Helmut Schmidt was born in Germany, but grew up in the Twin Cities area, graduating from Park High School of Cottage Grove. After serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he attended the University of St. Thomas in St Paul, Minn., graduating in 1984 with a degree in journalism. He then worked at the Albert Lea (Minn.) Tribune and served as managing editor there for three years. He joined The Forum in October 1989, working as a copy editor until 2000. Since then, he has worked as a reporter on several beats, including education, Fargo city government, business and military affairs. He is currently The Forum's K-12 education reporter.
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MOORHEAD, Minn. — Dairy crop insurance, funding for agricultural research, and continued support for ethanol and biodiesel fuels are areas Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., says she'll focus on as negotiations continue in the Senate on the 2018 Farm Bill. Meanwhile, Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., says it's possible the House could have its version of the bill ready by the end of this year. Klobuchar and Peterson spoke Friday, Oct. 20, at a panel discussion at the Hjemkomst Center, with more than a dozen Red River Valley agricultural leaders.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — On the wall of the boardroom for the Moorhead School District hangs portraits of former superintendents. It's a line of all white men — middle-aged or older — until you get to the end. There, Lynne Kovash's smiling face is framed. "I think there has been a long-held notion that it is a male position," Kovash said. A complex dynamic has created a system where most teachers are women, yet most of the top leadership jobs go to men, Kovash said.
FARGO — An evidentiary hearing in the death penalty appeal of Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. got underway Tuesday, June 20, in U.S. District Court. Rodriguez was convicted of the 2003 kidnapping and murder of University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin. Expert witnesses brought by defense attorneys from the Philadelphia-based Federal Community Defender Office disagreed with trial evidence that indicated that Sjodin died from knife wounds to her throat and had been sexually assaulted.
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Buy Helmut Schmidt / The Forum MOORHEAD – A Clay County sheriff's detective suggested in an online post this week that a man banned from Fargo's public pools for taking photographs should have been physically attacked, though he says his post was meant as satire. Detective Jaso
By Helmut Schmidt / The Forum - FARGO – A woman who was burned in a fire Saturday that took the life of her boyfriend was listed in critical condition Sunday in a Minneapolis hospital, a spokeswoman said. Angela Marie Wentz, 42, was burned in the early morning fire at the Page Meadows apartments in south Fargo. Jesse Daniel Madson, 30, died of injuries suffered in that blaze.