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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.
FARGO — On June 8, 1939, Fargo-Moorhead was abuzz with talk of the visit of Norway's Crown Prince Olav and Crown Princess Martha. According to newspaper reports of the time, the royal couple was "highly celebrated" as they toured Concordia College and visited with local dignitaries. Less than one month earlier, another young European man came to town under much different circumstances. He was fleeing the Nazis, leaving his parents behind and hoping to start a new life in a place where he knew almost no one. There were no crowds to welcome him, no pomp and circumstance, but it would be him who, 80 years later, would leave a legacy fit for a king.
OKLAHOMA CITY — When he was a child, Dr. Alan Hollingsworth had quite the story to share with classmates on the playground: "My grandfather was killed by the Ku Klux Klan." Like a lot of children, he didn't know all of the details of the juicy family lore. It was just something passed down from his mother and her mother before her. But now the Oklahoma City physician and author has published a book about the murder, and he says a famous Fargoan plays a prominent role.
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."