Matthew Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon is editor of The Forum.
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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.
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 champ North Dakota State University's homecoming and Carson Wentz, former Bison QB and current NFL darling, has a bye week. Wouldn't it be neat if Wentz, now with the Philadelphia Eagles, was the show's guest picker?
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 between North Dakota State University and the University of Iowa. The game will broadcast on ESPN2. McFeely will broadcast from the site of all NDSU football road games this season the day before each game.
PHILADELPHIA - President Barack Obama mentioned Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, the former North Dakota State star, while speaking in Philadelphia Tuesday, Sept. 13.
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.