Dave Roepke is the news director for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. Previously, he was a reporter who covered a variety of beats at one time or another for The Forum, including courts/crime, city/county government and nightlife/entertainment. He's been with The Forum since 2004. He's a native of Iowa and a graduate of Iowa State University.
Get ready for Fargo's next cultural ambassador: Cornfed. That was the nickname given to Abbi Noah, a 25-year-old Detroit Lakes High School graduate and current Fargo resident, on the VH1 reality show "Real Chance of Love." The show stars former reality-TV contestants Ahmad and Kamal Givens, brothers better known respectively as Real and Chance. "I guess I was categorized as a country girl," says Noah, who says Real and Chance pegged her as "Cornfed" because they were under the impression that cornbread is a staple of North Dakota diets. The nine-episode program, which premieres at 8 p.m.