Matthew Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon is editor of The Forum.
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Sleepless nights are difficult on the body. Over an extended period of time, lack of sleep breaks down our body in numerous ways. I often read that we need eight hours of sleep to be healthy. I wonder how many parents actually get eight hours a night.
When reporting the news, what to include as background information is often debated and can be highly controversial. A week ago, 24-year-old Tanner Beighley was killed when his motorcycle collided with a car in south Fargo. The Forum published a short story on the fatal crash. It's not clear yet who was at fault but it was a tragedy for all involved.
HORACE, N.D -- Protesters of the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion showed up to the groundbreaking of the $2.1 billion federal flood control project near here this afternoon. While the diversion is meant to protect the Fargo-Moorhead area from flooding, protesters say the project will displace many longstanding residents and farms south of the metro area by creating an unnecessary flood-retention area.
ST. PAUL—The Moorhead Spuds boys hockey team will play Hill-Murray at 1 p.m. Thursday in the opening round of the Minnesota State High School Class AA Hockey Tournament here. The Spuds were seeded as the No. 3 team in the tournament. Hill-Murray was not seeded. Moorhead, 22-3-3, beat Hill-Murray 4-3 in overtime in Moorhead to end the regular season. The Spuds haven't given up a goal since the second period of that game, earning shutouts in 175 minutes since, including three Section 8 playoff games.
Beginning Wednesday, March 1, national and international news from USA Today will grace two to four pages of The Forum everyday. It will be like having a smaller version of the USA Today newspaper in your Forum. Two papers for the price of one. Two powerful brands coming together to give you the best possible newspaper.
NEW YORK -- Actress Shailene Woodley, arrested in October at a Dakota Access Pipeline protest near Cannon Ball, N.D., told a national talk show Monday night that people everwhere can protest the pipeline by boycotting banks that fund it. Woodley was the first guest Monday night on "The Late Show with Stephen Cobert." Cobert asked Woodley about her involvement in the protest and showed her jail booking photo to the national audience. He asked if she'd be returning to the site anytime soon.
We owe the Catholic Church, its parishioners and the members of St. Mary's Cathedral in Fargo an apology. Last Saturday, we published a front-page story about a local man who was the target of a poster campaign to make him feel unwelcome in the community because of his views on race. The man said he was "Pro-white." The activists who targeted him in their publicity campaign call him a "white supremacist" or even "Nazi." For the story, this man asked that we interview him and take his photo inside St. Mary's Cathedral.
DEER RIVER, Minn.—A 22-year-old Remer man was killed and a 19-year-old female passenger from Remer received non-life-threatening injuries in a Saturday night crash near here. A baby girl riding in the Chrysler Town and Country minivan was not injured. The man's name has not been released pending notification of relatives. The woman, Savannah Ellen Hinsz, was taken to Deer River Hospital. Deer River is about 15 miles west of Grand Rapids.
FARGO—It wasn't long after I became editor 10 years ago that federal judge Myron Bright invited me to lunch. Editorial Page Editor Jack Zaleski and fellow federal judge Kermit Bye had for years been joining Judge Bright for lunch three or four times a year. Sometimes our publisher would join, too. Now I was invited to the table, given my new position. At first, I was reluctant to join. It seemed old-fashioned to me. It seemed the epitome of privilege: white men from the federal judicial branch and the press discussing politics and current events.
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