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Tom Hintgen letter: Great work from Forum for 125 years

Congratulations to The Forum on 125 years of service to readers in this area of the nation. I'm not only proud to be a reader but also proud to be a former employee of The Forum.

Congratulations to The Forum on 125 years of service to readers in this area of the nation. I'm not only proud to be a reader but also proud to be a former employee of The Forum.

Back in 1969 I had the privilege of working as a summer intern in the newsroom under the auspices of John Lohman (news) and Cal Olson (feature stories). Five of us had a great experience. I think about those days when I hear the song, "Summer of '69," and the words "those were the best days of my life."

I was fortunate to add close to two years of full-time work at The Forum on the night copy desk, under the direction of Gerry Rafftery. Two of my associates from 33 years ago still are with The Forum, columnist and retiree Bob Lind, and Doug Tweed who remains a copy editor and who has kept up with technology (pagination and the like) these many years.

I've remained in the world of communications these past 30 years, and am thankful for the training I received as an intern and full-time employee at The Forum from 1969 to 1971. Best wishes for another 125 years of service to readers.

Tom Hintgen

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Fergus Falls, Minn.

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