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 — The first North Dakotan crowned Miss America, Cara Mund, is striking out at the Miss America Organization in a letter circulating online Friday, Aug. 17.
FARGO — Parents and students at Oak Grove Lutheran School are used to theater director Scott Brusven thinking outside the box.
MOORHEAD — The woman who co-founded the iconic Moorhead Dairy Queen and had a hand in creating the world-famous Dilly Bar has died.
MOORHEAD — Twelve-year-old Addie Loerzel has a smile as sparkly as the sky blue formal gown she wore on Tuesday, Aug. 14. "It's going great!" she said in the midst of running Addie's Royal Cupcake Stand, her seventh-annual cupcake and lemonade fundraiser for the Sunshine Foundation, a national nonprofit that helps "answer the dreams" of kids who are seriously ill or facing physical challenges.
MOORHEAD — Cupcake lovers here will once again get their fix Tuesday, Aug. 14, when the popular Addie's Royal Cupcake Stand is back in business, selling treats to help make children's wishes come true.
Fargo has been mentioned a few times in song, including by Lyle Lovett ("Farther Down the Line,") Jimmy Buffett ("Travelin' Clean") and Johnny Cash ("I've Been Everywhere"). But Fargo is getting another shoutout in a brand-new song released by the self-described "girl trio" COLOR.
FARGO - Parishioners of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fargo gathered on their church lawn Wednesday night to pray for healing and hope after what some have called a "devastating" attack one week ago - the intentional decapitation of a beloved outdoor statue of the Virgin Mary. About 100 members of the south Fargo church held a worship service near the grotto where the headless statue still stands. In addition to praying the Rosary, they stood together in hopes of sending a message.
MINNEAPOLIS — One of the last times Marc Koeck was on stage in Fargo-Moorhead, he was a leading man in Trollwood Performing Arts School's 2008 production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Flash forward 10 years and the Bon Jovi blond tresses are gone. Koeck now sports a dark slicked-back 1950s hairdo and a tough guy New York accent — not his, but his character's.
For the last few years, downtown Fargo has become home to upscale restaurants, trendy bars and cute boutiques. But you probably wouldn't say it was the best place in the world to get an ice cream cone. Cupcakes, yes. Pastries, sure. Cookies, you betcha. But not much in the way of delicious dairy treats. That all changed this spring when three new ice cream businesses opened within a few blocks of each other on or near Broadway. When you're downtown now and scream for ice cream, clearly, someone is listening.
FARGO — Fans of classical music will get a chance next week to learn the similarities between two prominent composers from very different times and places.