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 – A recent North High School graduate fighting a return of cancer and a North senior's mother, who faces stage 4 breast cancer, will be this year's focus for the music department's "Taste of the Season" fundraiser on Monday.
MOORHEAD – Lt. Gov. Tina Smith encouraged Moorhead-area residents Wednesday to call on state lawmakers to support a $42 million underpass project near Moorhead High School. City officials have wanted...
MOORHEAD – A Buffalo woman was acquitted Monday of three felonies linked to an August 2014 crash between her car and two motorcycles that killed a Moorhead woman and injured the woman's husband.
FARGO—The F-M area's inaugural North of Normal Frostival is starting small, but given time, organizers hope it becomes a destination event that not only warms winter attitudes, but creates an economic avalanche much like the St. Paul Winter Carnival or Winnipeg's Festival du Voyageur. "One thing at a time. We'll see how it goes," said Charley Johnson, president and CEO of the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau. The first aim for Frostival, which starts Friday and runs through Sunday, is making cold cool, he said.
FARGO – There won't be student representatives on the Fargo School Board soon.
FARGO — Lunch ladies in the Fargo and West Fargo school districts are raising their ladles in salute to proposed changes in federal law that would give schools across the country more leeway on whole grains and sodium limits. The proposals are built into a five-year child nutrition bill that passed out of the Senate Agricultural Committee on Wednesday, said Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D. The bill delays further cuts of allowable sodium in school meals to 2019, two years later than the current plan.
FARGO - It's unlikely the Fargo School Board will go to voters this November to ask them to return the school district's full taxing authority for its general fund mill levy. Board members discussing the issue Friday at a retreat session said more study was needed to determine: • what the community wants to pay for education • the amount of funding the district needs to meet that expectation • whether state funding will continue to grow even as state revenues dip • whether state lawmakers will change a law limiting general fund mill levies.
WASHINGTON – Former MSNBC progressive pundit Ed Schultz has found new television comrades. The former Fargo area television and radio personality said Thursday that he’s now working for RT America,...
FARGO—The brief respite from icebox-like temperatures is over in the region, at least for the next few days. A cold snap that promises deep-freeze temperatures and dangerous wind chills starts today and will continue at least through Monday, WDAY Meteorologist John Wheeler said Thursday. "The cold snap this weekend is a continuation of the cold snap from last weekend. It's a little bubble in the jet stream," he said.
FARGO – The sky is a clear blue and the snow, just a few days old, still lies fresh and white upon the ground on Eagle Street, next to the Red River on the city's north side.