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Fargo Police: counterfeit oxycodone pills may be dangerous

Jul 29, 2020

Fargo Police say illegal, counterfeit pills resembling Oxycodone have contributed to several overdoses across the state – and are warning the public to be on the lookout.

The pills are sold illegally on the street, have a green tint to them and usually have an ‘M’ printed on one side and ‘30’ printed on the other. They are also laced with Fentanyl.

Fargo Police are cautioning those who obtain the pills illegally that they pose a serious risk of bodily injury or death. Any suspicious pills can be reported to your local law enforcement agency.


On this date in 1914, suffragists were prepping to represent their cause at the North Dakota State Fair, to be held in Fargo from July 20-25.


Generations today are separated by a variety of everyday cultural representations. Two are movies and television. A look back at a 1957 daily newspaper in Fargo reflects some of these differences in the county – if not the world. 


In June of 1915, Fargo seemed a well-run modern small city. A trip through the pages of the Daily Fargo Forum newspaper reveals Fargo to be up-to-date in culture, life and metropolitan concerns.

New England Picnic

Jun 18, 2020


A group of North Dakota residents celebrated their east-coast origins on this date in 1903. Carloads of folks met up in Fargo for a caravan to the annual New England Picnic in Detroit, Minnesota, which was later renamed Detroit Lakes. 

Everyone in the bunch had migrated to the region from New England states, and the picnic gave them a chance to reunite, and eat the New England foods that they missed so dearly.

Norway Royal Couple

Jun 8, 2020

North Dakota is no stranger to visiting dignitaries. In addition to presidents and first ladies, foreign and royal officials have visited the Peace Garden State over the years. The Deuce of August celebration in Mountain, North Dakota, has drawn Icelandic officials, including the prime minister.


Early Fargo had earned a reputation the Fargo Forum and Daily Republican called “a commercial, financial and railroad center of North Dakota with excellent schools and colleges.”  That progress was nearly destroyed in one harrowing hot afternoon in 1893 with the start of the great Fargo Fire. 

The anniversary of the fire is coming up this Sunday, and back in 1910, on the 17th anniversary, the Fargo Forum recounted the story of the disaster.

A Front Page Divorce

Dec 23, 2019

At one time Fargo was known as the divorce capitol of the West. Plenty of lawyers, easy divorce laws, and elegant hotels attracted the wealthy who could afford to travel to end a marriage. South Dakota also had easy divorce laws, and it was in 1901 that Manhattan playboy Freddie Gebhardt hosted a lavish dinner at the Cataract House Hotel in Sioux Falls to celebrate his divorce. Guests enjoyed a four-course dinner of seafood, beef and bison, and a wide variety of exotic wines all served by waiters in formal attire.


Nov 4, 2019

In 1871 the first settlers staked their claims at the point where the railroad would cross the Red River. Railroads were crucial in the settlement of North Dakota. Fargo was named in honor of William Fargo, a director of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Early Fargo was a rough and tumble town with its fair share of saloons, bordellos, tents, and shanties. In 1876 the population was about 600.

Making Connections

Oct 18, 2019

On this date in 1907, it was announced that a telegraph school opened in Fargo. The Letford Telegraph and Railroad College opened its doors in the Dakota Business College. This was good news as government, businesses, and private citizens all relied on the telegraph.