Patrick Springer first joined the reporting staff of The Forum in 1985. He can be reached by calling 701-241-5522.
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FARGO—Administrators at North Dakota State University are considering axing the university studies program as part of their budget paring under plans taking shape for 2017-19. The possible elimination of the...
MOORHEAD, Minn.—Mallary Allen doesn't flinch from discussing sensitive topics in the classroom. But the assistant sociology professor, who also teaches women's and gender studies, realizes that a discussion on domestic violence can be painfully real for some students. Because of that, she alerts her students when a reading assignment or classroom discussion could strike a sensitive nerve, given some students' past experiences.
FARGO—Bob Morlock finds himself driving farther afield to tend his scattered beehives. He travels a circuit of several counties in southeastern North Dakota and Minnesota. The reason for his farflung bee colonies: It's getting more difficult to find suitable locations—near fields with blossoming plants that provide pollen and nectar for his bees—because of changes in farming.
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FARGO—Enrollment appears steady at local college campuses as students return amid signs that a long dip in student numbers could be approaching its bottom before beginning a gradual rise. At North Dakota State University, preliminary figures indicate enrollment appears to be between 14,200 and 14,300, or about the same as last year, according to Provost Beth Ingram. "I don't see anything unusual in the number," she said.
MOORHEAD—The lightning strike that stunned a woman in her car Tuesday near the Bluestem Center for the Arts is a jolt to those who've assumed that you're safe in a...
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FARGO—A longtime Fargo pediatrician has agreed to "indefinitely suspend" his medical license for professional misconduct that included sending a text message describing an unnamed patient's genitals . The North Dakota...