Patrick Springer first joined the reporting staff of The Forum in 1985. He can be reached by calling 701-241-5522.
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FARGO, N.D. — Xcel Energy expects the shortage of natural gas cause caused by a pipeline explosion to ease as early as tonight. The picture should clarify by this afternoon,...
FARGO - Red River gumbo clay is some of the best dirt imaginable to use as material for emergency flood levees.
FARGO - The merger of Fargo MeritCare and Sanford has often been compared to a marriage. On Wednesday evening, it was time to present the proposed match of the two large health systems to the public for questions and answers. Once again, top executives for the two medical networks vowed that layoffs will not result from a merger and Fargo health services will not be shipped down Interstate 29 to Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford. "It's an allegation and a fear that we are doing our best to take the air out of," Kelby Krabbenhoft, the president and chief executive officer of Sanford Health, to
MOORHEAD - Contractors built a new emergency dike to protect an area of south Moorhead as city officials urged residents Saturday to stay vigilant in fighting floodwaters that will persist at high levels. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, responsible for the emergency flood-control projects, decided to build the dike on both sides of Eighth Street South, from 30th to roughly 37th avenues south. The dike was to protect homes from spillover from two storm sewer systems, one including a holding pond on the east side of the road.
FARGO - The National Weather Service in Grand Forks said today that the Red River will crest in Fargo at a record-setting 41 feet on Saturday, with the crest lasting two to three days.
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A mammoth wind farm proposed for northwestern North Dakota could anchor an electrical "transmission superhighway" if a concept from a major utility is found to be viable. American Electric Power announced that it is exploring the feasibility of an "extra-high voltage" transmission system to connect major wind developments in the Dakotas with markets in a network ending near Chicago. The 765-kilovolt network, with an estimated price tag of $5 billion to $10 billion, would connect to the proposed Hartland Wind Farm in Burke and Mountrail counties of northwestern North Dakota. The Hartland Win
Prairie Rose Seminole's family once observed the traditional Thanksgiving celebration, including the obligatory turkey dinner and trimmings. But after the Fargo woman began embracing her traditional Arikara and Lakota roots, Thanksgiving took on an aura that was more reflective than celebratory. For many American Indians, Thanksgiving is a day of mourning, given the displacement from their lands and deaths from wars and disease that came in the wake of the Pilgrims. Now, for the first time, the day after Thanksgiving will be observed nationally as Native American Heritage Day. Seminole has
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