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 K-12 education, Fargo city government, criminal justice, and military affairs. He is currently one of The Forum's business reporters.
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FARGO—The family of Gustave August Bartholomay was a big brood in the Sheldon, N.D., area in the first half of the 20th century. Between two wives, Gustave had 14 children who survived to adulthood, with nine of them pitching in to serve in the U.S. military—eight of them during World War II and the Korean War. John Bartholomay is one of those nine. The 89-year-old Fargo man, and his twin brother, Leo, were 22 years old when they were drafted and inducted into the Army on March 12, 1951, to serve Korea.
UPDATE: One woman has been arrested in connection with the stabbing and fight in north Fargo that sent two people to the hospital. Police have arrested 30-year-old Daionna Lopez and charged her with aggravated assault. ORIGINAL STORY: FARGO - Two women suffered stab wounds and some people were pepper sprayed when a fight erupted about noon Sunday, July 29, in a north Fargo neighborhood, a police spokesman said. Fargo police were dispatched about 12:01 p.m. to 115 7th Ave. N., after a caller reported a fight involving a stabbing, Sgt. Collin Gnoinsky said.
FARGO—Sanford Health's recently opened breast milk collection center is making it much easier for women in the region to donate safe breast milk for the babies of moms unable to produce enough milk to help them thrive. Southpointe Clinic, working with the Mothers' Milk Bank in Aurora, Colo., began taking donations in May, said Jackee Haak, manager for lactation services. There is plenty of need. Sanford has 40 neonatal intensive care unit beds, and "we could have as many as half of those babies needing milk" at any given time, Haak said Friday, July 13.
FARGO—North Dakota's wheat, barley and soybean growers don't anticipate railroad grain car shortages as the harvest kicks in starting in July and August and runs into fall. "There aren't any car shortages and we've not not heard of any hiccups in the system," said Dan Wogsland, executive director of the North Dakota Grain Growers Association, which represents wheat and barley producers.
FARGO – Ed Schultz, the longtime broadcaster who churned up the Fargo-Moorhead area airwaves before moving into the national spotlight as a progressive firebrand, died of natural causes Thursday, July 5, at his home in Washington, D.C. Schultz, the host of “The News With Ed Schultz” on RT America, was 64.
FARGO — If a trade war breaks out between the U.S. and China, North Dakota soybean farmers could take big losses. President Donald Trump announced Friday, June 15, that he's imposing 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion in goods from China. In response, Chinese officials vowed to impose similar trade barriers on U.S. goods, the Washington Post reported. Seventy-one percent of North Dakota's soybeans are exported to Asia, most of them going to China, which brought $1.5 billion in revenue back to the state.
FARGO -- A woman was found dead and a man wounded early Saturday morning, June 2, at an apartment complex in the 300 Block of Prairiewood Circle South, Fargo police reported.
FARGO — A group of Fargo-area legislative candidates and small businessmen have called on North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum to sign an executive order requiring the principles of net neutrality to be upheld by internet contractors for all future state contracts. The request in the form of a news conference came Monday, April 23, the day the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality went into effect.
PERHAM, Minn. — William Hillman, the 21-year-old jailed in the deaths of a rural Perham mother and son this week, was declared mentally ill in 2016 in Cass County, Minn., and hospitalized in the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center for over a year after attacking and threatening to kill his own mother, court documents show.
FARGO - A YouCaring fundraising campaign has raised more than $37,500 by 3:50 p.m. Monday, March 26, to help cover funeral and medical expenses for a Fargo woman and her children who were involved in a fatal crash between their SUV and a semi-truck. The campaign identifies Trista Curry of Fargo and her children, Camden, Maxwell and Avalon, as those involved in the Sunday, March 25, crash.