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ND – A week long of events has brought out thousands of people to participate
in the Fargo Marathon. Mark Knutson,
founder of the Marathon, Nate White, Sanford Chief Operating Officer and Chuck
Engle, held Friday’s conference. Over
7,000 signed on for the 5K on Friday night.
Knutson said the great level of sponsors with the local city officials, Sanford
Medical and Scheels were among the loyal backers. Knutson said that what is important is at “the
end of the day was to put on a good event.”
Chuck Engle is on his third round of running all 50 states. After Saturday’s race Engle will have nine
states left to complete the third time of covering all the states. Earlier in the week 550 dogs and people
entered the Fargo Dog Run, Youth Run had 400, the bike event had 450. Saturday run is expected to be on the cold
side with wind but the rain will be finished before the morning sunrise. The participants
for 10K – 3,500, Half 4,500, Full 1,750 and Relay 600.
ND – Vice President Mike Pence landed at the North Dakota Air National Guard
Base in Fargo, ND. Over 200 people
waited to welcome the Vice President as he landed at the Base. Then his motorcade left to take him to the
Delta Hotel and make a speech on tax relief.
Pence also was in Fargo to give his support for Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N-D
who is running for U.S. Senate against Sen. Heidi Heitkamp.
Governor Doug Burgum and his wife, first lady Kathryn greeted Vice President
Mike Pence. Also,
welcoming Pence were Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, the N.D. adjutant general and Col.
Britt Hartley, the 119th Wing Commander. Pence left in the afternoon to deliver a
speech in Minneapolis at an America First Policies.
- The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the largest in the world with over
150,000 participants and two million plus people along the parade route. The year of 2018 marks the 257th
parade. The route of the parade was
along 5th Ave from 44th Street to 79th
Street. His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal
Dolan stood in front of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral greeting and blessing participants
on the parade route. Bag pipes, dancers,
bands and loads of green filled the NYC streets.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar joined the
parade route. Loretta Brennan Glucksman
was the grand marshal. Dignitaries
included New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Mayor of New
York City Bill de Blasio, police Commissioner James O’Neill and many more. NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce blew the whistle to kick off the parade is retiring this year.
ND – The band Hairball filled the Fargo Civic Auditorium with a well-coordinated
Rock & Roll concert with all the effects of sound, lights, costumes and
props. The talented members of the band
kept the show moving non-stop.
Opening act with KISS continuing with music created by the legend Prince, Queen, Journey, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper plus many
others. Hairball has a built up a large
base of loyal fans that were fully embracing the performance that was continual
for over two and half hours. Hairball
has been performing for 18 years across the country with all age groups packing
the venues. The Jackson 3 opened the
Vegas, Nevada – Mandalay Bay Convention Center is filled to the brim with new technology
that photographers are gathered to embrace.
Wedding and portrait photographers from all over the country have been gathering
this week to stay ahead of the fast moving industry to give their clients the
best that can be offered.
Products from all different companies are on
display and available to be tested by the attendees. Drones have been at a fast pace within the
industry opening different opportunities for the photographers to offer their
clients. With the broadening of drones
comes with it new technique to use the equipment and rules that are directed by
the government. Camera and independent
lens were being checked out along with different level of travel bags that met
the airline guidelines. The great
advantage of WPPI is that everyone is willing to share ideas and help improve
the industry so that everyone can succeed.
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