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Fargo loses 2 longtime local media figures


A somber week for the Fargo news community, as the city lost two longtime media fixtures Tuesday.

Fargo Forum columnist Andrea Halgrimson and local broadcaster Earl Williams died.

Halgrimson was known to Forum readers for her food writing and "As I Recall," a column in which the lifelong Fargo resident explored her hometown's history, the Forum writes. She got her start as the paper's archivist in 1974 and retired 30 years later, but remained visible in her columns until recently, according to the publication.

Her death was featured on the front page of the newspaper Wednesday.

Halgrimson died in her north Fargo home after a recent lung cancer diagnosis. She was 74.

Earl Williams was known as the "Voice of the Bison" for announcing NDSU Bison football from 1966 to 1981, KVRR reports. The station, which describes Williams as a "broadcasting legend," notes he was also co-host of a "popular morning radio show" on WDAY-AM in the 1970s and '80s.

His death follows a stroke last week. He was 79, according to a notice from the Forum.

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