Matthew Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon is editor of The Forum.
- Member for
- 5 years 3 months
FARGO -- Today's printed Forum will be delivered late today due to technical problems with our press and inserter. The Forum regrets the inconvenience.
WEST FARGO — Fire damaged the historic St. John’s Lutheran Church at the Bonanzaville pioneer village here Saturday morning. The fire damaged the front of the wooden building, its steeple...
FARGO – A woman claims to have found Saturday's Northern Plains Coin in conjunction with the Downtown Fargo Street Fair, which ends today. The Forum hopes to soon verify that...
Bit by World Cup fever? Can’t wait another four years to experience the spectacle associated with the world’s most-watched sporting event? Don’t fret. The World Cup is coming to a city near you, and it’s coming next year. Little do most people around here realize, but Canada is host of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup June 6-July 5. And Winnipeg is one of six cities hosting games.
FARGO - Soccer is a simple sport. Two teams try to knock a ball into their opponent’s net without using their hands. The team scoring the most goals wins. It’s accessible, and that’s why it’s popular in most places on earth. And yet every four years, when the World Cup is on, casual observers have a lot of questions about the game and the tournament. Here’s an attempt to answer some of them: Q. How are World Cup teams chosen? A. What you are seeing on TV now is the World Cup Finals. This tournament actually started a couple years ago.
Five years ago today, the Fargo-Moorhead area held its collective breath. The Red River gauge in Fargo hovered at 40.84 feet, the highest flood crest ever seen here. And yet nobody declared victory. A major snowstorm was predicted, with up to 10 inches of heavy, wet snow on the way. That and the flood forecasts in the previous week changed almost daily. A mere nine days prior to that Saturday in 2009, it was thought the Red could possibly reach a plateau similar to the 1997 flood of 39.72 feet. But nobody then could have predicted what was to come - and why this flood fight on the flat N
Last Tuesday we ran a front-page story that upset and angered many readers. Headlined "Officer who killed himself was to be fired," it revealed that an internal investigation over an accidentally fired Taser led three deputy chiefs to recommend Fargo Police Lt.
On the cover of today's Metro/State section of The Forum is a story about an internal investigation that led to the July resignation of the former Detroit Lakes High School principal. So why is The Forum publishing the story in March? We didn't know about the investigation until late January.
We're excited to announce some changes we're making to your newspaper starting with today's edition, though the biggest changes will be evident in weekday editions starting tomorrow. Today, and every Sunday from now on, Variety will be Section B and SheSays will be Section E. Weekday editions beginning Monday will feature four additions readers have repeatedly told us they want: • More space devoted to Business news. • More space devoted to local, regional, national and international news. • A Metro+State section front showcasing news from our area. • An expanded
Meet the seven new members of The Forum's Readers Board. They join five returning members whose terms expire in June. Members stay on for a year, but terms are staggered by a half-year. The paper's community sounding board chooses its own successors. We want to first thank departing members whose terms expired in December: Tim Dirks, Pete Fendt, Susan Johnson, Brent Larson, Jay Nelson, Carmen Wald and Brenda Warren. New members are: • Butch "Superfrog" Anton, 69, Lake Park, Minn., operates Superfrog Signs in Moorhead.