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FARGO—Air Force One that carried President Donald Trump to Fargo on Wednesday night was on the ground at nearby Hector International Airport. A military helicopter presumably on guard was flying by Newman Outdoor Field.
FARGO—It had been awhile since Jason Ray had been in front of multiple media cameras and microphones. That changed when he was named an assistant football coach at North Dakota State on Tuesday. The hire by head coach Chris Klieman puts NDSU back at full strength after Atif Austin took a position with the New England Patriots. Ray, who will coach the receivers, was at Missouri State the past two years and Northern Iowa in 2015. So he's familiar with the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
HANKINSON, N.D.—There's not much to do for kids at Dakota Magic Casino, Emily St. Aubin says, so she grabbed her putter and a few golf balls and headed to the practice putting green on Tuesday night. It was just her and the prairie that surrounded Dakota Winds Golf Course.
FARGO—The high point of entries for the Sanford Fargo Marathon came in 2012 when 25,700 signed up for the races that comprise the weekend event. It was about that time when races around the region became more frequent, meaning Fargo has some competition to deal with. The numbers reflected it.
FARGO—Senior Bre Beatty won't soon forget her recruiting visit to North Dakota State four years ago, a tour that included all the cool amenities the athletic program had to offer. But when it came time to see where the Bison softball program played, that detail was just sort of glossed over. She never saw it. Then again, there wasn't much to show.
FARGO—The Fargo Force are still hot. After a victory Saturday night over Lincoln, perhaps the best thing for Force fans on the weekend was to forget Friday ever existed. The Force rebounded from their worst USHL defeat of the year to take a 3-2 win over the Stars at Scheels Arena, restoring a streak that is now at 10 wins in the last 11 games.
FARGO—Offense. Defense. Special teams. The Fargo Force didn't need any St. Patrick's Day luck of the Irish on Saturday night at Scheels Arena. It was all working in a 5-1 USHL win over the Dubuque Fighting Saints that completed a weekend sweep for the Force, who appear primed to make a season-ending push for a Western Conference title. They scored power play, shorthanded and even strength goals to improve to 29-15-7, good for 65 points. League leader Waterloo has 68 points.