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Man with gun prompts lockdown of school near Food-N-Fuel in Detroit Lakes

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One man with a gun has been arrested following a dramatic scene near the Detroit Lakes Middle School/Roosevelt Elementary complex today. According to Detroit Lakes Police Chief Steve Todd, management ...
Paula Quam

Paula Quam is the editor for Forum Communications Co. newspapers in Detroit Lakes and Perham, both in Minnesota.

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LP-A School Board selects new district superintendent

Dr. Paula Henry is currently the principal of West Fargo Public Schools. She will become the new superintendent at Lake Park-Audubon in July. (Submitted photo)
LAKE PARK —The Lake Park-Audubon School District will soon have a new superintendent. After a search that included interviews with five area school administrators, the LP-A School Board has selected ...
Vicki Gerdes

Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 18-plus years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as covering city council and the Detroit Lakes School Board. 

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The streak is over, Perham advances to state

The Perham Yellowjackets celebrate their Section 8AA Championship victory after securing a 53-47 victory over Hawley. Dave Samson/Forum News Service1 / 3
Perham's Finn Diggins dives for a loose ball against Hawley's Gunnar Lawson as John Lafond trails the play during the Minnesota Class 2A, Section 8 boys basketball tournament championship at Concordia on Saturday, March 16. David Samson/Forum News Service2 / 3
Perham's Josh Jeziorski celebrates as the clock winds down during play against Hawley during the Minnesota Class 2A, Section 8 boys basketball tournament championship at Concordia on Saturday, March 16. David Samson / The Forum3 / 3
The Perham boys basketball team got the proverbial monkey of its back when they used a 6-0 run in the closing minute to defeat Hawley 53-47 in the Section 8AA ...
Jason Groth

 Groth is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor of the Perham Focus and the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Groth worked in Grand Rapids as the Sports Director at KOZY/KMFY radio for two years and prior to that he was the Sports Editor/Writer for the Grand Rapids Herald-Review for seven years. 

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Most North Dakotans, Minnesotans who qualify for heating assistance don't seek it

Marvel Von Hagen talks about receiving government assistance to help pay her heating bills and weatherize her home in Kindred, N.D., on Wednesday, March 13. David Samson / Forum News Service1 / 3
Jordan Miller monitors insulation being sprayed into the attic of Marvel Von Hagen's home in Kindred, N.D., on Wednesday, March 13. David Samson / Forum News Service2 / 3
Brandon Kjelden uses an infrared thermal camera to check the temperature difference on a wall with foil board insulation installed at Marvel Von Hagen's home in Kindred, N.D., on Wednesday, March 13. David Samson / Forum News Service3 / 3
KINDRED, N.D. — Marvel Von Hagen and her love of 37 years were living the good life. The 60-year-old woman built hotels for a living while her man worked as ...

NDSU lobbies for new $78 million ag research center

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North Dakota ag groups and NDSU officials are asking the state legislature to support a new agricultural research center on campus to replace the aging Harris Hall. Watch the full ...

Gophers make NCAA Tournament, will play Louisville in 1st Round

Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Amir Coffey (5) attempts to control the ball between Michigan Wolverines guard Zavier Simpson (3) and Wolverines guard Jordan Poole (2) during the first half in the Big Ten conference tournament Saturday, March 16, 2019, at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
MINNEAPOLIS — The Gophers men’s basketball team ate Buffalo Wild Wings from tables with maroon and gold balloon centerpieces on the top floor of the Athletes Village on Sunday evening, ...

Minnesota medical marijuana task force has ‘no real purpose’

ST. PAUL — Members of a task force charged with evaluating Minnesota’s medical cannabis program say the group is ineffective and poorly run. It didn’t even meet for a two-year ...

White Earth Nation mourns the passing of Terry Tibbetts

Terry Tibbetts
WHITE EARTH, MINN. – Chairman Terrence “Terry” Tibbetts, 60, passed away this morning ( March 17) at Sanford

‘The support they deserve’: Seeking solutions for Minnesota's school counselor shortage

Counselor MaKenzie Johnson stands among passing students in Hermantown High School on Friday. The recommended ratio of counselors to students is 1-to-250. Minnesota currently averages one counselor for every 659 students. Tyler Schank / Forum News Service1 / 2
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HERMANTOWN, Minn. — MaKenzie Johnson was standing in the hallways of Hermantown High School on Friday when a student came up to her with a few questions. That scene — ...


St. Cloud State's Sam Hentges (19) tries to get the puck past Miami goalie Ryan Larkin on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minn. Hentges, a Minnesota Wild draft pick, had a goal and two assists in the Huskies' 6-3 win to sweep an NCHC quarterfinals series. Jason Wachter/The Rink Live 1 / 3
Clint Austin / Minnesota Duluth's Jackson Cates (20) celebrates after scoring a goal against Nebraska-Omaha during Saturday's NCHC playoff game at Amsoil Arena. 2 / 3
Minnesota Gophers goalie Mat Robson had a busy first period in Saturday's playoff game at Notre Dame, stopping 16 of the 17 Fighting Irish shots he faced. (Mike Bennett / Fighting Irish Media)3 / 3
St. Cloud State 6, Miami 3 The top-ranked Huskies scored four goals in the third period to beat Miami 6-3 in Game 2 of their NCHC quarterfinals series and finish ...
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