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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MOORHEAD – Absentee ballots for the Moorhead School District's Nov. 3 special election for a school bond referendum may be requested until Nov. 2.
FARGO – Summer is back for the weekend and it may include record temperatures.
GLYNDON, Minn. – A small-town church is usually a pretty quiet place during the week, but Wednesday morning Glyndon Lutheran Church reverberated with the full "voice" of one of its oldest members.
FARGO – Oak Grove Lutheran School will induct five alumni into its Hall of Fame on Oct. 17 as part of its homecoming weekend celebration.
WEST FARGO – The West Fargo Police Department has released still photos of three suspects in an Oct. 4 burglary from the pharmacy at the Family Fare store at 13th Avenue and Ninth Street East.
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.