FARGO — Graver Barbers has been serving fresh cuts to the city of Fargo since 1929. The location on Second Ave. N. serves as a place for good conversation, sports discussion,and banter that gives you a desire to be a regular. Ryan and Joel Brehmer have manned the shop since their father, Don Brehmer, retired in 2007. Their grandfather was also a barber. This lineage has kept people coming back for more.
BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum recognized the winning photographs and honorable mentions for the 15th annual North Dakota Governor's Photo Contest on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Bismarck. Minot resident Steve Silseth's photo, "Pintail," was named Best of Show and was also the winning photograph for the Wildlife category. The photo was selected best out of 1,072 submitted into the contest, according to a North Dakota Tourism press release. Silseth's photo took patience and a keen eye for the duck's behavior.
FARGO—Fargo could match or beat a record for a one-day snowfall during the first 15 days of October. According to Weather Service as of early Wednesday morning, total storm snowfall amounts expected for various locations included: Fargo-Moorhead, 3-4 inches; Grand Forks, 4-6 inches; Valley City, 6-8 inches. Locations like Hope in Steele County accumulated 5 inches of snow. The 3-4 inches expected in Fargo could match or beat the record on Oct. 7, 1894, for snowfall in the city from Oct. 1.- Oct. 15 at 3.3 inches.
This is the latest installment of Above and Beyond, a regular video series that looks at people making a difference in their communities. If you know of someone who would make for a great story, email Austin Howard at email@example.com . FARGO — Ed Shen is 16 years old and already a senior at Fargo Davies High School. To add to that impressive record, he makes an impact on Fargo through Fargo Youth Initiative. Shen is the current treasurer for the group, which he joined after a suggestion from a friend.
FARGO—On the 3rd Annual Indigenous Peoples' Day celebration, a former Fargo cultural planner and current spiritual leader received the Gladys Ray award. The award is given to those who have made a special impact in the indigenous community in Fargo and abroad. Willard 'Yellowbird' Jr. led and closed the ceremony in prayer, but he never expected the award he received from Gladys Ray's granddaughter, Amber Mattson.
FARGO — Oktoberfest in Fargo was sunny and 60+ degrees in 2017, but it looks like 2018 is going to be a different story. It kicks off at the Pickled Parrot at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, with a free hog dog and chip when you buy your first beer mug of the day. At that time, it's expected to be 36 degrees. The rest of the events throughout the day won't have the temperature getting higher than 40 degrees. The owner of the Pickled Parrot, Rob Johnson, has no concerns about the turnout regardless of the weather.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — LGBTQ Minnesotans are responding to a report this week of a new gender-neutral option for state driver's licenses. At least one lawmaker is questioning why the option did not have legislative approval. Residents in Minnesota will now have the option to choose 'X' as their gender on their state ID if they don't identify as either male or female.
Editor's Note: This is an installment for One of a Kind, a regular video series that looks at interesting people throughout the Red River Valley. Read more "One of a Kind" stories here. If you know of someone who would make for a great story, email Austin Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org . MAYVILLE — Rick Karboviak started Rick's ReCycle in 2016 with a passion for fixing bikes and newfound love for riding.
DILWORTH, Minn.—Her morning starts at 5 a.m. and ends around midnight. Cardio on the StairMaster for 50 minutes, return home, have breakfast weighed out and eat. Next is class at 7:50, use a two-hour break to weight train and do a second round of cardio, return to class and go to speech practice with the Concordia College speech team. Finally, its finish round three of cardio, study and do homework and go to bed around midnight. This is the life of Alicia Ciak, a vegan bodybuilder and Dilworth native preparing for her first-ever competition.
WEST FARGO — Pete Kostelnick enjoys running ... a lot. In a trip he's calling, "Ke2Key: Unlocking my Wildest Dream," he is running from Kenai, Alaska, to Key West, Fla. In 2016, he already broke the record for fastest time to run across America. It took him 42 days to run from San Francisco to New York City, a nearly 3,100-mile trip. This trip from Alaska to Florida? 5,200 miles. His supplies in the cart he brings include food, water, Gatorade, toiletries, five changes of laundry, bear spray, a tent and water bladders.