Author: Burleigh Holder

Fargo-based Steffes Group reaches 60 years in business

Success built on hard work and a family willing to work together.

FARGO, N.D – A company is honored by The Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce on three Generations of Success. Steffes Group Celebrates 60 years in business. Founder Robert Steffes remembers the days when he all he had was his microphone, mind and truck. Now, he’s astonished at the growing company that employs his son, grandson and many other family members….

Fire engulfs Roberts Street parking garage with smoke

A mix of good building infrastructure and quick action by Fargo Fire department diverts devastation

FARGO, N.D. – Fire crews responded to the Roberts Street parking garage where a car on the fifth floor was engulfed in smoke at 12:30 Friday afternoon. The fire stayed localized and the building’s safety procedures were up to date, allowing only the sprinkler system above the car to go off. That led firefighters to only a brief 10 minute…

High Plains Reader Returns to Print

The local arts newspaper returns to the hands of the public this week

FARGO, N.D. – Events and arts newspaper The High Plains Reader returns after a months-long hiatus. With the lack of concerts and events due to COVID-19, the Fargo newspaper hadn’t been in print since March. That ends this week, as the paper decides to make some changes along with the artists it highlights. With a mix of local political pieces,…

Dorothy Day Mosaic Finalized

After over a year of hard work Volunteers finish tribute to human rights activist.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Pastor Joe Larson with St. Mark’s Lutheran Church along with several other volunteers put the finishing touches on the Dorothy Day mosaic. After starting the project last November, the team is finally putting the last dye on the grout and framing the piece as a homage to a leading women helping feed people in need. With the…

Three Day COVID-19 Testing Event Starts at Moorhead Armory

Moorhead tries to get ahead of the recent spike in Minnesota COVID cases and holds free test for the public.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Three days of free COVID-19 testing is underway at the Moorhead Armory. Health officials want to get more people in the area tested for the virus. By noon Tuesday, they had already had 80 people stop by to get tested. Minnesota Department of Public Health is hoping they can test more young people before they get the…

MSUM Commemorates Banned Book Week

Livingston Lord Library wants to take a stand with the first amendment by defending Literature

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM’s Livingston Lord Library is showing solidarity with other libraries across the country by celebrating the freedom to read during banned books week. In a push for literary freedom, the library has put up a board allowing visitors to write out the names of books that had a positive effect on them but were at least at…

Local Couple Heads Out To Offer Wildfire Relief From The Red Cross

Volunteers Deploying to West Coast

  FARGO, N.D. — Barb and Paul Hanke have been volunteering for the Red Cross for 25 years, and together have worked on over 35 different sites. Once they’ve driven nearly 1,500 miles to the Portland Red Cross headquarters the pair will be deployed to wherever they are needed the most and will be given safety supplies for themselves along…

NDSU choir moves rehearsals outdoors to keep everyone safe

Students Find New Ways to engage with performance materials.

FARGO, N.D. – NDSU performance arts students are finding ways to work around COVID-19 restrictions. Choir students are hungry to get back into their studies and are taking every opportunity to work on their craft even with pandemic restrictions. In order to keep themselves and others safe the students have opted to do their rehearsals with masks on and outside,…