Helmut Schmidt was born in Germany, but grew up in the Twin Cities area, graduating from Park High School of Cottage Grove. After serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he attended the University of St. Thomas in St Paul, Minn., graduating in 1984 with a degree in journalism. He then worked at the Albert Lea (Minn.) Tribune and served as managing editor there for three years. He joined The Forum in October 1989, working as a copy editor until 2000. Since then, he has worked as a reporter on several beats, including education, Fargo city government, business and military affairs. He is currently The Forum's K-12 education reporter.
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FARGO - The Fargo AirSho is trying to make it easier for fans of flight to see some of the hottest technology in the air. All you have to do is buddy up with the hot tech in your hand: your smartphone. After years of selling tickets at Fargo-Moorhead area stores, AirSho planners have turned to e-ticket sales to make it easier to land a spot at the event. "There's a learning curve" for show organizers, said AirSho co-chairman Dick Walstad.
MOORHEAD—Shawn Michael Foltz, a Moorhead man accused of injuring his 2-month-old daughter, including rubbing hot sauce and cayenne pepper in her mouth, nose and eyes, snapping a towel at her eyes, head and shoulders hard enough to cause bruises, and blocking her airway until she turned blue, pleaded guilty Thursday, June 28, in Clay County District Court to one of four felony counts he faced in the case.
FARGO – Police arrested a man late Wednesday, June 28, on a charge of terrorizing for allegedly pulling a knife on people in downtown Fargo.
FARGO -- The rock music was loud at Scheels Arena, and when President Donald Trump finally hit the stage Wednesday night, June 27, he got rock-star treatment. Trump was met by a screaming sea of bright red Make America Great Again caps worn by Republican faithful in this deeply red state.
FARGO — President Donald Trump will be here Wednesday, June 27, to rally at 7 p.m. in support of Rep. Kevin Cramer's bid for the U.S. Senate. Here are some tips for those planning to see Trump at Scheels Arena, 5225 31st Ave. S., where doors will open at 4 p.m.
FARGO — When a presidential campaign descends on a city, local police often help with security. Many cities will bill campaigns for those services, but that largely has not been the case in Fargo, where the taxpayer-funded city government has absorbed security costs. In fact, the Fargo Police Department doesn't know how much presidential campaign visits have cost the city over the past several election cycles.
FARGO — The Metro Sports Foundation, which runs Scheels Arena, has received cash infusions of at least $8.5 million over several years from the charitable foundation created by the family of multi-millionaire Ralph Engelstad. MSF received $5.5 million from the Engelstad Family Foundation in 2015, and $1 million in calendar years 2012, 2013 and 2014, according to documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service.
FARGO — President Donald Trump's rally at Scheels Arena will be an all-hands-on-deck event for Fargo police and other law enforcement agencies, and security along the motorcade route will likely mean blocking off traffic to and from the airport when the president is on the move, Police Chief David Todd said Monday, June 18. Todd has received a call from the Secret Service, but hasn't met with their representatives to finalize security details for Hector International Airport, Scheels Arena, and the motorcade route.
FARGO — If a trade war breaks out between the U.S. and China, North Dakota soybean farmers could take big losses. President Donald Trump announced Friday, June 15, that he's imposing 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion in goods from China. In response, Chinese officials vowed to impose similar trade barriers on U.S. goods, the Washington Post reported. Seventy-one percent of North Dakota's soybeans are exported to Asia, most of them going to China, which brought $1.5 billion in revenue back to the state.
MOORHEAD – A recent decision by the Fargo and West Fargo school districts to put the brakes on plans to create an elementary-level special education facility was a good call, North Dakota’s superintendent of schools said Thursday, June 14.