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Fargo Marathon 14th Annual

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Fargo, 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. 


Mark 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.

Vice President Mike Pence visits North Dakota

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  Fargo, 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.


North Dakota 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.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2018 NYC

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New York - 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.

The Band Hairball

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Fargo, 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 concert.

WPPI 2018 in Las Vegas

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Las 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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