Weather Forecast


Kolpack: NDSU pep band combines a little fun with a good product


FARGO — As a singer in the popular local band The Front Fenders, Paul Bougie knows the value of combining a little fun with a good product. It’s no different now than when he played in the North Dakota State pep band not long after Erv Inniger took over as head men’s basketball coach.

So the band went over the line a few times … like the time when about 15 flash cameras went off just as an opposing player was shooting a free throw.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

Jeff Kolpack
Jeff Kolpack covers North Dakota State athletics, the Fargo Marathon and golf for The Forum. His blog can be accessed at On the radio, Kolpack & Izzo sports talk show runs from 9-11 a.m. every Saturday morning. April through August, the WDAY Golf Show with Jeff Kolpack runs from 8-9 a.m.