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FARGO — As members of the North Dakota Air National Guard here in 2011, Matt and Micaela Brancato lost two dear friends within a span of just two months. Air Force Maj. David Brodeur was killed in a shooting at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, that April. He was Matt's roommate at the U.S. Air Force Academy. West Fargo native Eric "Dirk" Ziegler died when the F-16 he was piloting crashed during training in Nevada that June. "We went to back-to-back memorial services," Micaela Brancato said.
FARGO—As the leader of Bell Bank's Pay It Forward program here, Julie Peterson Klein is accustomed to finding ways to make others happy. Now, the tables are turned as co-workers are helping make her childhood dream come true. She and her mother will watch movie stars stroll by on the famed red carpet at tonight's Oscars in Hollywood. The Oscars Live broadcast will air on ABC beginning at 6 p.m. CDT. Peterson Klein said she won't believe it until she sees it. "I think I've been in complete shock," she said.
FARGO – Ten years ago today, Joseph Edward Duncan III's heinous spree of killing and raping had almost come to an end. At 2 a.m. on July 2, 2005, Duncan—who had lived in Fargo for the previous five years—was spotted with 8-year-old Shasta Groene at a Denny's restaurant in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
MILNOR, N.D.—The little boy who once pulled at the heartstrings of people in our region after his arms were severed in a grain auger on the family farm is all grown up and ready for college.
A retired labor and delivery nurse turned fossil hunter has chiseled her way to the big time in the world of paleontology, one field trip at a time. Joyce Grier, age 71 from Hawley, Minn., unearthed a large cluster of ammonites that dates back some 71 million years while on a dig in eastern Montana. "I knew I hit the jackpot with this piece," said Grier, as she sat in a North Dakota State University geology class