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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.

New York Pet Fashion Show NYC

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New York – The evening at the historic Hotel Pennsylvania, NYC was fully energized with creatively designed costumes that celebrities and rescue stars walked down the runway with their pets and rescue dogs looking for homes.  This was the 15th anniversary with the theme “Country Couture for Animal Rescue.”  The New York Pet Fashion Show is the largest pet fashion and animal rescue benefit in the country.

 

Dedication and true passion illuminated the venue showcasing all involved that work hard for the cause.  The benefit of helping to save animals lives and benefiting the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals with 150 shelters and rescue groups has increased their presence every year with their mission.

 

Gregg Oehler is the Chairman of the event and TropiClean was the presenter of the New York Pet Fashion Show.  The host and MC was Celebrity Pet Expert Harrison Forbes.  The Gold Paw award featured celebrity, TV host and actor Travis Brorsen for the 2018 “ Humanitarian” award winner.


Times Square New Years Eve

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New York City – Frigid temperatures did not keep revelers from packing Times Square for 2018 crystal ball drop.  The second coldest on record with10-degree temperatures at midnight.  An estimate million people lined the street.  Partygoers had extra layers of clothes, face masks and hand warmers as many came as early as 10 in the morning to secure their positions.  Prior preparations by all New York's finest had tight security covered on the ground and air to give a complete successful evening for welcoming in the New Year.

 

Mariah Carey came back to redeem herself after last year’s performance at Times Square fell short.  This year for New Years Eve 2018 Carey fully redeemed herself with two songs; “Vision of Love” and “Hero.”  Other performances New Years Eve; Andy Grammer, Sugarland, Lauren Alaina, Camila Cabello, Chyno Miranda, Antonique Smith, Nick Jonas, Neil Diamond

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