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David Olson


I'm a reporter and a photographer and sometimes I create videos to go with my stories.

I graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead and in my time with The Forum I have covered a number of beats, from cops and courts to business and education.

I've also written about UFOs, ghosts, dinosaur bones and the planet Pluto.

You may reach me by phone at 701-241-5555, or by email at

In a memo, Fargo School Board President Tracie Newman said she doesn't want controversy to divert board resources away from preparing for the upcoming school year.
The move comes in the wake of a 7-2 decision by the Fargo School Board last week to rescind an earlier decision requiring that the Pledge of Allegiance be recited at the start of each board meeting.
"He chose to do one of the most difficult jobs, because that's what a leader does," said Lisa Borgen, a former Clay County attorney and former Minnesota District Court judge, adding that the world would be a better place if more people could "channel a little Bill Bergquist" in their hearts.
When students return to classes in late August for the 2022-23 school year, they will be returning to the existing high school while work continues on phase one of the new high school project.
The Spring Prairie Colony, known officially as the Spring Prairie Hutterian Brethren, was established in the late 1970s and over time has grown to an estimated 260 or more members.
"On the whole, guardians are doing work after meeting rigorous requirements and standards and are answerable not just to those agencies that certify and accredit, but to each other as well," said Margot Haut, president of the Guardianship Association of North Dakota and director of Gaurdian Angels Inc., a guardianship and conservatorship service in Jamestown.
The crash happened around 3:50 p.m. Friday in the eastbound lanes near mile marker 351, close to the University Drive area when a pickup rear-ended a semi tractor and trailer that was slowing down in the middle lane as traffic slowed due to road construction.
"I want to continue my service to this community, as my work is just beginning," Heather Nesemeier said in a written statement announcing her candidacy.
Bill Bergquist's health progressively deteriorated since his retirement in January of 2019. The former sheriff was dealing with the difficulties from Alzheimer's dementia and had moved into hospice care at Sanford.
"People have choices now, they can go other places," Mahoney said, adding that the city of Fargo aims to "value our employees and retain them."