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Research animal deaths at NDSU prompt complaints

Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! has issued North Dakota State University three critical and five non-critical citations against NDSU in less than a year. Most recently, 11 lambs were reportedly crushed to death and three hogs died from dehydration. Forum file photo
FARGO -- Eleven lambs died when they were packed into a holding pen this spring at North Dakota State University in a manner that they were “essentially crushed to death,” ...
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AgweekTV: Dicamba Damage in 2018

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Off-target drift is a problem again this crop season. Watch the full episode of AgweekTV on Agweek.com Get the latest agri-weather outlook with WDAY's John Wheeler Watch an extended market ...
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Biegler's blasts lifts Perham over Frazee/Vergas

Perham manager Ryan Stigman congratulates Gavin Biegler on his first of two home runs against Frazee/Vergas. Biegler connected for a solo shot in the second and hit a walk-off grand slam in the ninth. Jason Groth/FOCUS
Gavin Biegler’s second blast of the night was the biggest of his two home runs, lifting Perham to a 7-5 victory over Frazee/Vergas with a walk-off grand slam on July ...
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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GoFundMe money from false assault accusations to be returned

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MAHNOMEN Minn.—At first authorities were told Brian Smith's face was burned by three bad men who attacked him. After law enforcement found his allegedly stolen truck twenty miles from home, ...
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Mysterious death follows bear encounter in central Minnesota

VanBeek's wife Kay confirmed that there was an encounter with a bear, but preferred at this time not to give many more details, saying that the county was releasing information on the incident. In mourning the loss of her husband, she did not want to expand much except to say there were no cubs and he was not mauled. Photo Illustration
PINE RIVER, Minn. -- Rumors spread following an incident that led to the death of Edward VanBeek of Pine River on Monday, July 9, but official details may do little ...
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Train kills Brainerd man lying on tracks

Law enforcement vehicles block the 13th Street Southeast railroad crossing as a BNSF Railway coal train sits on the tracks before 3 a.m. in Brainerd. Renee Richardson / Forum News Service
BRAINERD, Minn. -- A 38-year-old Brainerd man was struck and killed by a BNSF Railway train during the early morning hours Wednesday, July 11, in Brainerd, railroad officials reported. The ...
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Night prowling reported on Dead Lake

The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that during the last two weeks, between the hours of 1 a.m. and 4 a.m., a Dead Lake Road resident has seen ...
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Buzz take two from Alexandria

Perham's Carter Mulcahy gets the high hop and the out during Perham's sweep of Alexandria. Jason Groth/FOCUS
The Perham Buzz had an extended break to lament a pair of losses to the Moorhead Blues before returning to the diamond against Alexandria on July 9. The extended break ...
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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AgweekTV: Life After CRP

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Farmers Put Land Back Into Production Environmentally Watch the full episode of AgweekTV on Agweek.com Get the latest agri-weather outlook with WDAY's John Wheeler Watch an extended market analysis with ...
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Ed Schultz, from Fargo TV to national commentator, dies at 64

Ed Schultz, MSNBC show host and former Fargo radio talk show host. Special to Forum News Service
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 ...
Helmut Schmidt

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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