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 variety of languages students speak at home in Fargo-Moorhead shows the area's growing diversity and the challenges for local schools.
MOORHEAD – For Mary Flesberg, change is what makes life worth living. The Moorhead High School business teacher said she's drawn to the constant change demanded by her chosen niche in her profession.
FARGO – Whether it's used up, worn out or unwanted, much of the junk you want out of your house, your garage and your life can be kicked to the curb in the days ahead in the annual purge residents of Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, Dilworth and Clay County call Cleanup Week. However, note the magic word "much." It is true that you can avoid extra fees for having appliances, tires and other garbage hauled away, but the rules for trash pickup are not uniform and trash collectors will bypass items that may be picked up in one city, and not in another.
FARGO — If it's electronic and no longer turns you on — or turns on, for that matter — the city of Fargo is ready to take it during its 10th annual Electronics Recycling Event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30. The electronics toss-a-palooza will be at 2301 8th Ave. N. Recycling supervisor Jennifer Pickett said diverting broken, outdated, unwanted and unused electronics from the landfill prevents heavy metals and other toxins in electronic devices from contaminating the site, and saves a lot of room.
MINNEAPOLIS – Charlton Wake, a junior at Frazee High School, placed first in the individual awards in the small school division at the state Economic Challenge held April 20 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
WEST FARGO – When it comes to fundraising, Michael and Ruth Wirtz and their friends aren't dogging it. The group, which calls itself "Team Lucy," is nearing the end of a fundraising blitz to raise $25,000 to buy a service dog for the West Fargo couple's 3½ -year-old daughter Lucy, who has autism.
FARGO — Kristi Huber has been named the next president of United Way of Cass-Clay, the organization announced Thursday, April 21. Huber, vice president of the Sanford Health Foundation for...
FARGO – Jeans and other denim items that kept warm the families of students and teachers at Fargo's Lewis and Clark Elementary School are being collected to be recycled into insulation to keep other people warm.
DILWORTH — Planning for another school construction vote in the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District is on hold until the Legislature decides on "two critical components" in coming weeks, Superintendent Bryan Thygeson said. Bills that would allow D-G-F and the Moorhead School District to swap land and change their attendance boundaries are now working their way through the House and Senate.
FARGO—The Catholic private school system here, after opening a new school in West Fargo last fall, is also looking to build enrollment. The St. John Paul II Catholic Schools network...