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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MAPLETON, N.D. — It will be a few weeks before Mapleton School District officials decide their next course of action in the wake of Wednesday's defeat of a $7.2 million school bond referendum. Both questions on the ballot failed, Business Manager Kenneth Steiner said Thursday. On the first question, to approve issuing $7.2 million in bonds for a school, of the 317 votes cast, 160 votes or 50.5 percent, were for the issue and 157 votes or 49.5 percent against.
MOORHEAD – Local organic farming supporters and pesticide protesters picketed Tuesday at the McDonald's restaurant here and in several other cities in Minnesota and around the nation in an effort to let the fast-food mega-chain and its suppliers know they "aren't lovin' it" when it comes to pesticide overuse and drift from potato-growing operations.
WEST FARGO – Melvin Bork was part of the 164th Infantry Regiment from "the beginning to the end" as it fought in World War II.
MAPLETON, N.D. – Voters in the Mapleton School District will be asked to approve a $7.2 million school bond referendum in a special election Wednesday.
COLFAX, N.D. – Steven Moen, a longtime city councilman and current mayor of Colfax, died Sunday at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo of complications from a stroke, according to information on the CaringBridge website.
MOORHEAD — The Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School Board voted 7-0 Monday to support a proposed land swap with the Moorhead School District, but the six members present at the Moorhead School Board meeting elected to take no action on the deal, leaving it in limbo for now. At least three Moorhead School Board members said they had reservations about the plan. "I have a lot more cons than I have pros" with the proposed land swap," Chairwoman Cindy Fagerlie said.
FARGO – Teaching high school courses that also allow students to earn college credit will soon require a master's degree, a change that shouldn't affect the Fargo-Moorhead metro area's three big school districts.
MOORHEAD – After years of rejected proposals to swap land between the Moorhead and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton school districts, it looks like the two sides may finally have a plan they can shake hands on and call a deal.
DILWORTH – Students who open-enroll into Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District — now a third of total enrollment — provide $2.9 million more in net revenue than the district would otherwise have, Superintendent Bryan Thygeson said.
GLYNDON, Minn. – More than 100 residents showed up at the high school theater Tuesday night at the first of seven informational meetings planned leading up to the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District's $31.46 million school bond referendum Nov. 3.