Tran is an enterprise reporter with the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He began his newspaper career in 1999 as a reporter for the Grand Forks Herald, now owned by Forum Communications. He began working for the Forum in September 2014. Tran grew up in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington.
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FARGO — A key question in the lawsuit a fired Fargo sanitation worker has filed is whether the city violated his due process rights by not revealing all the evidence it had so he could refute them.
WEST FARGO — Magellan Pipeline Co., the owner of the tank farm where a major fire broke out Sunday, Feb. 18, is among pipeline operators with the most enforcement actions by federal regulators, according to U.S. Department of Transportation records. Between 2006 and the year to date, the Tulsa, Okla., firm received 42 enforcement actions, the fourth highest among operators overseen by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). The firm with the most enforcement actions from the agency in this period, Phillips 66 Pipeline, had 56.
FARGO — When the Fiechtner family moved into their home in the River Drive neighborhood in 2014, the city assessor's office hadn't adjusted the value for several years, and then when it did, the changes weren't drastic. So they were shocked to see the value suddenly spike last year instead of rising a little each year, Juliette Fiechtner said recently, comparing it to the housing bubble they experienced in Arizona.
FARGO — Lined with dusty filing cabinets full of yellowed newspaper clippings and old books, the little room on the west side of the Forum building has the look of an office forgotten by time. To Carol Bradley Bursack, the newspaper's former librarian, it's a historical treasure trove that she said she would've guarded with her life when she worked here.
FARGO — A former sanitation worker fired for shoving a supervisor is now suing the city, claiming it violated his constitutional right to due process, according to court documents. Aaron Cockfield, through his attorney, asked the court on Jan. 31 to order the city to reinstate him and provide back pay.
FARGO — County Commissioner Chad Peterson didn't mince words when describing to fellow commissioners Monday, Feb. 5, a complaint filed by an inmate who claims to be transgender: "Nothing he said was real." William Anthony Fly, who now goes by "Toni," had complained to the Cass County Commission in a Dec. 29 letter that the county jail violated her rights by not housing her with females. She also complained about a lack of appropriate medical treatment and inappropriate food.
FARGO — Cass County officials have concluded that a jail inmate's claim her rights as a transgender person and other rights were ignored is simply not justified. "You're making stuff up," County Commissioner Chad Peterson said of many of the complaints filed by William Anthony Fly, who now goes by "Toni."
MOORHEAD — City Council member Brenda Elmer is mulling a run for mayor to succeed Del Rae Williams, who has said she's not running for another term. "I'm close to a decision," she said last week during a call with The Forum. She described her position as "likely" to run. Elmer said she feels she would do a good job as mayor given her experience on the council and "my record in moving Moorhead forward." But, she said, she's watching to see who else might run.
FARGO — Only one member of the public showed up to Fargo Cass Public Health's public meeting on the proposed downtown needle exchange Friday, Feb. 2, but some city leaders say they're hearing complaints. "I've already heard concerns from people who are not in favor of this," City Commissioner Tony Gehrig said. To help sell the idea, he said public health officials should produce data that shows how exchanges work and that they don't promote drug use.
FARGO — The last several weeks have seen a flurry of announcements from legislative candidates in North Dakota but few if any in Minnesota, even though caucuses and conventions are coming up in both states. The simple reason is that North Dakota's political process is a little more streamlined than Minnesota's.