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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The public will get a chance to weigh in on issues tied to opening Fargo's next high school at 7 p.m.
Minneapolis North Dakota State University may have been the visiting team Saturday at the Metrodome, but you couldn't tell that by the cheers from the crowd as the Bison downed the Big Ten's University of Minnesota 27-21. "The Gophers didn't know they were coming to a Bison home game," said Gregg Jaehning of Wahpeton, N.D., one of thousands of Bison fans who packed the dome, sometimes drowning out the home crowd during the back-and-forth battle. The win over Minnesota was sweet revenge for NDSU, which lost 10-9 on a blocked field-goal attempt in the last few seconds of last
MINNEAPOLIS - North Dakota State University may have been the away team Saturday at the Metrodome, but you couldn't tell that by the cheers from the crowd as the Bison downed the Big 10's Gophers 27-21. "The Gophers didn't know they were coming to a Bison home game," said Gregg Jaehning of Wahpeton, N.D., one of thousands of Bison fans who packed the dome, cheering in a back-and-forth battle between two fairly evenly matched teams. It was sweet revenge for the Bison, who lost 10-9 last year on a blocked field goal with time running out. Jeff Baumann, a 19-year-old NDSU student from Ashley,
With 5,400 tickets snatched up by students, and thousands more purchased from the University of Minnesota, Bison fans could very well make Minneapolis' Metrodome look like the home of the Herd on Saturday. North Dakota State University takes on the Golden Gophers in what Bison fans hope will be a reversal of last year's oh-so-close loss. Given the fervor driven by NDSU's undefeated season and No.
The Urban Plains Center and Tournament Facility will open with just one sheet of ice in 2008, and will not see its other four promised sheets of ice until 2009, a Metro Sports Foundation board member said Wednesday. The full five-rink hockey facility was supposed to be ready in 2008, but Dan Huffman said construction delays made it impossible to get the full project done in time to meet the deadline set by the United States Hockey League for a new franchise to use the arena. "They really wanted a 2008 start for membership in the league," said Huffman, who is also the Fargo School District's
Fargo's next high school will open with four grades if residents agree with the early consensus of the School Board. On Tuesday, the board took on issues tied to a smooth transition to two southside high schools by 2011. Cost was a big factor swaying the board.
Graduation rates have dropped, more students are getting failing grades and too many students are still not showing grade-level ability in math and reading, according to a report presented to the Fargo School Board on Tuesday. On the other hand, Fargo students outperform their state and national counterparts on national tests, have improved their overall health and average a daily attendance of 95 percent. The Key Indicators of Progress report details gains the district made during the 2006-07 school year in meeting seven overarching goals in the district's strategic plan.
Destiny High School. Not a bad suggestion for Fargo's next high school, hmm?
Chang Tan knows how to pal with the panda pretties, but when it comes to producing cubs, it's been up in the air whether Fargo's panda playboy is really a poser. No matter now. He's now scoping out a new panda penthouse at the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, Wis. Chang got the Hugh Hefner treatment Thursday - at least, that's what it would be if Hef traveled in a critter crate - and was whisked away from Fargo's Red River Zoo by a blue and white Learjet Model 31A, putting the local paparazzi in his rear-view mirror. "He's cool.
KINDRED, N.D. - Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney first learned the consequences of drunken driving at age 15, when he came across a car that had just plowed into a tree in south Fargo. One man was dead, another bloody beyond recognition and the driver was stumbling around, mumbling incoherently, Laney told students at Kindred High School on Wednesday. "It's still ingrained in my brain. The smells and sounds stick with you forever," he said. "...