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David Olson


I'm a reporter and a photographer and sometimes I create videos to go with my stories.

I graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead and in my time with The Forum I have covered a number of beats, from cops and courts to business and education.

I've also written about UFOs, ghosts, dinosaur bones and the planet Pluto.

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"A rail strike would be extremely disruptive to the North Dakota grower harvest, which is just around the corner for corn," according to Brenda Elmer, executive director of the North Dakota Corn Growers Association.
While interest in the emu industry has waned since the its heyday in the mid-1990s, about 35 to 40 emu enthusiasts are expected in Fargo for a two-day convention.
Dille was among a number of Americans who recently received the U.S. State Department’s Award for Heroism for work done at Kabul's besieged airport.
A WSI employee noticed unusual activity on their computer after opening an email attachment and reported the incident to the WSI Help Desk.
At Friday's hearing, attorneys representing the Red River Women's Clinic told Judge Bruce Romanick that North Dakota's trigger law violates the state's constitution and if allowed to stand would bring an end to 50 years of abortion access.
A jury convicted Chad Isaak of killing four people at RJR Maintenance and Management in Mandan in 2019. A judge sentenced him to life in prison with no chance of parole.
The move comes in the wake of a 7-2 decision by the Fargo School Board last week to rescind an earlier decision requiring that the Pledge of Allegiance be recited at the start of each board meeting.
"On the whole, guardians are doing work after meeting rigorous requirements and standards and are answerable not just to those agencies that certify and accredit, but to each other as well," said Margot Haut, president of the Guardianship Association of North Dakota and director of Gaurdian Angels Inc., a guardianship and conservatorship service in Jamestown.
The crash happened around 3:50 p.m. Friday in the eastbound lanes near mile marker 351, close to the University Drive area when a pickup rear-ended a semi tractor and trailer that was slowing down in the middle lane as traffic slowed due to road construction.
A number of the unit's members remained in the Washington, D.C., area to assist the next rotation of Guard members heading to the nation's capital as part of Operation Noble Eagle, an enduring mission that has been ongoing since 9/11, Baneck said.