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 — 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.
FARGO — In the last two weeks leading up to the primary election, gubernatorial candidates Doug Burgum and Wayne Stenehjem ran an average of 188 TV ads everyday on the main broadcast networks burning an average of $39,000 a day. It's a glimpse into what many believe is the most expensive primary campaign in state history, pitting one of the state's wealthiest residents against a well-known member of the Republican Party establishment for a place on the November ballot.
FARGO – When Britons voted to exit the European Union, it came as a shock to John Sandbakken, especially when the value of the euro plunged in reaction. He’s head...
MOORHEAD, Minn. – For two hours a month, Mike Jensen said he stands up in front of a group of dads-to-be at the Sanford Health clinic here and talks about...
FARGO — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is not pleased with a recent move by North Dakota members of the Fargo-Moorhead Flood Diversion Board of Authority to create a separate group...
FARGO — With another fiery oil-train derailment hitting the headlines, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said she’s hoping more attention will be paid to her bill to improve training for...