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 suspect in the June 4 armed robbery of the downtown Howard Johnson Inn was transferred from Sanford Medical Center to the Cass County Jail sometime late Friday, a Cass County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman confirmed. Sgt. Tara Morris said Saturday that she could not release any specifics on the condition of Eric Lee Webb, 30, who was shot by a Fargo police officer while trying to flee from the motel with a bag stuffed with cash. Morris cited concerns over violating patient privacy protections under the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
Father's Day is coming up, and The Forum is looking for a family that has three generations of dads who are willing to talk about their experiences with one of...
FARGO - Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity will build a new house this summer at the corner of 10th Street and 10th Avenue North, providing a home for a mother...
FARGO – The Fargo School Board crossed off two big items on this year's to-do list Tuesday, approving a two-year contract with its teachers and embracing a new strategic plan.
MOORHEAD—Moorhead police are asking for help in identifying a vehicle that may have been recently used to steal a large amount of tools in the Moorhead Industrial Park. The occupant or occupants of the vehicle are believed to be tied to the theft, which took place about 4:30 a.m. May 25. Several thousands of dollars in tools were taken from a service vehicle parked at Rick's Electric, 3010 24th Ave.
FARGO – The senior center in the downtown landmark Northern Pacific Depot building here will close and a new center will open in a bigger, easier-to-access site on Broadway sometime between November and January, officials from the Fargo Park District and Valley Senior Services said Monday.
MOORHEAD – The Moorhead School District has earned a lot of trust, but district leaders will have to prove an educational need for new schools to convince taxpayers to sign off on a $78 million bond referendum this fall, according to survey results released Monday.
FARGO – If kids don't exercise their brains over summer vacation, they can lose two months or more worth of reading and math abilities picked up during a school year, local educators say.
In December, Nicole Riegert won the congressional debate category in a National Speech and Debate Tournament qualifying tourney in the Twin Cities. The graduate is now off to Dallas to take on the rest of the best in the U.S. starting June 14.
FARGO – Bob Alin may not be a household name, but there have been a lot of North Dakota high school graduates over the years who owe him some thanks Alin is the guy who helped turn Dollars for Scholars into a scholarship juggernaut in the state, giving many thousands of graduating seniors a leg up on going to college or technical school. Alin helped start his first successful Dollars for Scholars scholarship program in LaMoure in 1988. Two years later, he retired as a partner and manager at Scheels and really got down to work. In four years, the pied piper of scholarships put 33,000 mi