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James "Jim" Allyn Brekke
James "Jim" Allyn Brekke succumbed to a long courageous battle with lung cancer due to Agent Orange on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Jim was born September 27, 1941 to Julius and Alma (Beauchamp) Brekke in Crookston, MN. Jim attended school in Hibbing, MN, before moving to Buffalo, SD, where he graduated from high school. While in Buffalo Jim worked on a ranch and became very active with the rodeos where he rode bucking broncos and bulls. He later worked in Minneapolis before entering the service where he was stationed in Hawaii, Japan and Viet Nam. When he returned to the States he went to work on the Iron Range before moving to Minneapolis, where he graduated from Brown Institute. He started working for Northwestern Bell. Jim worked his way into management and became a lead auditor for 14 states. He continued that until he retired after 26 years.

Jim was a life member of Dilworth VFW Post 1223 where he was also the Head of the House Committee for quite some time. One of his favorite jobs was calling bingo at the VFW with his “girls.” He was also a member of the American Legion, Viet Nam Veterans, an International Jaycees Senator, International Clown Club, a past President of Moorhead Youth Hockey (1982 – 1984), VP of Promotion and Publicity for Minnesota Amateur Hockey Association and a Jr. Vice Commander for District 9 before stepping down due to illness. He was a Boy Scout Leader, attended the Dale Carnegie classes, a member of Pioneers of America and although he couldn’t skate he was instrumental in getting artificial ice into Moorhead. Jim also participated in the Wounded Warriors Project and was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Moorhead.
Wednesday, April, 16, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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Craig Jay Lewis
Craig Jay Lewis was born September 7, 1951 to Robert J. and Emily Doris (Lorack) Lewis in Iowa City, Iowa. His family moved to Moorhead, MN shortly after his birth. He passed away March 11, 2014 at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, after a vigilant battle with cancer.

He attended parochial and public school in Moorhead, graduating from Moorhead Senior High School in 1969. He attended Moorhead State College (MSUM), graduating with a degree in Medical Technology in 1973. He worked as a medical technologist at St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, MN and St. John’s Hospital in Fargo. He became an instructor of Health Occupations at the East Grand Forks (MN) Area Vocational Technical Institute in 1976, a position he held until 1983. Craig worked at United Hospital in Grand Forks, ND as a part-time medical technologist while obtaining a master’s degree at the University of North Dakota. While attending UND, he met Donna L. McCabe, a fellow graduate student, whom he married on June 25, 1983 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bismarck, ND.
Friday, March, 14, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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ND honors businessman, civic leader Herman Stern, who helped scores of Jews to escape Holocaust
FARGO - Michel Stern is the last living member of a group of more than 175 Jews who escaped the Holocaust and came to America with the help of his great-uncle, Herman Stern.
Friday, March, 14, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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Forum editorial: TR award to Stern is inspired
The selection of the late Herman Stern as recipient of North Dakota’s highest citizen honor is an inspired choice. Stern’s grandsons, John and Rick, will accept the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award today from Gov. Jack Dalrymple at a luncheon in Fargo.
Thursday, March, 13, 2014 - INFORUM - Opinion

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Letter: Celebrate the life of Stern
Visiting the North Dakota state Capitol last winter on legislative business, I had the pleasure of admiring the portraits of those individuals honored as Rough Riders.
Thursday, March, 13, 2014 - INFORUM - Opinion

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Ex-principal accused in Dickinson school fire relative newcomer to area
DICKINSON, N.D. – Thomas Sander had been working toward becoming a principal for a while.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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Pancake Karnival draws thousands
FARGO – Temps were below freezing Saturday, but as far as sisters-in-law Marilyn Jensen and Leona Paulsrud are concerned, the Fargo Kiwanis Pancake Karnival is the area’s first sign of spring.
Sunday, February, 16, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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List of Giving Hearts Day participants for 2014
Go online to http://www.impactgiveback.org/donate to make a donation to one of the Giving Hearts Day participants.
Wednesday, February, 12, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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Openly gay boy achieves Boy Scouts' highest rank of Eagle Scout
NEW YORK - A 17-year-old Maryland boy has become one of the first openly gay Boy Scouts to achieve the Boy Scouts of America's highest rank since the organization reversed its ban on gay youth nearly six weeks ago.
Tuesday, February, 11, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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Jean (Neumann) Mulvaney
Jean (Neumann)Mulvaney passed away peacefully on January 31, 2014, surrounded by many friends and family. Jean was born in 1939 in Valley City, North Dakota to Albert and Elsie Neumann and grew up in the nearby town of Litchville, ND. She married Donald Mulvaney in 1960 and moved to Beaverton, Oregon in 1966 where she worked as a cook at Mountain View Junior High School. Jean and family then moved to Florence, Oregon in 1979 when they purchased West Lane Plumbing. They owned and operated West Lane Plumbing until 1993 when she retired. Jean enjoyed traveling, playing cards, and spending time with family and friends. Jean was actively involved in the community and a longtime volunteer at the Florence Senior Center where she enjoyed the companionship of others and a chance to give back to the community. She was a strong supporter of the Boy Scouts and helped out at many Boy Scout functions. Jean had a fun-loving, can-do, adventurous spirit and never complained. She never missed the opportunity to help people through their life challenges.

Jean was a positive influence in many people's life and loved by many. She was preceded in death by her husband Don in 2002. She is survived by: Her brother Roy Neumann, her children David Mulvaney, Patrick Mulvaney, Sam Mulvaney, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Tuesday, February, 04, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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Paul Sornsin
Paul Sornsin, age 57, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at home in Grand Junction, CO from complications associated with dementia. He was surrounded by immediate family, friends and assisted by HopeWest Hospice.

Paul was born in Fargo, North Dakota, the son of Roland and Barbara Sornsin. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson in 1977 and worked 26 years at the Developmental Work Activity Center (DWAC) until his retirement in the spring of 2003.
Sunday, February, 02, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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Contributions (Feb. 1)

Saturday, February, 01, 2014 - INFORUM - Business

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Former Boy Scout leaders charged for toppling ancient rock in Utah
Two former Boy Scouts of America leaders who touched off worldwide outrage by toppling a 170-million-year-old rock formation at a Utah state park last year were charged on Friday with felony criminal mischief.
Saturday, February, 01, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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Lester D. Johnson
Lester D. Johnson, 79, of Moorhead, MN, died Monday, January 27, 2014, in Rosewood on Broadway in Fargo, ND.

Lester Dean Johnson was born the son of William and Otelia (Coltom) Johnson, June 8, 1934, in Minneapolis, MN. He was baptized and confirmed at Gustav Adolph Lutheran Church in Strathcona, MN, where he grew up. He attended school in rural Strathcona and graduated from Greenbush High School in 1953. Lester entered the U.S. Army, serving from 1956 to 1958, spending 18 months in Germany.
Wednesday, January, 29, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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Kiwanis to again host pancake feed at Fargodome Feb. 15
FARGO – The Kiwanis Club of Fargo is ready to flip out once again as it hosts the 56th annual Pancake Karnival Feb. 15 at the Fargodome.
Friday, January, 17, 2014 - INFORUM - News

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Joe Peltier
Joe Peltier passed away on January, 12th, 2014 at Bethany on 42nd.

Joseph Charles Peltier was born on February 13th, 1929 to Joseph C. Peltier and Marjorie L (Burgum) Peltier. He graduated from Arthur High School in 1947 where the Arthur Knights were State Class C Basketball champs. Joe was named an All State guard.
Tuesday, January, 14, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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Peter Lloyd Balkan
MISSION, TX.- Peter Lloyd Balkan, 86, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 in Mission, Texas. Mr. Balkan was born on October 24, 1927 he married Sylvia (Locken) Balkan on August 26, 1950.

Mr. Balkan worked as a Civil Engineer for U.S Soil Conservation Service and retired in 1976 to Lake Maud, Minnesota and to South Padre Island, Texas and he settled in Mission, Texas.
Sunday, January, 05, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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Zaleski: It’s a better story without a cellphone
The other day, I was in the new Boy Scout headquarters in south Fargo. It’s an impressive building, complete with a store featuring gear, uniforms, books and nearly everything else a well-equipped Scout needs.
Sunday, January, 05, 2014 - INFORUM - Opinion

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Minnesota teen on quest to spend full year of nights outdoors
HERMANTOWN, Minn. - It was bedtime for Rudy Hummel. He pulled on three pairs of pants and four shirts. He slipped into a pair of boots. He walked out into the starry December night and headed for his snow house. The temperature was 8 degrees.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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Defense contractor Lockheed Martin halts donations to Boy Scouts over gay rights
DALLAS - Lockheed Martin Corp, the top U.S. defense contractor, has halted donations to the Boy Scouts of America because of the group's policies on religion and to exclude some gays from its ranks, it said on Thursday.
Thursday, December, 19, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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