Matthew Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon is editor of The Forum.
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FARGO – Corso, the live bison mascot of North Dakota State University and the namesake of ESPN's popular "College GameDay" personality Lee Corso, is outgrowing his travel trailer. A GoFundMe page was started Sept. 17 to raise funds for a bigger trailer. As of 6 p.m. Saturday, $320 of the $8,000 needed for a new trailer had been raised. Chahinkapa Zoo in Wahpeton is home to Corso the bison, but he often travels to educational and sporting events in the region.
KEEWATIN, Minn. -- A Colorado woman was injured and the car she was riding in was extensively damaged when it collided with a moose early Saturday morning near here. Rochelle...
One long-held area college football rivalry is rekindled. Another rivalry game across the Red River should be, too.
FARGO—Area police will converge on Davies High School Friday afternoon in a simulated school-shooting exercise. It's the first wide-scale active-shooter scenario of its kind in Fargo-Moorhead, police officials said. Other smaller exercises meant to test law enforcement training and protocols have taken place in other area schools, but this one is intended to be more realistic, said Fargo Police Sgt.
FARGO - Single-game tickets for this fall's six North Dakota State University home football games sold out Saturday within an hour. Single-game tickets went on sale at 8 a.m. This is the fourth straight year NDSU has sold out the entire football season on the first day of single-game ticket sales. NDSU had previously sold more than 12,000 season tickets. The Fargodome has about 18,000 seats for football. Additional reserved and standing-room-only tickets may become available at 8 a.m.
When I was a tot growing up in Moorhead in the 1970s, a Forum photographer snapped a photo of me and my friends pushing toy dump-trucks up a mound of dirt alongside our driveway. The photo ran in the newspaper the next day but a clipping of that picture stayed on our home's refrigerator for months, maybe years. It was a more innocent time, to be sure. I don't remember our parents ever even knowing where we were most of the time, but they probably did. They certainly weren't hovering. The Forum photographer took that photo from the sidewalk in front of our house. We didn't notice him.
MOORHEAD - Thirteen-term U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said Friday he doesn't need to spend money to get elected to a 14th term in 2016. "I don't think I'd need to spend a nickel to get elected," the 71-year-old told The Forum Editorial Board.
FARGO -- Delivery of Saturday's printed Forum is running about two hours late due to press problems early this morning. If you are a subscriber and don't receive a paper...
EDITOR'S NOTE: Forum Editor Matthew Von Pinnon wrote the following column four years ago this weekend. Today marks five years since his mother's death. Mother's Day will always mean something more for me. Last year, after spending the entire Mother's Day with her children, grandchildren and husband, my mom had an unexpected heart attack and died. She was 70. I got the call from Dad late that night. I could hear the uncertainty in his voice. An ambulance had taken her to the hospital. I came quickly, but not quickly enough to say goodbye.
The Forum’s Friday front page garnered attention far and wide. It featured the photos, names, cities and party affiliations of all 94 North Dakota House members who voted Thursday on two bills that, if passed, would have outlawed discrimination based on sexual orientation. The exact same treatment was done on Pag