Family man, Dan Fitzgibbons
For Dan Fitzgibbons, family has always played a role within his life. Growing up in Fargo, North Dakota — the state’s most populous city — he was the youngest of five children to Tom and Carol Fitzgibbons. Dan followed behind (in order) John Patrick — known as JP — Anne Marie, Mike and Joe. His youth in Fargo included first through eighth grade at Holy Spirit Grade School, which still exists today on 8th Street. He attended Shanley High School — also still in existence — on 25th Street South where he was involved in numerous activities. High school was a busy time for Fitzgibbons with theatre, Sandpebbles Singing Group, key club, football, golf and intramural hockey. When college arrived, Fitzgibbons was seemingly not quite ready to move away from home. He first began his post-high school career at North Dakota State University in Fargo, but later transferred to Moorhead State University in Fargo’s twin city of Moorhead, Minnesota — just over the state border. He graduated from MSU with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Business Administration in 1992. Soon after, Fitzgibbons began a family of his own. In 1994, he married his wife, Paige, whom he met in the early 1990s. Together, they have two children, Jack and Grace, although they have since relocated from the Fargo region to Minneapolis, Minnesota.