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Matt Von Pinnon

Matt Von Pinnon is editor and longtime employee of The Forum. His column appears each Sunday on the editorial page of The Forum.
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Von Pinnon: How we chose the 2011 Area Person of the Year PressPass

Much like Time magazine’s annual Person of the Year, The Forum’s selection is not intended to glorify or demonize anyone or any position. It is simply marking a moment in time by designating a person who most exemplifies that period or its happenings.

INFORUM, 12/31/2011

Von Pinnon: Tap North Dakota’s wealth to buy Vikings, build stadium PressPass

North Dakota should buy the Minnesota Vikings, or at least loan its eastern neighbor the cash needed to build a $1 billion stadium that would keep the team in the region.

INFORUM, 12/10/2011

Von Pinnon: A trip to the beach ended in a blast of another kind PressPass

Cape Canaveral, Fla. – We came here for the surf. We left with a new appreciation for voyages beyond our waters.

INFORUM, 12/03/2011

Von Pinnon: Reporting on suicide has changed in recent years PressPass

Our handling of a news story last week upset a few of our readers who called me or wrote letters to the editor.

INFORUM, 11/12/2011

Von Pinnon: Exciting changes coming this week in The Forum PressPass

It’s October, and change is in the air. Changes are also coming to The Forum, starting with today’s paper.

INFORUM, 10/02/2011

Von Pinnon: London tabloid learns turnabout is fair play PressPass

You don’t have to be an ink-in-the-veins newspaper journalist to be enthralled by the scandalous saga surrounding London tabloid News of the World, parent company News Corp., and giant media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

INFORUM, 07/24/2011

Von Pinnon: Interns help remind us why we got into journalism PressPass

Every year at The Forum, we welcome several paid summer interns. While the interns always learn a lot during their stay, and do exactly the same kind of work that our professionals do, we benefit from them as well.

INFORUM, 07/17/2011

Von Pinnon: Heitkamp’s big conspiracy flies in the face of the facts PressPass

Joel Heitkamp of KFGO’s “News and Views” has spent considerable air time the past 10 days trying to get listeners fired up about what he thinks is a big story regarding The Forum.

INFORUM, 06/26/2011

Von Pinnon: Natural, social sciences mix to improve flood info PressPass

Last Wednesday and Thursday, while floodwaters caused problems along the Missouri and Souris rivers in North Dakota, a first-of-its kind gathering of public agency officials and volunteers met in Fargo to determine how to better protect people and property from routine flooding in the Red River Valley and Devils Lake region.

INFORUM, 06/05/2011

Von Pinnon: ‘Fighting Sioux’ solution? Keep name, take penalty PressPass

What we’re talking about here is simply solving the immediate dispute between what the state law calls for and the NCAA’s position regarding it.

INFORUM, 04/24/2011

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