John Lamb / Forum News Service
FARGO — The name game is more of the same for American children. For the second straight year, the top five girls’ names and four of the top five boys’ names have stayed the same, according to the Social Security website . The most popular names for newborn girls in 2018, were, in order, Emma, Olivia, Ava, Isabella and Sophia. The boys mostly followed last year, with Liam topping the list, followed by Noah, William and James. Oliver was the fifth most popular name in 2018, replacing Logan.
FARGO — Miranda Lambert brings the honky-tonk back to the Fargodome on Oct.
FARGO — Zoran Mojsilov was a rising art star in his native Yugoslavia (now known as Serbia) in the early 1980s, but when the ruling Communist party questioned his work, he fled his homeland looking for a safer place to express himself. Mojsilov didn’t want to just leave behind the communist regime — he wanted to move ahead in time to a safer and more supportive place in his career. Now at that point, those feelings help form his new body of work, “Time Machine,” which makes its debut with the ongoing show at the Plains Art Museum in downtown Fargo.
FARGO — Efren Ramirez has never been to Fargo, but he has a pretty good idea what he’ll see when he gets here. Ramirez and his “Napoleon Dynamite” co-star Jon Heder will screen the comedy Thursday night, March 21, at the Fargo Theatre as part of the Fargo Film Festival. The two have been doing similar appearances celebrating the 15th anniversary of the film’s release. Everywhere he goes, he sees fans approach him wearing “Vote for Pedro” T-shirts. He’s even had people give him “Vote for Pedro” cakes and a “Vote for Pedro” pinata.
FARGO—On the surface, Danielle Colby may seem like a great fit as the featured guest of this weekend's tattoo and motorcycle show at the Scheels Arena in Fargo known as Roughrider Iron & Ink Expo. The star of the History Channel's "American Pickers" has a number of tattoos, one arm centered on her mother and daughter and the other on her father and son. Her retro looks give her an in with the motorcycle crowd.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.—Charles Beck didn't leave his mark on the landscape. Rather, he made his imprint by capturing the rolling hills, plowed fields and the birds of Otter Tail County in prints, paintings and sculptures appreciated around the country. The 94-year-old artist died Tuesday night, Sept. 12, in Fergus Falls, a town that benefited from his work and presence. "Charles has been very influential in this community," said Amanda Cross, curator and educational coordinator at Kaddatz Galleries in downtown Fergus Falls.
FARGO—The halls of the Delta Hotels by Marriott were alive with music Wednesday morning, Sept. 6, as talented singers from North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota gave it their best for "American Idol." The open auditions attracted about 500 hopefuls between the ages of 15 and 28 by 11 a.m. Applicants sang in front of one of the show's producers in hopes of getting a golden ticket, starting them down the path to a potential spot on the 16th season of the show. That path started with a line that formed at 4 a.m. when the temperature was just over 40 degrees.