Tracy Briggs is a former TV anchor/radio host currently working as a features writer and video host for Forum Communications.
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FARGO — No doubt it turned a few heads Monday morning, July 2, as 20 men — most wearing coonskin caps, some carrying metal detectors and others holding American flags — walked with purpose off 25th Avenue South. But this group of Davy Crockett look-alikes isn't hunting bears; they're honoring heroes.
FARGO – Supermodel Ashley Graham says an aspiring model from Fargo has “the talent and potential to break through” in the industry.
FARGO — We just can't leave well enough alone, can we? When it comes to dessert, who doesn't like sweetly decadent choices like caramel, chocolate, marshmallows and hot fudge? Whose big idea was it to add the dill pickle to the list?
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Nicole Phillips and her 14-year-old daughter had just gotten off Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters ride at Disneyland when they took a break for a phone interview.
MOORHEAD — When you ask Jim Lehman's family to describe him, one of the phrases that keeps popping up is "very social."
MOORHEAD — Ira Bailey might just be the living embodiment of that old Postal Service slogan, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." In the case of Mr. Bailey, it's not mail he's delivering, but a hands-on education about weather to eighth-grade students at Moorhead's Horizon Middle School. After 30 years on the job, he's calling it a day, and his students are making sure his retirement doesn't fly under the radar.
ULEN, Minn. — The sky was overcast as two SUVs pulled up the the cemetery just north of here. Four men dressed in matching grey T-shirts get out of the vehicles and walk carefully and silently past rows of tombstones. A nearby wind chime plays a melody as the men stop at a grave at the edge of the cemetery. The grave, decorated in red geraniums, belongs to Brady Oberg, a soldier the men never met but who inspired them to take on a Memorial Day challenge like no other.
FARGO — Drive south along Fargo's 25th Street South just past a Starbucks on the corner of 32nd Avenue and you'll notice what looks like a grain elevator rising above the North Dakota prairie. Look even closer to see what appears to be an attached white A-frame barn. However, the stained glass windows in the barn are a dead giveaway this isn't a farm at all.
FARGO - Laura Gaarsland sits at the dining room table of her north Fargo home chuckling at a photo of her family in 2013. "We were trying to get a good shot. We were trying so hard to get everyone to match — all wearing white. But it was just chaotic. Finally, (daughter) Payton said, 'Let's just do a funny one.' And that's the one we ended up choosing." What Gaarsland, 33, didn't know then, as she and her family mugged for the camera, was that just two years later her world would turn upside down.
FARGO — With the Fargo Marathon just two weeks away, the streets are full of people trying to get in those last minute training runs. Despite the long distances they run, avid runners might tell you it can be relaxing and stress relieving. However, some runners — especially women — can find themselves harassed or fearing for their safety. According to a 2016 survey by Runner's World Magazine, 43 percent of women have experienced harassment during training compared to just four percent for men. While much of the harassment is verbal, it can sometimes turn violent.