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Larson, Miller will lead Forum sports department

They succeed Kevin Schnepf, who retired Dec. 31 after a 34-year career at The Forum and 41 years in area journalism.

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Tom Larson

Tom Larson has been hired as The Forum's sports editor and John Miller has been promoted to assistant sports editor.

They succeed Kevin Schnepf, who retired Dec. 31 after a 34-year career at The Forum and 41 years in area journalism.

Larson brings 33 years of experience to the position. He most recently was sports editor of the Duluth News Tribune. Before that, he spent eight years as sports editor of the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minn. Larson also was news editor of the Morris Sun Tribune for seven years.

"I'm honored and excited to join one of the premier media organizations in the upper Midwest," Larson said. "I've covered many events in the Fargo-Moorhead area in the past and found it to be a vibrant, supportive community that embraces its athletic programs like few others. I'm really pleased to now be a small part of it."

Before becoming an editor, Larson spent 17 years as a sports reporter for the Duluth News Tribune and the St. Cloud Times, covering the University of Minnesota-Duluth, St. John's University and College of St. Benedict athletic programs. He also has considerable experience covering prep sports.

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Larson studied journalism and mass communications at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and was a reporter and associate editor of the Minnesota Daily.

Forum Editor-in-Chief Matthew Von Pinnon also promoted John Miller to assistant sports editor.

Miller began as a part-time sports clerk at The Forum in January 2017 and was a full-time sports intern in the summer of 2018. After his internship and prior to being promoted to assistant sports editor, he worked in both sports and news as a public information reporter.

Miller graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2018, where he studied communications.

"John has proven himself a strong editor and organizer in his nearly four years with us," Von Pinnon said. "This is recognition of that important role he plays on many nights and Saturdays within the sports department."

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John Miller

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