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FARGO—A move that occurred thousands of miles away, across the Pacific Ocean, may affect what residents in the Fargo-Moorhead area pay for their curbside recycling service in the future. Recycling facilities in some parts of the U.S. are dealing with stockpiles of products after China, the world's largest buyer of scrap plastic and paper, began restricting those imports last fall. In addition, China's new rules requiring lower levels of contamination in those products could amplify the backups.
FARGO — The airline industry has been sounding the alarm for years about the nationwide shortage of pilots. It's a growing problem fueled by a mix of factors, including federal aviation rule changes, mandatory retirements and economic reasons. Shawn Dobberstein, executive director of the Municipal Airport Authority at Fargo's Hector International Airport, says the shortage is approaching a crisis level.
WEST FARGO—They stand five at a time in a small room at the Red River Regional Marksmanship Center here, facing a blue sky mural with unloaded shotguns at the ready. After each person takes a turn yelling "pull," a virtual clay pigeon rises from the housing of a trapshooting simulator and the shooter takes aim and fires. Through special equipment attached to each gun, the simulator gives instant feedback as to whether the shot was a hit or miss. Austin Scott, a sophomore at Fargo South High School, was pleased with his first outing.
FARGO—The two quilting enthusiasts living about 1,400 miles apart didn't know one another, but their work had recently caught each other's eye. Clem Buzick of Fargo was drawn to a vibrant quilt at a show in Utah. "I would love to get my hands on something like this,'" Buzick recalled telling a friend. Around the same time, former Hollywood stunt woman Beth Nufer, who'd already started making a name for herself designing and making quilts, admired Buzick's intricate stitching at a show in California.
FARGO—The general manager of Homewood Suites here feels fortunate to be spared from the turnover bug that commonly affects the hotel industry. Tom Kasper said many of his 30-member staff are hourly employees, paid in the neighborhood of $10 an hour. If a move underway in North Dakota to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour passes, he said, it could be tough to absorb. "Another five dollars in three years, a 50 percent increase, would be a large increase," Kasper said.
FARGO—News of a homicide at a north-side apartment building that's been visited by police numerous times has rattled families, students and others living nearby. Fargo police arrived at the tan and brown, three-level building on the corner of Seventh Avenue North and 10th Street North shortly before 6:30 a.m. Friday, March 2. Dominique Alfaro, who lives next door with her infant son and fiance, saw the large police presence when she went out to walk her dog.
FARGO — Referee Dave Klundt was looking to get things off on the right foot at the Tuesday night, Feb. 27, conference quarterfinal game between the Shanley and Fargo South High School boys basketball teams. "Put the ball in the hoop, have fun tonight. Good luck," Klundt told the boys at tipoff. Klundt has seen a lot in his 36 years of officiating college and high school sporting events. He's been up close for the best in sportsmanship, when athletes help a player from the opposing team up from the floor or compliment them on a nice play.
CASSELTON, N.D. — The first weekend of March, John Reichert will depart for an Alaskan adventure that perfectly ties together his professional career and a childhood obsession. For the 18th straight year, he'll volunteer his services at the grueling Iditarod sled dog race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Reichert will be one of about two dozen volunteer veterinarians from all over the country staged at checkpoints along the 1,000-mile wilderness course that traverses two mountain ranges.
FARGO—Gov. Doug Burgum is seeking school, community and church bands and choirs across North Dakota to apply to be the Governor's Official State Band and Chorus for 2018. Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum will select the Governor's Band and Governor's Chorus from applications received based on musical talent, achievement and community involvement, according to a news release. The band and chorus are invited by the governor to perform at official state functions held throughout the year.
FARGO — Amid the Twin Cities Craigslist ads seeking food servers, drivers, T-shirt sellers and even ice skaters for Super Bowl events are a few vague, provocative posts. One seeks "female models" with bartending experience who "must be comfortable topless" to work a party for "wealthy clients in town." Another solicits exotic dancers for the "big game weekend." An entertainment company offers free tickets to "qualifying women" for Super Bowl concerts. Applicants must offer up their Instagram handle so the promoter can check their photos to decide who is "selected."