Matthew Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon is editor of The Forum.
- Member for
- 4 years 10 months
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.
FARGO -- With many roads impassable due to blowing snow and blizzard conditions, The Forum is opening its digital replica version to anyone who may have difficulty receiving an on-time...
LAPORTE, Minn. -- A 45-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed on the shoulder of a highway near here early the morning of Sunday, Nov. 20, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. A driver in a GMC Acadia was headed eastbound on highway 200 in Hubbard County when just after midnight it struck 45-year-old Luke Prescott of Princeton, who was standing on the shoulder of the road after walking away from a vehicle that had just gone off the road.
MOORHEAD, Minn. – Westbound Interstate 94 re-opened to traffic Saturday night near Downer after a semi-truck was removed from a ditch. The interstate was closed for a time near mile...
FARGO - Speculation has been running hot that ESPN's popular College GameDay football show might return to Fargo for a third time on Oct. 1. After all, it's five-time FCS...
IOWA CITY -- "The Mike McFeely Show" airs live from Iowa from 8:30-11 a.m. today on 970 WDAY radio. He's there in the lead-up to Saturday's 11 a.m. football matchup...
PHILADELPHIA - President Barack Obama mentioned Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, the former North Dakota State star, while speaking in Philadelphia Tuesday, Sept. 13. "Some of you may have seen Joe...
I knew Tim and Tammy Hagensen before their TNT's Diner in West Fargo was famous. A foursome of Forum writers—Chuck Klosterman, Tammy Swift, Ross Raihala and me—would frequent for lunch north Fargo's Trollwood Cafe, an out-of-the-way little diner featuring Tim's homestyle cooking and Tammy's friendly hospitality. Years later, that dynamic duo took their recipes for success to West Fargo, where their diner became one of the hotspots for breakfast and lunch.
Nathan died this morning. Those four words mark the end of Lynne Olien's journal, marking the end of her 5-year-old son's battle with Batten disease, an inherited and fatal neurological disorder striking about one in 50,000 infants.
WEST FARGO - Fourteen years ago, Lynne and Curtis Olien's 5-year-old son Nathan died after an excruciating battle with an inherited and fatal neurological disorder known as Batten disease. Nathan suffered through an ever-growing number of seizures and sight loss as his body and brain deteriorated. His siblings—9-year-old Ryan, 3-year-old Justin and 1-year-old Rebecca—would stroke his hand as they all watched TV, or dance around him as he lay on a mat in the livingroom of their home in his final days. Nathan was always part of the family, even after his death.