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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

School district officials are getting close to finalizing a deal to purchase 75 acres of land from Sanford in south Fargo for about $11 million. Once the school district owns the Sanford property, the plan is to trade the 75 acres to A&T Land Co. in exchange for 63 acres of land A&T Land Co. owns. The A&T land is valued at about $17 million.
Hadiya Farrahmand said when she heard about the New York Times' photojournalism program, she decided to participate and the first thing that came to mind was to raise awareness about the current situation in Afghanistan and how Afghan women are desperate for help and support.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos launched the Day 1 Families Fund in 2018 to provide annual leadership awards to organizations working to help families move from unsheltered homelessness and shelters to permanent housing.
Fargo police said Jaquan Gatewood, 28, and Kierre Davies, 27, both of Fargo, died at the scene of the shooting, which occurred in the 1000 block of 15th Street North and was reported about 3:17 a.m. Saturday.
Hailey Berg, of Moorhead, and Kelli McLaughlin, of West Fargo, each face one misdemeanor count of conspiracy to commit simple assault in Cass County District Court.
Murray Nash, Cass County election administrator, noted that the 2,000 to 2,500 people who were moving through vote centers each hour during the first nine hours increased to about 3,000 voters per hour for the last three hours of voting.
By adopting body cams, Moorhead is joining most of the other law enforcement agencies in the Fargo-Moorhead area that have acquired, or, like Moorhead, are working to obtain, body cameras for officers.
"In such a close race, it's hard not to wonder what the outcome might have been, Olafson said in a written statement in which he maintained that between 260 and 280 of his campaign mailings reached Republican households in District 10 two days after the election.
Online fundraiser provides for people with disabilities
Tuesday's general election showed that sometimes candidates who raise the most money win the race, and sometimes they don't.