Bill Marcil pledges $100,000 to get effort rolling William C. Marcil, owner and chairman of Fargo-based Forum Communications Co., is seeking to rally the business community to develop a strategic plan to take the Red River Valley economy to a new level.
Fargo-based Forum Communications Co. announced Monday a new website, www.thepatchtoday.com, covering the oil boom in the Williston Basin. The idea is to report deep and wide on the Oil Patch, not only the industry fueling the growth that has pushed North Dakota from No. 9 to No. 3 in the rank of oil-producing states in four short years, but the faces and places being affected, according to FCC officials.
Mary Jo Hotzler was named editor of the Herald today by Mike Jacobs, the current publisher and editor. “Mary Jo is enthusiastic, energetic and talented,” Jacobs said. Hotzler is the deputy editor of The Forum in Fargo and the editor of its SheSays daily section. She has worked at The Forum for 10 years, starting as a reporter.
A Forum Communications Co. exclusive series The second of eight special sections chronicling the unprecedented reach and impact of oil development in western North Dakota begins today only in the print editions of the Grand Forks Herald and three of Forum Communications' other North Dakota newspapers.
Four UND athletic coaches and UND's athletic director are at a UND booster luncheon in Fargo today, and a "major announcement" is planned at the luncheon, according to WDAY-AM and The Forum. The luncheon and announcement come several weeks after UND found itself searching for a new radio home in the Fargo area.
The vacancy became official Tuesday when Radio Fargo-Moorhead, the parent company of KFGO-AM, dropped Sioux athletics for a six-year agreement with North Dakota State athletics. NDSU had been with WDAY’s Forum Communications for 43 of the past 46 years.
The discovery of a loaded shotgun hidden in the downtown offices of the Grand Forks Herald rattled the newspaper’s staff Monday, leaving them and investigators wondering who stashed the gun there and why.
Forum Communications Company notified the North Dakota State athletic department today that it is no longer interested in obtaining the three-year radio rights contract – even if the school’s negotiations with Radio Fargo Moorhead fall apart.
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