Tran is an enterprise reporter with the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He began his newspaper career in 1999 as a reporter for the Grand Forks Herald, now owned by Forum Communications. He began working for the Forum in September 2014. Tran grew up in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington.
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FARGO — For the first time in more than a half century, The Forum Editorial Board is not endorsing the Republican candidate for president this year. It won't endorse the Democrat, either, or a third-party candidate, joining the avalanche of newspapers with traditionally Republican editorial pages that have refused to urge readers to vote for Donald Trump. "We made the call that both candidates don't measure up for the most important office in the land, some would say the most important office on the globe," said Editorial Page Editor Jack Zaleski.
FARGO — Animal figurines and marbles that might have belonged to a child were found in a pile of debris recently excavated from the former site of a famous downtown brothel. North Dakota State University archaeologist Kristen Fellows said she and her colleague Angela Smith, along with their students, unearthed these and other artifacts as they sifted through mounds of dirt dug up by workers building Fargo's new city hall. Fellows said it's not surprising that toys were found at the brothel because they've been found at other brothel digs around the country.
FARGO — In mid-August, Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney headed for southeastern Morton County, the scene of protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, and, except for a few breaks, he's been there ever since. Serving as the elected sheriff of what's by far the state's largest county while consumed by policing the ongoing tribal protests of the oil pipeline has been a daily act of priority-balancing, Laney said.
FARGO — The massive flood diversion is not needed by Fargo-Moorhead because emergency measures used in the successful 2009 flood fight and new dikes should be enough for future floods, according to Minnesota regulators. It's one of the reasons the Department of Natural Resources gave Monday, Oct. 3, in denying a permit for a dam straddling the Red River that would limit flow into the diversion channel to a more manageable volume.
FARGO – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ new commander is in hot water with Minnesota’s governor because of a Youtube video the general made about the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion...
FARGO — Like anyone who wants to understand North Dakota politics, Nick Bauroth tried to follow the money. The North Dakota State University political scientist wanted to tally up campaign contributions to find out which interest groups and individuals seek to influence state policies. "When I started trying to do that, I found that with statewide elections, with legislative elections, there are some real big holes there in terms of the information that's available," he said.
FARGO — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' new commander spent several hours inspecting flood-diversion construction sites on Monday, Aug. 22, and, the next day, visiting with local stakeholders. "I'm unbelievably impressed by the collaboration of the team," Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite told reporters after the meeting Tuesday, Aug. 23. "I've done some very, very large projects with the Corps of Engineers and many, many times it is hard to get everybody to a given area."
FARGO — Consultants for the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority recently gave Cass County and Fargo officials a glimpse of the next seven decades. In two charts, they depicted roughly how much taxpayers may actually spend on the $2.2 billion flood-control project and when the spending would happen, starting with the construction expected later this year and ending in 2084 when the last bonds are paid off.
FARGO — A discrimination lawsuit brought by a transgender woman against her employer, Sanford Health, has been settled. Federal Magistrate Judge Alice R. Senechal announced the settlement Wednesday, Aug. 17. Faye T. Seidler, who grew up in Fargo, alleged that she was not allowed to use the women's locker room while working at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo from spring 2014 to spring 2015, according to the complaint she filed in December.
FARGO — "We don't want to jail our way out of this," U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said repeatedly as she praised Fargo city commissioners Monday, Aug. 1, for their approach to combating opiate addiction. And she said there may be federal dollars available to help, offering her office's services to help communities in the region write more effective grant requests.