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You missed some popular articles on InForum. Time to catch up.

These top stories include a podcast about a century-old murder, a report of big-time discipline issues at school, and how the F-M diversion will change a 150-year-old farmstead forever.

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Here's a look at some of the most popular stories on InForum in the past few days. What was your favorite story of the week? Email us at web@forumcomm.com. We love to hear your feedback.

Murder in Room 30: The Killing of Marie Wick' takes a closer look at the slaying of a small town girl in downtown Fargo 100 years ago

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This is the first installment of a four-part story and podcast by Tracy Briggs. The article examines the murder of Marie Wick 100 years ago, which was followed by what has been called "The most sensational murder trial in North Dakota history." Read the full story . If you find this story fascinating, you can find more historical crime stories in The Vault , and more stories by Tracy Briggs on her profile page.

Fargo teacher pleads for help with student behavior as pandemic school year takes a toll

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An email that a Carl Ben Eielson Middle School teacher sent to district administrators says students and staff are not in a safe learning environment. “On a daily basis we have students running the halls, swearing at teachers in defiance, and causing fights,” sixth-grade teacher Lisa Kieselbach wrote in a April 22 email. Read the full story .


Local golf community in shock over death of Russ Newman

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This is a sad story about a loss to our community. Russ Newman never missed a chance to help a kid with a shot at the Fargo Country Club and when it came to golf , not many players in the area had the expertise that he did, especially in the short game. Memories of Newman turned to sadness and shock on Monday when news of his death circulated among those who knew him best. Read the full story .


Family spares cemetery from the diversion, but 150-year-old homestead will never be the same

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The Clemenson-Smith farm near Horace, N.D., was the first in the area to be homesteaded in 1871. Now, 150 years later, the family faces a future with half of the farm sold to make way for the Fargo-Moorhead diversion channel that is part of a $2.75 billion flood-control project. Read the full story .


New sprawling Moorhead High School will feature lots of glass and natural light

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This story includes images of what the new Moorhead High School will look like. This new high school will be the metro area's largest, sporting a sprawling multi-level campus that features glass and light throughout. Read the full story.


Shane Mercer is the Audience Engagement Manager for Forum Communications Company. You can contact Shane at smercer@forumcomm.com.
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