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Local History

Fargo Flood, Then and Now

On Saturday, March 28th, 2009, I went to take photos of the Red River in Fargo. We had been fighting the rising river for weeks by that time, and we were in the final stage of the flood fight, waiting for the crest, predicted to be 42 to 43 feet. If I remember correctly, the […]

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Movies / TV

Short Film Friday: State Zero

Today, for Short Film Friday, I’ve selected State Zero, a short post-apocalypse film by Andree Wallin. This low-budget indie film looks like a big-budget blockbuster. The description from the State Zero YouTube channel sets the stage as such:

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Movies / TV

Film Teaser: The Leviathan

The Leviathan is a proof of concept pitch from Ruairi Robinson, director of Last Days of Mars (and the highly regarded short starring Cillian Murphy – The Silent City). Robinson developed The Leviathan with the assistance of Fight Club script writer Jim Uhls based on a novel, high-concept premise. In the time of reboots and […]

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Movies / TV

Watch Three Dark and Original Short Films

Submitted for your review today, three dark and original short films you can watch in a half hour when you’re killing time. I found them all entertaining.

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Local History

Fargo: Then and Now

These are some teaser images from a book we’re working on, a photographic history of Fargo featuring present day photos that are reshoots of classic shots from the photographers of the Farm Security Administration. This video incorporates the previous animation I posted featuring old Shanley High School, and several new animations showing “Then and Now” […]

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Movies / TV

12 True Stories Begging for Movie Treatment

Truth really is stranger-than-fiction, and the news breaks on something unbelievable every day it seems. Every now and then I’ll read something and think to myself, “Wow. Why haven’t they made a movie out of that?”  There are a lot of astounding events of the past that have yet to receive big screen treatment. With […]

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Local History Music

How a Lil Jon Concert Scam Unfolded in Fargo

A story about a bogus concert promoter who scheduled a fake tour featuring Drake hit the web in 2011, and it reminded me that a similar thing happened at a radio station I once worked at, so I decided to write it down. The Concert Promotion It was 2004 and I was working as the […]

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Local History

Devastation in the Aftermath of the 1957 Fargo Tornado

In the course of putting together a few coffee table books, we’ve spent a lot of time rooting through boxes of postcards at estate sales and antique stores, hunting down old photographs, and perusing eBay for the occasional treasure. Over the years, we’ve amassed quite a collection, with the intention of using them in a book […]

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Unexplained

1966 Northern UFO Outbreak

When I posted a story about a 1966 UFO sighting in Donnybrook, North Dakota, I was inundated with messages from people who said there was a whole other series of things happening that year. This is that story. In the fall of 1966, people in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the bordering Canadian provinces began […]

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Local History

The Original Fargodome

Some years ago when I was researching some historic Fargo happenings, I ran across an obscure webpage that featured a short blurb about a place called the Fargo Arena. If you know where Island Park Pool is, you’ve probably seen the remains of the Fargo Arena without giving it a moment’s thought. The strange, seemingly […]