As Forum Communications' director of content, Steve Wagner serves as the point person for content strategy and projects for the company's 30-plus newspapers. He oversees operations of Forum News Service, a regional wire provider to more than 100 newspapers, and guides newsroom collaboration between The Forum newspaper and WDAY TV. Wagner also conducts training related to content, reporting and newsroom advancement. Previously, he served as editor at the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald and Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer, and worked in writing and editing roles at The Forum, where he won numerous awards for news reporting.
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FARGO — Forum Communications, a family-owned company operating multimedia properties in four states, has entered into an agreement to purchase the Rochester Post Bulletin from Small Newspaper Group. The sale was announced Thursday, May 16, to the Post Bulletin staff and is expected to take effect June 1. Small Newspaper Group President Len R. Small told the employees the new owners are “worthy custodians” of the company.
FARGO -- Flooding and road construction this spring prompted changes to the 2019 Fargo Marathon courses. The interactive map below shows the new marathon and half marathon courses for Saturday's events. The map reflects the updated routes in Fargo and Moorhead. The annual event, which begins and ends inside the Fargodome, celebrates its 15th year Saturday, May 18.
FARGO -- North Dakota State University will host a familiar foe in the Football Championship Subdivision semifinals Friday with a rematch with South Dakota State University settling who will advance to the title game in Frisco, Texas. A dominating win by the top-ranked Bison, 13-0, and convincing victory by the No. 5 Jackrabbits, 10-2, sets up a Missouri Valley Football Conference slugfest.
PIERRE, S.D. — Forum Communications announced it will expand its journalism efforts in South Dakota with the addition of a reporter focused on government and statewide issues.
A statistical look at tornadoes in North Dakota since 1950
MANDAREE, N.D. -- A 59-year-old Montana man has died in a head-on crash on icy roads in McKenzie County in western North Dakota on Wednesday night, Jan. 17. Robert Barke of Dutton, Mont., was driving a 2017 Ford F250 pickup when he was struck head-on by a 2017 Ford F350 driven by Luis Saldana, 19, of Watford City, who lost control on icy Ben Den Road. Saldana was hurt, but his injuries were not life threatening.
Retired Gen. John Kelly has survived combat. The question now is whether he can survive as White House chief of staff. The answer will be determined in part by challenges faced by every chief of staff, but most importantly by the personal relationship Kelly has with his boss - the president of the United States.
MANCHESTER, England - A shopping center in Manchester, England, was evacuated and witnesses said they heard a "big bang" on Tuesday, May 23, just hours after a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured 59 in the same area of the city. Scores of people ran away from the center, a Reuters witness said. "There are people coming out holding hands," a Reuters photographer said. Great Manchester Police would not comment when contacted for Reuters.
DEVILS LAKE — A person has died after a snowmobile he was driving went into open water on Devils Lake. Lake Region Search and Rescue responded Thursday afternoon, Feb. 23, to Six Mile Bay, according to KZZY Radio. Emergency responders tried to revive the individual, but those attempts were unsuccessful. The Ramsey County Sheriff's Department has not released the name of the individual.