Story Behind The Story: Historic Home Has Ties To Fargo’s Early Pioneers

Part of what makes writing about an historic home is the story it tells through its various owners. Julie Snortland’s home at 705 10th St. S. is stately and gorgeous but far more interesting than its beautiful wood floors and leaded glass windows is the home’s connection to some of Fargo’s earliest pioneers. Snortland has…
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Brothel Excavated During Fargo City Hall Project

More than 100 years ago, the Fargo City Hall building had yet to exist. Just west of the Red River was a place called The Hollow, a poor section of the city where immigrants and laborers lived. The Hollow is also where houses of ill repute set up shop, including one called The Crystal Palace,…
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Paddy And Partying: Fun Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

Across the country, people donned green clothing today and made plans to imbibe some green beer or feast on bangers and mash (or, mistakenly, Lucky Charms) to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Parades commemorating the day will take place in 30 countries, including a weeklong festival on the Caribbean island of Montserrat. The island of more…
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Did Caesar Orchestrate His Own Death?

Today marks the Ides of March, and Twitter is having a great time with the pseudo-holiday. Check out these gems: You can't be too careful today. #IdesOfMarch pic.twitter.com/rLGjWejEX2 — Mary Strand (@Mary_Strand) March 15, 2016   Keep an eye on those dozens today #IdesofMarch pic.twitter.com/yJggoHb9kT — krispykreme (@krispykreme) March 15, 2016 All hail Gretchen Wieners'…
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2015 Review: My Most Popular Posts

The end of one year always invites retrospection and remembering. One year ago, I was working for a different company, making ambitious plans for a memorable 2015. Today, I am working for Forum Communications Company (again!) at a job I love and enjoy every day, and I can’t believe all that has changed in just…
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