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Hidden History of Fargo: Founding the newspaper - The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead

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Learn how a Civil War veteran became enthralled with the rapidly growing city of Fargo and founded the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead.

Based on the book by Danielle Teigen.

https://www.amazon.com/Hidden-History-Fargo-Danielle-Teigen/dp/146713659X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=hidden+fargo&qid=1634150737&sr=8-1

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Hidden History of Fargo: Rebuilding Downtown

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Learn how Fargo rebuilt after a devastating fire, the history of some of downtown's most iconic buildings, and the origins of the West Acres Mall. 

Based on the book by Danielle Teigen. 

https://www.amazon.com/Hidden-History-Fargo-Danielle-Teigen/dp/146713659X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=hidden+fargo&qid=1634150737&sr=8-1

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Hidden History of Fargo: The Race to Settle the Red River Valley

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Learn about what made the Red River Valley such a popular spot to settle, a divide between Fargo's early settlers, and the tragedy that stopped the growing boom-town in its tracks. 

Based on the book by Danielle Teigen.

https://www.amazon.com/Hidden-History-Fargo-Danielle-Teigen/dp/146713659X

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No One Dare Call Her a Liar

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The brutal murder of 16-year-old Alma Kruckenberg at the hands of her minister on August 16, 1938, was shocking enough. The subsequent confession, trial, and sentencing of her murderer took place with astonishing speed, leaving Alma’s family and friends barely enough time to process the horrifying event. Lurid details of the crime have been passed down from one generation to the next, becoming distorted with every telling. Her nephew is now digging deeper in a book he just released.

Reporter: Tracy Briggs

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An interview with James Wolner of 'Dakota Spotlight' Part 2

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In the second of this two-part series, Forum Communications journalist and fellow podcaster Tracy Briggs asks the questions you've always wanted to know, including how Wolner, a California native ended up in North Dakota.

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Join us as we delve into the news vault for a fresh look at the cold cases, crime & mysteries of our communities.

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Tracy Briggs is a News, Lifestyle and History reporter with Forum Communications. Tracy began her career as a broadcast journalist - producing, reporting and anchoring the news at WDAY-TV. The love of history stories started then when Tracy did a yearlong series on North Dakota's Centennial in 1989 and another yearlong series, "Our Century" in 1999 about the biggest 20th century news in our region. The following year, the series "Our People" covered notable people in our communities.