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Bishop John Folda speaks during groundbreaking ceremonies in West Fargo, N.D., for Trinity Elementary School and the Holy Cross Catholic Church parish Thursday. David Samson / Forum News Service

Ground broken for West Fargo Catholic church, school

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WEST FARGO, N.D. — About 250 people crowded into the bus barn of Holy Cross Church on Thursday to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new Holy Cross site and Trinity Elementary School.


What was a dreary, drizzly, spring noon hour for most of the Fargo-Moorhead area was a lot brighter in the oversized-garage as the crowd sang hymns.

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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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