Matthew Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon is editor of The Forum.
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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.
FARGO—Events associated with the 12th annual Scheels Fargo Marathon continue to create great images. People striving for their best, their fans lining the streets and an entire community engaged in one of the region's biggest annual events. From the cyclothon to the dog run to the kids run to the road races later in the week, there is an event for just about anyone who wants to take part. Here are some of the images captured by The Forum's award-winning photographers Dave Wallis, Dave Samson and Nick Wagner.
FARGO – A second self-described semi-pro soccer team is entering the metro market.
PERHAM, Minn. – A landlord here will serve 15 years in prison for attempting to kill a tenant.
We owe all of our readers an apology, but especially Alejandra Saavedra, Will Bartels and Jim Otis. On Friday’s front page, we published a photo illustration of cheering Bison fans to go with a Mike McFeely column that explored whether the football team and its fans would ever push to move up to a higher level of competition.
If, as they say, a photo is worth a thousand words, then this collection of work from Forum staff photographers says a lot. Though we cover plenty of big news...
Sometimes the planets align and what starts as a glimmer of an idea grows into a universe of possibilities. Today's newspaper illustrates that evolution.
GRAND FORKS, ND -- University of North Dakota hockey fans were displeased Friday night when the public-address announcer at Ralph Engelstad Arena pronounced the “Fighting Hawks are at full strength!” SEE THE VIDEO HERE: http://mcfeely.areavoices.com/2015/12/05/video-und-hockey-fans-boo-new-n...