FARGO, N.D. — A few days after Thanksgiving, a Casselton boy, now 70, will get a private tour of the White House. That will happen after he drops off a 79-foot tall Engelmann spruce at the U.S. Capitol to serve as the Capitol Christmas tree. He's driving it from Montana aboard a 102-foot long tractor-trailer. You can see the tree and meet the driver, Larry Spiekermeier, in Fargo on Sunday morning, Nov. 19, if your timing is right.,
WEST FARGO—When Pat Hurley drives farm machinery from a field where he grows soybeans south of the Red River Valley Fairgrounds to another field a mile away on Sheyenne Street in West Fargo, he has no choice but to drive through a suburban neighborhood. But the subdivision has a median at its entrance, which makes the road too narrow for his machines and forces him to drive on the median or up on the grass of a home across the street. When he does that, the owner of the house sometimes runs outside yelling at him. "I'll just wave," he says.