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Neighbors: ND man still trying to figure out old photo showing his father as a young boy

Larry Lasch, of Wahpeton, N.D., is still trying to figure out what was going on in this old photo featuring his father, Robert Lasch (the young boy on the left). Special to The Forum.


North Dakota House easily rejects 'red flag' gun seizure bill that critic says ran afoul of constitutional rights

BISMARCK — The North Dakota House rejected a bipartisan bill allowing judges to issue protection orders temporarily preventing people deemed dangerous from possessing guns Tuesday, Feb. 19.


Cause of fatal home explosion found to be propane leak

WAHPETON, N.D. — A propane leak caused an explosion that leveled a rural Wahpeton home in August, according to a report released by the North Dakota State Fire Marshal's Office.


North Dakota Senate approves funding for behavioral health services

The North Dakota Senate passed a budget bill on Tuesday that includes a boost in funding for behavioral health services. Lawmakers passed Senate Bill 2012, which provides funding to the North Dakota Department of Human Services. The bill includes additional funding to expand the Free Through Recover


Gas prices rise this week in North Dakota

FARGO — Gas prices have risen about 4 cents in the past week in North Dakota following a jump in oil and wholesale gasoline prices, according to AAA. The statewide average for regular gasoline today is $2.20, up 4 cents from one week ago. The North Dakota average remains 41 cents lower than one year


Scoring milestones for area prep basketball players

Noah Christensen of Breckenridge, Minn., made it official Wednesday by signing a national letter of intent to play basketball at North Dakota State. David Samson / The Forum. Here is a compilation of scoring milestones reached in the 2018-19 season by area high school basketball players.


Metro high school boys basketball roundup

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — West Fargo Sheyenne defeated Devils Lake on Friday night in Eastern Dakota Conference boys basketball. Christian Kuntz and Zion Dettman led the Mustangs with 16 points each. Tyler Terhark tallied 15 points.


North Dakota House agrees to extend statute of limitations for underage sex crimes

BISMARCK — North Dakota House lawmakers agreed to more than double the statute of limitations for prosecuting sex crimes perpetrated against children Tuesday, Feb. 19, a move that a bill proponent said would help establish an offender's pattern of abuse.


Although North Dakota Senate decision lies ahead, House puts prison reshuffling proposal on hold

BISMARCK — One of Gov. Doug Burgum's major initiatives has suffered a setback — at least temporarily. The North Dakota House on Tuesday, Feb. 19, voted 89-7 for an interim study on a state prison reshuffling, in effect denying the request for funding this year to begin implementing Burgum's plan.


Allen Giese is Crop Show honoree

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – The 2019 North Dakota State Crop Show honoree is Allen Giese, a long-time agricultural education instructor in Wahpeton and the coordinator of youth judging activities at the State Crop Show. The State Crop Show is one of the programs at the annual North Dakota Winter Show.


United Way Emerging Leaders Hear from Wealthiest Man in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds of young professionals attended the United Way Emerging Leaders kickoff event. They got to hear from the wealthiest man in North Dakota, Gary Tharaldson, who shared his knowledge on people–driven leadership.


Vehicle thefts reported in FF

The Fergus Falls Police Department dealt with two thefts believed to be related Monday morning. A caller’s suspicions were aroused at 4:49 a.m. Monday when he saw two males in dark clothing going through his vehicle and a neighbor’s vehicle on North Cleveland Avenue.


City Council green lights replatting of Kirkbride

The Fergus Falls City Council propelled the Kirkbride addition project forward Tuesday night in a short meeting at City Hall. Acting on a 4-1 approval by the Planning Commission on Feb. 11, the City Council gave the green light to a resolution for a preliminary and final plat of the replatting of Lo


Never been cooler: ‘Pudge’ Anderson ice bowling tourney celebrates 3rd year

Bowling has never been cooler than the Isaiah “Pudge” Anderson Memorial’s third annual Ice Bowling Tournament in Fergus Falls hosted Saturday, Feb. 16 at Delagoon Park on frozen Pebble Lake.


Kindred survives scare, Richland rolls in the Region 1 girls semifinals

WAHPETON — In the midst of a frenzied Central Cass rally, Kindred freshman Kristina Freier found calm at the foul line in the closing seconds. Freier sank two free throws with seven seconds to play in the fourth quarter Tuesday, icing Kindred's 65-61 victory against the Squirrels in the North Dakota


Clay County marriage licenses for January 2019

Kirsten Marie Gunderdon and Kevin James Tchida, Fargo. Derek Joseph Syverson and Jamie Lynn Christianson, Barnesville, Minn. Damilola Seun Famati and Ifeoluwa Opemipo Olamijulo, Moorhead.


Who do you call when an animal strays?

A subzero Minnesota morning is not the most friendly environment for pets so when a few well-meaning travelers found a German shepherd wandering around on Highway 82 near Dalton last week they wanted to do something to help.


Fire reported at Pelican Rapids apartment building

The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to a fire Monday at the Hillside Apartments in Pelican Rapids. The fire was reported at 9:30 a.m. at 1300 N. Broadway. Damage to the building was limited to a couple apartments in the building by the Pelican Rapids and Elizabeth fire departments, wh


Local artist featured in M State exhibit

The public is invited to the Charles Beck Gallery at Minnesota State Community and Technical College for a new exhibit by local artist Charles Christianson. The exhibit, Charles Christianson Abstract Paintings 1982-2017, is on display through March 29, with an artist reception from 2-4 p.m. Wednesda


UND to host Q&A with Fergus Falls residents who exposed fake reporting

Two residents from Fergus Falls, Minn., who helped expose a false story about "Trump worship" in the German newspaper Der Spiegel will be visiting UND's campus Friday to discuss what they learned about the stereotypes that many international and urban American readers have about "small town" United